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Goodbye, Cap地 Don

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Last week, we lost one of diving's truly legendary figures, Cap'n Don Stewart, who not only put Bonaire diving on everyone's wish list, but always bucked convention by thumbing his nose at those who wished to control the sport. He insisted we keep diving fun. I loved his attitude.

The good Captain told me that he used to hang out at the "no-name bar" in Sausalito with hordes of other scruffy sailors, actor Sterling Hayden among them. In 1961, he set sail down the California coast, stopping, scuffling and drinking in endless ports, and when he arrived, "hurricane whipped," in Bonaire, he put on his mask, stuck his face in the water, marveled at the reefs and fish and, well, that was that....

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