First underwater movie [Filmed on scuba]
Last updated: January 5, 2018 at 22:59 pm
1940 – Hans Hass directed and filmed, Pirsch unter Wasser (Underwater Stalking), the first underwater movie filmed on scuba off Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles. The first version of the film, which was published by Universum Film AG, lasted 16 minutes. It was extended with underwater scenes from the Adriatic Sea off the city of Dubrovnik (Croatia) in 1942. The underwater images were filmed with a Movikon K16 (16 mm) camera in a custom built housing. The final version premiered at Berlin’s Ufa Theater Tauentzienpalast on May 8, 1942.