Homo Delphinius/The Dolphin Within Man by Jacques Mayol

Published shortly before Jacques Mayol’s untimely death, this magnificent book was an immediate success in Italy, France, Russia and Japan, where it is considered to be the Bible for all breath-hold diving. Mayol takes us to the four corners of our blue planet to meet people who still dive for food the way it has been done for thousands of years, in “Apnea.” Mayol was a sea searcher, a world famous diver widely acclaimed for his pioneering work in the field of breath-hold diving and for his historic, record setting dive of 100 meters (330 feet). He was the first man to reach this remarkable depth, diving the way dolphins do, with one breath. He went on to hold a dozen world records and is considered by many as the Father of Free Diving. His life was the subject of Luc Besson’s film The Big Blue. This book is already considered the classic in its field. 9.5” x 13.5” Hard bound in dj. 398 pges, 300 color illustrations.