My favorite part about movies from this era in general is the lack of any real sub plots...for this reason The Deep is still my favorite diving movie, no excessive underlying overdeveloped love story or the like means more time for diving footage!! Now if only someone can put aside the obsession with critical reviews and make a movie like that with todays technology. (Im counting on the Indy film industry on this one.) I was in love with this movie long before I ever got into diving, but since getting into the sport I love looking back at the gear they used...No buoyancy control to speak of...just a tank, and a weight belt. Kinda makes me feel like im carrying extraneous gear...though I sure am glad I have it!