Best Diving Movies

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by dflybldr, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. dflybldr

    dflybldr Single Diver

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    Ok folks, I'm not kidding here. I'm really going through withdrawls between completing my OW dives and getting my next trip planned.

    So, I need some suggestions of the best all time dive movies to get me through. I can only watch "Into the blue" so many times.

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  2. PhotoTJ

    PhotoTJ Great White

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    Jaws; Easy Come, Easy Go; Thunderball; Never Say Never Again; Men of Honor; The Deep; Deep Star Six; Open Water; Sharks Treasure; Aliens of the Deep; Raider From Beneath the Sea; The Life Aquatic; and Finding Nemo

    That should keep you busy for a while.
     
  3. gerardnealon

    gerardnealon Barracuda

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    How about, "The Cave"
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X Surface Interval Member

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    A favorite of mine is Beneath the 12-Mile Reef. This oldie features a young Robert Wagner as the "Greek" and a pixie blond Terry Moore as a "Conch". All this ribald action takes place in the Florida Keys. It's hard hat diving, a hokey Romeo and Juliet story all rolled into one.

    In addition to an earnest amount of male bonding and fighting it features a classic scene of "pops" undergoing DCS treatment by being buried under a ton of ice. :05:

    X - Film Cat Critic


    p.s. I bought nine of these DVD's in the bargain video section of WALDMART
     
  5. Tristessa

    Tristessa Nassau Grouper

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    "The Deep" is another classic
     
  6. GDI

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    Blue Water White death its a documentary type about Great Whites
     
  7. daniel f aleman

    daniel f aleman Single Diver

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    "The Abyss".

    Also, there are plenty of PBS type dive programs that you can rent or buy, and, all the "Undersea Detective" type shows (Discovery Channel) are for sale. Check Amazon.
     
  8. freediver

    freediver Scuba Instructor

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    Let's not forget 20000 Leagues Under the Sea. I wonder if you really can make a diving helmet out of a giant conch shell...

    A
     
  10. vox

    vox Nassau Grouper

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  11. Paco

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    Oh, come one... why don't we metin Open Water?????
    (Not a troll)
     
  12. Mr.X

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    Sphere gets my vote as one of the worst, high budget dive films and scripts ever written. A close second would be the Deep Blue Sea starring Samuel L. Jackson (again).

    X- Film Cat Critic
     
  13. gerardnealon

    gerardnealon Barracuda

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    Also, "Deep Sea Detectives" I think its on the History Channel
     
  14. Divmstr223

    Divmstr223 Surface Interval Member

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    The Big Blue....one of my favorite movies of all time...
     
  15. Pyrofish

    Pyrofish Single Diver

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    Forbidden Depths on the Science Channel. I haven't seen part 1 yet, but part 2 was pretty good. They did some tank diving off Cuba, mostly deep submersible though.

    Some interesting stuff on Amazon Abyss. Mostly rebreather diving, but they do some pretty good dark water diving. Film some new species while they're at it.

    There's a guy on Spearboard that has great videos, but I don't know if he wants his link posted anywhere else. If you're interested go over to Spearboard and search for videos. You'll come up with his site with very little effort.
    Jason

    Edit: The spearboard vids, well, if you have an aversion to spearfishing, only click on the ones on the wrecks. He doesn't spear anything on the wrecks. If you don't have a spear fishing aversion, great stuff :D
     
  16. Dive4air

    Dive4air Angel Fish

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    Have you seen Jessica Alba in a bikini? That's enough to make the stupid movie worth watching.:D
     
  17. Mr.X

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    I've compiled a list of suggested movies (not television) here in very loose order. Please feel free to modify:

    Older movies

    Beneath 12-Mile reef
    The Frogmen
    Raider From Beneath the Sea (1964)
    Manfish - starring Jane Russell
    Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Jaws
    Easy Come, Easy Go
    Thunderball
    Never Say Never Again
    Blue Water, White Death
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    The Deep
    Deep Star Six
    Sharks Treasure (1975)


    Newer movies

    The Abyss
    The Big Blue
    Sphere
    Zombie Holocaust
    Open Water
    Men of Honor
    Aliens of the Deep
    Deep Blue Sea
    Finding Nemo
    The Life Aquatic
    Into The Blue
    The Cave
    Ocean Men (IMAX)

    Foreign
    The Dive (Norwegian or Swedish)

    Video (not movie)
    The Blue Planet
     
  18. RockPile

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    The Big Blue is easily the best and most thoughtful of all time.

    Into the Blue, crap. But Alba's rear end is a plot line of it's own.

    Here's one that's killing me: There is an IMAX called Ocean Men: Extreme Dive. It's a documentary about Ferreras and Pelizzari trying to get to 531 feet (one breath) in "No Limits" freediving. It's only been showing in Canada. I've been trying to get a copy of this movie forever. Even tried to find someplace showing it in the Midwest.

    Link:
    http://www.bigmoviezone.com/filmsearch/movies/?uniq=226

    Anyone know where to find a copy or showing??? Please help.

    P.S.- I heard that James Cameron is doing a moving about Ferreras.

    Thanks,
    JB
     
  19. mnfsh

    mnfsh Angel Fish

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    Here's 2 more to add to the "moldy oldie" category,

    Manfish
    Underwater starring Jane Russell

    both from the mid-fifties.
     
  20. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Garibaldi

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    how about the Blue Planet 4 DVD set?

    Alan
     

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