Les Fruits De Mer host Roatan premiere of Cousteau’s “The Silent World”

Les Fruits de Mer presented a free showing of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s legendary first feature documentary, “Le Monde du Silence” (The Silent World), this evening as part of our educational outreach initiative. The event was co-hosted by Coconut Tree Divers in the beautiful open-air restaurant above the dive shop, where attendees dined on excellent local cuisine from Chef Vincent and experienced the magic of this award-winning film on a big screen in the tropical night.

From the stunning opening dive descent into the sea with flaming chemical torches, to the epic shark cage scenes, the audience was enthralled by this spectacular piece of cinema. Of particular interest to the divers in the crowd were the early diving equipment and methods employed by Cousteau and his team of menfish in the 1950s, and to see them diving to 200 feet on just compressed air, with no BCDs, no wetsuits, no octopus, their yellow twin tanks strapped to their backs.

The evening was such a success that the team plans to sponsor other film showings in the future. We’ll announce upcoming events on our site!

Thanks Marco, Will, Pete, Matt, Chef Vincent, and everyone else who made this lovely evening possible!

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