Eric was raised in a diving family where his father Bengt Börjeson was a pioneer in underwater exploration and film production with major achievements such as the documentaries ”Expedition Red Sea” 1955, ”Salvage of Vasa” 1959, ”Islands of the South Seas” 1963 and the discovery of the ancient ship wreck ”Kronan” 1980. Bengt also designed his own underwater film equipment and later became specialised in marine survey.