Nejat Ezal: Diving & his legacy
Those who succumb to greed, envy, or other vices do not understand what a beautiful life they are passing by Ė
I hope I succumb as little as humanly possible.

- Nejat Ezal
It is rather difficult, but rewarding, to balance the child with the man.

- Nejat Ezal
Nejat loved the sea and diving to explore its depths.  He was an advanced diver and a certified divemaster.
Itís going to be difficult to balance my desire and need for inner drive and ambition with the ability to relax and enjoy life and my humanity.

- Nejat Ezal
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Santa Barbara Dive Rescue Workshop
To avoid future accidents like Nejatís, dozens of diving instructors have volunteered to come together and teach an annual, quality rescue course to the Santa Barbara diving community.  The goal is to train as many divers as possible in accident prevention and rescue.  All proceeds are donated to the Nejat Ezal Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Dreaming of orcas.  What is the Ocean?

- Nejat Ezal
Nejat passed away in a recreational skin diving accident on April 23, 1994 off the coast of Santa Catalina Island. 
While free diving, he suffered shallow water blackout and drowned. 
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