37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Black Godfather of Scuba


Black Godfather of Scuba follows the extraordinary life and mission of Dr. Albert Jose “Doc” Jones, co-founder of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. For Doc, scuba diving has never just been a ‘sport’. As a marine biologist, war veteran and diving pioneer, the ocean has been central to both his profession, his sense of community and his wellbeing. After diving at the wreck of the Henrietta Marie, the first lost slave ship ever to be recovered, he dedicated himself to finding and recovering the remains of others, and to making sure those lost souls would never be forgotten.

This short film is part of the Heroes You Should Know shorts package.


12:00 AM


Film Info

Director: Matt Kay

Runtime: 25 min.

Year: 2023

Country: USA, United Kingdom

Language: English

Featuring: Dr. Albert José Jones, Fred Lyles, Sr., Nile Collins, Jason Dunham, Jay V. Haigler