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OK so the other reviewers are going to hate my review! Perhaps if you are an avid snorkler or if you were a family member of Natan this would be an interesting film, but for me it was a waste of money. I bought it as a gift and now am very glad I decided not to give it away.
I thought it would be a gentle but interesting film about different lifestyle and culture, along with the father-son relationship. I also hoped it would give me a chance to practice my Spanish listening to the dialogue. Well first of all there is almost no dialogue, except in the first 2 or 3 minutes when it is in Italian. The story is almost non-existent. It's like watching an hour of an acquaintance's family holiday video with some nice filming of the sea.
Maybe with hindsight I should have been warned by the reviewers "I loved every frame of it" - ie lots of nice pictures stuck together, no interesting story. Not sure why this film was made except to give Natan a memory of his last summer with his father (which you'd of course want taped by a film crew) or to try and push for World Heritage status of the coral reef.
Don't bother with this.