|born on||1 April 1927 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Shanghai, China, 31n14, 121e28|
|Timezone||LMT m121e28 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°11' 21°58 Asc. 12°11'|
French diver, a world-famous pioneer in the free dive, holder of a dozen world-breaking records. Mayol is the first man to descent to 100 meters (330 ft), a feat he accomplished in 1976. He followed this with yet another record breaking drop to 105 meters (346 feet) at the age of 56.
A major inspiration of Luc Besson's film, "Le Grand Bleu," Mayol is the author of "Homo Delphinus, The Dolphin Within Man." Absorbed by all things spiritual and mystical, his deep-diving exploits appear to have been motivated less by a desire to break records than by a hope of discovering the affinity between human beings and the sea.
He married on 9/16/1952, and came to his death by suicide, hanging himself at his villa in Capoliveri on the island of Elba (Italy) on 12/22/2001.
- Death by Suicide 22 December 2001 at 12:00 noon in Capoliveri, Italy (Hanged himself, age 74)
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- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 (First man to dive 100m)
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- Notable : Famous : First in Field (World records for free dive)
- Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Free dive, world record holder)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Personal : Death : Suicide (Hanged himself)