Ocean Men tells the story of two divers whose goal it is to dive deeper than anyone has ever gone before on a single breath of air. For more than 10 years, champion freedivers Pipin Ferreras and Umberto Pelizzari have been vying for world records. The 480-foot mark has already been passed but their journey into the deep continues. Their passion is carried by a desire to overtake the other and push their own physical limits to the extreme.

Ocean Men takes you into the world of these two awe-inspiring freedivers through the use of breathtaking underwater photography, enchanting music, and insightful animation. 3D graphics illustrate the divers’ bodies and show the original diving reflex, which is carried by sea mammals and humans alike.
Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Date Released:
    August 2001
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    National Geographic

  • Produced By:
    HB5B Media AG
  • Executive Producer: Jan Herrmann, Hendrik Hey
  • Producer: Michel Morales, Almut Saygin
  • Director:  Bob Talbot
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Michel Morales
  • Cinematography: Bob Talbot
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Cliff Eidelman
  • Editor: Michel Morales
  • Narrator:
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  • Adventure
  • Documentary
  • Human Biology
  • Sports



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