How everethyng started
“We are not getting enough money from this diving centre, but it gives us a lot of fun”, Arthur C. Clarke was sitting in his wheelchair and looking at the storming sea.
We visited his place at Sri-Lanka in January 2000. By that time I’d been running recreational diving club in Moscow and started to film natural history documentaries.
This trip to Ceylon was made specifically to film a movie about this great thinker and underwater treasures he found on this tropical island. I was standing next to him and couldn’t believe that I finally met the guy who heavily influenced my view on life. Arthur C. Clarke moved to Sri Lanka in 1957.
He was not really SCUBA diving fan as I was, but he supported a diving centre founded by a friend of him, Hector. Being techno-optimist, Arthur always believed in great future of humanity, happy coexisting of technology and ecology. This idea is the basis for all my future activities.
At the moment we even hold competitions in SCUBATLON: divers swim through a series of constructions made of plastic rings trying not to touch the edges.