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James Cameron - Cave Diving Blockbuster 'Sanctum'

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by DevonDiver, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. BB1

    BB1 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Brisvegas, Australia
    We're going to a special preview screening tonight.

    Organised by the person/shop that co-ordinated the diving during the filming - cant wait!!
  2. sskasser

    sskasser Cave Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I went to the screening last night. Great flick, fun evening.
  3. BB1

    BB1 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Brisvegas, Australia
    Yep very "Hollywood" at times but quite enjoyable.

    Ordinary OW divers will probably be put off for life, cave divers will be shaking htere heads over some of it but all in all a well done film given the subject.
  4. SoccerJeni

    SoccerJeni Scuba Baby

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Missouri
    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I'm hoping I can talk someone into taking me to it this weekend :wink: Lol.
  5. Squirrel Girl

    Squirrel Girl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Virginia
    It's called "sump" diving!
  6. DivingPhan

    DivingPhan Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California
    this might have already been adressed but i kinda skipped to the end to post

    ok if they were just exploring a cave that suddenly flooded why did they happen to be lugging 100s of lbs of rebreathers and other diving equipment wouldnt that just be like the most over bearing stuff to be caring around while trying to jump around a nd climb in caves

    still though it looks like a fun movie im excited to see it though i know cave diving is not like this lol

    but i hope to be cave certified someday
  7. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Florida - Marianna area
    Many dry caves have submerged parts, or sumps. Explorations like these are usually done in stages. The team had previously encountered aa sump and were planning on getting past it, thus the dive equipment.
  8. RickI

    RickI Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: SE Florida
  9. Lisa Mongy

    Lisa Mongy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sunny South Florida
    I couldn't agree more! However it was overall very enjoyable :)
  10. CamG

    CamG Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Geneva Indiana
    Well I viewed the movie tonight at the opening in Fort Wayne IN it was a hollywoodized version of cave exploration.
    Most the gear looked great but some of the expectations of a cave diver viewing it were not necessarily met.
    I can see why this would upset some real cavers but hopefully they understand the need for creative expression.

    It was interesting to watch people come out of the movie, they were sort of freaked out by the unsettling nature of some of the life and death moments in the film.
    They were horrified to learn that my buddies and I actually cave dive.
    I quickly explained that is the real story all made it out alive and real cave diving is quite different.
    They thanked me and still thought we were crazy!
    So much for inspiring the untrained to rush out into an overhead!

    Over all great suspense thriller and you were klinging to every last breath in the end.
    Now for the real documentary on National Geographic! Reality is much better anyways!

    CamG Keep diving....Keep training....Keep learning!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011

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