- Category : Sports-Water-sports
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 1
French diver, a world-famous pioneer in the free dive, holder of a dozen world-breaking records. Mayol is the first man to descent to 100 meters (330 ft), a feat he accomplished in 1976. He followed this with yet another record breaking drop to 105 meters (346 feet) at the age of 56.
A major inspiration of Luc Besson's film, "Le Grand Bleu," Mayol is the author of "Homo Delphinus, The Dolphin Within Man." Absorbed by all things spiritual and mystical, his deep-diving exploits appear to have been motivated less by a desire to break records than by a hope of discovering the affinity between human beings and the sea.
He married on 9/16/1952, and came to his death by suicide, hanging himself at his villa in Capoliveri on the island of Elba (Italy) on 12/22/2001.