The lobster is real it was caught on a dive trip off southern California in the mid 90’s. It weighted 16 pounds and it actually took 3 divers working together to accomplish the catch. He was a big male so we let him go as he would make new lobsters for us to catch for many years to come.
I helped teach diving from 1978 to 2003 with a NAUI instructor named Bill Finstad. With Bill’s classes, business trips, and vacations I have dived all over the world. Many trips were to the Channel Islands off southern California. The other places are The
Red Sea (off Saudi Arabia), the Philippians, Hawaii (Kona is my favorite), Coccos island off Costa Rica, Tahiti, and even some dives in the Great Lakes.