Alexander Gerst on Expedition

Episode 3: In the depths of the Atlantic

Off the Azores, Gerst dives into the underwater world: with marine biologist Antje Boetius, he follows the routes of whales and embarks on an expedition into the deep sea, 1000 meters beneath the waves. Eternal darkness, cold, extreme pressure: in the research submersible, the duo explores hidden coral reefs, bioluminescent creatures and a mysterious submarine wreck that has become an oasis of life in the depths. For the space traveler, an unforgettable journey into one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth – which must be protected for future generations.


WRITER & DIRECTOR:Lars Abromeit     CAMERA & EDITOR: Jonas Sichert     SOUND: Maike Simon     NARRATOR: Claudia Urbschat-Mingues     MUSIC: Jens Hafemann     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Susanne Gebhardt (SWR), Anne Holländer (SWR), Christine Seidemann (SWR)