Liquid Motion Film The Diver




liqud motion film the diver

Around since the time of the dinosaurs, turtles are the oldest reptiles on the planet. Yet in over 100 million years, their appearance has barely changed. They still have lungs, they still breathe air, and they still begin life on land.

What did change, is their ability to dive.



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liquid motion film the diver

Liquid motion film THE DIVER

They returned to the sea. Shells streamlined, legs became paddles. They learnt to hold their breath longer, descend to ever greater depths, stay underwater for extended periods of time.

Then, like all the great divers, they need to re-surface, to breathe.

Over the last 100 years, we’ve learnt about decompression sickness, an illness that can kill compressed air-breathing divers as they ascend. This wasn't thought to be a problem for breath-holding divers.... until recently.

So how do all the breath-holding marine divers avoid decompression sickness? Are they immune? Do they adapt?

Do they always make it safely back up?

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liquid motion film the diver

From the globally acclaimed, award-winning Producers of 'Water Colours', 'The Reef' and 'City Under the Sea' comes another spectacular special.

At the very forefront of marine science, "THE DIVER" is a powerful, original feature, that entwines the lives of the most dramatic air-breathing marine animals with man and nature, captures the very best of the underwater world, and explores diving, from a revolutionary new perspective.


Descending deeper than should be possible, staying longer than their bodies should allow, 'The Diver; analyzes the physiological and behavioural adaptations made by various breath-hold divers to achieve 'impossible' dives.

From turtles, whales, dolphins and sea snakes, to free divers, scuba divers and science, discoveries of what divers are actually capable of opens a pioneering new era of marine research.


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Science and investigative elements are presented in a visually jaw-dropping, entertaining exploration of how humans and animals learn to dive, deal with depth, plan, decompress, adapt, and handle the greatest ascents.

The film reveals how little we know about how our bodies work and we breathe. How similar humans are to marine breathholding mammals. How marine divers manage and plan. What we humans could lern from them. And how much there still is to discover and understand.

Addressing the phenomenal complexities and unanswered questions about having lungs, breathing air, diving deep and coming safely back up, 'The Diver' is a quest to understand whether marine animals actually figured out the complexity of decompression, thousands of years before man.




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"A theory was forwarded in 1960 that humans signi cantly deviate in anatomy, physiology and behavior from their closest relatives, the great apes, and instead resemble diving mammals,... (Hardy, 1960).
Humans can learn how to dive and in many aspects resemble diving mammals, but how similar is man when compared with aquatic species?"



DCS - painful, sometimes fatal condition that human divers suffer when they surface too rapidly after diving. clinically diagnosed by reversal of symptoms with recompression...





liquid motion film the diver