Sharkwater out on DVD! (98 Comments)

Hey everyone – Sharkwater is finally out on DVD and Blue Ray with tons of special features! Please support the cause, get the dvd, show it to people, and help us push the movement to save the oceans. We don’t need to hug trees anymore, we need a revolution, and that necessitates your help.

98 Responses to “Sharkwater out on DVD!”

    1. Tenielle May 12th, 2008 at 9:00 am

      I saw you doco tonight in Sydney Australia, was really good getting to see you in person and to see the passion you have for this film. Really nice guy, best of luck with your mission! I also cried!

    1. Ten's friend! May 12th, 2008 at 9:01 am

      Thankyou for coming out after the movie and talking to us in person! it made it all that much real, you speak good infront of ppl too, don’t worry 🙂 hehe

    1. Eugenija May 12th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

      oceans are most of beutiful places…but people destroing that!!! hate them,they destoying not just ocean but and all the earth. today i watched this movie in the school i cried a lot but tried stay calm,how people can do this to living things?!! I would…if i could… I will be with you and helping!! people don’t let others do this try to make difference!! i love this earththis nature but i hate people cause they destroy thos beutiful things!! sharks came here first,not humans so why they do this to the shars or turtles or other things? yeah we need eat but not like this!! in the earth is a lot of things to eat! don’t need to kill them for money or for ”nice” food, that movie is awesome Than YOU Rob for this, I never seen that before… I am with you and your friends Hold On never give up and look after yourself…
      Best luck for real people who cares about something 🙂
      Eugenija (sorry for my english)

    1. Oliver May 12th, 2008 at 7:23 pm


      First I am sorry i dident saw the movie because in the germen part of swiss is it not in the cinemas (why?). But i will buy the dvd now for watch the movie;-).

      now a Question: how i can help saveing the sharks ?
      do you now is this a go organisation?

      greets Oliver

    1. Gillienne May 12th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

      thank you for making this movie. It is inspirational to see you and your team working so hard. This is something that I was not aware of until I saw your movie. I will be recommending it to everyone I know. Keep on the great work.

    1. taz May 13th, 2008 at 4:34 am

      I haven’t watched the film just the trailers i’ve been looking for it here in england i can’t find it but i’m gonna keep trying i love sharks my favourites are great white’s though i want to become a marine biologist and study them i think its funny that people fear sharks but not cars etc… since your more likely to be run over than killed by a shark 😛

    1. aurore May 18th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

      do you know when the dvd and the soundtrack of SHARKWATER will arrive in France? thanks

    1. David Dressler May 18th, 2008 at 8:34 pm


      Your documentary was beautiful. It made me think about our connection with these beautiful animals. We just watched it yesterday and it has inspired me and my son Christian to get out and help. I am a recreational diver and I have been fascinated with sharks for many years. Christian has also written about blue sharks and he thinks that we need to stop this senseless killing. We want to thank you for making a documetary that means so much.

      David and Christian

    1. Nicole May 20th, 2008 at 8:24 am

      Dear Rob,
      You’re a legend. Sharkwater was an amazing documentary. It haunted me and lit a fire in my stomach to want to help. My boyfriend Jim and I are avid divers, surfers and ocean lovers. We recently went diving off the island of Koh Tao in Thailand and had the pleasure and sheer enjoyment of diving with 3 black tip reef sharks. They were the most amazing, beautiful creatures we’ve ever seen. We were completely at peace in their presence.
      I’m a fanatic about Shark Week on the Discovery channel. It’s the only time of the year that I don’t leave the house for an entire week. So when I heard about Sharkwater I was thrilled. This documentary is ground breaking, eye-opening and truly needed. Thank you so much for your compassion, love and dedication for making this film and for sharks.

      Nicole & Jim
      Orange County, CA

      P.S. Sea Shepherd you rock!!!

    1. Tom May 20th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

      Hello Rob,
      thank’s for your terrific motivation and commitment.
      We’re using your movie at our oceanschool – it’s a great tool to wake people up and show them what’s really going on out there.
      Still tears in my eyes after watching it severals times now…
      THANKS and keep it up,

    1. Belinda Biggs May 20th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

      Hi Rob

      Very inspiring!

      i am from Western Australia and am soon to launch an inspirational new journal/magazine. Part of our goal is to strengthen the connection between humans and nature. Your documentary inspires compassion for these beautiful creatures.

      The journal is also about bringing a positive focus to life.When I read about the challenges you faced filming the documentary, yet your courage and committment you had to see it through, it was very moving and encouraging.

      I would love to help promote your cause.With your permission, I am happy to use information you have already posted on this BLOG.

      Keep up the amazing work Rob!

      Look forward to hearing from you.

      Warm regards,

    1. Gavin W May 21st, 2008 at 3:46 am

      Firstly, thankyou. Thankyou for being the one to finally stand up so proudly and to do so with such passion, strength and beauty. I took my 4 year old daughter to see it at the cinema and she loved it as much as I did. You know you’re on the right track when even a 4 year old can walk out and say “Daddy sharks are lovely! We have to make them safe!”

      I recently came across the news on sea shepherd about my very own state (Queensland) trying to organise the shark fin fishery. I have emailed Peter Garrett and various dive stores in attempts to organise a united front against this but I fear I will receive no replies. Keep up the good work,


    1. Laura James May 22nd, 2008 at 5:13 am

      Thank you so much Rob for this amazing film. What an impact you have had, and what an inspiration to us all. You are my hero.

      We all thank you for everything you’ve done so far, and for what you will do in the future.

      -Laura James

    1. kieran May 22nd, 2008 at 12:38 pm

      I also have a big interest in sharks but i have read everywhere that great white sharks are dangerous.Is this true?In your film I never see you swimming with these!And they seem so big and poweful and all the pictures on the internet are of them mad or angry.Anyway I am 100% behind you I never thought it was that bad and your film has shown me it is!I also have a question;if I was stranded in the sea and some sharks come along,what should I do.Will they not approach me.

    1. Ema May 22nd, 2008 at 9:12 pm

      i just wana say ur dvd was awesum i watched it in science,very cool i never knew that sharks did not kill people and ur rite i wus influenced by jaws and assumed they bite,i admire paul watson for not giving up and escaping house arrest . hope u make more vids !

    1. amélie et Vincent May 28th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

      hello Rob,

      I’m french. I want thank you for your film. it’s very important for you and it’s very important for a lot of people.

      Continue your fight !

      Sorry for my english

      Amelie and Vincent

    1. Joni May 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

      Hi Rob,

      Though we promoted Sharkwater on, and I was very much behind the film even without seeing it – I just finished watching it on DVD tonight and was blown away. I blogged about it: and will also mention it in our upcoming newsletter (circulation ~20,000). Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help get the word out about the film. It was absolutely riveting and, for me, extremely emotional. I applaud your struggle to get this film made; clearly it was not even remotely easy to do. I can’t imagine seeing/filming what you filmed – the brutality and ignorance would have sent me to a straight jacket! And now, reading about the illnesses you suffered, I have even more respect for your tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations and I hope I can help in some small way to raise awareness about Sharkwater and your commitment to protecting sharks.

      Vice President and Editor

    1. Jen May 30th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Rob,

      I am the president of an animal welfare student group at Massey University in New Zealand. I would really like to hold a showing of Sharkwater one evening as one of our events. Is this possible to do or do I need special permission? I know that most people go ahead and have movie nights without worrying about this, but I’d like to make sure that this is acceptable first.

      Also, I still need to buy a copy of the DVD, but will need to buy one with a Region Code 0 (all regions) or Region Code 4 so that it can play in New Zealand. Do you know where I can buy a DVD with one of these codes?

      Thank you and look forward to seeing your movie!

      Thanks for helping animals!


      Ps. If you’re ever in this part of the world, we’d love to have you as a guest speaker.

    1. Mandy June 4th, 2008 at 8:47 am

      Rob(and crew)

      My 12 year old daughter and I went to see Sharkwater last weekend. We are both totally blown away by the magnitude of this slaughter and WILL be doing out bit to save these wonderful creatures!

      We live in beautiful Queensland, in Australia, where sadly (and embarrassingly) the Queensland Government is creating a dedicated shark fishery on the Great Barrier Reef
      (see to read more about this decision and to join the petition against it).

      Thank you so much for continuing to enlighten the world to this issue – keep up the great work.


      Best wishes
      Mandy and Amy
      Qld, Australia

    1. Emily Swanson June 4th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

      i want to thank you for your movie. I have been part of for some time now. and you movie helped me to see the terrible things happening to the sharks too. it is just devastating. please let me know if there is ANYTHING that i can do to help. volunteer…donate..spread the your crew. just let me know i would deeply appreciate it. i am a starter of many petitions and against this terrible thing happening around the world. thank you for your movie. please contact me as soon as possible if you need ANY help. thank-you.

      Emily Swanson

    1. Barry Twohig June 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

      I’m crying. I’m pissed. I’m angry.
      I thought if I changed a lightbulb, I could make a difference.
      I thought if I bought local made products, I could make a difference.
      I thought if I recycled or composted everything I could make a difference.
      I thought if I started a blog or Facebook group, I could make a difference.
      I thought if I could convince 1 person we were contributing to the destruction of our planet, I could make a difference.

      I was inspired by LIve Earth to do something.
      I changed a few bulbs.
      I was inspired by the Shelter Valley Folk Festival to do something.
      I changed to the 100 Mile Diet.
      I was inspired by Al Gore to do something.
      I changed my lifestyle.

      But as I write this there are still tears in my eyes.
      I’ve just watched Sharkwater.

      I have never considered myself to be an activist.
      I thought I was just doing what I could to be a better person.

      I’ve made my wife put up with a lot of changes.
      You just can’t grow oranges in Canada.
      You can only buy a few lettuce leaves in February.
      She has to carry heavy returnable glass bottles of milk.
      Half the back yard is gone so I can grow a few vegetables.
      All most all our activities take the environment into consideration.

      I’m going to buy a hybrid soon.
      I’ve stopped buying bottled water.
      I’ve stopped eating veal and KFC.
      I’m switching to Bullfrog power at home.
      I’ve eliminated most of my phantom power sources.
      I take a locally produced lunch to work 3 times a week, usually.

      We are supposed to be an intelligent species.
      We should be able to look at what we are doing and fix it.
      We should be able to see that some of the earth’s problems are our fault.
      But right now, I ashamed to be human.
      But, I’ve just watched Sharkwater.
      So, I’m going to ask you all to watch it.

    1. Tara June 8th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

      Rob and the crew-

      Being at 16 years old…
      I CAN’T believe how many sharks have been killed!!!
      I believe that there need to be more people like you.
      We need to REALLY stand for the innocent sharks that are killed every day.. or every week! My family and I are devestated by the fact that this WHOLE ECONOMY is destroying these creatures… and just for their fins?!?! Tossing the shark’s body overboard like that?!?! NO NO NO NO NO! I wanted to tell you that you’ve done an AMAZING job giving an impat to the people in Cuba. I’d never thought that someone so passionate, who ATUALLY cared about these creatures, could take a stand to convice everyone around here what is REALLY going on among the creatures and why the population is decreasing by so much. Thank you for making the film and keep surpassing your goals to complete the dream!

    1. Sarah June 10th, 2008 at 7:13 am

      Hello Rob!

      Like some people, I’m french, so I am sorry to the quality of my tongue! I am in love with sharks and I want to thank you for your film! It is so beautiful and it shows the true, even if it is difficult to see it. I will buy the DVD as soon as I shall buy it !

      A lot of french people have open their eyes about the condition of sharks thanks to you!

      Thank you for everything that you do and please, continue to make us dream! 🙂

    1. Armelle June 12th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

      Hi !
      What a deep and terrifying movie ………but so real ………and that’s just a little piece of the huge iceberg of “what Human Being is abble to destroy its wonderfull planet” !!!!!
      Thanks a lot Rob to you and all your team for having been so brave to make this movie till the end !
      Go on and let’s hope that Human Beings open their eyes and their Mind very soon, for the Ocean and for the whole Earth !

    1. Michelle June 12th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

      I have just finished watching the dvd, and I am at a loss. It was a powerful film, that has left me in shock over such devastation. I just don’t know what to say, other than THANK-YOU for opening my eyes to something, that I just was completely unaware of. (and I am going to make sure everyone I know is aware of this film and watches it, it’s not much, but at least it may help to spread awareness)

    1. Julia June 13th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

      I have just finished watching this movie and I have to tell you I can’t remember the last time I cried this much. I’ve always loved the water, in fact I’m convinced if there is such a thing as a past life I lived in the ocean. Sharks have always facinated me and I am deeply disturbed by what is happening to them. It is such senseless slaughter, I mean it isn’t even like we do anything important with the fins, SOUP, for godsake, how did we become so arrogant a race to think that despite the knowledge we have, we can’t even plead ignorance, we can continue on destroying everything we touch. We truly will be the engineers of our own destruction, what a legacy! I’m so sad to think that my children my never have the opportunity to show there children what we had except maybe behind glass. Thank you for what you’ve done, I truly hope we will be able to affect some change if it isn’t already too late.

    1. Andreas June 15th, 2008 at 5:20 am

      Hi Rob,

      i am deeply moved by your movie – good that you sticked it out till the end and did not gave up.
      Since I dived accidentally with a grey shark, I have been captivated by those animals. But to be completly honest I did not knew how serious their situation is.
      I started thinking, that as the motives for this to happen are of economic natur and as I am an economist, there has to be something that I can do – I am going to stick to this!

      Thank you for your passion!


    1. brandon collins June 25th, 2008 at 11:05 am

      hey , rob

      I loved the movie, it was truely moving. I am 15 and i am already trying to persue a carreer in the study of sharks.I didn’t know how bab the fining was until i watched the movie, but what u have done, is ispiering a lot of people including me. anyways got to go, good luck Rob

    1. sirius June 29th, 2008 at 12:28 am

      Hello,Rob(First of all,excuse for my poor english)
      I am a Chinese people,I have always been a environmentalists,I felt so bitter after watching the sharkwater,As a chinese, i feel ashamed that there are a huge supply of fish’s fin in asia market.I hate it,and want to do something to stop it,I hope all the peoples of the world aware of this situation and try our best to saving the shark.
      We ‘ll give you and your partners strong support,you are heros!

    1. EcoDiving July 1st, 2008 at 1:05 am

      It’s out now: a Dutch website!

    1. desiree July 7th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

      hi rob,
      wow what a movie. I love sharks and I always have and when my dad showed me this movie I coulden’t wait to watch it. One of my life long dreams has been to swim with sharks and if they go extinct that will never happen. When I get older I will be a proud supporter of keeping sharks around. So thank-you for such a enspiering movie and try to write somewhere on the site to keep me updated on the shark world.

    1. Isabella July 8th, 2008 at 10:04 am

      Im not very old, im just 12,
      I want to go to work in WWF. I love animals and as soon as i heard that they are going to Extink i dont know what i thought. We are going to far, these japan people continue hurting these Sharks, and for what?? Their fins! That is really mean! Poor sharks… They get thrown into that water whithout their fins, so they die because they loose too much blood or they die because they cant swim, so they starve…

      I am discusted by those people.


    1. Irfan July 10th, 2008 at 1:38 am

      Hey Rob,
      I just watched the movie at UCSB. Amazing effort. Thanks for fighting for the cause.

    1. Caitlin Janes July 13th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

      Dear Rob,

      I am quite sure you get comments like this all the time, but I feel that this is the only way I really have a hope of contacting you.

      I have been studying sharks since I was 5 years old. That means 15 years of research and study. I have met and enjoyed conversations with Rodney Fox in Australia, and gone swimming with sharks in the Galapagos.

      Sharks are absolutely beautiful and amazing creatures. The love I feel for them is unconditional and all encompassing.

      Your film made me cry. The brutality with which these beautiful animals are being treated is inexcusable. I wholeheartedly agree with you that something must be done about finning and long-lining.

      I have purchased the Sharkwater DVD, I have emailed and spoken to all of my friends. I have written letters to government offices all over the world trying to save the creatures I love most.

      But I feel that it is not enough.

      I would love to be able to work with you or some of the shark-saving people that you know in order to help protect these amazing animals. If there is anything you think I can do, or if there is any advice that you have, please let me know.

      Thank you for everything that you’re doing. You’re an amazing person and I wish there were more people like you out there.

      -Caitlin Janes.

    1. Feri July 15th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

      Dear Rob,

      This is the first time i got deeply moved by a “shark” movie .
      What a movie ,GREAT! I love sharks and I always have .

      I think that you did a really great job on this documentary.THANKS for sharing it with the world.
      I just hope that there are ore peoples like you ,and like me who love these animals ,My dream is to work with these animals, but unfortunatelly i dont know anyone who feels as deep as i do for these animals.

      I would love to be able to work with you, help you and be there for these animals.

      Keep up the great work Rob. THANK THANK!!

      Ferenc Mezei (Sweden)


    1. Katie Boerman July 23rd, 2008 at 8:46 pm

      God must be varry pleased with you for every thing youhave dun
      for the sharks. when I wus youngr I woned to work for Greenpeace
      it would be a oner maybe some day if I can get to the right people . can you help? if you can ever find the time!
      THANK YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS for all your worke


    1. Stephanie September 20th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

      thank you for your movie, i am a new diver and work at a dive store in london ontario, i have spread the word to help the revolution! i want to help in anyway i can, obviously it was hard to do what you did, and if i had the resourses i would ina second as well.
      thank you
      stephanie lambert
      Delhi, Ontario

    1. Stephanie September 20th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

      actually, if you want my help find me! lol, i would drop everything to come and do soemthing like this!

    1. Ariana September 23rd, 2008 at 4:23 pm

      This movie was AMAZING! I have been in love with sharks every since grade 3, and I’ve made my love for sharks spread through my family. This movie was very well made and very educational, but at the same time intresting. I want to be a marine bilogist as soon as i finsih university. The people in this movie are really amazing and insparational.
      Thank You for the great movie!
      keep doing what your doing because you’ll always have my support

    1. Larissa Reese November 16th, 2008 at 4:43 pm


      I’m a 12 year old girl who’s dream is to become a marine bio.
      I’ve been in love with sharks since i was 4 years old. I believe that what people do to sharks should be illegal. I havn’t seen the movie shrakwater yet but will very very soon.

    1. Larissa November 16th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

      Oh and there are other things that i would like to say,
      I’ve alway’s hated when people would say things like “all sharks should be dead!” and stuff like that. I also hate how if your talking to your friends about things like your favorite animal and you say ” sharks” there like “how can you like an animal that wants to kill you?” I alway’s say “without sharks this world would fall apart!” and most people that you talk to are like “sharks are stupid” or ” sharks only do want to eat us humans!” and “there worthless animals in are lives, they don’t need to be alive!” I really did have to say that, so for all you people that think that sharks are stupid, wrothless, don’t belong on this earth type of sea creatures then you need to grow a brian!

      By the way this was writen by a 12 year old girl! =D
      Thanks for reading my last 2 comments.

    1. Larissa November 17th, 2008 at 9:41 am

      Dear Rob,
      I love writing comments so you’ll see alot by me.
      It is true that I’ve loved sharks since I was 4. In your little video on the home page you say ” your underwater and you see the thing that you were taught your whole life to fear and it dosn’t wanna hurt you, and it’s the most beautiful thing you have ever see, and your whole world changes.” For if you had said that to me in person i would have replyed ” you were right about three thing’s in that sentence. The wrong thing (for me) was the first thing you said from ‘your underwater’- ‘fear’. you were toatlly right about how there beautiful, don’t wanna hurt you and how if you ever see one your whole world changes. You were wrong when you said the first thing because when i was three (and younger) I thought that sharks were very cool (because the looked very dangerus). On my fourth birthday my aunt got me a book about sharks. I stayed up all night reading the book. Sharks have been my favorite animals for my whole life. I’ve loved sharks since i was probly 1 year old. I’m now 12 and have loved sharks for 11 years now. Since that night whe my aunt bought me that book it has been in the top 5 for my favorite books. I’ve loved that book for 8 years. I do very much apoligize for writing all about me in this comment so i should probly end it for today.
      Thank- you so much for reading me comment, I’ve waited my whole life to talk to someone that knows and loves sharks as much as I do. So thanks Rob for making this video for showing people how beautiful sharks are and for showing people the sharks that I know, for showing that they are very kind animals

    1. Larissa November 27th, 2008 at 7:52 am

      Dear Rob,
      I think that your amazing for making that vid.


    1. Molly March 8th, 2009 at 5:17 am

      Hi Rob.

      I didn’t know much about sharks but I knew they were endangered. I can’t believe people would actually do that! Sharks are living creatures! The dvd was amazing but so sad. I loved it!

      So many people are terrified of sharks and now I don’t see why. Thanks to the dvd I can see that they don’t want to kill people and can be as friendly as other animals. I’ve always been a dolphin person but now I know sharks are fantastic.

      I hope that you read this comment because I was wondering if you could tell me, are you going to make another dvd about sharks again or was that the only one. Have you done others or is it just Sharkwater.


    1. Molly March 8th, 2009 at 5:34 am

      Sharkwater isn’t just a dvd.

      It’s the truth of what people would do for money.
      It’s a story of the past that is rapidly continuing.
      I believe it should be a crime everywhere to do what thoose people did.
      On the other hand, there are amazing people like you Rob, who don’t sit there and think about whats happening, you go out and do something about it. Thats what “following your dream” and “making a difference” is about. Sometimes to do it you have to take risks or go against the rules but at the end of the day, you can save lives.
      What people say about sharks being “vicious and fierce” is the wrong description. They are powerful and strong but know when to use such power.

      I wish I could do more to help but I am only 12 and have a long time to wait.

      My dream is also to become a marine Bio. any advice Rob?

    1. sarah July 23rd, 2009 at 7:28 pm

      i got the chance to see Shark Water and i thought that it was a really insperational documentary. i couldnt help but crying near the end. i also want to become a marine bio. watching Shark Water i relised that i loved the water and everything in it . even sharks. now i cant wait till i see another shark! i just hope that there will be sharks left by the time i become a marine bio. thanks for opening my eyes to whats happening Rob

    1. Guncel Bilgin May 29th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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    1. Saxby January 8th, 2013 at 5:43 am

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