Using state-of-the-art underwater photography, scuba divers travel the world's oceans, lakes, and wateways on intriguing journeys to rarely seen strange and unusual underwater kingdoms. Using state-of-the-art underwater photography, scuba divers travel the world's oceans, lakes, and wateways on intriguing journeys to rarely seen strange and unusual underwater kingdoms.
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Undersea Explorer 3 - The Cayman Challenge
April 5, 2003
Divers use new dive technologies in exploring reefs in the Cayman Islands: a personal propulsion system and passenger submarines for tourists.
Undersea Explorer 3 - The Yongola
March 29, 2003
The Yongola sank with no survivors off northeast Australia in March 1911. Found in 1958, the wreck is a protected site so only the outside can be filmed. A local museum features a major exhibit about the ship.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Tek Wrecks
March 22, 2003
Extended range diving, or technical diving, goes to depths below 60 metres. Divers off Key West explore the wreck of the USS Wilkes Barre, a WWII cruiser sunk in explosives testing in 1972. It is now an artificial reef. They also explore wrecks in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Erie.
Undersea Explorer 3 - The Florida Keys
March 15, 2003
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects North America's only barrier reef. Shipwrecks were once common, and now serve as artificial reefs and dive destinations.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Great White
March 8, 2003
Research divers swim among the sharks at South Africa's Cape of Good Hope, which is a major gathering place for seals, a favourite in the Great White's diet.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Bonaire
March 1, 2003
Bonaire, in the Netherland Antilles, is the world leader in coral reef conservation. The marine park is an underwater sanctuary.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Shark Island
February 8, 2003
Divers use rebreathers, a technology until recently reserved for the military, to study sharks near Cocos Island, in the Pacific. Once a haven for pirates and others in need of fresh water, the island is now a Costa Rican national park.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Bermuda: Isle of Devils
February 1, 2003
Volcanically created caverns filled with sea water and dry caves with tidal pools attract divers to Bermuda. Its shallow reefs have caused many famous shipwrecks.
Undersea Explorer 3 - The Graveyard Coast
January 25, 2003
Why has Canada's Pacific coast been the scene of more than 1200 shipwrecks in 200 years? Members of the Underwater Archaeological Society of BC help to locate, log, and preserve as many as they can.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Free Driving
January 18, 2003
Do humans have the reflexive ability to suppress breathing that some animals do? Free divers go to great depths for long periods of time without breathing equipment. We meet the world free-diving champion.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Sea of Cortez
January 11, 2003
The long, narrow Sea of Cortez between mainland Mexico and the Baja Peninsula has only a small opening to the ocean. Marine life entering it tends not to leave, creating great biodiversity.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Oasis of the Deep
January 4, 2003
Superheated water flows from hydrothermal volcanic vents in the deepest parts of the ocean. Extraordinary life forms thrive in these places.
Undersea Explorer 3 - Ghost Fleet of the Pacific
December 28, 2002
During the Second World War the United States mounted Operation Hailstone on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific. The result from the great naval and air battle was the sunken fleet of Chuuk that today serve as artificial reefs for marine life. Divers show three of the most important wrecks in the Truk Lagoon.
Great Barrier Reef
December 21, 2002
This visit to an enormous living coral garden includes the University of Queensland's research station, ecotourism and night diving.
Seals and Sea Lions
December 14, 2002
A look at a wide variety of seals and sea lions all over the globe.
December 7, 2002
Cephalopods live in oceans all over the world. The largest and the smallest both swim in waters off British Columbia.
Undersea Explorer 2 - The Emerald Sea
December 1, 2002
The sea along the northwest coast of North America is a colourful and exotic world of plants and creatures.
Undersea Explorer 2 - Fiji
November 24, 2002
The coral reefs of Fiji support a great diversity of life. Marine biologists conduct ongoing research.
Undersea Explorer 2 - The Red Sea
November 16, 2002
A look at life in and around the Red Sea in Jordan and Egypt. The relics of war now make an exotic place for divers' adventures as well as habitat for undersea life.
Undersea Explorer 2 - New Guinea
November 9, 2002
We visit a town recovering from being buried by volcanic ash in 1994 and where there are still active volcanoes in the vicinity. Volcanoes created new underwater environments for sea life. The area was a major battleground in World War II and many relics ashore and underwater attract tourists.
Undersea Explorer 2 - Palau
November 2, 2002
The island nation of Palau in the western Pacific includes a jungle, a fresh water lake, and caverns. The lagoon within its reef is cut off from the sea and contains many exotic and unique species. Sunken war relics from a World War II battle now provide a habitat for marine life.
Undersea Explorer 2 - Shark Frenzy
October 26, 2002
A trip to the Bahamas to dispel myths about shark attacks on humans and visit a shark research centre.
Undersea Explorer 2 - Sea Turtles
October 19, 2002
Sea turtles are observed in their natural habitat and a look at a program to protect sea turtle eggs. Also, a visit to a sea turtle farm in the Cayman Islands.
Undersea Explorer 2 - The Sulawesi Sea
October 12, 2002
The tropical reefs off Sulawesi are rich in exotic undersea creatures. But local fishers use explosives to harvest fish, which destroys the reefs.
Undersea Explorers 2 - Whales
October 5, 2002
Features Orchas and Humpback whales.
Undersea Explorer 2 - Ocean Fire
September 28, 2002
The Hawaiian Islands continue to grow through volcanic action. Divers explore coral and other underwater creatures, some of which are unique to these islands.
Undersea Explorer - Manatees
September 17, 1998
The manatees of central Florida are threatened by boat traffic, pollution, and disease. A look at these large, harmless herbivores and the efforts being made to protect them.
Undersea Explorer - The Kelp Forest
September 10, 1998
An amazing array of marine animals make their home in the thick kelp forests that grow along North America's Pacific coast.
Undersea Explorer - Cocos Island
September 3, 1998
Explore the shark-infested waters of Cocos Island, discover other marine life - and the destructive effects of shark fishing.
Undersea Explorer - The Gales of November
August 27, 1998
An archaeological expedition uses new technologies to locate a lost shipwreck in the Great Lakes.
Undersea Explorer - The Caves of Akumal
August 20, 1998
Divers train for exhausting and dangerous work in the extensive system of caves at Akumal, Mexico.
Undersea Explorer - Dolphins
August 13, 1998
Studies conducted in both captivity and the wild explore the relationship between humans and dolphins.
Undersea Explorer - Lagoon of Lost Ships
August 6, 1998
Divers in the Truk lagoon explore a gravesite of over 40 Japanese ships sunk by the U.S. navy in 1944. Canadian inventor Peter Fox's sidescan sonar reveals skeletal remains still inside the wrecks.
Undersea Explorer - The Coral Reef
July 30, 1998
Divers travel to the Cayman Islands and board a deep-sea submersible to explore shallow coral reefs.
Undersea Explorer - Giants of Socorro
July 23, 1998
South of Mexico's Baha Peninsula, the remote Socorro Islands provide expedition divers with an opportunity to interact with giant manta rays.
Undersea Explorer - Galapagos
July 16, 1998
Considered one of the world's richest and most diverse ecosystems, the archipelago is under attack from human settlement and overfishing.
Undersea Explorer - Treasure Hunters
July 9, 1998
Modern-day treasure hunters search for artifacts and coins off Bermuda's treacherous reefs.
Undersea Explorer - Sea of Steel
July 2, 1998
In the 1990s three large naval vessels were intentionally sunk as part of the world's most ambitious artificial reef project.
Undersea Explorer - Shark Encounters
June 25, 1998
Observing frantic shark feedings has become a popular activity for scuba divers.