'Sea Hunt' divers recreate '50s-'60s TV show that inspired generations of diving fanatics

‘Sea Hunt,’ the original TV series

sea_huntFormer US Navy frogman Mike Nelson (played by Lloyd Bridges) led a life of adventure in the 1958 to 1961 action-adventure television show Sea Hunt. The show inspired generations to explore beneath the sea. Last weekend a group of Sea Hunt reenactors took to the water in Florida to relive the dream.

The Ledger reports:

Divers with old-school scuba gear plunged into Silver Springs State Park's headspring not only to search for adventure but to create it. They wrestled a fake anaconda and stabbed at fake bad guys with rubber knives.

The action mirrored the TV show “Sea Hunt,” a late 1950s and early '60s adventure series starring Lloyd Bridges. The underwater scenes were filmed at Silver Springs, bringing a big chunk of Hollywood into Marion County.

The annual Springsfest — now dubbed the Florida Springsfest — featured a crew of divers presenting Sea Hunt Forever, re-enacting scenes from the iconic TV show in Silver Springs. It was the headline attraction for this interactive family festival that celebrates the springs and educates guests about protecting waterways in Florida.


I hope we get to see some more video clips.

Mike Nelson (played by Lloyd Bridges) from the tv show "Sea Hunt"

Mike Nelson (played by Lloyd Bridges) from the tv show "Sea Hunt"

The television show inspired comic books and other spinoffs.

The television show inspired comic books and other spinoffs.

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