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Ray Ives Goes Diving for Treasure

Even at 75, Ray Ives still has the pluck to don a dive suit made in 1900 to plumb the depths around England for treasure. The Brit, who began work as a commercial diver in 1965, is retired now, but still a dab hand at fishing up old weapons, ship parts, and, he hopes, gold. By the looks of his shed, he's found enough to show for several lifetimes of work. His walls are littered with everything from clay pipes, to bottles, to Royal Navy buttons, to a sword inscribed in Latin. "The sea's the biggest rubbish dump in the world, I think," says Ives in the 15-minute short, Ray: A Life Underwater. It's clear he's still mining it for all it's worth.

If you want to know more about Ives, he can often be found at his dive museum in Yacht Haven Quay, Plymouth, England. Ray: A Life Underwater played this past October at the 2012 Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. The festival just visited Asheville, North Carolina. It's an event hosted in honor of the late Colorado climber and photographer Jonny Copp.

—Joe Spring
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