Underwater video, world traveler, pioneer – Chuck Nicklin

Chuck Nicklin A surprising encounter with a whale and good fortune led Chuck Nicklin to pioneering work in underwater video. For decades he filmed blockbusters such as the Abyss and For Your Eyes Only, to name only two, while crafting a career but it was his determination to be a “good guy”, patient and willing to share, that brought lasting success. He’s mentored a generation of divers and film makers like Howard Hall and his son, National Geographic photographer, Flip Nicklin. After retiring Chuck and his wife, Roz, have led tours to exotic lands around the planet and continue to travel.

Chuck shares stories, tips and that he hopes he’ll be remembered for “…not the deep scary stuff with basic equipment but I want my legacy to be the people I helped and steered…and from the reports I get back, I think I did OK.”

His adventures continue at ChuckNicklin.com

About Elaine Masters

The Gathering Road podcast – Stories courage, passion and uncommon adventure. Hosted by dedicated traveler, Elaine J. Masters, Indie Excellence award-winning author and international scuba diver. The Indie Excellence Best Audio award winning author of Drivetime Yoga and Flytime Yoga is also a freelance travel writer and founder of the Tripwellness.com blog

When she’s not on the road, Elaine is the co-organizer of the Travel Massive San Diego,  bringing together travel writers and industry professionals, a part of the global network of those working in the travel industry.

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  1. Sound exciting and lots of new experiences

  2. So many wonderful stories. I appreciate Chuck sharing them, and you capturing them, Elaine.