The Time Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Died Scuba Diving But Edward Norton Saved His Life

By 10.28.16

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Leonardo DiCaprio has some incredible tales to tell, but this death-defying story is about the time when fellow Hollywood actor Edward Norton saved Leo’s life.

DiCaprio was on a scuba diving expedition at the Galapagos Islands back in 2010. The legendary actor’s oxygen tank began leaking and that’s when Norton came to the rescue.

Oscar-winning director Fisher Stevens, the director of DiCaprio’s new climate change documentary “Before the Flood,” was filming a documentary on biologist Sylvia Earle for a documentary at the time provides the details to GQ Magazine:

“The second time we properly hung out together was in 2010 when I was invited to film Sylvia Earle for a TED conference expedition to the Galapagos. Leo was on the expedition. I was filming Sylvia and I had this little easy camera to shoot underwater, and he was Sylvia’s diving buddy, so I said, would you film Sylvia? And he said, ‘Yeah I love it man, I love it’. I was diving buddies with Edward Norton. So we go down and we see 300 Eagle Rays and Spotted Rays and it was an amazing dive. Leo bolts away with Sylvia, and Edward goes in front of me and the next thing I know after twenty minutes I’d lost them all. Then, I see Leo buddy breathing, because Leo’s tank was leaking oxygen, and Edward had to save him! It was pretty crazy. But he actually did get some film for me and it was good for a second and then it got pretty shaky when he couldn’t breathe. But we really bonded on that trip.”

Even bro kings like Leonardo DiCaprio could use a helping hand from time to time. If only Edward Norton was on the Titanic, maybe Jack could have had a happy life with Rose.


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