Our Dive Team has been obsessed with the newest edition of Sir David Attenborough documentaries. Blue Planet 2 is a BBC documentary that is fascinating whilst being educational and raising awareness of the ongoing problem of climate change.
1. It took 4 years to film.
The team ended up with over 6000 hours of footage which has been condensed into a seven part series.
2. The crew went deep.
There are only 3 other people that have ever been deeper than the “Blue Planet 2” crew. This led them to make new discoveries to science and document lots of “firsts”, such as filming a giant 2 meter long Humbolt Squid on the attack and the “boiling sea”.
3. New technology had to be developed in order to film the series.
New cameras had to be built for the filming; they created a megadome camera (for those awesome half in, half out shots) and a tow-cam (to be dragged behind boats).
4. The documentary features underwater friends that can be found in the Cayman Islands.
Once you’ve watched Blue Planet 2, you’ll be super keen to go diving and see these guys for yourself.
5. It raises awareness.
Those of us at White Sand are hoping the documentary makes its viewers more aware of issues such as human impact on the state of our oceans. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s come highly recommended from our staff. You will be left in awe!