Mayol, Jacques

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Mayol, Jacques Gender: M
born on 1 April 1927 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Shanghai, China, 31n14, 121e28
Timezone LMT m121e28 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°11' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°58 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • 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)

Source Notes

Didier Geslain, no source;


  • 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)