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Borneo From Below

Borneo From Below

  • TV-G
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
StarringAaron GekoskiDirectorWill Foster-Grundy
A ‘funservation’ series presented by British underwater photographer and dive journalist, Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski. Filmed entirely around the extremely biodiverse island of Borneo, each entertaining and educational episode highlights the unique animals found here and some of the area’s key environmental threats. Throughout Borneo from Below viewers are also provided with tips and techniques to help them improve their photography along the way....
Season 1

29 Episodes
Landing in Borneo!
1. Landing in Borneo!
 
Touching down on Mabul, off the coast of eastern Malaysian Borneo, we learn what one dive operator is doing to protect this incredible marine environment. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Two Headed Nudibranch!
2. Two Headed Nudibranch!
 
Have you ever seen anything quite as bizarre as this two-headed sea slug!? With over 3,000 species and coming in all shapes, sizes and colours, nudibranchs are fascinating critters. Some steal their prey’s defences to use as their own, whilst others power themselves using the sun.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Sipadan: The Best Day's Diving on Earth
3. Sipadan: The Best Day's Diving on Earth
 
24 hours at Jacques Cousteau’s favourite dive spot! With its huge schools of jackfish, bumphead parrotfish, sharks, turtles, plus the famous barracuda 'tornado', Sipadan tops many diver’s bucket list. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Sea Gypsies Catch Crazy Crustaceans!
4. Sea Gypsies Catch Crazy Crustaceans!
 
Mantis shrimps are amazing! Not only do they have one of the most sophisticated eye systems in the animal kingdom, they also possess the fastest strike (even quicker than a speeding bullet!). In Borneo, Bajau fishermen target them using some unusual techniques, before placing them in bottles and then selling them at local restaurants.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Snakes on a Jetty
5. Snakes on a Jetty
 
Banded sea snakes (Laticauda colubrina) are one of the most venomous creatures in the ocean. In Episode 5 of Borneo From Below, Bertie goes to extreme lengths to photograph one and sheds some light on this fascinating animal. Don't try this one at home! Or in the ocean, for that matter...Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Crazy Critters: Muck Diving in Mabul
6. Crazy Critters: Muck Diving in Mabul
 
Think diving is all about big schools of fish and coral reefs? Think again. Although it sounds like the job of a sewage worker, muck diving can be one of the most rewarding forms of scuba. In this episode, Bertie gets down and dirty to bring you some Crazy Critters in the Muck.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Seaventures Dive Rig: The Most Unique Diving Resort on Earth
7. Seaventures Dive Rig: The Most Unique Diving Resort on Earth
 
Is it a bird? Is it a place to land planes? No, it’s a dive resort! Off the coast of Borneo, close to Sipadan Island, lies Seaventures. In Episode 7 of Borneo From Below, presenter Bertie takes you on a tour of this unique dive rig. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Endangered Turtles Lay Record Haul of Eggs in Borneo!
8. Endangered Turtles Lay Record Haul of Eggs in Borneo!
 
Eggstravaganza! Near Sipadan, lies one of the most productive turtle nesting areas in the world. In Episode 8 of Borneo From Below, we see incredible footage of not just one, but two turtles laying eggs in a single night.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Frogfish: Photographing a Freak of Nature!
9. Frogfish: Photographing a Freak of Nature!
 
Painted, clown, freckled and hairy, frogfish are some of the weirdest animals found in our oceans. In episode 9 of Borneo from Below, Bertie goes on the hunt for a number of these ugly underwater anglerfish and shows you the best way to take their picture.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Cute Sharks On The Hook in Borneo
10. Cute Sharks On The Hook in Borneo
 
Sharks…finely honed predators! Majestic mounds of muscle! But…adorable? That’s right: off the coast of Borneo is a shark so cute you'd be forgiven for wanting to cuddle it. Catsharks might not fit the convention, but they’re still fascinating creatures. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Coral in Crisis!
11. Coral in Crisis!
 
Coral reefs are vitally important to our planet. Despite only covering 0.1% of the Earth’s surface they provide a home for around 25% of all marine organisms. Sadly however many of the reefs worldwide are under threat. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Photographing Paradise
12. Photographing Paradise
 
In Episode 12 of Borneo From Below, Bertie is on an assignment to capture paradise in only five photographs. Come along to see if he can pull it off, and pick up a few travel photography tips along the way.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Turtle Rodeo
13. Turtle Rodeo
 
Dr Nick Pilcher is a world-leading turtle expert, whose research is helping save turtle populations around Asia. In order to catch them off the paradise island of Pulau Mantanani, Borneo, Dr Pilcher uses a technique known as ‘turtle wrangling’.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
The Corals, Culture and Caves of Miri
14. The Corals, Culture and Caves of Miri
 
Diving Borneo isn’t just about Sipadan and Mabul. In Episode 14, Bertie checks out the stunning limestone caves of Niah National Park, before exploring Miri’s unsung reefs. As he discovers, there really is Something About Miri.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
On Board With The Sea Gypsies
15. On Board With The Sea Gypsies
 
The Bajau Laut are a nomadic, seafaring group who have lived in the waters of the Coral Triangle for centuries. Traditionally they spent their entire lives on the ocean, rarely setting foot on land.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Baby Turtle Volcano!
16. Baby Turtle Volcano!
 
Who knew baby turtles could erupt like a volcano? In episode 16, Bertie witnesses the hatching and release of one of the sea turtle nests he helped relocate just a few months before.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Cuttlefish: Colourful, Camouflaged & Charismatic
17. Cuttlefish: Colourful, Camouflaged & Charismatic
 
Animal or Alien? With an amazing ability to change their entire body colour and texture, you’d be forgiven for thinking the cuttlefish was an extra-terrestrial being. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
A Day in the Life of an Underwater Cameraman
18. A Day in the Life of an Underwater Cameraman
 
Fancy travelling all over the world, diving and filming in exotic locations, oh and getting paid for it too?! In episode 18 of Borneo From Below, Bertie spends a day diving at Sipadan with Chris Tan, one of Scubazoo’s senior cameramen, to see what it takes to make a dream job a reality.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Discover the World of Wreck Diving
19. Discover the World of Wreck Diving
 
Imagine being weightless at 30m deep, gliding in, out and over the top of a sunken ship or decommissioned oil rig… Well in episode 19 of Borneo From Below that’s exactly what Bertie’s up to as he goes on a journey of discovery, wreck diving in Miri, Sarawak. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Borneo Shark Special
20. Borneo Shark Special
 
Arguably the most iconic animal in our oceans, Borneo’s sharks are a huge draw for divers from all over the world. Whilst there are still areas with healthy populations, sharks worldwide are under threat as a direct result of the shark fin soup industry. Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Parrotfish: Buck-Toothed and Beach-Building Beauties!
21. Parrotfish: Buck-Toothed and Beach-Building Beauties!
 
They might not win an award in a Miss Coral Reef competition, but the goofy parrotfish are amongst the most important species on the entire tropical reef, with some fascinating tricks up their sleeves.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Death by Plastic: 4KG in a Pilot Whale!
22. Death by Plastic: 4KG in a Pilot Whale!
 
With an estimated 269,000 tons floating around, plastic pollution in our oceans is one of the most pressing environmental concerns of today. In episode 22 of Borneo From Below, Bertie aims to investigate the impact that plastic is having on our underwater world, and hears about a pilot whale that washed up with 4kgs of trash in its stomach.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Symbiosis: Amazing Animal Interactions Under Water!
23. Symbiosis: Amazing Animal Interactions Under Water!
 
Ever wondered how fish manage to clean their teeth despite having no hands? In episode 23 of Borneo From Below, Bertie answers this and a whole host of other fascinating questions as he goes on a voyage of scientific discovery learning all about symbiosis on tropical reefs.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Ex-Cop Bags World's Best Dive Job at 50!
24. Ex-Cop Bags World's Best Dive Job at 50!
 
As a divemaster for Scuba Junkie, Simon Lloyd gets paid to guide guests around world-leading dive spot, Sipadan Island. However it wasn’t always this way. After spending nearly 20 years working for the police, Simon decided to follow his dreams and embark on a life aquatic.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Galloping Extinction: The Last Stand of The Seahorse
25. Galloping Extinction: The Last Stand of The Seahorse
 
Short documentary all about the trade and conservation of seahorses. Every year over 150 million seahorses are killed. This BfB Conservation Special looks at these special little characters and some of the threats they face.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Seadragons and Serpents: Dirty Diving in the Semporna Straits
26. Seadragons and Serpents: Dirty Diving in the Semporna Straits
 
Heading out to Sipadan Island, it’s easy to overlook the hidden treasures of the Semporna Straits – Borneo’s answer to the Lembeh Channel.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Small Blue World: Little People, Big Adventures!
27. Small Blue World: Little People, Big Adventures!
 
Top underwater photographer Jason Isley is used to shooting big animals. However, in his latest book, he’s doing something a LITTLE bit different. Come dive into Small Blue World - a quirky look at man’s complex relationship with the ocean.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
City Centre Scuba: From the Skies to Sharks in 60 minutes!
28. City Centre Scuba: From the Skies to Sharks in 60 minutes!
 
How fast can you get from flying to diving?! In episode 28 of Borneo from Below, Bertie’s racing against time to discover the underwater wonders right on the doorstep of one of Borneo’s biggest cities.Filmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....
Hunting for Hammerheads: Layang Layang
29. Hunting for Hammerheads: Layang Layang
 
Hunting for schooling hammerhead sharks at Layang Layang Island! In the middle of the South China Sea, 300km from mainland Borneo lies a tiny speck of land in a vast expanse of blue water. This is Layang Layang, one of the best dive destinations in AsiaFilmed and produced by Scubazoo Images - SE Asias largest and award winning Natural History Production Company....