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While in Tarpon Springs to film Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953), Terry Moore and Robert Wagner talk with John Gonatos in his family’s Olympic tourist shop. Gonatos played a Conch sponger in Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, did diving scenes for 16 Fathoms…

During the filming of Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953), the sponge boat Eleni was painted to look as though it had been burned by the rival Key West Conch sponge fishermen. After the filming ended, the boat was restored to its original condition.…
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