Steve Drogin, underwater adventurer, passes away on April 14, 2009
Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:25 PM
A memorial service has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Robert Pain Scripps Forum in La Jolla, CA. Continue reading for full details, including a list of donation recipients in lieu of sending flowers (as requested by his family).
Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:09 PM
He was an incredibly generous man, and went out of his way to help promote and facilitate projects he found meaningful. He has so many friends in so many places! It always amazed me that whenever I returned from traveling somewhere, Steve always knew all about it! Steve made a point (as Eric so aptly notes) of connecting people with similar interests in ways that helped further the work all involved.
For those of us in Kona (where I currently am), Masa Ushioda has posted on his blog a tribute to Steve with more info on the local Holualoa Foundation For Arts & Culture, which is one of the mentioned organizations for memorial donations in lieu of flowers.
Steve Drogin will be deeply missed.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:14 PM
Steve Drogin with teletubbies in Ujung Pandang, Indonesia. December 5, 2004. Photo: Eric Cheng
Hiro Drogin, Larry Smith and Steve Drogin aboard the Adventure Komodo in Indonesia. December 6, 2004. Photo: Eric Cheng
Steve and Hiro Drogin aboard the M/V Pindito in Indonesia. December 8, 2004. Photo: Eric Cheng
Steve and Hiro Drogin in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. December 10, 2004. Photo: Eric Cheng
Steve Drogin and Eric Cheng in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. December 16, 2004.
Steve Drogin underwater. December 19, 2004. Photo: Eric Cheng
Steve Drogin, with camera. Ensenada, Mexico. February 14, 2005. Photo: Eric Cheng
Michele Hall, Howard Hall, Eric Cheng, Hiro Drogin, Steve Drogin at Boston Sea Rovers Clinic. March 4, 2006.
Steve and Hiro Drogin with Eric Cheng at the pre-clinic speakers' reception. Boston Sea Rovers. March 2, 2007. (photo: Berkley White)
Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:04 PM
There's another tribute posted by John Moore of San Diego Divebums that includes some photos of Steve, and a link to get tickets to this coming Saturday evening's San Diego Underwater Photographic Society Film Festival where Steve Drogin's most recent video from his DeepSee submarine will be the main event. Michele Hall will be MC. Should be a fantastic gathering!
Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:44 PM
2 Aquatica f/3 housings
Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
Way to many strobes to list
All that Nikonos junk
and now a subal d300 setup
Still a film divasourus with a baby toe in digital world
Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:09 AM
This is very sad, around 12 years ago I was working with my wife Lucy in the Marshall Islands helping to setup the dive operation on Bikini. In the opening year we had all the great underwater photographers come through including Jim Watt and Steve Drogin and we became friends with them, seeing them at DEMA and on their return trips to Bikini.
On our return to the UK we kind of lost contact with our diving acquaintances until we got a call out of the blue from Steve who was in London and invited us out to dinner at one of the best Sushi places in town - Nobu. We had a great evening with Steve in London, hearing of his adventures, remembering past trips and finding out some of the joint connections we both had with people we'd met around the world. He also wouldn't let us pay for dinner, which still to this day is probably the best meal we've ever had !!
Its really sad that both Jim Watt and Steve have left us in the past few years. They were both amazing photographers and great people. Very sad but a true example of living life to the full....
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