Coral Reef Adventure

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Coral Reef Adventure
Directed by Greg MacGillivray
Written by Jack Stephens
Osha Gray Davidson
Stephen Judson
Starring Howard Hall
Michele Hall
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Narrated by Liam Neeson
Music by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Cinematography Brad Ohlund
Edited by Stephen Judson
Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films
Release date
  • February 14, 2003 (2003-02-14)
Running time
45 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10 million

Coral Reef Adventure is a 70mm American documentary film released in 2003 to IMAX theaters. It is narrated by actor Liam Neeson, and directed by Greg MacGillivray.

Embarking on a 10-month expedition through the islands of the South Pacific, husband and wife underwater photography-duo Michele and Howard Hall explore the declining reefs and failing health of the world's oceans. From Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to a friend's coral reef-sustained village in Fiji, the diving expeditions show a range of coral reefs, from flourishing ones filled with unusual and exotic inhabitants, to vast stretches of bleached coral decline which prompted the Hall's activism. Along their journey, scientists working to understand and save the reefs meet with the Hall's.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, also makes an appearance, as do well-known dive guide and singer Rusi Vulakoro, brother of Vude singer Laisa Vulakoro, who guides the Halls in their dive adventure.

This documentary film is the third oceanic, ecologically-themed IMAX production from director MacGillivray, after The Living Sea and Dolphins. Crosby Stills & Nash contribute to the film's soundtrack. The Giant Screen Theater Association named it the best film achievement of 2003.[1]


  1. ^ "Awards". 

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