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Dive Into 'Jean-Michel Cousteaus Secret Ocean 3D'
Jean Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis swim in a school of squid. The underwater adventure Secret Ocean 3D is playing at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater May 20-22.

Some of the world’s most vibrant living communities are hidden from public view in the ocean depths.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, coral reefs support more than 4,000 species of fish and 800 known coral species. A new giant screen film, “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D,” provides a unique opportunity to view these amazing places with a scuba diving legend.
Special screenings of this underwater adventure, narrated by oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, will be offered at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater in Chattanooga May 20, 21 and 22.
Filmed over three years in vibrant marine communities from the Bahamas to Fiji, this is the first IMAX 3D film directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. The conservationist chose to focus on the secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.
More than 30 species of fascinating sea creatures, some no bigger than one inch, were filmed for the very first time using new technologies. The crews captured animal behaviors in 3D that have never been seen in theaters thanks to ultra-HD 5K cameras, slow motion, macro and motion control techniques.
“Since the 1940s, the Cousteau family has been deeply connected to the water. Several generations have grown up with our Calypso adventures, which revealed to the public what was a totally unknown world at that time,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau. “Thanks to the new technology developed specifically for us, I immediately understood that this was a revolution in underwater filming that would allow us to capture a whole new range of behaviors I had never before witnessed in my 69 years of diving. ‘Secret Ocean 3D’ takes us one step further in the discovery of the ocean in a way my father, Jacques Cousteau, could have only imagined.”
Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a brand new view of the underwater world that will leave audiences inspired by the beauty and diversity of the oceans. He hopes they’ll have an even stronger desire to protect what they have seen for the first time, or re-discovered along the journey.
Special Screenings of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater will be May 20 at 4 and 8 p.m.; May 21 at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; and May 22 at 4 and 6 p.m. Admission for non-member is $11.95 adults;  and $9.95 children (3-12). Purchase tickets online: