Red Sea

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Episode 3 of 8

Duration: 1 hour

The team explores the remote and unexplored Southern Red Sea, teeming with marine life and home to some of the warmest waters on the planet.

With unique access, expedition leader Paul Rose, environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr, maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue and marine biologist and oceanographer Tooni Mahto investigate whether the vibrant coral here can help other coral reefs threatened by global warming.

They dive in one of only two places on Earth you can see a new ocean being born; they explore the wreck of an Italian ship, to find her top secret, deadly cargo; and they uncover archaeological evidence of one of early man's first encounters with the sea.

And Philippe Cousteau Jr has an emotional journey to the remains of an ambitious underwater village established by his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, in 1963 to discover whether humans could live beneath the waves.

  • Oceans film locations

    A guide to the sites visited by the Oceans team in the Red Sea.

    Red Sea
  • Image gallery:

    Image highlights from the Red Sea dive expedition.

    Red Sea
  • Ultimate dives:

    Watch Paul Rose's ultimate dives which include a reef dive searching for fluorescent corals.

    Paul Rose's ultimate dive videos
  • Ultimate dives:

    Watch Lucy Blue's ultimate dives which include a wreck dive at the site of Umbria in the Red Sea.

    Lucy Blue's ultimate dive videos
  • Ultimate dives:

    Watch Philippe Cousteau's ultimate dives which include a wreck dive at the underwater village, Conshelf II.

    Philippe Cousteau's ultimate dive videos


Paul Rose
Lucy Blue
Tooni Mahto
Phillipe Cousteau
Milla Harrison-Hansley
Executive Producer
Anne Laking
Series Producer
Helen Thomas


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