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The Sponge Divers Of Tarpon Springs (DVD)

The Sponge Divers Of Tarpon Springs (DVD)

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Product Description:In 1905, divers from Greece's Dodecanese Islands arrived in a small town on Florida's gulf coast and changed it forever.

They brought with them customs, culture, and diving suits and helmets that allowed them to go to deep water, where the best natural sponges grew.

This documentary not only chronicles the development of the industry through its heydeys in the 1930's and its decline in succeeding decades because of red tide and other maladies, but also explores the lives of the people who continue to walk the floor of the sea today in search of their own version of the Golden Fleece.

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