‘Sharkwater’ Director Rob Stewart Missing

Toronto filmmaker and ocean conservationist has been reported missing while scuba diving

After yesterday’s dive in the Florida Keys, Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart, 37, was reported missing just after 5 p.m. He was last seen on a scuba dive expedition near Florida’s Alligator Reef.

Stewart dedicated a heavy part of his life to spreading awareness on ocean conservation and is most known for his work on the 2006 documentary Sharkwater. The documentary shed light on the barbarism behind shark finning, which is the act of violently poaching sharks for their fins, as well as the destruction of the oceans.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for search efforts.

“Rob Stewart was scuba diving on the queen of nassau wreck, six miles off shore of Islamorada Florida, when he dissapeared after surfacing,” reads the GoFundMe description. “He was last seen at the surface of the water at 5pm from the dive boat. Search and rescue / coast guard is looking but we need all the help we can get / every boat and diver to put all resources into this search.”