Ray: A Life Underwater (2011)
14min · Documentary, Short, Adventure · 1 January 2011
A rogue with an eye for salvage - and the ladies - 'Ray: A Life Underwater', is a moving portrait of one man's deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artifacts. Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered -- even gold. In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. He even still takes to the water in a hand-pumped 1900s diving suit. As a parable for modern times, 'Ray' is also the story of the consummate recycler; nothing he uses is new.
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