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Scuba Diving TV

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by boblanning, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Dave in PA

    Dave in PA Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NE Florida
    I'll throw my hat in the yesyesyesyespleeeeeeeeeeeeeeze ring. There are a couple of different takes....1) the most cost effective would probably be a show that travels to different locales showing diving, divers, their LDS, etc. You could even do several shows at the same place, if you develop the locals a bit. 2) a more expensive would be a drawn up story line with actors and everything, but there you would have to have a good story line and work diving around it,
  2. Nay

    Nay Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orange County, CA
    I would love to see the show. I'd make sure that Tivo caught every episode too.
    Things I would like to see are: local ecosystems, wrecks (instead of just he history on the wreck, more coverage of it in the water and what it's like now and what the water environment has done to it), how local culture ties into the underwater world, how the underwater world affects our daily dry world, and of course travel destinations and so much more.
    So much possibility.
  3. 500 PSI

    500 PSI Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tallahassee Florida
    Do updates and take offs of the old Sea Hunt stories, but add scuba babes to dive with Mike Nelson as his buddies! It sold once why not again?
  4. gitterdun

    gitterdun DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Orleans, Ont Canada
    Bring it on!!!!!!! I like the idea of including destinations that are affordable to those of us who pinch the pennies! It's nice to see some of the exotic places once in a while, too!
  5. c-monkey

    c-monkey Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Scuba TV would be a gauranteed hit with us and every diver we know!
  6. mako1

    mako1 Nassau Grouper

    their are 5 divers at my house that would love to see a diving show. We like to see shows about one location at a time, show as much about bonair, or turks and caicos, or a live a board not six locations in 30 min. good luck looking forward to your show.
  7. mrobinson

    mrobinson Divemaster

    please produce this show... So far we only have Sea Hunters and DSD. (Love them!)
    I agree we take over a whole channel... actually I'd never work again because of a whole channel so maybe not....

  8. headhunter

    headhunter Renaissance Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: So Cal (Altadena)
    Hi Bob,

    Welcome to ScubaBoard!

    I'm glad to see the interest you've sparked in this thread with your idea for starting a new show about diving.

    Hopefully, the investors see the potential from this target audience.

    It would be nice if during each 42 min. episode you could have a variety of information presented. This would keep it moving at a fast pace for today's non-diving viewers who get bored quickly. It would also appeal to a wider demographic.

    You could start with a segment on something that would appeal to the recreational crowd with lots of clear water and pretty fishes. As a a short middle segment you could include something teaching people a bit more about the science behind diving that would also help get educators on board by recommending your show to their classes. End it with a segment that would interest the technical diving crowd, but still appeal to the recreational crowd involving wrecks, caves, ice diving, etc. This would be more of an "adventure diving" segment, which would probably appeal to non-divers enjoying this activity vicariously. Ending on the adventure note would leave them wanting more and looking forward to the next episode.

    I'm thinking along the lines of a modern version of the old Jaques Cousteau specials. Of course, most of today's shows about diving wind up looking like Huell Howser style home videos. So it would really be nice if this could all be done with a set of high production values and using a decent DP, but I know that it can be really expensive to go that route to start.

    Those are just some random thoughts off the top of my head.

    Good luck!

  9. JRScuba

    JRScuba Manta Ray

    It should cover the many levels of diving and include things on safe diving. Keep it simple, yet interesting. Not like " This Old House " that started out as a Do It Yourself show and wound up with Norm showing off all his equipment that the average person could not afford. Nor had time to build an old fashion barn.

    Yes It is a great idea, especially in South Florida.

    Oh yes, Have Penny Pue in it. There's my vote.

  10. Hooked-Again

    Hooked-Again Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Colorado
    My wife and I both hope you get positive feedback about your project. The only show we ever see about diving is Deep Sea Detectives, we enjoy it but would like to see something new. Hope to be watching soon.

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