Saturday, September 15, 2012
This past week, the world is still mourning the sad departure of a true gentleman. All over the International media and the Internet, tributes to Ron Taylor can be found.
Whilst reading some of the blogs, I came across two that I would like to share with you.
My friend David Diley's wrote a wonderful contribution here. It seems that David and myself share the exact feelings and we both saw Ron as our Inspiration and our Hero.
Another good friend of mine also posted on here and here. Mike was very close to Ron and they have dived together on many occasions.
Thanks for sharing guys.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
I have just heard the sad news. I am still in disbelief. Ron Taylor has sadly passed away after a long fight with Leukaemia. He was 78.
Ron, together with his wife Valerie, beside being world famous Underwater Film makers / photographers was also a pioneer in Shark Conservation. The couple had both started as Champion Spear Fishing divers but soon turned to marine conservation. They became World famous for their work especially with sharks.
Who can forget the amazing images of "Blue Water, White Death."
Those that know me, know that Ron & Valerie have been my life long inspiration. I have never met them personally, but in the past years, we have been in contact via email. Ron was always cheerful, gentle and very helpful. He was also the first person that I had interviewed for my website. (See here)
Ron, thank you for all that you have done for Sharks and for the Marine world. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world and with me.
Valerie, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Farewell Ron, Farewell Dear Friend.