A team of intrepid adventurers - explorer and expedition leader Paul Rose, maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue, marine biologist Tooni Mahto and conservationist Philippe Cousteau Jnr, grandson of Jacques Cousteau - undertake a journey to discover the world beneath the waves. Each mission sees the experts living together on a dive boat and shows the disappointments and dangers they face as well as the successes of each trip. Diving in some of the planet's most challenging environments, beneath frozen Arctic ice-sheets, the Caribbean's mysterious black holes and the deep submerged caves of Mallorca they reveal new mysteries about our oceans. They come across incredible creatures such as the fearsome Humboldt squid and the six gill shark and encounter stunning corals and illuminating shipwrecks. Packed with engaging personalities, amazing discoveries and unbeatable adventure, this series builds a vital understanding of the planet's biggest and least understood asset - its oceans.
Although some of the fill in scenes are a little amateurish (notably Jacque C's grandson's crocodile tears) the underwater stuff is just fantastic. Very interesting information about oceans and measuring change in the fauna. The divers seem to have no concept of fear, yearning, it seems, to be surrounded by hammerheads. Some techy details about diving are thrown in and I would have liked a little more detail, similarly some more about measuring ocean currents. May be not to everyone's taste but then again to be sciencey and popular risks appealing to no one.