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Canadian diver who boosted sharks’ image dies in scuba mishap

Canadian diver Rob Stewart’s death in the ocean is a big blow to his family, the environmental movement and the educational impact of his marine filmmaking. Stewart died in a tragic diving accident near Key Largo, Florida on January 31. He was there to start working on his third movie. It was to be called Sharkwater: Extinction, a sequel to his acclaimed first movie known as Sharkwater.

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Thirteen-Foot Dive

The diver was a 19-year-old woman in good physical condition. She denied any history of medical problems and did not take any medications regularly. She completed her confined-water training several weeks before with no problems and was now doing her open-water training dives.

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Incident Insights: Sea Lion Bite

Early one afternoon near La Paz, Mexico, at Los Islotes, a popular dive site and sea lion rookery, a sea lion bit the diver on the stomach. At the time of the attack he was scuba diving in less than 20 feet of seawater with approximately 50 other divers from several dive boats present.