BAR HARBOR, Maine — Diver Ed is Mount Desert Island’s “underwater superhero.” Aboard the Starfish Enterprise, a 51-foot boat named by children, he explores and shares Maine’s ocean world.
For College of the Atlantic Family Nature Camp, Diver Ed’s cruise is the highlight of a week-long program of educational, outdoor activities.
On a warm night in late July, Diver Ed, also known as Ed Monet, stood before two rows of yellow benches filled with COA campers. It was the evening before the last day of camp. He tugged a black and red dry suit over his jeans and white T-shirt. “DE” was emblazoned on its chest. The 40-pound belt around his waist would drag him to the floor of Frenchman Bay.
He greeted everyone by the names written on their duct tape name tags. When the boat was anchored near the sea wall, he asked the children to come to the back of the boat and push him overboard..... Read the entire article at BangorDailyNews