Underwater Scenes off Ceylon from Mike Wilson and Rodney Jonklass in 1958

Beneath the Seas of Ceylon
Today’s throwback from the BSAC archives is a documentary from 1958 which, according to one source we found online, has been lost without a trace – but we have it! This 16mm film was the first underwater one to be shot in the seas around Ceylon, Sri Lanka and features some breathtaking scenes of Rodney Jonklaas taming some very large groupers, and then being chased by sharks 🦈#

Arthur C Clarke, Mike Wilson and Rodney Jonklaas seen from right to left in this rare snap

ALSO NOTE

* https://nalakagunawardene.com/tag/rodney-jonklaas/

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