diveLIVE 2018-09-10T14:47:44+00:00

Phase 1 of diveLIVE is complete. WE thank you for your support during what was a successful test phase and look forward to sharing more views of the underwater world with you in future. View past dives below, and click here for even more diveLIVE content.

diveLIVE is a free, twice-daily, interactive, expert-hosted marine safari broadcast via the internet LIVE from under the ocean.

This show enables you to interact with a marine expert and diver in real time as they explore the underwater world. The diver works in partnership with a surface narrator to bring you commentary from under the ocean on the plethora of marine life dwelling on beautiful tropical reefs as it appears on your screen.

Completely unscripted and unpredictable – this show is reality TV as it is supposed to be. Authentic and REAL.

DAILY DIVE #1

EST – 7am
 EDT – 8am
    GMT – 12pm

DAILY DIVE #2

EST – 11am
 EDT – 12pm
GMT – 4pm

diveLIVE pilot phase comes to you from Grand Cayman in the Caribbean.

This is a world-class diving site with rich, vibrant, biodiverse tropical reef ecosystems, crystal-clear blue wilderness at its best.

Meet the diveLIVE Team

Lauren Arthur

Marine Biologist

Growing up on the coast of Scotland, Lauren became obsessed with the ocean and everything in it. She decided to study marine biology as mermaiding wasn’t an option. After graduating with a Masters in Tropical Coastal Management, she began her six-year career as a resident marine biologist in the Maldives. Her main passion is manta rays and she has travelled the world from Fiji and Mexico to South Africa with experts to understand more about their populations and migrations. Throughout her career Lauren specialised in photographic mark-recapture studies of various animals, especially turtles and mantas, creating citizen science projects accessible to everyone. She believes anyone can make a difference and that it’s important to connect people to nature, the oceans and coral reefs, allowing everyone to save the world’s oceans one step at a time.

Patrick Fitzgerald

Marine Biologist

Patrick first told his parents he wanted to study Marine Biology when he was 4 years old because he wanted other kids to enjoy the ocean like he did. He has since worked his way through an Honours Degree and found employment at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. He finds the ocean an infinite source of knowledge, curiosity and fun and throughout his life has found the more intimate his relationship with the ocean, the more he cares about it and wants to change his life to benefit it. His hope for diveLIVE is to inspire this same connection in others, particularly those unfamiliar with the ocean. He’s especially thrilled to be taking diveLIVE audiences on epic oceanic experiences.

Simone Herrmannsen

Marine Biologist

Enticed by the excitement of crashing waves, Simone’s original love of the ocean began in the wild world of rock pools. From octopuses to nudibranchs, the uniqueness of the sea’s organisms drove her to pursue a career in science. The peculiar interactions, adaptations and delicate balances of the unseen ecosystems fueled an unstoppable curiosity, urging her to share it with others. Teaching others to explore, admire and protect the most precious environments on Earth is Simone’s passion and she believes everyone can make a difference. Using humour, knowledge and a few inevitable mishaps, she can’t wait to take diveLIVE audiences on the next underwater adventure.

Emil Karath

Camera Operator

Despite hailing from landlocked Hungary, the water and the sea are Emil’s life. When he was just 6 years old, he had a near fatal water accident. Nobody thought he would go into the water again… they were very wrong! Emil has been scuba diving for 30 years and was the second finalist in the European and World Orientation Diving Championships. During his university years he studied marine biology and participated in international marine research projects. His passion for the ocean didn’t stop there as he wanted to share the joy of the oceans with everyone and so he made his very first film, which won accolades at several film festivals. Emil is excited to be joining the diveLIVE crew as a camera operator as this allows him to share the miracles of the oceans with all of you.

Riaan Van Der Merwe

Camera Operator

An avid safariLIVE fan with a long-time dream of becoming a wildlife filmmaker, Riaan can’t wait to start sharing his passion for sharks and the oceans they call home through diveLIVE. Riaan is an underwater videography instructor, PADI and BSAC instructor and a Class 4 commercial diver who has been filming underwater for nearly a decade.  Riaan has worked on many exciting projects including the sardine run in South Africa and scooped first place at the annual Sodwana “shoot-out”.

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We would like to thank the following contributors who have helped to make diveLIVE a reality: 

Executive Producers

Alli Lowe

Amy Jackson

Andrea Rees

Barbara Russell

Betty & Allen Brooks

Carrie Stetler

Chris Genaw Brackett

Gemma Kemps

James Atkinson

Lisa Antell

Richard Beard

Rohn & Tori Dixon

Sebastian Zierer

Teresa Eubanks

Associate Producers

Alessandra Cuccato

Allie Lowe

Allison Priebe

Amelia Neubauer

Amy Dicker

Amy Gempeler

Andreas Nienhaus

Andrene Smith

Andy Fewtrell

Angella

Ann Hendrix

Anna Grigoleit

Anna Maria Guidi Westphal

Anu Jarvinen

Arran Hallas

Atul Shenoy

Barbara Hawk

Barbara Zawadski

Barbara Lunaq

Barbara Repko

Beth Loggins Roberts

Beth Turley

Beverly Bailey

Blaine Donald

Bob Dobbin

Brad Dancer

Brenda Robeson

Brian Sweet

Bryn Eagleson

Wagoner Alexander

Carol Patterson

Carol Slivovsky

Carol Stancil

Carolyn Spencer

Cat Curley

Cathy Gordon

Charles Kiley

Cheryl Ceretti

Chris MacLeod

Christine Bartlett

Christine Casabona

Christine Gentile

Christine Mauro

Christine Peterson

Christine Roquet

Christopher Verbist

Connie Gildner

Connie L Svendsen

Cynthia Ballard

Cynthia Cepeda

Dawn Fessett

Daniel Geldof

Daralynn Gordon

David Duda

David Lowrey

David Wagner

Dawn Ferrara Reale

Debbie Vitale

Deborah Selders

Deby Falkner

Dennis Phillips

Diana Hurford

Diana Mark

Dina Michl

Donna Lueken

Donna Matlock

Douglas H Lebensfeld

Ellen Smith

Enid Oberholtzer

Erin Brahmer

Evelyn Pissarro

Fern Oldham

Fiona & Sven Hahn

Fran Partridge

Gabby Metcalf

Gerardo Candales Nevado

Gina Marie Micci

Glendie Allison Cobb

Graham Waiting

Grant Buckley

Guido Cremie

Heidi Buelte

Herb Snapp

Inge van Reenen

Jacqueline Reimer

Jacquelyn Hoover

Jan Powers

Jana Sperka

Janet Stegner

Janice Masters

Jay Orrow

Jeanine Rachau

Jeff and Angela Stevens

Jim Pierce

Jo-Ann Barnes Byrne

Joanne Auman Jensen

John and Christina Paine

John Guppy

Jonathan Mendes

Josh Gere

Judith Weber

Judy Wright

Julia Smith

Julie Drake

Karin Mueller

Katherine Dziedzic

Katherine Neale

Kathy Klahn

Kathy Smith

Kathleen Ciula

Kayle Pate

Kelsey Bornstein

Kim Stone

Kimberly Swafford

Kodiak Jones

Laura Bruce

Laura Daulton

Laura Hannivoort

Leigh Myers

Liesl Apgar

Linda Harper

Lisa Jong-Soon Goodlin

Lisa Hilger

Loreen Johnson

Lowell Bleiweiss

Mama Gish

Malcolm Jayne

Malcolm Macintyre

Marc Pierre

Marci McCall

Marcia Andre

Margi Hartnett

Marianne Lesher

Mary E Wilber

Mary Jozwiak

Mathias Helbach

Matthew Halls

Matthew Zymet

Maureen Findorff

Mia Mykat

Michael McMahan

Michele Shields

Mimi Viallet-de Faria

Nedra Nichols

Nicci Shaftoe

Paige O’Neal

Pam Nellis

Pamela Elza

Patricia Scott

Patty Kelly-Skirvin

Paul & Jane Gale

Pete Conder

Rainey Magee

Raj Verma

Richard Beard

Richard Horton

Ritchey Sewell

Robin Bell

Rosemary Nel

Royet Dhayatker

Sara Gross

Sarah Holcomb

Shamrock Bidd

Shamsun Niazi

Sharon Cooney

Sharon Renno

Sian Min The

Simon Douw

Sjaak Braat

Sofia Anglarill

Soraya and Dr. Robert

Stacy Barr

Stefan Distler

Stephanie Abrahamson

Sue FitzGerald

Sue Soto

Sungwon Lee

Susan Roberts

Susan Terry

Susie Karg

Swapna R. Addagarla

Teresa Allen

Tivah Brown

Torsten Hoffmann

Trisha DuCharme

Valorie Berry

Vickie Lach

Vincent Van Fossen

Virginia-Lynn Hazlewood

Yvonne Ireland

Yvonne Moore