Goshen, NY (PressExposure) September 25, 2008 -- With over 40 years of diving experience, George Kane's Calypso Red Watch Cap serves as a reminder of his participation in the filming "Rediscovery of the World" and diving with the Old Man of the Sea himself, Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau.
Over 20 years ago, George Kane decided to advance his diving experience by becoming a diver instructor. The PADI Gold Plus Course with Internship was held in Santa Ana, California at the PADI International College. It wasn't long before George distinguished himself as one of the top divers when he was awarded with Top Academic Honors. During the internship portion of training, George was summoned to the office of Commander Williams, the CEO of the PADI International College. It was there where George was introduced to his very own childhood hero, the Grand Master of diving himself Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau.
Jacques Cousteau had been looking for highly qualified divers to participate in the filming of his "Rediscovery of the World" project. Prime Scuba's very own George Kane was invited to dive with Jacques Cousteau's team and even with Jacques Cousteau himself. Wrapping up the filming and the diving experience for George Kane, Jacques Cousteau handed George an Official Calypso Red Watch Cap he had worn himself. It's still in George Kane's collection along with a handful of other artifacts including twin tanks and a double hose regulator.