Saturday, July 13, 2024

Production On Season 2 of ‘Shipwreck Hunters Australia’ Has Begun


Filming of season 2 of the Disney+ “Shipwreck Hunters Australia” docuseries has begun, the Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand announced this week.

Filming will take place across several locations in the year ahead. No premiere date has been set.

The next six-part installment of the highly popular Australian documentary series follows a team of ocean adventurers who dive deep to uncover new stories of incredible survivals and devastating tragedies along Western Australia’s ruggedly beautiful “Treasure Coast.”

Season 2 picks up with the returning crew of skilled divers and underwater filmmakers made up of Captain Ash Sutton, Andre Rerekura, Nush Freedman, Johnny Debnam and Ryan Chatfield, supported by maritime archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum.

The expeditions take viewers into the ocean’s depths to investigate maritime mysteries, experience unique and stunning ocean wildlife and explore Western Australia’s coastline, which is believed to be the home of more than 1,600 shipwrecks.

Season 1 included the maritime discovery of the 111-year-old sunken Finnish-owned sailing ship Glenbank and a 1942 Flying Boat sunk during World War 2 in Broome.

Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand Senior Vice President and Managing Director Kylie Watson-Wheeler said:

“The series captivated our audiences worldwide with its mystery, adventure and exploration. We’re excited for this next chapter of shipwreck tales and to see even more breathtaking underwater filmmaking in a place of such rare and true natural beauty.”

While “Shipwreck Hunters Australia” Director and Producer Brendan Hutchens added:

“Our team is absolutely pumped to be setting off on more ocean adventures looking for shipwrecks, uncovering remarkable stories and exploring the spectacular West Australian coast that we love. We are so grateful for the support we have received from Disney, our funding partners and especially from people of all ages and from all over the world who loved season one! So good.”

Season 1 of “Shipwreck Hunters Australia” is currently streaming on Disney+. You can check out a trailer for it below.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.