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Breaking surface (2020) new movie

Discussion in 'Diving TV & Movies' started by emoreira, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    After watching the trailer and hearing recommendations here, I went ahead and bought the DVD. When I open my dive center in Greece, I plan to have movie nights at my shop to help foster a community (open to all divers regardless of what shop). This will be one to add to the mix, these will be a mix of fun, ridiculous, and somber ones. A number off this list: The best scuba diving movies of all time - updated! - DIVER magazine
  2. lairdb

    lairdb Solo Diver

    Anyone looking for it: the convenient content-finder JustWatch* is listing it: JustWatch

    (*No affiliation, just happy user.)
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  3. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Washington DC metro
    A few thoughts after seeing the trailer:

    (1) i am definitely renting this tonight, on Amazon Prime. Looks like a good time, and beautifully filmed.

    (2) Are orcas a common sight in Norwegian fjords? In the trailer, one diver casually says to the other, “they won’t do you any harm, they’re just curious” — as if orcas are seen all the time. If that’s the case, I’m heading over to Norway the first chance I get. Orcas are high up on my big animal bucket list.

    (3) The trailer’s tag line (“HOLD. YOUR. BREATH.”) is of course the worse advice one could give a diver, especially a panicked one, but hopefully nobody is taking that as literal diving advice. And I guess “EXHALE. STEADILY. ON. THE. WAY. UP.” would have been a bit of a mood killer for a suspense movie.
  4. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Washington DC metro
    thanks for the tip, super helpful!
  5. RecklessAmateur

    RecklessAmateur Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
    I watched it twice in the last couple days. The first time I thought it was pretty implausible, and that the main character had to be the most clueless diver (perhaps the most clueless person!) ever. Second time was better. The "dog scene" was absolutely unnecessary. Many opportunities to smack your head about the loosely applied principles of diving. The cinematography is spectacular. I also wondered about the lack of marine life.
  6. rx7diver

    rx7diver Solo Diver

    For intended-for-entertainment movies like this, the phrase "suspend disbelief" comes to mind--which allows me to enjoy them. Otherwise, we find ourselves apoplectic when, say, our favorite action hero delivers 21 shots out of his M1911 without reloading.

  7. Soggy_Diver

    Soggy_Diver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SW Ontario
    In Canada this is now up on up Crave. Just watching it right now. So far, exciting, nicely shot, with more detail than most underwater adventures, e.g., safety stops, dive computer alarms, CO2 toxicity, DSMBs, etc.

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