London, (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio had a close encounter with death
recently when an eco-diving trip off the Galapagos Islands went
awry. The 'Titanic" star was close to running out of air in his
tank when he took off after a school of stingray and strayed from
his diving party.
"I was trying to get footage with a rinky-dink camera. I looked
down, because I was exerting myself a lot, and I think the tanks
weren't fastened properly, and I had, like 40 pounds of pressure,"
the Daily Express quoted him as saying in the new issue of Rolling
The actor was too deep to simply swim to the surface, and thus
he took one deep breath and rejoined his diving group who shared
oxygen with the star.
He admits there was a moment when his life flashed before him.
"All you think about at that moment is, like, Get me the hell
out of this situation," he said.