Sea Hunt

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  • 1958
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.6  (1,233)

The television series Sea Hunt was about a scuba diver known as Mike Nelson, who was played by Lloyd Bridges and involved his exploits of various adventures underwater. In the episodes, Lloyd Bridges does most of the narrations needed for the series which gave the episodes a sense of being similar to a radio program. At the time the series aired, scuba diving was relatively new and many new things were being added to the sport of scuba diving. The majority of the episodes involved Lloyd Bridges being called in for projects being done by the government that had sunk at sea or helping to locate sunken treasure. In the episode 60 Feet Below, a Navy jet pilot crashes into the ocean and Mike Nelson is called to locate and mark where the plane sank. When he gets to the plane and sends the marker to the surface, he realizes that the pilot is still alive and trapped inside of the plane. There were many different actors and actresses who appeared on the series. Among the actors were Lloyd Bridges's two sons Jeff and Beau Bridges. Jeff Bridges only appeared in four episodes as Boy and his brother Beau appeared in two episodes as Warren Tucker. Other actors included Leonard Nimoy and Larry Hagman. Hagman played the role of Alex Kouras in three episodes and Nimoy was in eight different episodes as Hoya Saboteur. The series was created by James Buxbaum, who was also the associate producer, writer and first story editor of the series. Courtney Brown was the technical adviser for three episodes involving deep sea diving and the supervisor for 113 episodes involving diving operations. During the time the show was aired there were eleven different directors. Leon Benson directed 95 episodes, which is the most episodes directed by one director. The series was filmed in black and white and shown in a thirty minute time slot allowed for it to be shown weekly.

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Round Up
38. Round Up
September 23, 1961
Mike must disarm a torpedo that's been sent into the outflow tank of a hydroelectric plant.
Crime at Sea
37. Crime at Sea
September 16, 1961
When her father is murdered, the daughter of Mike's old Navy UDT commander gets our hero to investigate.
Skipper
36. Skipper
September 9, 1961
Mike investigates when a hydroplane rams into a Coast Guard ship during a race.
Starting Signal
35. Starting Signal
September 2, 1961
Someone is sabotaging a series of experiments that Mike is conducting for the Coast Guard.
P.T. Boat
34. P.T. Boat
August 26, 1961
A rich eccentric has invented a remote control guidance device and hires Mike to test it out but some baddies are out to steal the device.
Roustabout
33. Roustabout
August 19, 1961
Mike once again finds himself in a full blown mess when he travels to South America. This time, his assistant is trapped underwater by an overturned truck containing drums of poison that could endanger the water supply of a port city.
Superman
32. Superman
August 12, 1961
Mike must get insulin to a diabetic whose boat has been sunk--by his wife.
Impostor
31. Impostor
August 5, 1961
An impostor posing as Mike is stealing diamonds from a sunken yacht but Mike is unable to provide an alibi for himself due to the fact that he's on a top-secret mission for the government.
The Saint Story
30. The Saint Story
July 29, 1961
Once again, Mike is somewhere in Latin America. This time he's searching a harbor for a sunken statue and discovers a homing beacon being used to guide submarines into the harbor.
Hit and Run
29. Hit and Run
July 22, 1961
After a friend of his is seriously injured in a speedboat accident, Mike goes after the no talent assclown movie star responsible.
Sunken Car
28. Sunken Car
July 15, 1961
Mike discovers that a sunken truck is tied into the murder of a political boss and the killer is someone close to him.
Dark Evil
27. Dark Evil
July 8, 1961
A hot chick and her father become homicidal after eating a type of fish that causes hallucinations while vacationing in the Bahamas.
The Meet
26. The Meet
July 1, 1961
This time, Mike gets involved in couterfeiting and kidnapping when he's hired to work for the Treasury.
Underwater Pirates
25. Underwater Pirates
June 24, 1961
Mike is hired by an old Navy buddy to salvage a sunken freighter but pirates are out to make sure they get there first.
Confidential Mission
24. Confidential Mission
June 17, 1961
Mike goes undercover once again, this time as a tourist, in order to locate an underwater missile launcher in the Caribbean.
Baby
23. Baby
June 10, 1961
Hostile natives interfere with Mike's passage downriver when he attempts to get a missionary's baby to a hospital for medical attention.
Lost Island
22. Lost Island
June 3, 1961
Mike and an escaped Mexican convict uncover nefarious activity on an atoll off the South American coast.
Quicksand
21. Quicksand
May 27, 1961
Mike tries to make sure two salvage divers don't disappear while diving on a sunken boat off the coast of Yucatan. It seems as though a previous diver vanished completely.
The Octopus Story
20. The Octopus Story
May 20, 1961
Marking on the body of a dead diver convince a marine biologist that a killer octopus inhabits a lagoon. Mike must prove or disprove the theory.
Cougar
18. Cougar
May 6, 1961
Mike's attempts to capture a poisonous lion fish are complicated by the presence of a restless youth and his galpal.
Niko
17. Niko
April 29, 1961
Mike and two other divers try to disarm a pair of unexploded torpedoes at the bottom of a busy harbor.
The Defector
16. The Defector
April 22, 1961
An man offers to pay Mike extra to continue teaching diving lessons to an inept student.
Bionics
15. Bionics
April 15, 1961
After a man is killed testing an underwater device, Mike convinces his hesitant daughter to continue her father's work.
Expedition
14. Expedition
April 8, 1961
Mike helps his former college history professor search for buried pirate treasure off the North Carolina coast.
Survival Kit
13. Survival Kit
April 1, 1961
A German consulate hires Mike to salvage a survival kit from the wreckage of a World War II U-Boat.
The Aquanettes
12. The Aquanettes
March 25, 1961
Mike helps three hot chicks undergoing astronaut training and must face unexpected perils.
Amigo
11. Amigo
March 18, 1961
With the help of a young Mexican boy, Mike locates a safe entrance to an underwater fossil cave.
Sonar Story
10. Sonar Story
March 11, 1961
Mike goes up against underwater heroin smugglers and uses sonar to foil their scheme.
Hot Tracer
9. Hot Tracer
March 4, 1961
A youth to whom he's been giving diving lessons complicates Mike's efforts to retrieve a pair of radioactive cylinders.
Mercy Trip
8. Mercy Trip
February 25, 1961
Mike is assigned to chart a path through mine infested waters to that medical supplies can reach a port city suffering from an epidemic of cholera.
Rescue
7. Rescue
February 18, 1961
Mike sets a charge to blow up a sunken ship that is a threat to a busy shipping lane but is unaware that a treasure hunting friend is trapped inside.
Sperling of Lamatsue
6. Sperling of Lamatsue
February 11, 1961
Mike must retrieve a cache of medical supplies that were dumped in a river before a dictator can get his hands on them.
The Dancer
5. The Dancer
February 4, 1961
Mike must rescue a scuba diving ballerina when she catches her foot between loose plates of a sunken freighter.
Vital Error
4. Vital Error
January 28, 1961
A newspaperman becomes convinced that he's dying from a fatal illness and tries to end his life in such a way that his wife can collect his insurance.
The Destroyers
3. The Destroyers
January 21, 1961
Mike investigates when a radar jamming signal causes two sea vessels to collide with one another.
River Treasure
2. River Treasure
January 14, 1961
Mike happens upon a jealous couple prospecting for emeralds while surveying a remote river in South America.
Point of No Return
1. Point of No Return
January 7, 1961
This time it's Mike who needs rescuing when the cable attached to his Scubasphere breaks.
Description

The television series Sea Hunt was about a scuba diver known as Mike Nelson, who was played by Lloyd Bridges and involved his exploits of various adventures underwater. In the episodes, Lloyd Bridges does most of the narrations needed for the series which gave the episodes a sense of being similar to a radio program. At the time the series aired, scuba diving was relatively new and many new things were being added to the sport of scuba diving.

The majority of the episodes involved Lloyd Bridges being called in for projects being done by the government that had sunk at sea or helping to locate sunken treasure. In the episode 60 Feet Below, a Navy jet pilot crashes into the ocean and Mike Nelson is called to locate and mark where the plane sank. When he gets to the plane and sends the marker to the surface, he realizes that the pilot is still alive and trapped inside of the plane.

There were many different actors and actresses who appeared on the series. Among the actors were Lloyd Bridges's two sons Jeff and Beau Bridges. Jeff Bridges only appeared in four episodes as Boy and his brother Beau appeared in two episodes as Warren Tucker. Other actors included Leonard Nimoy and Larry Hagman. Hagman played the role of Alex Kouras in three episodes and Nimoy was in eight different episodes as Hoya Saboteur.

The series was created by James Buxbaum, who was also the associate producer, writer and first story editor of the series. Courtney Brown was the technical adviser for three episodes involving deep sea diving and the supervisor for 113 episodes involving diving operations. During the time the show was aired there were eleven different directors. Leon Benson directed 95 episodes, which is the most episodes directed by one director.

The series was filmed in black and white and shown in a thirty minute time slot allowed for it to be shown weekly.

  • Premiere Date
    January 4, 1958
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (1,233)