THALASSA - 17'19 - 13/02/15
Directed by Gwenlaouen LE GOUIL, Brice LAMBERT
"I loved diving. I love to dive again, and I will dive every day if I had the time. That's all I have done for over 45 years, and I couldn't do anything else anyway ... except maybe work in a brothel ! "At 77 years, Ray Ives has not lost his sense of humor, or its frogman talents. He puts his weekly diver suit for diving with friends.
Born in Plymouth, this indefatigable diver still lives there today. Throughout his long career, he raked the seabed to extract treasures. He has just opened to the public its "museum", a simple container which is a cave like the one of Alibaba's where he exhibited his fabulous finds: swords , pistols, guns, bottles, gold and silver coins, utensils and marine antiques of all kinds.
Ray had mainly collected, preserved and enhanced objects that tell the great history of scuba diving. After his weapons of diver in the English navy in the 1950s and 1960s, he continued his diving career in the civilian for oil companies, and even participated in the adventure of diving "deep" in North Sea, during the great oil discoveries of the 1970s.
Ray is now retired, but idleness is not his cup of tea. He himself visited the museum, dives regularly to feed his collection and sometimes supervises professional dives.