'Clive Cussler's Sea Hunters Set 1'
(3-Disc DVD / NR / 2007 / Acorn Media)
Overview: Join bestselling action-adventure author Clive Cussler, renowned maritime archaeologist James Delgado, and their crack team of divers to explore some of the most significant shipwrecks of World War II. Visit the remnants of an aircraft carrier made entirely of ice, probe the world's deadliest maritime disaster, survey the relics of D-Day, and more.
DVD Verdict: The oceans hold a lot of valuable content, from pirate treasure to sunken ships to historical artifacts. In some cases, private teams of divers explore the depths, in search of gold, jewels, and other riches. But some dive teams are in search of more than simple treasures, such as the ones featured on The Sea Hunters. These divers seek out underwater historical locations, from shipwrecks to sites of important events. The team then explores the location, looking for whatever they can find to help complete the historical record, so any detail is worthwhile. The dive team is headed up by maritime archaeologist James Delgado and action-adventure author Clive Cussler, so each dive is well planned, technically sound, and well executed. Each episodes offer historical perspective, the dive's planning process, and footage of the dive itself, so you're there for the entire process.
The Sea Hunters is a great show, a unique program that combines underwater exploration and historical record. The episodes follow the team from conception to execution, so we're able to see how each dive is mapped out. The planning process is extensive and it was cool to see the team work around technical challenges, as the show offers true depth on the process. In addition to the planning process, The Sea Hunters offers interviews with experts on each historical element and in some cases, words from those who lived through the experience. Of course, the show wouldn't be complete without the dive itself and the underwater photography is quite impressive. So we're there for the plan, the execution, and we're given some great interviews to help put the scope of the dive into perspective. The Sea Hunters: Set 1 focuses on World War II related sites and these eight episodes are all worthwhile, so this release is recommended. This is a Full Screen Presentation (4:3) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of Bonus Footage and a Clive Cussler Bio.