Going through withdrawal symptoms waiting until your next Scuba diving trip? Can’t wait to submerge into the underwater realm? Well we have compiled a list of Scuba Diving Movies from Hollywood that will help you get through that “dry” spell. So rush to that video store now and load up these Scuba DVD’s in your player!
Some of the Newer Movies (in no particular order):
Fools Gold (2008)
Starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, Fools Gold is a romantic movie combined with a fast paced underwater treasure hunting action adventure built in. Tons of dive scenes and pristine blue water to make you want to go diving immediately after watching. The movie however is very average and we would recommend this movie only for a lazy afternoon viewing simply because of the stunning visuals and locations both underwater and above.
Into the Blue (2005)
The Plot of this movie is about a group of divers that find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane. Starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba, the movie was shot primarily in the Bahamas and features ample underwater scenes. Overall the movie is once again just average, and if it weren’t for Jessica Alba in a bikini and generous diving scenes, we wouldn’t recommend this movie.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
This adventure comedy starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Kate Blanchett and Willem Dafoe is a must watch. The Plot line is about a wild expedition undertaken by Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) after his partner is killed a mythic Jaguar shark, sets off to hunt it down. The movie is colorful, quirky and bizarre, but nevertheless entertaining with tons of diving scenes.
Open Water (2003)
Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left, Open Water is a must watch for any Scuba diver. Financed, directed and produced by avid scuba divers, this movie portrays the perils of getting stranded in the middle of the ocean very realistically. This movie really puts you in the place of the characters and makes you wonder what you would do in their situation.
Continued in: Scuba Diving Movies from Hollywood Part 2