Since our last post (5 Surf Movies better than Blue Crush) got such a great reception, we’ll share five inspiring short films about diving with you this time.
Diving is absolutely amazing. There is a certain tranquillity that I haven’t experienced anywhere else. As you leave the
confines of gravity all the feelings of negativity and anxiety disappear as well. Whether you are a seasoned diver, new to the game or still need to dip your toes for the first time, our list of inspiring short films about diving will inspire you and make you yearn for the ocean.
Grab your mask and fins, girls and let’s dive into a stunning and mysterious world.
#1 Dive Odyssey by Janne Kasperi Suhonen
Dive Odyssey has it all. Ice Diving? Check! Cave Diving? Check! A badass female diver? Double Check! Seriously, there is a reason why this is number one on this list. What begins as a foreboding descent into darkness
quickly transcends into an ode to the exploration of the unknown. Dive Odyssey also shows us that the depths of space and the depths of our own planet are not that different. Both hold incredible potential for philosophical musings and exploration.
#2 The Power Within Kiki Bosch
More than the footage itself it was the amazing bravery ice freediver Kiki Bosch shows in this movie. She tells us how and why she began ice diving and about the trauma that caused it.
And she has an important message: I’m not my history, I’m not my past and I’m not my future. We are in the moment and anyone that goes for a dive next to a freaking iceberg in nothing but a swimsuit is a whole new level of a badass survivor.
#3 The Fish Vortex starring Anna von Boetticher
Another amazing freediving short film I stumbled onto by a complete accident. Freediver Anna von Boetticher not only dives into a bait ball but merges with it.
The interplay of human and fish is amazing to watch and totally makes us want to learn how to free dive. It doesn’t hurt that the camera and soundtrack are perfectly executed as well.
#4 Dedicate: Jacques de Vos
Meet a man who works as a photographer with whales and orcas in Norway. Despite being a SCUBA instructor he chooses to free dive with these amazing animals in order to showcase their beauty.
This movie really makes you feel how much he loves what he does and the animals involved. The underwater footage is stunning and touching at the same time. It’s one of those short films that make you feel, I don’t know, something.
#5 Taking the Plunge by Taking the Plunge Crew
Taking the plunge is totally on the light side of things. It is none the less a great and most of all super cute animated short film about a man fighting to save
the perfect proposal. He is aided by the cutest dumbo octopus in his quest to retrieve the ring. This short film reminds me of How to Train your Dragon under the sea.
I sincerely hope that you enjoyed our list of diving themed short films.
I’m especially fond of Dive Odyssea and its metaphysical representation of discovery andthe unknown and Anna von Boetticher’s hypnotic dance within a bait ball.
Which one was your favourite? Did we miss one that absolutely blew your mind? Let us know in the comment and share this post with your friends.