Under the Pole
Science & Nature
Join a team of adventurers and divers on polar expeditions to explore the hidden faces of the Arctic and the cold depths of Greenland’s fjords.
S01:E01 - Deep Sea
Dive into the frigid waters in the middle of the Arctic Ocean to discover an awe-inspiring universe under the ice. Spend two months trekking over ice floes by foot to locations where the team will dive, and plunge beneath the icy waters of the North Pole! This unique photographic and cinematographic documentary is precise testimony of what is at risk to our world’s ice caps.
S01:E02 - The New Frontier
Dive up to a depth of 150 meters into the polar abyss of Greenland’s most breathtaking fjords, testing the very limits of man’s ability to survive beneath Arctic waters. This eight-month-long expedition involves the exploration of 800 miles of Greenland’s coasts, 450 Arctic dives, and researching over 1,000 scientific hypotheses with guidance by the local Inuit population.
S01:E03 - Polar Immersion
When the crews’ ship is locked in the icy waters off Greenland amid the grip of polar winter, it provides them with an exceptional opportunity to study the effects of climate change above and beneath the ice sheet. Part scientific exploration, part shared existence with the Inuit, this human adventure reveals the never-before-seen depths of this fascinating world in the throes of upheaval.
S01:E04 - Light Beneath the Arctic
Ghislain and Emmanuelle Bardout, along with the U.T.P. team, take you on a fresh expedition through the Northwest Passage, revealing a mythical seaway that symbolizes the very evolution of the polar world. The team will dive into challenging depths (up to 150 meters) into the “twilight zone,” to find the first biofluorescent Arctic species.
S01:E05 - Deep Sea Corals of Polynesia
Join the U.T.P. team and head to the Polynesian Islands of the South Pacific as they lead an international scientific team to unveil one of the world’s least-known ecosystems: the coral reefs of the deep. After setting new records in deep-sea diving within Arctic waters, Ghislain and Emmanuelle Bardout will study how these reefs function, with the hope of capturing on film the corals spawning.