Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans, strong enough that they have dedicated their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water.
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Highlight episodes from our incredible ocean guests.
In today's episode, I speak with maritime archeologist , historian , author , television host , and explorer Jim Delgado. Jim's work has taken him around the globe, and he has known is one of the world's foremost experts in …
In today's episode, I speak with former pro surfer , surf journalist , and Fullbright scholar Jamie Brisick. I originally met Jamie as he grew up in Southern California with a close friend of mine, who thought he might be …
Today I speak with Michael Menduno , one of the most accomplished ocean technology and dive reporters for the past 30 years. Michael’s work is everywhere. He is editor-in-chief of Global Underwater Explorers InDepth magazine,...
In this episode, I speak with journalist, filmmaker, and ocean activist Alexandra Cousteau . Alexandra has a long legacy of working to protect our world's oceans and is the founder of Oceans 2050 . She is also on the board …
In today's episode, I speak with New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Urbina . Ian’s investigate journalism about the intersection of the human species and the lawless frontier of the open ocean, most often ap...
In today's episode, I speak with National Geographic Photographer and marine scientist, Cristina Mittermeier . Cristina started her career as a marine biologist but quickly discovered a passion for photography, which in many ...
In this episode, I speak with Hugh Pearson , the underwater filmmaker behind some of the most iconic ocean sequences ever captured, and director of portions of " Blue Planet ," and more recently, both underwater episodes for ...
In this episode part one of my conversation with Jill Heinerth , cave diver, underwater photographer, and Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society . I first met Jill at a dive industry convention, where...
In this episode, my conversation with Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd , the environmental organization known for interventions with whaling ships around the world. Paul has been at the forefront of the ocean envi...
Murder at the Bottom of a Pond: Michael Berry on his life as an Underwater Scuba Criminal Investigator
Freediving record holder Hanli Prinsloo and how diving on one breath has allowed her to connect with marine wildlife and inspired her to dedicate her life to protecting what she loves through her I AM WATER Foundation.
Daan Verhoeven talks about how freediving brought him closer to his late father
Michael Adams on how freediving unlocked ancient ways of connecting with the ocean
May 03, 2022
In today's episode, I speak with maritime archeologist , historian , author , television host , and explorer Jim Delgado. Jim's work has taken him around the globe, and he has known is one of the world's foremost experts in u...Scuba Diving Maritime Archaeology
April 26, 2022
In this episode, iconic freediver Mehgan Heaney-Grier. Mehgan's life story is wildly eclectic and has elements that originally attracted me, particularly its sense of rugged individualism and carving your own path. As a teen...Scuba Diving Freediving
April 19, 2022
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Steve Gittings , chief science officer for NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries . In addition to overseeing science at all 14 United States Marine sanctuaries, and being on numerous boa...Scuba Diving Environment Exploration Marine Science Marine
April 12, 2022
In today's episode, I speak with Doug Anderson, considered to be one of the world's best underwater cameramen. Doug works on primarily what are called blue chip wildlife films, which try to tell compelling stories focused on ...Scuba Diving Underwater Cinematography Filmmaking Documentary Filmmaking Our Planet Arctic Diving
April 05, 2022
In today's episode, I speak with Sarah Richard founder of the world's largest community for female divers, Girls That Scuba , and the ancillary Girls That Free Dive . With over 700,000 members in just under four years, the gr...Freediving Scuba Diving Diversity
March 29, 2022
In today's episode, I speak with journalist and filmmaker Erik Olsen . Erik’s video journalism has taken him around the world, but his passion most always lies underwater in our world's oceans. His career has spanned ABC New...Scuba Diving Marine Science Ocean Journalism Marine Wildlife
March 22, 2022
In today's episode, I speak with former pro surfer , surf journalist , and Fullbright scholar Jamie Brisick. I originally met Jamie as he grew up in Southern California with a close friend of mine, who thought he might be a g...Ocean Journalism Surfing
March 15, 2022
In this episode, I speak with Marine Biologist and Co-Founder of Minorities in Shark Science, Jasmine Graham . I originally reached out to Jasmine because I had seen a talk given by her and her passion and enthusiasm for shar...Diversity Marine Science Sharks