Francis Toribiong, star of 1995′s The Living Sea, will will be inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in January 2010. SF World Travel Examiner reports:
To date, there are only 54 individuals in the world that have been so honored, including such obvious inductees as Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his son Jean-Michel Cousteau as well actor Lloyd Bridges and Geri Murphy, one of the most published female underwater photojournalist in the world.
Francis was a true pioneer in the industry, developing Palau into the coveted diving destination it is today.
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When IMAX came to Palau in 1993 to document the underwater wonders of Palau into one of their feature films, the crew soon discovered that Francis was as interesting a story as was the destination’s natural attributes. Francis and his family became the stars of IMAX’s “The living sea.”