Just 2 or 3 years ago it seems, when a friend of mine was springing for a flat screen TV, I said, yeah, maybe I will too, when they're 3D! Ha ha, just kidding, they'll never be 3D! So what was it, a year or 2 ago they start coming out with 3D? A futurist I ain't. Just the same, I had no intention of abandoning my old, huge (27-inch) cathode ray tube TV bought less than 15 years go, roughly. OK, maybe 20. Even canceled my 1-year trial of cable TV and was fine with my digital, over-the-air 5 channels with the new digital antenna. (Makes the old CRT look like HD, by the way).
Then one day, quite unsuspecting, I walk by a demonstration in Best Buy of a 47-inch LG 3D unit playing this Imax Under the Sea. Wow! It blew me away! Two days later it's in my living room and every time I watch this video it blows me away! It's spectacular! I've spent a lot of time under water where great visibility is, on a good day, maybe 30 or 40 feet. On a bad day, well, I don't even want to think about it. So you can understand what it's like for me to see those coral reef scenes with vis of hundreds of feet and the amazing color of dazzling marine life in all directions. It's thanks to lighting used by the Imax divers and the natural ambient light of the tropical locations. And above all, to miraculous 3D!!!
It's a dream. In one scene a large grouper drifts slowly out of the screen to the extent that you're inclined to give it a little flick on the nose with your toe. Whoa, that's close enough buddy.
Years from now, when my grandchildren (the ones yet to come to light in paternity suits) ask if I ever dived tropical reefs I'll say, you bet I did! I won't even realize I'm lying, that's how much this video takes you right there. Buy it. Even if you buy no other, buy this.