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Book & Film Reviews

Reviews of books and films about the underwater world
Treasures, Shipwrecks and the Dawn of Red Sea Diving, by Howard Rosenstein

Treasures, Shipwrecks and the Dawn of Red Sea Diving, by Howard Rosenstein

ByDIVE StaffMay 24, 2024
One of the most definitive accounts of the early years of Red Sea scuba diving by pionner Howard Rosenstein will hit the bookstores in July
Shark Trust launches new podcast

Shark Trust launches new podcast

ByDIVE StaffMay 18, 2024
The Shark Trust podcast delves behind the scenes for exclusive insights into the world of shark and ray conservation
‘Secrets of the Octopus’ – a brilliant new Nat Geo docu-series

‘Secrets of the Octopus’ – a brilliant new Nat Geo docu-series

A new three-part docu-series is coming to Nat Geo LIVE this Earth Day - a fantastic glimpse into the lives and behaviours of octopuses
Search for missing German U-boat to be revealed in BBC documentary

Search for missing German U-boat to be revealed in BBC documentary

ByDIVE StaffMar 27, 2024
BBC documentary to highlight the search for a lost German WWI submarine and the British ship that sank her
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Oceans: Life Under Water podcast – E01: The Water Planet

A new 12-part podcast in association with Greenpeace UK is exploring life below the waves, with BBC presenter, Hannah Stitfall
Nudibranchs & Whales: an extract from Helen Scales’ Around the Ocean in 80 Fish

Nudibranchs & Whales: an extract from Helen Scales’ Around the Ocean in 80 Fish

Extracts from Helen Scales’ beautifully illustrated Around the Ocean in 80 Fish & Other Sea Life, featuring two of its most iconic ocean creatures
Review: Many Things Under a Rock – The Mysteries of Octopuses, by David Scheel

Review: Many Things Under a Rock – The Mysteries of Octopuses, by David Scheel

ByMax JamesSep 26, 2023
A review of Many Things Under a Rock - The Mysteries of Octopuses, by David Scheel - a fascinating book about a fascinating subject
Review: The Bathysphere Book by Brad Fox

Review: The Bathysphere Book by Brad Fox

ByGraeme GourlaySep 20, 2023
A review of The Bathysphere Book, Effects of Luminous Ocean Depths by Brad Fox - an extraordinary book about an extraordinary man
Movie review – The Dive

Movie review – The Dive

The relationship between two sisters is tested in indie thriller, The Dive, although divers will need to suspend some disbelief to enjoy it
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‘The Deepest Breath’ freediving documentary on Netflix now

ByVictoria HeathJul 28, 2023
The tragic consequences of freediving to world-record depths are explored in 'The Deepest Breath' documentary released on Netflix this week
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Ocean Film Festival’s tenth anniversary edition

ByDIVE StaffJul 16, 2023
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new collection of ocean-themed films in venues around the UK this autumn.
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The real life marine creatures behind 2003 ‘Finding Nemo’ cast

ByVictoria HeathJun 27, 2023
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Finding Nemo, here's the real-life creatures that inspired Pixar's animated blockbuster
Our Planet II coming to Netflix in June – trailer

Our Planet II coming to Netflix in June – trailer

ByDIVE StaffMay 22, 2023
Check out the teaser trailer for Our Planet II, a four-part series narrated by David Attenborough coming to Netflix on 14 June
Healthy Seas’ Journey to Ithaca wins at Cannes World Film Festival

Healthy Seas’ Journey to Ithaca wins at Cannes World Film Festival

ByDIVE StaffMay 19, 2023
Healthy Seas' documentary short, 'Journey to Ithaca', wins Best Environmental Film at the Cannes World Film Festival - Remember the Future.
Planktonia, the nightly migration of the Ocean’s smallest creatures

Planktonia, the nightly migration of the Ocean’s smallest creatures

ByDIVE ContributorsMar 30, 2023
In this extract from his book Planktonia, Erich Hoyt introduces some of the ocean’s most extraordinary creatures
Review: Britain’s Living Seas, by Hannah Rudd

Review: Britain’s Living Seas, by Hannah Rudd

ByGraeme GourlayMar 30, 2023
A review of Britain's Living Seas, Our Coastal Wildlife and How We Can Save It, by Hannah Rudd, Bloomsbury Wildlife
Review: A Diver’s Guide to the World

Review: A Diver’s Guide to the World

A Diver's Guide to the World, in which Carrie Miller and Chris Taylor explore 50 of the world's top dive spots focused on sustainability.
Review: The Mountain in the Sea, by Ray Nayler

Review: The Mountain in the Sea, by Ray Nayler

ByGraeme GourlayMar 1, 2023
Ray Nayler's The Mountain in the Sea is a stunning work of science fiction, which pays proper attention to the details of scuba diving
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