Monty Halls' Dive Mysteries: The Curse of The Blue Hole | History Documentary | Reel Truth History

  • Publicado el 24 nov 2018
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    Marine biologist Monty Halls is on a mystery to solve some of the greatest mysteries in the world of diving. In this episode, Monty visits the most dangerous dive site on Earth, The Blue Hole on Egypt's Red Sea coast to try and discover why it has taken the lives of so many divers.
    Under the surface of every body of water on earth there lurks a mystery or blood curdling legend - a tale of lost treasure, deadly curse, ghost ship or ancient civilisation. In this series Monty Halls goes in search of the real story behind the worlds greatest underwater mysteries, pushing the safety limits on truly dangerous dives backed up by cutting edge camera technology. Advances in technical diving and multi-scan mapping tools mean that these sites can be revealed as never before, all Monty needs to do is launch the expedition for the exploration to begin. This is true Indiana Jones diving wrapped around gripping detective stories set against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful and mysterious locations on earth.
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Comentarios • 2 535

  • michael queck
    michael queck Hace 3 años +610

    “Plan your dive, Dive your plan”
    This has brought me home every time (back to the surface) after every dive adventure Thank you Carol Kender, dive instructor extraordinaire

    • J Bac
      J Bac Hace 3 meses

      Plan your Trade. Trade your plan.

    • Rls0523
      Rls0523 Hace 3 meses +1

      @Reeney Cruse that movie is based on a true story from over two decades before the movie and the saying is even older than that.

    • Lady B
      Lady B Hace 7 meses +2

      Always check your own gear too. Every time.

    • L G
      L G Hace 7 meses +3

      @gargy2002 that’s where the training comes into it. We don’t just do tech courses for the sake of spunking away out hard earned money lol. To dive the arch, you’re going to have to have done a tech course for the depth (probably to 100m as the top of the arch is about 60m I think) and in addition to depth, you need to have done an overhead diving course too.

    • Andrew_Owens
      Andrew_Owens Hace 8 meses

      When I learned to rock climb, my instructor said: "The first two years is the worst." I realized that many of the mistakes of judgement occur during that time.

  • Jason
    Jason Hace un día

    Great video. Cool descriptions and discussion on basic challenges of deep diving. However, the 32% O2 markings on his double set seem out of place for a video on extreme depth.

  • AJ
    AJ Hace 2 años +591

    I’ll never forget the feeling of swimming over my first ledge. Even with a decent dive history it’s an eerie feeling looking into a true abyss thousands of feet deep. Takes your breathe away for a second

    • Susan Anne
      Susan Anne Hace 20 días

      Niether will I ! A rookie! Thank heavens my dive master grabbed my wrist and calmly escorted me back onto the reef. I got very interested in the beauty of it all and lost track of my buoyancy. We had a long talk when we got back on the boat. That’s when I got a bit shook!

    • Patrick S
      Patrick S Hace un mes +1

      I know what you mean, In Santorini the beach just drops off into the abyss, it’s prob only 20 - 30 ft but it startles you and made me feel sick lol

    • Neil Lynch
      Neil Lynch Hace 5 meses +2

      Learned to dive in Bali. There, there was a reef and shipwreck with an abyss bordering it. I was not going anywhere near the void.

    • Ash Richards
      Ash Richards Hace 6 meses +5

      I was 17 when I moved to aruba...when my new friends took me swimming in the open ocean...just with vins...and I looked down and could not see the bottom I felt tiny and a little scared.

    • bad campa
      bad campa Hace 6 meses

      @Juan Pablo thankyou for your service

  • chocolate bacon is really good

    The blue hole has great visibility, which is imo is one of the reasons why it's so deadly. People think distances are shorter than they actually are and feel confident cause they can actually see stuff, compared to waters with bad viz where divers would feel less confident and play if more safely

    • Teija Flink
      Teija Flink Hace un mes

      I think too the popuularity and that they let too inexperienced divers to dive who get confused and panic.

    • Alan Du Verger
      Alan Du Verger Hace 4 meses

      Great explanation. I have been trying to figure out why this is deadly for the last 45 minutes!

    • Kim Stewart
      Kim Stewart Hace 5 meses

      Wall dives be tricky that way. Conception Wall in the Bahamas...BAM, I'm at 350 ft.

    • Bridgett Wagner-cooper
      Bridgett Wagner-cooper Hace 6 meses

      @Paul Paul it's from "Sanctum" a movie 🎬

    • DannahBanana
      DannahBanana Hace 7 meses +2

      @Seventh Seventh Nineteen That could be confusing to divers, different conditions on different days, expecting it to be a certain way based on what they've heard and then experiencing the opposite. I can't eyeball distances at all so I could understand being fooled by the clarity. But when there's low visibility and you're looking for a landmark I can also see how you'd get really disoriented.

  • howa08
    howa08 Hace un año +211

    This video was so much better than I was expecting. I thought it was going to be some hokey click bait BS. Well done and actually learned quite a bit about diving and the risks of it

    • Brian Clifford
      Brian Clifford Hace 4 meses

      @Reillyyou just completely ignored the Primus of this video if you are a diver of some description then you are a Clown and a unsafe diver nobber

    • MC
      MC Hace 6 meses +2

      @Reilly as a fellow diver, you are completely missing the point of this. How much air is in your bailout bottle? At that consumption rate at 60m, nothing will last long. And you have to swim through the arch first and then 60m of vertical ascend. By now you would also have to do deco stop.
      Not sure what your actual diving experience is, but you sounded like you have no clue about the whole dive plan for this

    • ScarletAmazon
      ScarletAmazon Hace 6 meses +1

      @Reilly Besides a quibble about whether the rebreather part was over-dramatised, are you suggesting that the blue hole really isn't that dangerous? What do YOU say is the cause for the many many deaths happening there then?

    • L G
      L G Hace 7 meses +1

      @Charles G rescue and advanced are only recreational qualifications. Diving the arch requires tech diving qualifications if you want to do it safely.

    • Charles G
      Charles G Hace 7 meses +12

      @Reilly I mean I’m a rescue, advanced, sidemount and cave diver and this video was more or less accurate brohan. Really solid and INTERESTING video. As a diver, I love it

  • Pankaj Arora
    Pankaj Arora Hace un año +74

    A meticulously planned, well pre-researched expedition, most interesting, factual, no undue dramatics....all in all - top class...Kudos

  • Ibrahim Helmy
    Ibrahim Helmy Hace 2 años +229

    I was just snorkeling there two days ago and I can’t get my head around how deep and beautiful this place is, absolutely mesmerizing and mind bending, very sad to know that young people die there chasing beauty

      ABCDEFGH IJK Hace 9 meses

      Comments like yours lure idiots into dangerous activities.

    • Charles G
      Charles G Hace 9 meses +2

      @carson cantwell The problem with Jacob‘s well isn’t so much nitrogen narcosis (cuz it isn’t THAT deep), it’s getting lost/turned around, or getting stuck or damaging your equip on something since it’s so closed-in, or kicking up silt and losing visibility.

    • John Piper
      John Piper Hace un año +5

      @David K LOL that is indeed where the REAL temptation is arrrrggghh! The beautiful mermaids mate!~ :D

    • David K
      David K Hace un año +6

      Mermaids down there.

    • Jared Sama
      Jared Sama Hace un año +5

      @carson cantwell sorry for your loss 🥺❤️

  • Katie White
    Katie White Hace 2 años +51

    I'm glad docos like this exist, I get to experience diving without all of the danger.

  • Mohamed Elshamy
    Mohamed Elshamy Hace un año +38

    I won't forget the first time I looked over the blue hole when I was snorkeling there, the incredible depth and the shift of water color from cyan to deep ultramarine blue was just breathtaking, and you can almost hear the sound of hollowness the first time you look down the hole

  • dean morritt
    dean morritt Hace un año +28

    I went there years ago and just snorkelled around the perimeter, which was absolutely amazing, but I remember seeing two divers way way down below me and they looked about as big as an action man figure, they were really deep. Fantastic place to visit, but it has claimed a lot of divers.

    • anibal
      anibal Hace 7 meses +1

      nice description action hero dolls. only if my future husband will come to this conclusion for himself to

  • G-Money
    G-Money Hace un año +34

    Don’t know a thing about diving but I know when someone tells a great story. I wanted this documentary to be another 2 hours longer. It just mesmerized me. Very well done!

  • greg macaulay
    greg macaulay Hace 3 días

    At 66 metres air becomes toxic probably a reason why some guys are dying aswell. I’m a sat diver and been to some great depths but with proper supervision with correct gas mixes etc

  • Cozenboy
    Cozenboy Hace 3 meses +2

    What an amazing documentary, I almost went diving at the blue hole in Dahab a few weeks ago, but had to cancel due to stomach problems. I am glad to have seen this well-made documentary now first before attempting another try in the future. I‘ll definitely stick to „safe diving mode“ now… Thank you for this very informative documentary!!!

  • Horacio
    Horacio Hace 3 años +2391

    I was lucky to feel what nitrogen narcosis is like at 33m underwater. I knew my depth, how much air I had and I felt fine. My dive instructor asked me to solve a math problem on his slate and I couldn't figure out what he was asking and then he asked me what the last letters of the alphabet are. I just kept repeating ABC in my head. I literally forgot the letter D. It came back to me after going up just a few meters. It's not a surprise these guys die when they're going twice the depth I was at. It was the literally the most humbling moment of my life. You can read about it or watch a video like this but until you experience it, you think it's not that bad.

    • Alan Du Verger
      Alan Du Verger Hace 4 meses

      @Title by Artist deep

    • Alan Du Verger
      Alan Du Verger Hace 4 meses

      @Nicore Did your dive partners help you out Nicore?

    • listrahtes
      listrahtes Hace 5 meses

      @Rschmidt Schmidt 33m is actually quite deep for a nitrogen dive. Nitrox doesnt make you able to dive deeper but have less problems after the dive as less nitrogen is dissolved in your body. It feels a lot better if people want to do several dives a day. Less decompression problems. I would actually feel safer going to lets say 40m with normal oxygen then nitrox. Below 40m I only dived a few times and one should be experienced and never alone. Below 45m imo is a gamble and I would not do it. Only with trimix.

    • Meag Shea
      Meag Shea Hace 5 meses

      This sounds similar to having a tbi, and never knowing when your processing is going to fail on you :(

    • anibal
      anibal Hace 7 meses +1

      hola cómo estás:) Your comment men want to have adventure and they want to have a challenge our brains 🧠 want to go everywhere. At one point in the film they go over this. Now it clicked whats wrong with my future husband Anibals desire to do something that makes him feel greater than life once he does it but also dangerously close!!

  • Javier Adorno
    Javier Adorno Hace 2 años +51

    Ive never been scuba diving, but I started free diving when I was 16 and I remember a quick dive I did at Ponce de Leon springs where I followed a bouy rope 33 feet down or so. Upon reaching the bottom I felt fine. Like I had plenty of air. Then I looked up and saw how far away from the surface I was and panicked. All my air seemed to disappear and I was now in a panicking state. I bolted for the surface with barley a second to spare. I still free dive though imagining being in that scenario while on gas and not being able to head for the surface, gives me chills.

    • Ten
      Ten Hace 8 meses +5

      That’s def a near death experience forsho it def humbled u

  • Boss Hogg
    Boss Hogg Hace 2 años +5

    I think it’s safe to say the moments leading up to death in these situations is one where the mind has no clue what is about to transpire. I’m a certified diver and have seen people do all manner of things on reef dives. Everything from hyperventilating at 20 meters to not understanding how their BC works and dragging their body in a swimsuit against the reef. It’s truly cringe worthy!

  • Luis Franco
    Luis Franco Hace 2 años +28

    Very informative. Being a open water diver myself, it’s best to leave this dive to the tech divers.

  • Kenzie Larsen
    Kenzie Larsen Hace un año +8

    I appreciated the exciting details, clear explanations, & tangible comparisons! I actually felt the panic of being trapped at -60m without air!

  • MTM Bunnys
    MTM Bunnys Hace 3 años +938

    Him : talks about the dangers of the arch and how many people died for 30 min
    Also him: “I’ll have to dive the arch myself to see what it’s about”

    • cascadeskyline
      cascadeskyline Hace 5 meses

      @Barry Shitpeas cap

    • L G
      L G Hace 7 meses

      @Barry Shitpeas 14? What training had you done and what equipment did you use?

    • Barry Shitpeas
      Barry Shitpeas Hace 9 meses

      I dived it when I was about 14, it’s really nothing overly dangerous, just a lot of tourist idiots don’t seem to know what they’re doing

    • JJ Marie
      JJ Marie Hace un año +2

      @cyndy medina curiosity killed the cat
      ....but satisfaction brought it back

    • Hiraya
      Hiraya Hace un año

      It also made me confuse😂😂😂😂😂 i guess men will always be men.

  • happy life
    happy life Hace 3 años +23

    My heart is heavy and teary eyed while watching this documentary. I remember my boss missing since June 3 this year while diving in Tubattha Reefs here in Palawan Philippines. Up to now almost 7 months we have no idea if he survive or gone forever.😢😭
    Sir we missed you a lot😭
    And still praying and hoping that you are still alive.

    • MrsEvelynC
      MrsEvelynC Hace 7 meses +6

      So sad, seems like a lovely boss. I pray you and his family/employees/friends, get some closure one day 🙏🏾

    • chuckschilling
      chuckschilling Hace 2 años +8

      You're very lucky to have a boss worth missing!

  • Amr Atef
    Amr Atef Hace 2 años +3

    This a very interesting documentary! Love it! Thanks for the effort guys! To anyone who would dive into the blue hole , please be safe!

  • Percy Weil
    Percy Weil Hace un año +8

    This is a truly levelling vid as I at early 30s would have pushed this and died. Although I got my PADI I had no idea how dangerous it really is below 35+ metres.
    Great vid which I’m using now to educate my son.

  • Phoebe Dinsmore
    Phoebe Dinsmore Hace 10 meses +3

    I did the Blue Hole coral wall in 2005. It's the closest you'll get to floating in space. I remember looking directly below me and seeing shafts of sunlight stabbing down into the inky blue, and I got panicked for an instant imagining a creature coming up underneath me with its mouth open, but I got control of my breathing again and swam along the wall. The coral was stunning.. Very glad I experienced it.

  • trainingwood
    trainingwood Hace 2 años +36

    Basically conclusion can be : don't do dives that you are not certified/experienced/equiped to do. Never dive alone and put ego aside.

  • Dark Star King
    Dark Star King Hace un año +7

    I’ve watched the full video of Yuris dive. You watch him quickly sink. He was on regular air and went 40 feet past the depth for being on regular air. The deeper her gets, more you hear him making noises. Till he finally hits the bottom and makes a death rattle, and is gone.

  • Allosaurus Fragilis
    Allosaurus Fragilis Hace 5 meses +2

    I experienced that vertigo feeling once snorkeling with my daughter in mallorca. We got brave and went to the outer edge of the bay.
    The bay was edged with cliffs, and as we rounded the turn, the sandy bottom fell away into dark depths and we could see where massive chunks of cliff had fallen in.
    The combination of the wave action outside the bay and the massive deep rocks had us both gasping and turning back straight away, in fear.
    I can really appreciate how inexperienced divers could start feeling panicky in this deep hole.
    When you can see the eea bed, it's reassuring and you feel you're not in danger. To see it plunge away is fairly terrifying for the inexperienced. Really should be for experienced divers only.

  • Sil Marillian
    Sil Marillian Hace 2 años

    Did a fair amount of single tank diving when I was younger so I appreciate the way you unfolded this story great work hello from Australia

  • jillian horsley
    jillian horsley Hace 3 años +114

    I was full of dread watching this,but i can understand the draw of the arch...temptation beyond the boundaries of safety. Great film and a warning to all divers.

  • Zain A
    Zain A Hace 2 años +2

    I have Thallasophobia but even from start of the documentary, i was hooked. What an amazing documentary. Thank you so much for sharing the experience

  • Mary Anderson
    Mary Anderson Hace un año +3

    Wow, wow, wow! All of it... Incredible! Except for the deaths of course, that part is tragic. But figuring out why it's happening to prevent future deaths is incredible. It really is beautiful and alluring. I can see what sparks the desire for divers to take what deceptively looks like a slight risk to experience the feeling of going through the arch only to be caught off guard and meet their doom. So devastating. It i I'll

  • sursurrus
    sursurrus Hace 5 meses

    Watched this after reading a history of deep diving / Sealab... it utterly blew my mind how dangerous deep diving really is.
    The regular scuba rig is useless.
    The rebreather used to be extremely dangerous when first developed, and to this day is what I would consider "fairly" dangerous.
    Basically in deep water even breathing the special gas mix to avoid problems, there is a tendency to panic or have your mind play tricks on you. That often manifests itself as heavy breathing... the problem is that rebreathers are finicky, and can quickly crash.
    It also seems to my (very non-diver eyes) that deep water rigs have way too many pieces of equipment and touchy things. Quite a few accidents in the book happened because something snagged a valve open, causing the buoyancy vest to inflate or the suit to fill with water.

  • Yggdrasil42
    Yggdrasil42 Hace 2 años +13

    Now that I'm a tech diver I finally understand the risks. As an AOW diver I dived the Blue Hole and was thoroughly warned by the guide to never think you can swim through the arch. That same day a tech diver from the same dive center died at the blue hole. Not at the arch but doing a deep dive in the hole. I had seen the guys planning that morning. When we surfaced he was already dead. I later heard he'd switched to the wrong gas at depth not consulting his buddy. Breathing a high-O2 mix lead to oxygen toxicity, convulsions and drowning. His buddy had to send his body to the surface while he stayed to finish his deco stops. The surface crew couldn't revive him. To this day I imagine what they both must've gone through. It did impress on me the importance of planning your dive and diving your plan.

    • John Mahama
      John Mahama Hace 2 años

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  • Karl Wolf
    Karl Wolf Hace 3 años +49

    That's a pretty unusual mystery to investigate, and considering there's not much "hard evidence," like too much sediment or loss of visibility or something, you guys did a great job of solving it.

  • B
    B Hace un año +1

    Awesome highly informative "LIFE SAVING" video every single human must watch before going anywhere down. I don't see the point of downvotes in this video after the producers have put insane amounts of effort , skill, crew and put their lives on the line to film this. A loud applause to the team 👏👏👏
    Hoping some have dived and have footage into the Blue Hole near the Caribbean, where the Luska was supposedly sighted. It would be interesting to see what type of life forms grow in that environment. It sure is dangerous to dive too deep. It could be carried out by a robot or something for deeper levels.

  • Neal D
    Neal D Hace 9 meses +8

    These guys entered the arch at 50m and exited at 60m. On a single tank you’ve got one shot without mistakes.
    What they didn’t tell you is if you go through too low, ignoring narcosis or O2 toxicity, you don’t even have a chance as you’ll exhaust your air.

    • Luv Trump
      Luv Trump Hace 5 meses +1

      They got one working CO2 recycle pack on & they are very well trained & monitored. Plus dive with a careful experienced partner!!! What great loss of lives there, smh. As for me, diving is not exciting for me. I don’t mind living it through the eyes of professional divers👍👍👍

  • Stephen Russell
    Stephen Russell Hace 2 años +1

    Im only learning to dive at the momment and watching this it scared me into how dangerous and how easy it is to go outside your skil set to the point of no return, it hasnt put me off but helped me realise how easily you can be caught out.... thank you so much for this video.

  • Liamv4696
    Liamv4696 Hace 10 meses

    36:05 really sums it up.
    Inexperienced (Or even experienced in his case!) divers with inappropriate equipment is a recipe for fatal disaster.
    His story about the blue arch might have had a different ending if he had for example, stopped on the way down, for ten seconds at 30m, to admire a piece of coral.
    Glad he made it out!

  • Vicy Cross
    Vicy Cross Hace 3 años +80

    The time and planning and physical endurance required to do this documentary...I'm so impressed! Fascinating footage! Thanks for sharing this adventure with us!

  • Lou Lou
    Lou Lou Hace 2 años +13

    This was the most fascinating diving documentary I’ve ever seen. 👍👍👍

  • David Urias Laborin
    David Urias Laborin Hace 6 meses +2

    Wow, great documentary, technical info, the myth involved narrated by local people, medical issues on deep diving, beautiful photography, expert divers giving their opinions. Then, there is the sad feeling when looking at those memorial plates. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Emma Kennedy
    Emma Kennedy Hace 2 años

    Probably one of the best documentaries I've seen for some time. I don't even dive but I thoroughly enjoyed this. I do go to egypt twice a year if I can (makadi bay in hurghada) just to snorkel in the sea. The red sea is truly amazing and every time I swim/ snorkel out isee something different I've not seen before. The egyptians are wonderful people real salt of the earth. I was due to fly out next month for 2 weeks (27th April) but due to this corona virus it's unlikely I'm going ......... gutted.

  • Nick Maihofer
    Nick Maihofer Hace un año +2

    Excellent documentary! Read a lot of stories about this blue hole. Incredible and well done.

  • Bonded by Thrash
    Bonded by Thrash Hace 2 años +6

    I found this video/channel sorta by accident but was like "wow this guy does a great job with documentaries". I hope the rest of them are this well done!

    • John Mahama
      John Mahama Hace 2 años

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  • colab pampam
    colab pampam Hace 3 años +162

    Me reading comments :" I can't believe people would fall to watch this for 43 minutes."
    43 Minutes later
    Me: "Now i believe."

  • Andrew McCutcheon
    Andrew McCutcheon Hace 6 meses +1

    Before this video I thought it would be pretty cool to go diving but right around the 30 minute mark when they do the dive it became anxiety inducing knowing that you have to remain calm and rely on the rebreather circuit for air. Once you go down to a certain depth where you can't swim back up on a single breath must take serious bravery and complete confidence in the equipment.

  • The Eclypse
    The Eclypse Hace 6 días

    pretty sure recreational divers can only dive as deep as 60ft not 40 metres

  • Fred Read
    Fred Read Hace 3 años +53

    Excellent video. As a dive instructor with thousands of dives, only once did I not dive within my limits. That was enough for me. Got much more training and have always been careful to dive within my limits. And oh yes, those arches and incredible overhanging walls indeed beckon, I think having to be e for others has made me extra cautious. At 75 I’m still diving so I guess I’ve done something right!

    • Listerine Clean
      Listerine Clean Hace un mes +1

      @Fred Read man you’re an inspiration brother. All the best

    • Justus Sneary
      Justus Sneary Hace 9 meses +6

      @Fred Read That’s awesome man. Keep it up!

    • Fred Read
      Fred Read Hace 9 meses +9

      @Justus Sneary at 78? Yes. Ha ha. But conservatively.

    • Justus Sneary
      Justus Sneary Hace 9 meses +3

      Are you still diving?

  • Eileen
    Eileen Hace 6 meses +2

    I've only ever been snorkeling and I don't ever anticipate going diving and after watching this, I'm fine with that. I simply loved this video.

  • herb marsh
    herb marsh Hace 2 meses

    Man that was a fantastic doco, really interesting and well filmed.

  • M A
    M A Hace un año +1

    This dive site is the ultimate trap for experienced divers. Most of those who died there are among the best and well experienced divers. what I learned the hard way in my 20 years of diving experience is never ever EVER think you are experienced enough to challenge the deep blue.

  • Ryan C
    Ryan C Hace 11 meses +1

    Went snorkelling over blue hole yesterday, truly breathtaking. Crazy how deep it is

  • Ondi Logan
    Ondi Logan Hace 2 meses

    What an extraordinary video. Great job to all for sharing your knowledge and filming it.

  • Flat Earth Nonsense OFFICIAL

    My dive # 48.
    Max 28 meters for a total dive time of 50 minutes,
    31 December 2006.
    Now I got 1000+ dives but I still remember this one dive at the Blue Hole in Dahab.
    Thanks and greetings to the great local people which I met there.

  • ABE SuperKiteDay
    ABE SuperKiteDay Hace 2 años +4

    Huge respect to you divers.

  • Dividedwestand21
    Dividedwestand21 Hace 2 años +4

    I love the legend of the girl who commited suicide there and now thats the curse upon the Blue Hole because it shows how the human mind works. We are so scared of facing our fears, doubts and guilt that divers die sometimed because of faulty equipment but more than that because they didnt want to face their own limitations so...a curse is born.

    • ScarletAmazon
      ScarletAmazon Hace 6 meses +2

      I like the local legend folklore, it's fascinating and definitely says a lot about us as humans. I do notice however that whenever some place is said to be cursed, it always seems to be blamed on some woman. Men pushing their luck and risking their lives? Can't blame them, lets invent a fictional woman who is MAKING them do that and die! Rarely seem to hear about curses coming about because of a man's actions.

  • Brickyard4738
    Brickyard4738 Hace 5 meses +1

    I have a HUGE phobia of being underwater but I cannot stop watching this.

  • Count Hermaeus
    Count Hermaeus Hace un año +5

    I'm just starting out in my diving life and this video just demonstrates to me what my Instructor was on about when he was talking about ego. Ego is a killer.

  • Red Akuma
    Red Akuma Hace 9 meses

    this is so much an incredible episode !! thank you for this knowledge and adventure !!

  • Carol painter
    Carol painter Hace 5 meses +1

    Excellent presentation. Extremely essential thank you for taking me through the black hole

  • Kalynne Art
    Kalynne Art Hace 3 años +48

    This was a really great explanation of what is going on in that hole. Wow. I love the way they have taken us through the whole process. Thank you!

  • Cory Thomas
    Cory Thomas Hace 2 años +553

    This should be a required vid for open water and cave diving
    Wow 547 likes thank you all :)

    • Paul Paul
      Paul Paul Hace 8 meses

      @Nighthawk Viper won’t stop what genius ?

    • Karen Bayley-Ewell
      Karen Bayley-Ewell Hace 8 meses

      Agree completely! It is definitely a cautionary tale…

    • Jason Fish
      Jason Fish Hace 9 meses +1

      I watched all the mr ballen ESclips videos lol a lot of the first episodes have at least one diver that went where they shouldn’t have and ended up dying. I think just like this it’s important to have that in your mind to keep you accountable while your having dun

    • John-Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt
      John-Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt Hace 10 meses +1

      @Trent Dabs he respected the limits of his equipment and his training, which is exactly what you're supposed to do

    • Myria Lynn
      Myria Lynn Hace 11 meses

      Agreed! It's a very informative video.

  • Megan R
    Megan R Hace 7 meses +3

    So scary. If my feet can’t touch the bottom without my head going under, I’m not doing it. This is just so frightening.. Found this video after coming across Lipsky’s self recorded drowning. Heard about him from Mr Ballin originally.

  • Mosh vak
    Mosh vak Hace un año

    Great video and a lesson about the blue hole and Deep diving effects. i been work in the past as diving instractor in eilat . i never been in the blue hole ,but i heard story's about , and even that i never dive there I always thought like everyone else that the passage under the arch is only something like 5 meters, and not 30 as you explained in the show. so today I understand even more how dangerous the hole is , and need to take a guide who knows the place and its limitations well . thank you

  • Tim Nafziger
    Tim Nafziger Hace 2 años +3

    Absolutely well done! Great production!!

  • horizon319
    horizon319 Hace 5 meses

    Wish there were subtitles throughout, otherwise, superb show. Super interesting and a bit terrifying.

  • Alba Lovén
    Alba Lovén Hace 2 años +1

    I watched this during my scientific diving class and this kinda convinced me not to dive but I wanted to dive. Great documentary and worth to watch!

    • Isse Abdirahman Weheliye
      Isse Abdirahman Weheliye Hace 5 meses

      @Charles G lol diving is not the most interesting thing to do in your life and I'm sure she will have better ways of fan then yours

    • Charles G
      Charles G Hace 11 meses +1

      @ClericofLurue What I say is 100% truth. This person can change their mindset and become courageous. Or they will regret their life when they’re 60 and realized they lived so many years but never did anything truly amazing or exciting

    • ClericofLurue
      ClericofLurue Hace 11 meses +2

      ​@Charles G people who shame others are more weak and pathetic than those who back down or hesitate in following their dreams. The latter are reachable; the former are not.

    • Charles G
      Charles G Hace un año

      Weak people will always find excuses to not follow their dreams. I feel sorry for you, you’ll never experience how amazing and awesome diving is because you decided to back down from your goals due to a statistically extremely rare occurrence

  • Oli Taylor
    Oli Taylor Hace 2 años +1

    The video of Iouris descent is actually on youtube, it’s a hard watch but for divers alike a eye opening lesson. RIP Iouris.

  • DrPainGlove
    DrPainGlove Hace 5 meses +1

    One of the creepy things about this place that they didn't mention is that I believe there are like 3-4 unrecovered bodies in that dive site.
    They showed the weights at the bottom but I'm pretty sure if they had wanted to they could have showed the final resting space of multiple divers still in their gear.
    From what I understand these people died before the introduction of trimex(70s I believe) and by the time it was safe to recover the bodies they were deemed too degraded to recover and the families decided to leave them there.
    So yeah, dark history to this place.

  • White Eagle
    White Eagle Hace un año +1

    Wow.... This is mind blowing video.
    This teaches that we need stick with our experience level to enjoy the underwater beauty.

  • kareenacat Hart
    kareenacat Hart Hace 2 años +1

    This video was so captivating and mesmerizing..... I loved every moment of it. My daughter and her fiance free dive and there's a a blue hole in one of The Springs in Florida where divers go down and they go in these caves they've been there a couple of times and they free dive into this blue hole.... it goes like almost 600 feet down if you go further into the caves... which divers don't go obviously that far down.. they were just there a few weeks ago and that's what prompted me to look up these divers in these blue holes .....and this was a really amazing video.... very interesting to watch..... and I could imagine the ego of these divers thinking well I could just go a little further but as he said they get disoriented ... ..and that's where it turns fatal...... like the man being interviewed said.... it's not the curse of the blue hole's the curse of the divers not knowing what they're doing ..... really great video

  • Michael Swärdh
    Michael Swärdh Hace 2 meses

    I tried the hyperbaric chamber many years ago, they told me to count backwards from 103, minus 7 each time at 50 m, it did not go so well... I started to add 7 instead. Then tried to do it backwards... did not go better.
    I have great respect for Trimix divers.

  • Mark Shepler
    Mark Shepler Hace 2 años

    Well done Monty. I can see how it can happen

  • Gian Mikaelo Alegre
    Gian Mikaelo Alegre Hace un año +1

    The first time I saw this documentary they actually showed the video of that Russian as he descended into his death in the blue hole. It was a very eerie and unsettling sight to see.

  • Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer Hace un año +1

    Very informative and deep (no pun intended). Thank you.

  • itmuckel
    itmuckel Hace 2 años +186

    Funny how they subtitle the egyptian where I understand every word, but when the british diver in the blue shirt starts talking even Monty Halls looks puzzled. :-D

    • Jaded Belle
      Jaded Belle Hace un año +2

      @M3 dunkman Struggling with certain accents at times is in no way related to racism...are you completely mad mate?

    • Ruben
      Ruben Hace un año

      You must be american

    • Amethyst
      Amethyst Hace 2 años +4

      You mean the Scottish man? Ha, there's a saying here that one end of Scotland can't understand the other, because of the varying accents!
      It's not racist to not be able to understand other accents, some people have a knack for understanding while some struggle!

    • Freddy Neitzsche
      Freddy Neitzsche Hace 2 años +5

      @M3 dunkman It appears as though M3 Dunkman is the only one that sees anything remotely fascist here, conclusion : M3 Dunkman is himself racist.
      Marxism brings everyone down to a level of suffering and misery that no one enjoys. M3 Dunkman you need to learn where this road is going to take you before you go down it. You are going to regret pushing the Ideas that you push as it will lead to you being a very unhappy person through no one's else fault but your own.
      If you see rascism in this video you urgently need to see a therapist.

    • cplcabs
      cplcabs Hace 2 años +9

      M3 dunkman its not racism, the documentary is made for Brits who will understand all the Brits in the documentary but not the Egyptian whose English wasn’t that great. People like you who claim racism for anything and everything need to get a sense of reality and think about things instead of making ridiculous hysterical accusations

  • Mr D Generate
    Mr D Generate Hace 2 años +1

    This never gets old. I've seen it like 5 times lol

  • samg10018
    samg10018 Hace 3 años +3651

    Me: "I'll just watch 5 minutes."
    *43 Minutes later*
    Me: "Well that was interesting."

    • Lonaynay H
      Lonaynay H Hace un año


    • Eli Barr
      Eli Barr Hace un año

      Dang it , I’m at minute 1 thirty. No more searching lol

    • David K
      David K Hace un año

      Same. I found the intro smarmy and unappealing but Monty pulled a fast one on me. I'm glad he did.

    • Chris Emphazer
      Chris Emphazer Hace 2 años

      Same here

    • Hey Asshole
      Hey Asshole Hace 2 años

      Longest 5 minutes I've sat through

  • BileMonkey
    BileMonkey Hace 2 años

    What a sensational documentary. I shall be looking for all of these now. Thank you for posting. I'm off to find the rest from legitimate sources (not saying you're not, just don't know for sure that you are). But also thank you IF not, for the rights holder letting this remain. You have a new fan.

  • Mark Shepler
    Mark Shepler Hace 2 años

    Well done Monty. I can see how it can happen in diving it deceptive just how deep you can go.but you can easily ignore the deco table

  • Vamsi Patil
    Vamsi Patil Hace 4 meses

    Glad to come across you channel and this video. Learnt so much about diving beyond safest limits and with respective better equipment. this is really so , thrilling, mysterious, as much terrifying to watch you guys enter that beautiful Blue arch that really calls esp when the divers are not in the best of their minds in that depth and abyss!! You guys are awesome, please be more careful and hope to see more of your amazing adventures along your amazing Abyss Journey!!

  • Jeff Meades
    Jeff Meades Hace 8 meses

    The thing I don't understand is, for a dive that's pretty straight down, why not be attached to a rope? I get that toxicity and delirium might prevent you from even remembering to climb the rope, but I feel like that would be a pretty safe and simple way to quickly correct course if you start having issues.

  • Finthefish 1701
    Finthefish 1701 Hace 3 años +18

    I am not a young man and a scuba instructor but the lure of the deep has called me beyond safety limits a few times. It's very easy to push beyond safe practices. Thankfully I have learnt to stay within safety limits regardless of the temptation for a few more meters.

  • Ophir Livnat
    Ophir Livnat Hace 2 años +1

    I dove there last year, one of the most terrifying and beautiful places i have been to!

  • Kimberley Mcintyre
    Kimberley Mcintyre Hace 2 años +1

    That was a nice trip down memory lane. I also dived through the arch at the age of 25 in 1994. I went with experienced divers who knew where the arch was. The thing this video did not mention is that at lot of people dive the blue hole unsure where the arch is and they die trying to find it. They go deeper down the wrong side of the wall and never see the light. That's what Hubert Minihuber explained to me. And he should know since he dived the blue hole many times back in the 90's. I did get a bit narc'ed down there for sure, and my buddy Hubert had to pump up my BCD for me, but we went through the arch and no one else had any problem. We did it on single tanks, perhaps the biggest size. Call it luck, it was/is a beautiful dive. You should make sure you do it with someone who has done it many times before.

  • Intecore7
    Intecore7 Hace 4 meses

    A literal breathtaking experience.

  • Brodie Taylor
    Brodie Taylor Hace 2 años +155

    I don’t dive.
    I don’t like swimming
    I don’t watch documentaries
    *This was an exception.*

    • Heavy Metal Music Head
      Heavy Metal Music Head Hace un año

      I dove, swam to the arch, and watched this documentary

    • Missy
      Missy Hace 2 años +2

      You don't watch documentaries? What next? Folding your books' corners for bookmarks? Pineapple on a pizza? You're monster!

    • Doge Bond
      Doge Bond Hace 2 años +1

      I’m from Florida, you gotta learn to swim here

    • Abhi
      Abhi Hace 2 años +1

      @apdroid geek can u suggest some

    • CoastaDeNord-Vest#
      CoastaDeNord-Vest# Hace 2 años +1

      @apdroid geek wich one is your best doc? :)

  • Joseph Mullin
    Joseph Mullin Hace 3 años +119

    I performed underwater recovery for 20 years. My deepest dive was 130 feet on Nitrox in the dark. My flashlight barely shined through the silt but I could still read my gauges. I know how hard it is to concentrate when narced.

    • L G
      L G Hace 7 meses

      @Deng Nicca tell me you’ve done the PADI deep diver without telling me you’ve done the PADI deep diver 😂

    • Joseph Mullin
      Joseph Mullin Hace 10 meses +2

      @Deng Nicca on nitrox 130 can be deadly. I doubt you could do what I did. Troll

    • Deng Nicca
      Deng Nicca Hace 10 meses

      @Joseph Mullin 130 ft is a little duck puddle. You aren't tough

    • Jonathan Bradley
      Jonathan Bradley Hace 2 años +2

      @Cyril I don't have my tables with me, but it would probably be only 2 or 3 minutes more.
      Commercial divers don't do in water decompression unless there is a hyperbaric chamber on site. So we must work within no decompression times.
      A lot of search and recovery work is done by ROVs at depths deeper than 100' for this reason. But it sounds like the OP here has done some deeper stuff.
      Generally, we keep K bottles of O2 on our boats and can blend whatever mixture of enriched air we need right there for any given depth.

    • Cyril
      Cyril Hace 2 años

      @Jonathan Bradley That's why you would take a deco tank. How log would it give you with 28 instead of 21?

  • Larrythebassman
    Larrythebassman Hace 2 años +1

    My thoughts exactly … when I saw the✨ “geological structures of the underwater cavities “✨that could possibly cause atmospheric changes abruptly affecting the divers as well as the divers computers confusing the computer as well as the divers divers not knowing that the atmospheric around them has change the pressure I should say and then succumbing to narcosis extreme ……………💡💡Brilliant💡💡fascinating ………makes you want to go there and go swimming ha ha Ha ✨👏👏👏👏great video👍

  • Furro
    Furro Hace un año

    Why you don’t have any more diving episodes, Mr. Halls? You give so much information, I have seen all your diving adventures.

  • Dan G
    Dan G Hace 2 años +1

    8:55 Everyone should listen to this guy.
    Tbh, one of my favourite things about diving is the purity of focus, and the loss of all ego and bravado. Might sound a bit cheesy, but a 40min dive beats a weekend meditation retreat anytime!

  • Will E
    Will E Hace 8 meses +1

    There are still bodies on the ocean floor there that were never recovered. There’s video footage of them. The bodies are so decomposed that it’s impossible to bring them back to the surface.

  • G-mannen
    G-mannen Hace 3 años +187

    I remember watching the video of Yuri's death some 10-11 years ago here on ESclips, I was sad and afraid. The sound of him panicking and struggling the whole way down was so unsettling it still gives me the creeps. Because I have a massive respect and fear for water, same with space. Water and space is not much different when compared.
    I still watched that clip of him dying at least 4-5 times, not understanding how or what went wrong back then.
    May Yuri and all the other divers that died there rest in peace.

    • Kewkzor
      Kewkzor Hace 4 meses

      @FatFr0g what nonsense is globetards believing in lies 😂

    • Kewkzor
      Kewkzor Hace 4 meses

      @Ladell Turner how do we know its space? By NASA Pictures? Yeah go trust the government and take your vaccines! Dont question anything!

    • EL34Glo
      EL34Glo Hace 4 meses

      @KewkzorBro stop. Seriously stop

    • Laurasaurusx
      Laurasaurusx Hace 8 meses +5

      Watch Divetalk, they cover Yuri’s last dive. He had equipment failures, severe lack of training and underestimation of the challenge

    • Ladell Turner
      Ladell Turner Hace 8 meses +2

      @G-mannen He mean that this guy belief is that if someone who think the earth is flat! When we know It's not same as space. We know there's space.

  • egulio
    egulio Hace 2 años

    When you look at all of the preparation that they take for all of the diving and you would think that they are going overboard with safety. The sad truth is that all of the preparation that they took for those dives were necessary for them to be as safe as possible.

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  • Blipparipa
    Blipparipa Hace 2 años +2

    This is like River Monsters but for diving! Brilliant documentary.

  • Husqv 51
    Husqv 51 Hace 6 meses

    Don't know a single thing about diving, nor do I have any interest in it, but I still found this fascinating enough to watch it 2 times! Great vid and very interesting!

  • melanie clarke
    melanie clarke Hace un año

    Just found your series, im hooked. Stumbled upon the japan monument first. Now im going to binge watch the whole series with a takeway lol x

  • dukeenzo
    dukeenzo Hace 3 años +256

    “This diving hole has claimed many lives and is extremely dangerous for diving”
    Film Crew: *better go dive there*
    Jokes aside great job, you managed to make me take 43 minutes out of my life with a great documentary

  • FWH R
    FWH R Hace 3 meses +1

    Nice to see Tarek Omar here! Great diver and excellent TDI instructor I've been lucky to meet and study with.

  • TheNeilo
    TheNeilo Hace 11 meses

    This is just Superb and any Diver should take heed of this message this Video promotes.
    R.I.P to all the lost Divers taken at Dahab🙏

  • Y Pure
    Y Pure Hace 2 años +2

    EXCELLENT PRODUCTION. WELL TOLD. had me griped! Thank you