First underwater movie [Filmed on scuba]

By | 2018-01-05T22:59:07+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Records, Underwater Imaging|

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.


EDITOR’S NOTE
The year (1944) posted on the video below is incorrect.
SOURCE:
Hans-Hass-Institut für Submarine Forschung und Tauchtechnik.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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