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SCUBAJET gets role in AVATAR: The Way of Water



Avatar is officially the most successful movie of all time. Today, 13 years later, the long-awaited sequel Avatar 2: The Way of Water hits Austrian cinemas. The Austrian-based company SCUBAJET has accompanied this masterpiece, which has the potential to break new filmmaking ground.

It was 2018 when James Cameron’s team reached out to ask if SCUBAJET would consider their products taking part in one of his upcoming movies. In the end, the movie in question was no other than Disney’s Avatar 2: The Way of Water – the sequel to Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Kate Winslet. James Cameron and John Landau produced the film.

At the time, no other underwater jet on the market could meet the high production requirements. SCUBAJET’s innovative and integrated battery system, its easy handling, as well the possibility to create a special custom-made controller for the film convinced James Cameron right away.

Producer James Cameron_Studios AVATAR- THE WAY OF WATER. © 2022 20th Century Studios.

SCUBAJET CEO Armin Kundigraber still remembers the beginning of the cooperation. “Receiving an e-mail request from one of the world’s most successful producers is a special honor of which a young company like ours in 2018 can only dream,” Kundigraber says. “It made us incredibly proud to be able to participate, but it also confirmed that we were on the right path. Unique opportunities like this one are only possible with highly innovative products. Creating game-changing products is what SCUBAJET stands for and what drives and motivates me.”
The interaction with John Garvin, Diving Officer for Avatar Sequels, was of the highest level
and our cooperation was extremely positive in a variety of ways. During the almost one-yearlong collaboration, SCUBAJET CEO Armin Kundigraber met James Cameron and his team at the set of Avatar 2 in Los Angeles, and SCUBAJET played a significant role in underwater scenes. SCUBAJET propelled and sped up actors in the film studios’ pools in L.A. and New
Zealand, where most live-action scenes were shot. “We used custom-built SCUBAJETs on the Avatar sequels. Their performance and the company’s service were second to none.” – John Garvin, Diving Officer, Avatar Sequels

Film and television have always taken us to fantastical worlds, to alternative places in the universe, and on fictional journeys that we remember throughout our lives. Productions like AVATAR continue to push many boundaries beyond what most can imagine. The innovative technology that makes SCUBAJET a pioneer in the field of electric water jets has placed SCUBAJET in one of these breathtaking worlds.

The first Avatar movie was nominated for nine Academy Awards in 2010, winning three: Best
Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. Avatar: The Way of Water is already nominated for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards and is generating major 95th Academy Award buzz in several categories, including Best Picture. At SCUBAJET, we are thrilled to be part of this spectacular production. Still, as much as we would love to share everything regarding the experience, we’ll leave it up to the producers to release any details of the filmmaking process.

For more information visit the Scubajet website.

Header Image: Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) in 20th Century Studios’ AVATAR- THE WAY OF WATER. © 2022 20th Century Studios

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit

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Watch The Real Watergate from Live Ocean Foundation (Trailer)



Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke established Live Ocean Foundation out of their deep concern for health of the ocean and the life in it. Through their sport they champion action for the ocean, taking this message to the world.

Many of the issues the ocean faces are out of sight, but the science is clear, the ocean is in crises from multiple stressors; climate change, pollution and over-fishing. We’re not moving fast enough, not even close.

Live Ocean Foundation supports exceptional marine scientists, innovators and communicators who play a vital role in the fight for a healthy future.

Thanks to generous core donors who cover their operating costs, 100% of public donations go directly towards the marine conservation projects they support.

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World Oceans Day: Fourth Element and Love The Oceans join forces




Fourth Element, a leading provider of high-quality dive gear, and Love The Oceans, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, have announced their new partnership on World Oceans Day, June 8th, 2023. This collaboration represents a shared commitment to protecting our oceans and promoting sustainable practices within the diving community.

Love The Oceans is widely recognized for their exceptional work in marine conservation and their dedication to community development in Mozambique. The organization’s approach involves not only protecting marine wildlife and habitats but also empowering local communities to become guardians of their own environment.

Photo: Kaushiik Subramaniam

They place a strong emphasis on empowering women in the field of marine conservation. The team actively supports and encourages women to participate in their research programs, providing opportunities for training, leadership development, and career advancement, inspiring a new generation of female scientists and conservationists.

Love The Oceans seek out passionate individuals within local communities and provide them with training and resources. Fourth Element will then support these champions to become divers and ambassadors of the ocean, spreading awareness, implementing sustainable practices, and inspiring others to join the movement.

Photo: Mario Guilamba

“We are thrilled to embark on this partnership with Love The Oceans,” said Jim Standing, co-founder of Fourth Element. “Our shared commitment to sustainable practices and marine conservation makes this collaboration a natural fit. We believe that by joining forces, we can amplify our efforts to protect our oceans and inspire positive change within the diving community.”

Francesca Trotman, Founder and CEO of Love The Oceans, expressed her excitement about the collaboration, stating, “We’re thrilled to be working with Fourth Element, a brand that aligns with our values and ethos. This partnership will enable us to get more local community members scuba diving in Mozambique, monitoring our reef systems, and striving for better protection of our marine world. Working together, we’re conserving Mozambique’s coastline for generations to come.”

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