T he Nile Crocodile kills two people a day in Africa. With the world’s strongest jaws, their victims die a violent, painful death. One strike of its tail will knock a human unconscious in seconds….so why would any one even want to scuba dive with them?
In this series of nature videos, one daring team of divers is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. They’re entering the treacherous waters of Botswana’s Okavango Delta to explore an underwater realm that’s never been seen by humans: the home of the Nile crocodile.
Diving with crocodiles give the team a clearer insight into the ways of these animals. They are able to study the Nile crocodile in their environment to learn more about this fascinating creature. But diving waters inhabited by crocodiles is fraught with dangers. These reptiles are not your average predator – they are armed with powerful jaws and sharp, regenerating teeth, making them one of the most feared predators in the Okavango Delta. The divers are risking life and limb – and they will also have to conquer the unpredictable waters of the Okavango and their own growing fear…
In the worlds of Graeme Duane, “It’s the ultimate adventure. It’s actually more than sheer terror because way back in the beginnng when we started diving in the Delta, was to avoid crocodiles at all costs, They are undisputedly the apex predator of this system.” The system is Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the wildest places on earth. Joining Graeme on this expedition is Vince Shacks, a scientist who studies crocs and is based in the Delta. He’s been studying the reptile here for years and even he has not dared to dive them before. The other member of the team is Boltar who is not afraid of anything and laughs in the face of dangerous. They are all hoping to discovering the secret underwater lives of crocodiles in the adventure of a lifetime.
The teams home for this expedition is a houseboat. As they cruise down the rivier looking for clean water to dive in they become more nervous with each passing moment. Not only are there crocodiles in these waters, but hippos too.
The water system in the Okavango Delta are made up by channels often connected by dark caves, the crocodiles secret hiding places. That’s where the team will dive, braving the cold and often zero visibility, not knowing if they’re heading into the jaws of a crocodile. This is the reptiles neighborhood, not theirs. This is the world of the croc. It’s evolved for millions of years to successfully live in these waters.
Follow these brave men as they discover the world of the Nile crocodile. Their first dive brings a scary reminder of the danger they’re embarking on.