The Polish diver who lost his life diving in Drakes Pool on Sunday has been named as Piotr Pieciak, who had been living in Crosshaven for the past eight years with his wife and children.
Piotr, who was in his 40s, was known as a highly qualified diver.
The incident occurred around 4pm when he was diving with two friends in water that was three and a half metres deep.
Piotr’s diving partner had reached the surface and was waiting for Piotr to reach the top.
When they didn’t see any bubbles, they went looking for their friend and found him unresponsive.
The man was brought to the surface unconscious by his friends and an emergency call was made.
The Coastguard, RNLI, ambulance and Gardaí responded to the call and Piotr was rushed to Cork University Hospital by ambulance.
A local resident said the whole community is in shock.
“We don’t know what went wrong,” The local said, “Everyone is deeply shocked, this is very tragic. We are awaiting an autopsy to find out what went wrong.”
According to another local, Piotr was given every possible chance at surviving with a rapid response from all emergency agencies involved and the teamwork carried out across the different organisations.
Gardai have said that foul play is not suspected and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.
A death notice for Piotr said he is "sadly missed by his loving wife Kasia, daughter Julia, son Hubert, daughter-in-law Angelika, mother Helena, brother Jacek, sisters Gsia and Basia, relatives and friends."