Monday, July 22, 2024

Seaspiracy: 7 More Eye Opening Ocean Documentaries


Here are some more documentaries that will open your eyes to issues happening in the world right now. Seaspiracy is the one that we are all talking about right now – here are 7 more documentaries that challenge common misconceptions about our oceans and their inhabitants.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

With characteristic wit and warmth, Sir David Attenborough returns in this important work that he describes as his “witness statement”. The series weaves through the many facets of his extensive career observing nature conservation efforts around the world. As a result, you will be able to see how much has been lost due to human-inflicted damage on our planet when it is viewed through one person’s eyes who cares deeply about its future success!  The documentary shares alarming predictions for the future of the planet if humans refuse to change their behavior, but also offers inspiring and urgent solutions to save our future.

How To Watch: You can watch it on Netflix.

Our Planet

This multi-million dollar, Emmy award-winning docu-series is Netflix’s first foray into nature programming. Filmed by more than 600 crew members over four years in 50 countries it has been narrated by none other than Sir David Attenborough. The difference this time, however, Our Planet doesn’t shy away from the threats facing the flora and fauna that it portrays but instead chooses to shine a light on what some say is an impending climate emergency.

How To Watch: You can watch it on Netflix.



Blackfish is one of the most controversial and talked about documentaries to date. This documentary literally did change an entire culture, not only in America but around the world as well. It’s a crucial look at killer whale Tilikum, who spent his life performing for SeaWorld Orlando before it was shut down due to its close proximity with other animals that resulted in multiple deaths.

How To Watch: You can watch it on Netflix.

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral is a documentary film that follows the lives of divers, scientists, and photographers as they travel all over the world to document what we are doing with coral reefs. As you watch this hour-and-a-half-long movie your perspective will change from thinking about how beautiful these ecosystems can be when untouched by humans to being horrified at our actions towards them.

How To Watch: You can watch it on Netflix.

A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean is a difficult documentary to watch but an important one. It chronicles the aquatic life that has been lost due to our ever-growing dependence on plastic and what we can do about it now before its too late. The film follows journalist Craig Leeson and world champion freediver Tanya Streeter as they travel around the world interviewing experts, researchers, divers, and others who have personal experience with marine pollution in order better understand how breaking down plastics affects us all – both above water or below

How To Watch: You can watch it on NetflixYouTube or Google Play.

The Cove

The Cove is a must-watch documentary for animal lovers and environmentalists. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists – led by dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry and including freedivers Mandy-Rae and Kirk Krack– infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan. The shocking abuse of animals uncovered in this film, combined with the threats to human health makes it difficult but necessary viewing.

How To Watch: You can watch it on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play

Mission Blue

The narrator’s voice is captivating and never leaves the viewer feeling bored. The story of Sylvia Earle, an oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist that has dedicated her life to saving Earth’s dying oceans after seeing firsthand how much they have been drained in just one lifetime.

How To Watch: You can watch it on Netflix

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.