[unpaid advertising because press conference] Scott Cassell is a Navy Seal and marine activist. The Californian's weapons are his Luminox watch and a UW camera. We talked to him. The 52-year-old Californian uses his experience as an anti-terrorist fighter to stop the poachers of the seas. Cassell has spent 20 years as an elite diver for the Navy Seals, the famed military special forces unit.
Now he is only committed to the animal welfare, His documentaries are on BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. DIVING editors Michael Krüger and Sascha Tegtmeyer spoke to the bustling activists and Luminox brand ambassadors in Hagenbeck's tropical aquarium in Hamburg.
They were 20 years soldier at the Navy Seals. How did you become an environmental activist?
During my time in the navy, I saw someone being killed with a machete. I still have the screams and pictures in my head. The incredible anger that rose in me, I experienced again when I saw how Delphine were slaughtered.
Your weapon is now the movie camera ...
Yes exactly! When I was wounded in a mission, I worked on film productions. I often came across poachers. So I decided to film these people while killing them and pass the material on to local prosecutors through the local government. It worked and I have almost put 20 poachers behind bars. My mission is called "Sea Wolves Unlimited" - I see myself as an anti-terrorist company in the sea.