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Scuba Diving TV

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

  1. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
    Headhunter has said it perfectly
    If it was structured as he described , This show would interest a great many viewers, not just scuba divers
    Good luck, I sure hope this show gets off the ground (and in the water :D )


    (Dr Bill has a tv show ??? )
  2. ProblemChild

    ProblemChild Guest

    I would definately watch it. I already watch shows like deep sea detectives and lots of other shows which are less closely scuba-related. Honestly, if it's underwater I'll watch it. I would love to see a show which hsa the traveling diver in mind. Shows different locations, tells what great about the particular location, what sites are must dives, how hard it is to, etc. I would make that a must watch.

    If this show becomes a reality, your best viewers are here. You should shamlessly promote it through scubaboard. Or at least let everyone know when and where to watch.

    I wonder if any of the scuba companies would be interested in some niche marketing? Not to mention a lot of product placement. Would it help when pitching the show to have a few sponsors in the wing?

    Totally separate from that...
    Also I am a freelance graphic designer. Currently I do a lot of my work for a company which produces DVDs. I do the package design and art direction for the DVDs as well as design books and presentation materials which accompany the DVDs. If you are interested, I can email samples of my work. If you could use someone like me, even post-production, I would be very interested in working on a show which helps promote scuba.
  3. ckaspar

    ckaspar Angel Fish

    I think that if people would be willing to watch a show on fishing in a lake, like on Outdoor, then an awful lot more people would be interested in a scuba diving show. I think everyone has fished once or twice in their life and they may or may not like it but I know a lot of people who do not dive that are intrested in some of the things that I tell them when I get back from a dive and they love it.

    I know I would Tivo it!
  4. fsudiver

    fsudiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: North Florida
    I think this is a fantastic idea, well past due. If it is done well, I think the appeal would be far beyond the SCUBA diving community. I know many non-divers who want to get certified, and others who have no desire but would love to see what life is like in the ocean. As a former TV producer, I also think this would be a great opportunity to be creative with underwater videography and either narration or storylines about the underwater adventures of divers. Doing shows specifically on science diving would further increase the appeal to show what kinds of interesting research is going on in our oceans.

  5. Mantasscareme

    Mantasscareme Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: San Diego, CA
    I think the show would get a lot of interest if it involved travel. you could showcase exotic dive destinations like Papua New Guinea, Belize, ect. The show could cover the place's marine life, tourist points of interest, people/history, and nature above water as well as diving. This would bring in non-diving watchers of the discovery channel and travel channel as well as divers who are interested in diving abroad, which would probably cover most of the divers out there. It would also help promote tourism to a degree. It's my humble opinion that when making new tv, esp. new tv that would appeal to divers, travel shows are the way to go. At least that's what I would watch.
  6. Mantasscareme

    Mantasscareme Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: San Diego, CA
    oh yeah... making it IMAX of HD would also be nice

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