Sunday, April 22, 2012

R.I.P. Albert Falco (17 October 1927–21 April 2012).

“Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.” - Another diving legend left this world yesterday when pioneer diver, Albert Falco (17 October 1927–21 April 2012), passed away. For nearly four decades, Falco was Jacques Cousteau’s first diver, expedition chief and captain of the Calypso.  As a kid watching each fascinating TV episode of  “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”, Falco always seemed to be the “go to guy” aboard Calypso. He not only helped reveal the mysteries of the ocean realm, but also seemed to epitomize the spirit of camaraderie that exists amongst divers. R.I.P. Mr. Falco and thanks for creating for me, some boyhood wonder.