Swimming with Monsters with Steve Backshall


Series 1 - Episode 1 Shark



The Deadly 60 presenter is in his element, camera in hand, fellow diver with a broom handle next to him… he’s treading water off the coast of Mexico and he’s got a plan. He wants to prove that the great white shark of Jaws notoriety won’t attack him in the water if he doesn’t act like its main prey, fur seals. The seals themselves are sticking very close to the shore and, after a while, even Steve is starting to have doubts (hence man with broom handle). As plentiful archive footage helpfully shows, these sharks are nasty…


The naturalist joins forces with behavioural experts, scientists and extreme divers to swim with fascinating but deadly animals. His journey begins in Mexico, where he learns all about the great white shark. Leaving the safety of his dive cage, he hopes to be able to study the predator at close quarters.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Steve Backshall