Diving movies have the power to transport you into a whole new world. Well-made diving documentaries explore, investigate, and unravel the mysteries of the world’s oceans.
We have rounded up five diving movies and documentaries that’ll make you fall in love with the ocean all over again!
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This one tops our list of diving movies! A classic science fiction adventure film, 20,000 leagues under the Sea, became an instant hit with the audience. To this day, this movie has a massive fan base all over the globe. Ned Land, Professor Arronnax, and Conseil are on a mission to investigate the horrors of a sea monster. But upon reaching the terrorized waters, they find something unexpected. This movie will woo you with an advanced submarine, an anti-hero, and a spectacular fight with a giant squid!
Jago; A Life Underwater
Jago captures the life story of a sea nomad, Rohani. He is an 80-year-old sea nomad who has spent his life around the Togian Islands in Indonesia. Rohani is a born diver and could plunge into the Ocean’s depth within just a few minutes. The Netflix documentary doesn’t just offer cinematic views of the Oceans, but it also explores the human element of Rohani’s life journey.
My Octopus Teacher
A deep-sea friend can treat you to lifelong lessons! A Netflix documentary, My Octopus Teacher, follows the friendship between an octopus and the filmmaker Craig Foster! Foster develops an intimate bonding with an octopus in the South African Kelp forest. Their friendship is different, deep, and full of unusual adventures. My Octopus Teacher will tug at your heart’s strings make you yearn for a friendship as deep as between these two protagonists.
Planet Ocean is a 2012 documentary that unravels the Ocean’s mysteries. It delves deep (literally!) to explore the history of sea organisms and the bonds they share amongst themselves. This 90-min long documentary explores the relationship that humans share with the Ocean and its millions of inhabitants.
If you want to treat your eyes to the wonders of the deep sea, then Planet Ocean is a must-watch for you!
If you’re a reef person, then this one’s just for you! Vibrantly colored coral reefs add a pop of color to the otherwise dark Ocean. However, coral reefs have been dying and disappearing from our ocean floors. Join a team of divers, scientists, and photographers to investigate what’s causing the coral reefs to disappear. This 90 min long documentary features breathtakingly beautiful views of the coral reefs. The expert scientists try to resolve the mystery behind their disappearance and what can be done to prevent it.
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