Swimming with Sharks


For many people sharks are the stuff of nightmares, but that is not the case for Eli Martinez. Martinez, a former rodeo bull rider, turned his creative focus to a new genre: shark diving.

During his panel on Oct. 28, Martinez will share how his passion led him to create a job that enabled him to do what he loved.
According to the Shark Diver Magazine website, Martinez founded the magazine because of “his love of adventure and nature.”
In 2009, Martinez released his film called “Summer of the Sharks.” It chronicled the adventures of three shark divers traveling the world and getting up close and personal with the real life Jaws.
Martinez has worked with Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, lending his diving expertise and camera skills, according to the SDM website.
Martinez will talk about his experiences on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in room 320 of Old Main.
-By Brittany Bemis
Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Royalty Free stock photography

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