The TV series is one part of a major deep-sea exploration project called First Descent, which is organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and marine research company Nekton.
Their mission is to explore and document uncharted depths of the Indian Ocean, and the state and health of marine life.
The project will include an expedition ship decked out as a floating research station that includes a submersible vehicle, capable of descending to 3000m. The data gathered would be used in conservation initiatives.
“This is a mission of world firsts - including the first live sub-sea TV series and an examination of previously unexplored ocean depths with cutting edge technologies.