A guy like Mike DeGruy had to be born in a place like Mobile, Alabama. Here, where five rivers meet the ocean, his fascination for water and all life within it became obvious at an early age – as did his unbridled energy and will to explore. After finishing a degree in marine biology DeGruy found a camera or rather it found him, sending him on his life’s trajectory of ocean exploration and education. DeGruy became one of the most prolific and skilled ocean cinematographers, a fierce advocate for ocean protection and a principal witness of the oceans’ precarious state. DIVING DEEP is not only a tribute to DeGruy’s life but also a celebration of the principal emotion DeGruy exuded and still elicits in all his work – a sense of wonder.
DIVING DEEP: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MIKE DEGRUY, tells the story of an irrepressibly curious and enthusiastic underwater filmmaker who died suddenly in 2012. Mike DeGruy filmed the oceans for more than three decades becoming as famous for his on camera storytelling as for his glorious, intimate visions of the sea and the creatures who live in it.