- 1 hr 34 min
The Reef opens as Luke asks his friend, Matt, as well as Matt's girlfriend, Suzie, if they'd like to sail to a coral reef with him. They agree, bringing Matt's sister along and Luke bringing his girlfriend, Kate, as well as another sailor, Warren. Luke's yacht hits a reef on day two, destroying the vessel's keel and causing it to capsize. As the current sweeps them inland, Luke scrambles for supplies for a swim to a nearby island. Luke recommends that everyone follow him to the island, roughly twelve miles away, but Warren refuses, believing the waters to be dangerous. Warren agrees to stay behind while the rest go with Luke. The four discover a decapitated sea turtle carcass, with evidence suggesting the head was bitten off. Back with the yacht, Warren notices a Great White shark circling, and then the film cuts back to the four, revealing that a shark, likely the same, is now following them. It passes several times, even grazing Kate, but leaves. Kate and Suzie are supported by the boys while they're in shock. Soon, Kate notices her bodyboard is gone. The shark strikes at Matt as he goes to get the board; he loses his legs and dies soon after. The shark returns to stalk the group, now at night. The sun rises, and the groups notices that they're within a shallow portion of the reef; they decide to stand and rest. They soon notice a rock formation rising out of the water and decide to swim for it.