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An ocean love affair: How this SA filmmaker’s unlikely bond with an octopus turned into a popular Netflix documentary

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Filmmaker Craig Foster took to the sea every day, hoping the water would breathe new life into him. (Photo: Supplied/Netflix)
Filmmaker Craig Foster took to the sea every day, hoping the water would breathe new life into him. (Photo: Supplied/Netflix)

It started off as a daily swim in the icy sea near Simon’s Town in the Western Cape – no wetsuit or scuba gear, just his swimming trunks, flippers and a diving mask.

And what began as a way to get back from the brink of burnout turned out to be a life-changing experience that would inspire millions around the globe.

Filmmaker Craig Foster took to the sea every day, hoping the water would breathe new life into him.

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