Mysteries of the Deep
Take a plunge into the deep and discover what lies beneath the surface of the great, wide ocean. Mysteries of the Deep: The Best of Undersea Explorer dives into the enigma of marine life and uncovers the secrets that live among our sea-dwelling friends. From rare fish to sharks, whales and dolphins, this spectacular footage is shot by some of the most noted underwater cinematographers in the world, whose works have appeared in such prestigious outlets as the BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. From the elusive and mysterious Galapagos Islands of South America, Mysteries of the Deep: The Best of Undersea Explorer brings you over 10 breathtaking hours of stunning footage - some of it never before seen - of various types of coral reefs and much, much more. These brave and fearless underwater explorers have spanned the globe uncovering the most aw-inspiring images of life under the sea.
Directed byDanny Mauro
S01:E01 - Shark Encounters
Believe it or not, recreational shark encounters are now one of the most popular attractions in scuba diving. High adrenaline shark feedings attract not only hungry sharks, but also fascinated divers. This episode will feature several shark species and shark encounters from around the world. Expedition divers will test new technology to closely study and photograph the animals.
S01:E02 - Sea of Steel
In the 1990's, three large naval vessels were intentionally sunk as part of the world's most ambitious artificial reef project. Instead of being sold as scrap metal, the ships were purchased by the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia. This program will follow the preparation and sinking of these ships and document their progress underwater as man made reefs.
S01:E03 - Treasure Hunters
This program will feature several colourful treasure hunters including Mel Fisher, Teddy Tucker, and Henry Cox. The program will follow the men as they search for lost ships and artefacts. Expedition divers will travel to Bermuda, an island early Spanish sailors deemed, "Isle of Devils" because of its treacherous reefs and work with Tucker and Cox on their latest finds. Preservation techniques for artefacts and different types of treasure coins will also be examined.
S01:E04 - Galapagos
One of the world's richest and most diverse ecosystems is under attack from human settlement and over fishing. This program will explore the magnificent underwater world of the Galapagos Islands including remarkable encounters with hammerhead and whale sharks. The program will also examine the threats to the islands from foreign fishing interests.
S01:E05 - Giants of Socorro
250 miles south of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico lie the remote Socorro Islands. These islands are home to an astonishing array of marine life including humpback whales, dolphins and giant manta rays. Expedition divers will study & interact with mantas and will also examine the intelligence of fish and how they "think".
S01:E06 - The Coral Reef
Expedition divers will travel to the Cayman Islands to explore the Cayman Trench aboard a deep sea submersible. Divers will also examine the shallow coral reef and its nocturnal residents. In addition, this program will document the progress of a former Soviet warship sunk as an artificial reef off the coast of Cayman Brac. The rays of "Stingray City" will also be featured.
S01:E07 - Lagoon of Lost Ships
On February 17th and 18th, 1944, U.S. forces launched one of the largest military operations of WWII. When Operation Hailstone was complete, over 50 Japanese warships lay at the bottom of Truk Lagoon. This program will follow the search for the last undiscovered ship of Truk, the Katsuragisan Maru.
S01:E08 - Dolphins
No other creature are more greatly admired by humans than dolphins. This program will examine man's relationship with dolphins and document interactions with the animals both in the wild and in captivity. Expedition divers will travel to the Bahamas for encounters with wild dolphins and bottlenose dolphins in captivity.
S01:E09 - The Caves of Akumal
Below the surface of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula lie the world's most extensive collection of underground, water filled caves. These unique formations are almost entirely filled with clear, fresh water. The expedition team will explore some of the region's more notable cave systems and work with expert cave divers to train for the hazardous dives.
S01:E10 - The Gales of November
In the cold depths of the Great Lakes lie the remains of thousands of shipwrecks. With the advent of modern scanning technologies, many of these ships are just being discovered after hundreds of years underwater. Expedition divers will join an archaeological team to survey and identify an important new find.
S01:E11 - Cocos Island
Three hundred miles due west of Costa Rica lies mysterious Cocos Island. This remote speck of land is a magnet for massive schools of sharks, giant manta rays, and other unique marine life. The camera team will document the remarkable undersea world of Cocos, an island that once was a hiding place for pirates and buccaneers. The show will also examine the destructive practice of shark fishing on the marine ecosystem.
S01:E12 - The Kelp Forest
Along North America's Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico, thick forests of kelp are home to an amazing array of marine animals. Providing habitat, protection and food, the kelp forest is like a busy coral reef or tropical rainforest. The camera team will travel to California's Channel Islands and northern British Columbia to film the exciting world of the kelp forest.
S01:E13 - Manatees
In central Florida, a large marine mammal is faced with extinction. Manatees are threatened with pollution, boat traffic and disease. Only a few thousand of these animals still exist. This program will feature these remarkable animals and highlight efforts to save them from extinction.
S01:E14 - Ocean of Fire
The Hawaiian Islands are a unique archipelago formed by volcanic activity. Lava spewed forth from the sea, creating a magical underwater world filled with lava caves, stunning coral reefs, and incredible marine life. The camera team will document the evolutionary process of lava as it surfaces underwater and film encounters with Hawaii's undersea residents including whales and dolphins.
S01:E15 - Whales
Off the coast of the Dominican Republic, the world's largest group of humpback whales congregate in the winter months to rear their young. Two thousand whales travel here from the north Atlantic each winter. The camera team will film the adult whales as they teach their new offspring how to survive. Team members will also film killer whales in the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Northwest.
S01:E16 - The Sulawesi Sea
Off the coast of northeastern Borneo lies a vast stretch of water called the Celebes Sea. This remote region holds one of the undersea world's richest marine environments. The colourful coral reefs of the Celebes Sea contain thousands of species of fish and invertebrates. This episode will profile the remarkable region in a fascinating journey to the remote islands of northeastern Borneo.
S01:E17 - Sea Turtles
This program will deal with endangered sea turtles. Team divers will travel to Malaysia to film the turtles and their remarkable life cycle. "Turtle Cavern Tomb", a graveyard of turtle skeletons, and efforts to protect the animals from poachers will also be featured. The camera team will also visit the Galapagos and Hawaiian islands.
S01:E18 - Shark Frenzy
On tiny Walker's Cay in the northern Bahamas, a unique shark feeding attracts almost two hundred aggressive sharks. A large block of frozen fish is released from the surface and hungry sharks immediately begin an exciting feeding frenzy. The program will feature efforts to tag and study Caribbean reef sharks and other species with researcher Dr. Eric Ritter.
S01:E19 - Palau
A tiny group of remote islands in Micronesia is considered one of the world's most fascinating undersea environments. Lakes filled with harmless jellyfish, schools of large sharks, and several unique marine animal encounters will be featured in the program. Team divers will also explore shipwrecks of the famous WWII battle for Peleliu.
S01:E20 - New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is one of the world's last remote outposts in a sea of civilization. The undersea world surrounding the islands is one of the richest marine environments in the world. The camera team will travel to New Guinea to document the astonishing variety of fish, mammals and invertebrates of the Bismark Sea. Team divers will also explore relics of WWII battles including tanks, planes and shipwrecks.
S01:E21 - The Red Sea
This program will document the fascinating marine life of the Red Sea. Team members will join an expedition to the Egyptian and Jordanian Red Sea. Divers will also explore the shipwreck of the Salem Express, one of the most tragic maritime disasters of the century.
S01:E22 - Fiji
The islands that make up the nation of Fiji are surrounded by clear, tropical waters filled with a wide assortment of colourful marine animals. Team divers will travel through the archipelago on a week long live aboard diving expedition and work with marine biologist Dr. Richard Murphy in a coral reef monitoring program. The program will also focus on the tiny world of nudibranchs.
S01:E23 - The Emerald Sea
Along the Pacific coasts of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska lies a remarkable marine environment, the Emerald Sea. This program will feature the fascinating residents of the region including the giant Pacific Octopus, wolf eels, seals and sea lions and killer whales.
S01:E24 - Tentacles
Squid, Octopus, and other cephalopods are some of the most fascinating marine animals in the sea. With keen intelligence and a host of unique talents, cephalopods are some of the undersea world's most effective predators. This episode will profile many different species including the giant Pacific octopus, the colourful Caribbean octopus, squid, cuttlefish and other animals that have "tentacles".
S01:E25 - Seals & Sea Lions
Seals, sea lions and elephant seals are some of the most fascinating marine animals in the ocean. The camera team will travel to the Pacific Northwest, the Galapagos Islands, California, and Mexico to film encounters with pinnipeds in the wild. The team will also visit a seaquarium to investigate how seals and sea lions fare in captivity.
S01:E26 - The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest community of living organism on earth, stretching over 12 hundred miles along the eastern coast of Australia. Team divers will document some the regions fascinating marine life and visit Heron Island marine sanctuary. The expedition will also explore beyond the reef into the remote reaches of the Coral Sea.
S01:E27 - Ghost Fleet of the Pacific
A deep, technical dive expedition will visit rarely seen shipwrecks from a major WWII battle in the South Pacific. The program will also focus on dangerous deep diving and the preservation of aging shipwreck monuments.
S01:E28 - Oasis of the Deep
A scientific expedition will visit the Endeavour deep sea hot vents of the Juan De Fuca Ridge. Researchers will dive 7000 feet into the cold, North Pacific with the aid of an un-manned submarine. The program will focus on deep sea life, diving technology and education.
S01:E29 - Sea of Cortez
A camera team will visit the beautiful Sea of Cortez, one earth's richest undersea realms. Divers will swim with everything from 50 foot whale sharks, to California Sea Lions, to Killer Whales. The program will focus on sharks, invertebrates, unique fish, and marine mammals.
S01:E30 - Free Diving
A camera team will travel to the Florida Keys with world champion free diver, Tanya Streeter. This program will focus on the sport of breath hold diving, its dangers, and physiology. The episode will also feature free diving with dolphins.
S01:E31 - The Graveyard Coast
Expedition divers will travel the remote North Pacific Coast in search of shipwrecks. This program will focus on shipwrecks in the North Pacific, underwater archaeology, and highlight efforts of the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia.
S01:E32 - Bermuda-Isle of Devils
A camera team will travel to Bermuda to dive on many of the island's shipwrecks. The focus of this show will be the maritime history of Bermuda and divers will also visit mysterious undersea caves in the island's interior.
S01:E33 - Shark Island
Team divers will make a return visit to remote Cocos Island. The focus of this show will be efforts to film hammerhead shark migrations with the use of new diving technologies. The program will also profile legendary undersea photographer Tom Campbell and his efforts to film the sharks of Cocos.
S01:E34 - Bonaire
Team divers will travel to the small Caribbean island of Bonaire to celebrate the 500th anniversary of it's discovery. The focus of this show will be coral reefs and efforts to conserve the fragile undersea ecosystems of Bonaire. The program will also deal with marine parks and their role in conservation.
S01:E35 - Great White
Camera teams will travel to South Africa, North Carolina, and the Pacific Northwest for encounters with three of the sea's most infamous sharks. The program will focus on Sand Tiger, Great White, and Six Gill sharks, their biology, and behaviour.
S01:E36 - The Florida Keys
This program will feature the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the largest marine park in the world. Expedition divers will film in mangrove forests and on the rejuvenated reefs of the sanctuary. The episode will focus on how newly established "no-take" zones have dramatically improved endangered stocks of fish and lobster.
S01:E37 - Tek Wrecks
Expedition divers will mount a dangerous expedition to the wreck of the Wilkes-Barr. The focus of this show will be efforts to dive and penetrate the 610 foot vessel off the coast of Florida. Team divers will also descend on hazardous, deep shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Erie.
S01:E38 - The Yongala
Team divers will travel to northern Australia to film the remains of the Yongala, one of the world's most famous shipwrecks. This program will focus on the history of shipwrecks on the Great Barrier Reef, and the marine life that proliferates on these artificial reefs.
S01:E39 - The Cayman Challenge
Expedition divers will travel to the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. There they will explore new terrain along the southern windward side of the island. Utilizing a new propulsion technology and advanced re-breathers, divers will venture into previously uncharted territory.
- Advertise with Us
- Partner with Us
- GET THE APPS
- Amazon Fire