BUDDY • COMMANDO from Richard Butterworth on Vimeo.

Scuba Diving – From Father to Son

Our video of the week features is the true story of a young man who learns about his dad through the things he left behind. Here’s the official description from filmmaker, Richard Butterworth:

My old man died 18 years ago. I spent the last couple of months going through his old things and really enjoyed what I found. 8MM footage that had never been watched, letters, photos and old SCUBA gear made a touching portrait of his passions and Its reassuring to see how similar we ended up. A nice coincidence, or perhaps he had a bigger influence than I remember.

Richard tells us he’s planning to take his dad’s gear to Bali next month. Follow Richard’s adventures on Twitter and see some of his other films on his Vimeo channel or website richbutterworth.com

In case you’re wondering, yes Richard had his father’s gear fully inspected and serviced before diving with it. Also, if you are concerned about what he said to his Mum,  be assured that Richard knows how to make a safe ascent and consider how you might explain something like this to your concerned, non-diving mother.