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Photographer & Ocean Adventurer Steve Drogin Passes Away
By Jason Heller, April 27, 2009 @ 01:00 AM (EST)

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of ocean advocate, underwater photographer, adventurer and friend, Steve Drogin. Sadly, Steve had a heart attack on April 14th while traveling in India with his wife, Hiro. Our thoughts go out to the Drogin family.

I met Steve two years ago at Boston Sea Rovers, where he made a lasting impression on me and we've stayed in touch ever since. I'll never forget that day. Steve pulled me aside after a seminar I presented, and we sat alone in a back room and talked about underwater photography and gadgets and swapped tarvel stories for almost 2 hours. We had planned to dive together, but sadly never did. I'll miss you Steve.

 
Photo: Eric Cheng

A memorial service will be held at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography on April 29th at 5pm.

In lieu of flowers or in memorandum of Steve, his family has asked that you  can make a donation to we one of the causes that he supported.

Stephen B. Drogin Memorial CMBC Fellowship
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Attention: Anne Middleton
9500 Gilman Drive
MC0210, La Jolla, CA 92093-0219
Phone: 858-534-6945
amiddleton@ucsd.edu


San Diego Hall of Champions
2131 Pan American Plaza
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
www.sdhoc.com


Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture
Donkey Mill Art Center
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
Phone: 808-322-3362
www.DonkeyMillArtCenter.org

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