Following the airing of a successful television pilot in 2022, a five-episode series of “Destination Dive” is slated for broadcast on Discovery each Sunday from Aug. 6 through Sept. 3.
Emphasizing conservation and protection, “Destination Dive” takes viewers on exciting adventures as unique as the area it covers: the Florida Keys. This chain of subtropical islands is both an intriguing setting for viewers to explore and one of the global epicenters for environmental conservation and renewal.
”The Florida Keys is an area teeming with amazing diving, marine life and people passionate about protecting our oceans,” said Mike Zimmer, the program’s executive producer. “Destination Dive’s stories are unique and our audience will be captivated by their content, characters and the visual beauty of the Florida Keys.”
Key Largo: Sunday, Aug. 6 @ 8 a.m. ET/PT
Key Largo, often called the dive capital of the world, features extraordinary shipwrecks and spectacular coral reefs with a focus on innovative coral restoration efforts.
Islamorada: Sunday, Aug. 13 @ 8 a.m. ET/PT
Islamorada offers a wealth of shipwrecks and reefs, crystal-clear water teeming with sea life, and a unique program designed to educate divers about the benefits of coral restoration and regeneration.
Marathon: Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 8 a.m. ET/PT
Notable elements in the Middle Keys include a shipwreck hit by 500 lightning strikes, spectacular reefs filled with marine life, and Special Operations veterans on a mission to save corals.
Big Pine Key & The Lower Keys and Key West: Sunday, Aug. 27 @ 8 a.m. ET/PT
Off Key West lies the Vandenberg, an awe-inspiring shipwreck that was a missile-tracking ship during the Cold War and subsequently tracked Florida space launches. Big Pine Key is home to spectacular reefs including Looe Key, widely regarded as a “ top 10” dive site. There, a one-of-a-kind undersea concert entertains divers and boaters while promoting eco-conscious diving and conservation.
Noah’s Ark: Sunday, Sept. 3 @ 8:30 a.m. ET/PT
It’s a race against time as a disease threatens Florida’s corals. The Florida Keys are at the epicenter of coral research and conservation, where scientists created and carried out a pioneering plan. In a unique move, experts from across the United States joined forces. They rescued, grew and replanted corals that now reside on Keys reefs. It started with one idea and turned into a national movement.
“Destination Dive is the next generation of dive shows and it’s all about protecting our oceans,” Zimmer said. “I’m particularly proud of the people whose stories we are sharing.”
For a sneak peek, visit www.destinationdive.tv.
For more information contact:
Mike Zimmer at [email protected]