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Sam Simpson in "Diamond Divers"
Sam Simpson Diamond Divers
Sam Simpson from "Diamond Divers" stars in the Spike TV reality docu-series.

Sam Simpson has always had the sea in his blood, coming from a long line of fisherman. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Simpson grew up learning the family trade of commercial fishing alongside his four brothers. Even to this day, three of his siblings are still crab fishermen, including his brother Ryan, who crabbed on the Cornelia Maria on "Deadliest Catch."

Simpson moved around quite a bit in his formative years, including a few years in Anacortes, Washington. It was here Simpson learned how to folk dance at the age of 14, later traveling to Croatia to participate in a folk dancing troupe called the Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble. From Anacortes, he moved to Canby, Oregon, where he attended Canby High School, class of '96. Realizing his natural abilities for dance, Simpson went on to study dance at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, one of the top performing arts colleges in the nation. After serving an apprenticeship with The Oregon Ballet Theater in Portland, Oregon, and performing at Seattle's well-known Can Can Cabaret, Simpson realized the financial strain of being a dancer would be too much to bear and decided to move on. After spending a few years working in construction, he decided to attend dive school. He's now a certified commercial diver, welder and rescue diver. This new line of work took him to Houston, Texas, where he has now lived for the past three years.

Simpson's main role on this diamond diving adventure is diving, fixing pumps and looking for diamond hot spots. His welding and carpentry skills have also proven to be highly beneficial on the boat. He and Marty are the young, fun, troublemakers of the crew, oftentimes clashing with Captain John's authority. Though he agreed to go to South Africa for the adventure, finding diamonds would mean some serious cash, and exactly what he needs to get out of debt.

Simpson currently lives with his girlfriend in Seabrook, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, barbecuing and building.


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Age: ∼38 years old
Birthplace: Anchorage, AK
Current Residence: Seabrook, TX

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