Jonathan travels to Micronesia to learn about Manta rays, helps rescue tropical fish in New England and dives with Tiger sharks in the Bahamas.
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In the series pilot, host Jonathan Bird travels to the Bahamas, where, in the past few years, diver interactions with Tiger sharks have become up close and personal. These large and dangerous animals are not only being hand-fed, but actually handled by divers. Jonathan learns how to flip a Tiger shark from experienced shark handlers. Next, Jonathan joins world-renown cave explorer Brian Kakuk to investigate the Crystal Cave of Abaco, Bahamas…
Jonathan travels to Iceland to investigate a giant crack in the ground filled with frigid runoff from melting glaciers. It’s rumored to be the clearest water in the world. But to find out, Jonathan has to brave some very cold water. Next, he heads down to sunny Florida, not to dive a coral reef or a spectacular shipwreck, but to dive in shallow, murky water under a busy bridge. This secret spot is home to some of the ocean’s most remarkable, and weird, animals.
Jonathan joins an expedition to recruit a new Blue World camera operator in the form of a 1,000 pound Tiger shark! Working with experienced shark handlers, he puts a camera on the dorsal fin of the shark to see what it can film all by itself. But will Jonathan get his camera back? Next, he joins an experienced cave diver to explore a famous underwater cave in Northern Florida (USA).
Cave diving is the most difficult and dangerous type of diving, so the training to become a certified cave diver is arduous. This episode documents Jonathan’s actual cave training in the Bahamas and follows him as he learns how to dive safely in the overhead environment of a cave in an attempt to earn his full cave diver certification.