- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 2, 2007
It's a deep subject: one of the riskiest pursuits in the world requires cutting-edge technology, exhaustive preparation and nerves of steel. Take the plunge with this breath-taking DVD!
- Witness underwater salvage and rescue operations of stunning complexity and danger.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
The crushing weight of tons of water, a limited air supply, numbing cold and restricted visibility are just some of the hazards that make any effort deep below the ocean's surface among the most dangerous and technically demanding endeavors on the planet.
Driven by the need for deep sea rescue and salvage capabilities, the US Navy Diving and Salvage Programs have gathered a highly skilled team of divers, scientists and engineers, who have been involved in some of the most exciting and dangerous salvage operations ever undertaken.
Join MODERN MARVELS® aboard the USS Salvor, equipped with underwater remote operated robots, to see how they were utilized following the crash of TWA Flight 800. Also examine the bomb-locating mini-sub Alvin and learn about "saturation diving" which allows divers to stay below for days at a time.
Dive in to the latest, thrilling installment of MODERN MARVELS®!