DVD's and Books
We have a wide selection of scuba diving DVDs and books, covering everything from sea life, shipwrecks, cave diving and more. Many of these films are from Shark Bay Films: John Boyle, Fionn Crow Howeison and Eddie Milano Rourke are a specialist team of underwater and documentary filmmakers. Their three film series “Critters” won a double Palme d’Or at the Underwater Film Festival in Antibes, and since then they have impressed critics and underwater enthusiasts alike with their amazing footage, sometimes being the first people to film species in the wild. Please note all DVD's are region 2 but are suitable for all computer DVD players.
Two films that reveal the captivating secrets of the lives of fish, and where and how they live in the ocean. Fish that ubuild their own homes, creatures that live on others, that adapt human rubbish to provide safe undersea houses... from the tiniest macro creatures to ocean roaming giants. Featuring exceptional behanvioural footage of sea creatures building and defending their homes, caring for the next genreation in undersea nurseries, mating, and even an underwater eviction! Filmed in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Eastern Pacific, Southern Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, Read Sea and Bahamas; these films span the whole spectrum of the planet's oceans to showcase creatures and behaviour never previously filmed. Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Underwater Video Book
Fun to read and beautifully illustrated, this is the book that everyone who uses a video camera underwater or is thinking of doing should read. From the first step of buying equipment, with great tips on getting the best results, and even how to produce a film and sell your work, John Boyle shares the lessons he has learnt in over 20 years of underwater filming. "I owe you a great deal for writing your book, it helped immensely particularly in my early days of video, but even now I still think back to the pointers you give in the book. " Tony Exall, Underwater Video Professional
Dive - The Ultimate Guide book
Fourth Element sponsors Monty Halls, and we are proud to be selling the new addition of his book. Totally up-to-date and carefully researched, this illustrated guide has been fully updated with new and exciting destinations for budding dive travellers. Written by marine biologist and experienced diver Monty Halls and a team of expert writers, DIVE is illustrated with stunning photography, informative maps and graphics and offers a first-hand account of 70 of the greatest dive locations on earth. Monty has been diving since 1984 leading teams around the world including two epic diving expeditions to the world’s greatest dives 2002 and top ten shipwreck dives 2003. A regular contributor to UK’s Diver Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine and other travel publications, he has also presented TV programs for Channel 4, Sky and National Geographic and was the winning ‘Super Human’ in Channel 4’s flagship program ‘Super Humans’ in February 2004.
Deep in the jungle of Papua New Guinea lies a mysterious blue hole - the source of a river - guarded by ancient spirits, shrouded in mystery and legend. Apart from local tribal villagers few have ever even seen this place - and no-one has ever dived in the pool to try and discover its mysteries. But all that is going to change - though even the explorers could never have expected what they would find... Running time – 2 × 26 minutes. Format: DVD Region 2 Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
A collaboration between John McIntyre and Shark Bay Films, this movie is about the unusual animals found beneath the sea and some of their even more unusual behaviours. Combining footage shot by two of the UKs leading filmmakers in locations all over the world, the film is a lighthearted yet informative glimpse into an often alien world. Format: DVD Region 2 Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Dream Dive Destinations
This series of 6 half hour films visits six tiny dots of islands studded around the planets oceans and showcases their very different marine life and phenomena. Ranging from the cold seas of New Zealand to the warm tropical waters of Seychelles, the Rock Islands of Palau to Costa Ricas legendary Cocos Island. The series also visits the rich seas of Papua New Guinea and Brazils Fernando de Noronha – the island of the dolphins. Acquired by National Geographic and broadcast worldwide, this is a truly global collection of films. Double Disc DVD £18 (plus p+p) Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Moresby to Manus
At last – THE definitive DVD about diving in Papua New Guinea – the planet’s most awesome and diverse diving destination. Wrecked ships and planes litter the sea floor. Huge schools of fish swirl over the tips of remote undersea mountains. Intriguing macro creatures are still being discovered. The ultimate guide to one of diving’s last frontiers. 2 discs – running time 130 minutes – disc offers English, French, German, Italian and Russian soundtracks. Double Disc DVD Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
A huge mysterious land of jungle cloaked mountains and pristine tropical islands. A society of isolated tribes where strange and gruesome traditions survive. An ocean where huge shoals of giant fish gather over remote sea mounts. An ocean of massive biodiversity, home to the most bizarre sea creatures on the planet. And where the debris of WW2 is scattered throughout the jungle and across the sea floor. The place is Papua New Guinea.It’s here that John Boyle has come in his quest for the ultimate undersea experience. It’s possibly John’s greatest film to date. Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Shark Attack Britain
To many people the presence of sharks in the waters around the British Isles would be a surprise. The idea of shark attacks, and even shark caused human deaths would, for most, be absurd. Astonishingly there are at least 30 species of shark in our coastal waters - including the planets second biggest shark which is a year round resident. Among these are 4 species of sharks that are recognised as dangerous to man. Richard Peirce takes you on a journey around Britain investigating these shark attacks. A shark bit in a Midlands pub, shark injuries on the toilet and sharks blowing up the Royal Navy. Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Email from a Shark
The basking shark is the second biggest fish on the planet - yet until recently no-one knew where it came from or went after spending the summer around Britain's coast. This is the story of discovering the secrets of this ocean giant by a combination of modern technology and scientific detective work. One of wildlife's most intriguing mysteries unravelled... with a few unexpected surprises. The DVD also features Sharkfeeders, a fascinating TV documentary about the history of shark feeding in Bahamas and training to hand feed reef sharks! Format: DVD Region 2 Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Filmstar Fish Saving Nemo
As a result of the Hollywood blockbuster "Finding Nemo" demand for clownfish worldwide has soared - this year around twenty million Nemos will be taken from the wild in a business worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Today it's not so much a question of Finding Nemo as of saving him! Following research teams at work, with unique access to the wild fish trade and to Nemo farms, this film is an in-depth investigation into the lives of these ocean favourites and their struggle for survival. Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Mahe to Aldabra
The stunning Seychelles islands, scattered over 1.25 million square kilometres of clear blue Indian Ocean, offer world class diving and stunning undersea life. This is the first ever comprehensive DVD dive guide to the islands. Includes chapters on diving even the remotest uninhabited coral islands plus special bonus features. 2 discs – run time 150 minutes – disc offers English French German Italian Spanish and Russian soundtracks. Double Disc DVD Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Secrets of the Giant Sharks
The two biggest fish on the planet – the whale shark and the basking shark. Yet we know virtually nothing about their secret lives. Where they spend most of the year is one of nature’s greatest unsolved riddles. The ultimate ocean predator – the great white shark. Found in specific regions, are these just localized groupings – or is there a world-wide network of great whites scouring the world’s seas? At opposite ends of the planet small groups of scientists using the modern technology uncover the secrets of the world’s greatest sharks. With exclusive access to the research projects and to the results, this film totally demolishes currently held theories about these ocean giants. Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.
Caymania – John Boyle's first ever film – made in Grand Cayman over 20 years ago. Regarded as a classic, this film certainly changed his life! The film was repeatedly broadcast by National Geographic as well as many other television stations around the world. For those of you who know the island you may spot many differences between Cayman then and now... though happily the stingrays, tarpon and baitfish are still around! Please note this DVD is region 2 but is suitable for all computer DVD players.