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    Best Diving Movie

    Hi all

    Trying to get through the winter until my on-month-of-diving in Sharm, I am re-viewing diving-related movies.

    My all time favourite is "The Abyss". Probably watched it over ten times.
    Truly like the concept of the underwater drillers and the "authenticity" of the work environment. Ed Harris is a great character in this type of roles (also Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff).
    The film also has my all time favourite quote, when the female engineer (Lindsey) is taking the mini-sub down to the drilling-station: Topside is wishing her "Good Luck", and she calmly answers: "Luck, is not a factor!" (if only I could say that without sounding ironic

    Another great one, is the french film "Le Grand Bleu" (The Big Blue) - not to be confused with "The Deep Blue Sea" (which is cr*p). The Big Blue is about freediving, but great underwater scenes.

    There is also a Norwegian film called "Dykket" (The Dive) from 1989, where the plot is two commecial North Sea divers that gets trapped in a diving bell due to a storm (not unlike The Abyss - but with a lower budget and no alians . I'm afraid it is close to impossible to get hold of this film outside of Norway. I haven't seen this since it was new, and suspect the action and pace is too slow for todays audiences.

    I have also seen The Cave (twice) and understand that some of you have been involved in the porduction. The diving is good, but the plot/monsters are too much for my taste.

    I see in other threads that the latest National Threasure (and other films) have glimpses of rebreathers, but hope to get pointers to more dive-related films (still over a month to go, before I leave for Egypt) :)

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    Re: Best Diving Movie

    Where the Boys Aren't III. Lots of great diving scenes.

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    Ooch!

    I'm a bit slow, but think my customers firewall filter gave an indication of the type of diving involved

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    Re: Best Diving Movie

    Some options:

    Blue Water White Death
    The Living Sea (IMAX)
    Galapagos (IMAX)
    Whales An Unforgettable Journey (IMAX)

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    Re: Best Diving Movie

    Geek Hat On:
    • Thunderball - Great underwater fight scene
    • The Spy Who Loved Me - The underwater lotus, a minisub, and more divers with separguns.
    • For Your Eyes Only - Mixed gas diving and fighting against a guy in a hardsuit
    • Sphere - watch Sharon Stone planning a 2000ft mixed gas rebreather dive on a PADI Wheel
    • The Life Aquatic - brilliantly subtle send up of Jacques Cousteau
    • Ocean Men - beautiful videography depicting the lives of Umberto Pelizzari and Pipin Ferreras
    Enjoy

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    Water's Journey - Wes Skiles
    Wakulla Project (I wish I could remember the proper name) - great HD footage

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    Re: Best Diving Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by jsevland  View Original Post
    Hi all

    Trying to get through the winter until my on-month-of-diving in Sharm, I am re-viewing diving-related movies.
    For the cold nights....

    Into the Blue with Jessica Alba

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    Re: Best Diving Movie

    As well as some already mentioned - the PBS NOVA documentary "Hilter's lost sub"

    Shop PBS - Shop By Interests: World War II Shop: NOVA: Hitler's Lost Sub DVD

    Also there was a Documentary on Bikini Atoll from ABC that I bought through the bikini diving site. Can't seem to find a link to it but it was an ABC world of discovery episode on Bikini.

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    Stingray is still my favourite. I like the authenticity of the strings, and "Phones" Harrissons ear muffs. Marina was always my hero, not because her tits were fake 'an all but mainly coz she never said a word.
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    The Deep ,,, :D

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