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SEA HUNT Episode Guide

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Ziv #1.1, "Sixty Feet Below"  (Second Pilot Episode 2B, used to sell the series to a network or syndicator)
RSN #1001, PSN #2B, Original Release Date:  January 4, 1958, Colo r, Working Title: "Sea Dart"
Mike tries to free the pilot of a downed jet from his watertight cockpit before his air runs out, without causing the man's death from the water pressure.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  While doing shark research for Marineland of the Pacific, Mike gets a call to save the downed pilot of the XF-190.  Mike is taken by helicopter to the crash site.  We learn in this first episode that Mike is an Ex-Navy Frogman.  Remember, this is the episode the TV networks watched to see if they had an interest in the series.  The plane is 60 feet below.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  5 tanks  Mike is using a full-face mask at Marineland of the Pacific.  The mask is used in the opening title sequence throughout the series.

Guest Stars:
Whit Bissell (Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk, The Time Tunnel)
Peter Leeds (Syd Sparks, Petticoat Junction)
Steven Ritch
Jack Harris (Court Clerk, Perry Mason) as Jim Cook
Tom Wilde
Bruce Wendell (Paul Barton, Superman)
Gene Hardy
Parry Bivens

Director Felix Feist, Screenplay Arthur Weiss, Technical Advice on Deep Sea Diving Parry Bivens & Courtney Brown, Photography Monroe Askins & Robert Hoffman, Camera Operator Dick Rawlings, Assistant Director Bert Glazer, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Sound Mixer Garry Harris, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor Thomas Scott, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Monroe Martin, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.2, "Flooded Mine"
RSN #1002, Original Release Date:  January 11, 1958, B&W
While investigating the cause of a mine flood that killed thirty men, Mike stumbles upon an air pocket with two survivors.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  While searching for Guitar Fish for Marineland of the Pacific with a very pretty dive buddy, Mike gets a call to save 30 men in a flooded mine shaft.  Mike is flown inland to the mine shaft location.  Mike locates two men in an air pocket but only has enough air to take one of the men out.  Mike teaches a guy to Buddy-Breathe that can't even swim (what could possibly go wrong here?).  Mike rigs a welding oxygen tank to his regulator ... certified divers know this is a huge "no no".

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks

Guest Stars:
Leo Gordon (Gen. 'Train' Anderson, The Winds of  War)
Thomas B. Henry (Mr. Malone, Green Acres) as Mr. Graham
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Ben Whitman
Hank Patterson as Bill Henderson (Fred Ziffel, Green Acres) as Bill Henderson

Director Leon Benson, Writer Gene Levitt, Photography Monroe Askins, Assistant Director Mack Wright, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Sound Mixer Lyle Willey, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor Harold V. McKenzie, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Sidney Sutherland, Music Editor Milton Lustig,  Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond Jr.,  Set Decorator Lou Hailey, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Property Master Max Pittman, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Script Supervisor Dick Michaels, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.3, Rapture of the Deep"
RSN #1003, Original Release Date:  January 25, 1958, B&W
A grudge between two divers whom Mike is testing for underwater mining skills becomes a secondary issue when one of them contracts nitrogen narcosis.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  Mike is hired to figure out if a team of divers could mine some ore underwater.  This is the first time Mike is seen smoking a pipe.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks

Guest Stars:
Douglas Dick (Will Howard, Flaming Star) as Paul Barton
Robert Clarke (Ray Lansing, General Hospital) as Doug Trimble
Robert Burton (Professor Galvin, The Slime People) as Mr. Costigan

Madge Meredith as Louise Trimble
Riza Royce (Miss Halverson, Good Neighbor Sam) as the nurse
Troy Melton (stunt double for Martin Landau, Mission Impossible) as Charlie

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.4, "Mark of the Octopus"  (First Pilot Episode 1B, used to sell the series to a network or syndicator)
RSN #1004, PSN #1B, Original Release Date:  February 1, 1958, Color
Before Mike can investigate the disappearance of a pair of skin-diving geologists, one turns up dead on the beach bearing marks resembling the suction valves of a giant octopus.  Is this another big rubber octopus story?  Not really!  Note that in this pilot, the radio call sign on the Argonaut is WA-1005 which is not consistent with the rest of the series.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2010 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  The full-face mask you see Mike wearing is a clue that this was the first SEA HUNT ever filmed since the mask is seen in the opening title sequence of all the shows.  Bridges narration includes telling the audience that a "manta ray breaks the surface" but underwater we clearly see a 3 foot stingray.  Mike finds blue kelp and one might assume in the color version of this show that the audience gets to see that the kelp is blue and it's only found in one place!  When Smitty at base station KOU (K-Oh-Ewe) calls the Argonaut WA-1005 (W-A-Ten-Oh-Five), Mike returns the call with WHN05 (W-H-N-Oh-Five) but then signs-off with WA-1005. 

At the end of the show, Mr. Ward offers Mike a full-time job but Mike explains he wants to be his own boss and free to say 'yes' if anyone phones and says "Mike, I've got hold of a map of a sunken ship that's supposed to be laden with gold", or "we've got evidence of a lost civilization off the coast of Africa", or "there is derelict boat we just picked up off Rocky Cove"  thus pitching the range of possible storylines to the network executives watching this pilot.  Then Mike gets a call from Smitty (KOU base) who needs Mike again for a new problem at the harbor lighthouse pitching the idea that Mike already has his next job and there will be plenty of storylines for Mike to solve.  In spite of this obvious attempt to show the range stories that might be written, all three networks felt the show's premise was "too limited in scope" to make a long-running TV series.

Guest Stars:
Steve Mitchell (Ringo, The Wild Wild West) as Wilkes
Willis Bouchey (Thomas Devery, Councilman, Support Your Local Sheriff!) as Mr. Ward
Peter Hansen (Judge Jeffrey Liddle, L.A. Law) as Bennett
Mari Aldon as Dr. Kate Marlow
John Aberle
Zale Parry  (credited as Zale Bivens)
Glen Dixon
Phil Barnes (Truck Driver, Superman)

Vance Skarstedt (Officer Grant, Adam 12) as Lt. Cameron Dawson

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

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Ziv #1.5, "The Sea Sled"
RSN #1005, Original Release Date:  February 8, 1958, B&W
Mike helps the Immigration Department Border Patrol break up an underwater border-running operation.

Guest Star:
Sandor Szabo as Bela Benedek
Morris Ankrum as Earl Tucker
Gerry Gaylor as Lily Benedek
Douglas Henderson as Dr. Barton
Fred Catania as Duke Castro
Glen Dixon as Cal Evans
Bob Gunderson as a seaman

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.6, "Female of the Species"
RSN #1006, Original Release Date:  February 15, 1958, B&W
A beautiful woman hires Mike to give her diving lessons for mysterious reasons.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2010 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  Kay's car license is JNX 222.  Kay buys a single tank, a regulator, a mask, weights, and a weight belt for $152.18 Kinder's Sporting Goods Shop.  I guess she didn't need fins.  The door to Mike's apartment swings outward but later in the series, it will swing inward like most front doors do.

Guest Stars:
Susan Morrow
as Kay Dalton / Joanna Mason
Larry Thor (General Martin, Army Air Corps, Tora! Tora! Tora!) as Pete
Bob Shield as Dr. Kearns
Susan Dorn as Joanna's sister
Phil Arnold (Hatrack, Robin and the Seven Hoods) as Jeff Kinder

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.14, "Wet Diamonds"
RSN #1014, PSN #8211
Original Release Date:  January 2, 1988, Color


Ziv #1.7, "Mr. Guinea Pig"
RSN #1007, Original Release Date:  February 22, 1958, B&W
An attractive magazine photographer hires Mike to assist her in getting pictures of a sunken barge off the coast of Mexico.

Guest Stars:
Jan Brooks (Gloria, Good Neighbor Sam) as Jennie Wallace
Paul Fierro
William McGraw as Johnny
Milton Hamerman as Dr. Bradley

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.8, "Sonar Queen" 
RSN #1008, Original Release Date:  March 1, 1958, B&W
Hired to test a new electronic fish-finder, Mike encounters a village where every fish in the vicinity has disappeared.

Guest Stars:
Rodolfo Hoyos (Hernandez, General Hospital) as Ceaser Franco
Jose Dominguez as Arturo Ramirez
Jack Harris (Court Clerk, Perry Mason) as Ted Lawson
Anna Maria Majelca as Tessa Ramirez

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.9, "Gold Below (aka: Gold Down Below)"
RSN #1009, Original Release Date:  March 8, 1958, B&W
A pair of ruthless treasure hunters dupes a young skin diver into helping them loot a sunken ship.

Guest Stars:
Tyler McVey as Steve McKay
Jack Hogan (Dr. Joseph Kerwin, Houston, We've Got A Problem) as Billy Riker
Keith Richards as Ed Roamer
Kaye Elhardt as Betty

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.10, "Recovery (aka: The Search)"
RSN #1010, Original Release Date:  March 15, 1958, B&W
Mike dives into the Caribbean to recover the lost nose cone from an ICBM rocket before enemy agents can get it.

Guest Stars:
Pamela Duncan as Katheryn Martin
Michael Garth as John Sumner
Leo Needham as Markie
Charles Maxwell (Radio Announcer, Gilligan's Island) as the enemy agent

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.11, "Killer Whale"
RSN #1011, Original Release Date:  March 22, 1958, B&W
A killer whale is capsizing boats and endangering scuba divers and swimmers along a stretch of coastline.

Mike's call sign is WHL5.

Guest Stars:
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Mela Anderson
Cyril Delevanti (Member of Council of the Wise, Buck Rogers) as Lars Anderson
Neil Grant as Will McKay
Charles Maxwell (Radio Announcer, Gilligan's Island) as the Coast Guard Lieutenant
Courtney Brown as Doug Anderson

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.12, "Midget Submarine"
RSN #1012, Original Release Date:  March 29, 1958, B&W
Mike plays commando in rescuing a scientist who had defected from Soviet kidnappers who are returning him to Moscow aboard a Pacific liner.

Guest Stars:
Gregory Gay as Jan Wenzel (Maile's Father - Paul Duval, Blue Hawaii)
Ben Ari as Professor Gorin (Ben Hoffman, Al Capone)
Leonard Mudie as Eugene Laszlo

Tania Velia as Maria Wenzel (Moon Girl, Missle to the Moon)
Ray Kellogg as Agent Raulson
John Perri as a seaman
Taldo Kenyon as Bill Kruger

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.13, "The Shark Cage (aka: Underwater Prison)"
RSN #1013, Original Release Date:  April 5, 1958, B&W
Mike and two camera men are imperiled when an irrationally jealous man drops their camera cage into shark-infested waters.

Guest Stars:
Tom Brown as Captain Brent Marshall (Nathan Curtis, Days of Our Lives)
Tracey Roberts as Lucille Marshall
William Boyett as Delmar
Arvid Nelson as Ralph Cutler
Frank Warren as First Mate Dorgan

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.14, "Hard Hat"
RSN #1014, Original Release Date:  April 5, 1958, B&W
Mike competes with a pair of helmet divers to salvage a German submarine sunk off the coast of South America.

Guest Stars:
Gene Roth as Professor Roland Cathcart (Poker player, How the West was Won)
William McGraw as Cal Saunders
Eugene Iglesias (Chauffeur, Harper) as a police officer
Milt Hamerman
Jay Della (Poolside card player, Lethal Weapon 2) as the desk clerk at the hotel
George Navarro as Pedro

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.15, "Marvelous Treasure Machine (aka: Continental Rift)"
RSN #1015, Original Release Date:  April 19, 1958, B&W
A man claims to have invented a machine that can locate ships carrying gold.

Guest Stars:
John Doucette as Louis Hale (Sheriff Finley, The Time Machine)
Zale Parry as Miss Edwards

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.16, "The Poacher"
RSN #1016, Original Release Date:  April 26, 1958, B&W
Mike is nearly killed by a massive electrical jolt used by a poacher to kill fish in the Florida Everglades.

Guest Stars:
John Anderson (Dr. Herbert Styles, Dallas) as Warren Tate
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Ed Haskill
John Montgomery Greene as Doc
Ed Weeks as Jake
Reed Parham (un-credited)

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.17, "Girl in the Trunk"
RSN #1017, Original Release Date:  May 3, 1958, B&W
Mike comes to the aid of a female escape artist when her underwater stunt goes awry.

Guest Stars:
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Verna Carlson
Guy Rennie as Harry Baldwin, "Baldwin the Great"
Neil Grant as Johnny Talbot
Bert Williams (Bartender, Police Academy 2) as Bill Davies

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.12, "Girl In Trunk"
RSN #1012, PSN #8202
Original Release Date:  December 12, 1987, Color


Ziv #1.18, "The Sponge Divers"
RSN #1018, Original Release Date:  May 10, 1958, B&W,
Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike interrupts an underwater survey in the Gulf of Mexico in order to save a diver whose air line has become snarled.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  While doing geological research for Marineland of the Pacific, Mike gets a call from the Coast Guard to un-snag hard hat diver Tom Lundis' air line a few miles West of Tarpon Springs in the Gulf of Mexico.  After the rescue, Mike accepts a dinner invitation resulting in a dance and a kiss with Tom's daughter Elaina.  The jealous boyfriend Johnny Grecko starts a knife fight with Mike that ends up with Mike teaching him the finer points of fighting and Scuba diving.  Becoming friends, Johnny and Mike take the Miss Caledonia to go sponge diving in a cave and they survive an "underwater landslide".  Johnny buys into Tom's sponge business and love prevails when Johnny proposes to Elaina.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  3 tanks  Hagman and Gleason play similar Tarpon Springs sponge divers in Ziv #1.23, "Legend of the Mermaid" but there is no relationship in these two stories.

Scuba Guy Goofs © 2003 Bill Jones:  Johnny has a ban-aid® on his face that disappears moments later in the knife fight.

Guest Stars:
Regina Gleason as Elaina Lundis (Kitty Horton, Days of Our Lives)
Mike Keene as Tom Lundis
Larry Hagman as Johnny Grecko (J.R. Ewing, Dallas)

Directed by Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman,  Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Assistant Producer Barry Cohon, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Property Master Max Pittman, Key Grip Mel Bledsoe, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Script Supervisor Joe Gannon, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.19, "Diamond River"
RSN #1019, Original Release Date:  May 17, 1958, B&W
Mike supervises a diamond diving expedition in South America, but discovers that his employers are poaching on someone else's property.

Guest Star:
Henry Biedinger as Dr. Eli Newman
Paul Fierro as Ray Aguilar
Reed Parham as Harry Barnes
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Sam Fanelli

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.20, "Alligator Story"
RSN #1020, Original Release Date:  May 24, 1958, B&W
A vicious alligator escapes from a wild animal show and takes refuge in the lake of a public park.

Guest Stars:
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Susan Kennedy
John Anderson (Dr. Herbert Styles, Dallas) as P. K. Kennedy
Neil Grant as Frank Jarnack
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Tom

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.21, "Magnetic Mine"
RSN #1021, Original Release Date:  May 31, 1958, B&W
An entire Mexican town is menaced by the presence of a derelict floating mine in its harbor that could ignite fumes from the local nitrate factory if it is detonated.

Guest Stars:
Jose Dominguez as Juan
Eugene Iglesias (Chauffeur, Harper) as Diego
Rodolfo Hoyos (Hernandez, General Hospital) as the harbor Captain
Anna Maria Majelca as Marcia

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.22, "Underwater Patrol"
RSN #1022, Original Release Date:  June 7, 1958, B&W
The State of Florida hires Mike to organize and train an underwater police force to deal with a series of underwater crimes.

Guest Stars:
Neil Grant as Tom Edwards
Courtney Brown as Herb Warren
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Judy Aladin
Henry Biedinger as James Aladin
Harry Martin as Don Martin
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Waco
Reed Parham as Hal Davis
Pat Henderson as the policeman

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.23, "Legend of the Mermaid"
RSN #1023, Original Release Date:  June 14, 1958, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike investigates an underwater grotto said to feature a mermaid that lures men to their deaths.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  While helping his sponge diving friends Marie and Alex Curous off the West coast of Florida near Tarpon Springs, Mike hears bells and is sucked toward a cave.  Escaping the current, Mike employs a "diver's parachute" while dropping his weight belt to return to the surface.  Learning about the myth of a mermaid, Mike is strangely drawn to investigate the cave again.  Mike returns to the cave and discovers that the sounds of bells are anchor chains being rattled by the current and the mermaid is a carved wooden woman from the bow of an old shipwreck.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  2 tanks  Hagman and Gleason play similar Tarpon Springs sponge divers in Ziv #1.18, "The Sponge Divers" but there is no relationship in these two stories.

Guest Stars:
Larry Hagman as Alex Curous (J.R. Ewing, Dallas)
Regina Gleason as Marie Curous (Kitty Horton, Days of Our Lives)
Paul Fierro as Nick Demitrias

Directed by Leon Benson, Written by Lee Erwin,  Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Assistant Producer Barry Cohon, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor John B. Woelz, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Milt Lustig, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Property Master Max Pittman, Key Grip Mel Bledsoe, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Script Supervisor Joe Gannon, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, Producer Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.17, "The Siren"
(Pilot Episode  used to sell the series to a network or syndicator)
RSN #1017, PSN #8201
Original Release Date:  January 30, 1988, Color


Ziv #1.24, "Pressure Suit"
RSN #1024, Original Release Date:  June 21, 1958, B&W
A professor and his daughter hire Mike to help them search for a rare underwater plant in Costa Rica.  Mike's radio call sign is G57.

Guest Stars:
John Anderson (Dr. Herbert Styles, Dallas) as Professor Auerbach
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Alfonso
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Marian Auerbach
Ricou Browning (Underwater Sequence Director, Never Say Never Again) as Carlos

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.25, "The Prospectors"
RSN #1025, Original Release Date:  June 28, 1958, B&W
A pair of prospectors hire Mike to trace the source of radioactive fish with a Geiger counter in hopes of finding a uranium deposit.

Guest Stars:
Mike Keene as Fred
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Hank
John Lamb (Producer: videos) as the sheriff

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.26, "The Hero"
RSN #1026, Original Release Date:  June 28, 1958, B&W, Filmed on location in Silver Springs Florida
Mike is hired by a playboy sportsman to supervise their underwater shark "safari" in the waters off Peru.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Mike is helping Dr. George Schneider with a study to turn ocean plants into food products and they need money to keep the research going.  A millionaire (Mr. Conway) offers $5000 for the study if Mike will teach him and his wife Gloria to Scuba dive and help him bag a shark and a giant squid in Puerto Blanco on the West coast of South America.  A local (Dr.Gomez)  rushes out in his boat to meet Mike and the Conways and drops his anchor on Gloria cutting her air hose.  Conway takes his wife to the surface while Mike keeps the sharks back.  Gloria is hurt and is "expecting" but the town has no hospital so Conway promises to build one.  The giant squid issue doesn't come up again.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  3 tanks  Some of the most obvious cuts between fresh water and salt water for the entire series are done in this episode.  The "ocean" plants and divers are clearly in fresh water while bottom topography and visibility change for the shark and reef fish shots.  Sharks and divers are never in the same shot.  Viewers are taught numerous beginner Scuba rules.

Guest Stars:
John Montgomery Greene as Dr. George Schneider
Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing, Dallas) as Elliot Conway
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Gloria Conway
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Dr. Gomez
Ron Gorton (Warren, Shinning Star) as Jose

Directed by Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman,  Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Assistant Producer Barry Cohon, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Sydney Sutherland, Music Editor Milt Lustig, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Property Master Max Pittman, Key Grip Mel Bledsoe, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Script Supervisor Joe Gannon, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, Producer Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.27, "Underwater Station"
RSN #1027, Original Release Date:  July 12, 1958, B&W
Mike finds a famous rocket scientist being held in an underwater prison by enemy agents.

Guest Stars:
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Dr. Carpenter
Mike Keene as Dr. Ryder Decker
John Lamb (Producer: videos) as a diver

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.28, "The Lost Ones"
RSN #1028, Original Release Date:  July 19, 1958, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
A frustrated former athlete pushes his children to be Olympic swimmers, resulting in their becoming trapped in a cave by a rising tide.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Dave Crane is training his kids to be Olympic swimmers along the Pacific coast.  The kids are tired of training and  paddle board into a cave.  The kids disappear and Dave paddles out to find them.  Reaina finds a lifeguard and Mike and asks for help.  A rising tide traps the kids in a cave.  Mike uses an underwater "scooter" to work his way into the cave.  Dave is determined to find his kids first but a "vicious Moray Eel strikes" and Mike has to save Dave.  Mike swims the kids out of the cave underwater having them breathe on his diving lung.  Dave realizes that the Olympic training is not as important as his kids.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  3 tanks  Some pretty bad acting by the 2 kids.

Guest Stars:
John Beradino (Dr. Steve Hardy, General Hospital) as Dave Crane
Dorothy Dean (Dorothy Dean Simpson Bridges, Lloyd Bridges wife of 50 years) as Reaina Crane
Don Eitner (Ross, Dynasty) as Willie the lifeguard
Jeff Bridges (Lloyd Bridges youngest son) as Davy Crane
Andrea Kaplan as Karen Crane

Directed by Johnny Florea, Written by Stephen Kandel, Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Camera Operator Dick Rawlins, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Sound Mixer Garry Harris, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor James Fritch, Music Editor Milt Lustig, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Property Master Max Pittman, Key Grip Mel Bledsoe, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Script Supervisor Larry Lung, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Barry Cohon, Producer Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.29, "Capture of the Santa Rosa"
RSN #1029, Original Release Date:  July 26, 1958, B&W
Mike leads a diving team in rescuing a Latin American diplomat and his family from kidnappers.

Guest Stars:
Christopher Dark (McCann, Terror in the Sky) as Costa
Rodolfo Hoyos (Hernandez, General Hospital) as Juan Carlos Avilar
Robert Tafur as the Interior Minister, Giardo
Jovon Monteid as Nita Giardo
Margarita (Cardova) as Mrs. Avilar

George Robotham (Stunts, Mars Attacks!) as Louis
Troy Melton (stunt double for Martin Landau, Mission Impossible) as Miguel
John Lamb (Producer: videos) as Paco
Robert Hoy (Juno, The Gambler) as a convict

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.30, "The Shipwreck"
RSN #1030, Original Release Date:  August 2, 1958, B&W
Mike and three other survivors share a life raft after a storm capsizes their boats.

Guest Stars:
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender) as Ed
Nancy Hale (Helen Carter, The Whirlybirds) as Nancy
Leonard Nimoy  playing Vince Porter  (Mr. Spock, Star Trek) as Vince

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.31, "The Big Dive"
RSN #1031, Original Release Date:  August 9, 1958, B&W
Mike's work on a movie prompts a fellow stunt diver to attempt a dangerous record-setting dive.

Guest Stars:
John Beradino (Dr. Steve Hardy, General Hospital) as Buster Gale
Don Eitner (Ross, Dynasty) as Tom Gale

Bill Erwin (Ed, Home Alone) as Dr. Hugh Benedict
Charles Maxwell (Radio Announcer, Gilligan's Island) as Lt. Dan Taylor
Jean Benoist as Mrs. Tom Gale
Gates Brown
Robert Hoy as Charlie O'Neil

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.32, "The Birthday Present"
RSN #1032, Original Release Date:  August 16, 1958, B&W
After locating a leak in a gas line and retrieving a young boy's sunken bicycle, Mike is beaten up and threatened by a gang of thugs.

Guest Stars:
Frederic Gavlin as Arnie Craig
Karen Scott (Lady Cavendish, Young Lady Chatterley) as Leona
Jeff Bridges (Lloyd Bridges youngest son) as Jimmy
Frank Wolff
Burt Stuart
John Close (M.P., No Time for Sergeants)
Frank Warren
Charles Reade

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.33, "Dead Man's Cove"
RSN #1033, Original Release Date:  August 23, 1958, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
An underwater camera holds the key to determining whether a woman's drowning was accidental, as her husband claims, or not.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Mike gets an urgent message from diving buddy Tom Quinn, a Lieutenant with Los Angeles Homicide.  Tom suspects Mr. Tyler is responsible for his wife's death in a diving accident and wants Mike to help him review the facts.  In a flashback sequence, we hear Mr. Tyler's description of the dive suggesting that Maria had gone too deep.  Tyler is shooting pictures throughout the dive without a flash attachment.  Reviewing the pictures shot during the dive, Mike notices that the last picture shot at 70ft contained yellow images of Maria's helmet.  Since yellow is filtered out of the visible light spectrum at that depth, Tyler must be lying.  Mike and Tom plan a dive to trick Tyler into a confession.  During the dive, Tyler realizes he is being trapped and cuts Tom's air hose.  Mike fights Tom in the water and Tom confesses.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  Zale is so well liked by Sea Hunt producers she gets a credit and never speaks a line in the show.  A boat with the Argonaut name on edge-routed wooden signs is clearly seen but it is not the 1960 Trojan Sea Breeze of course.  This episode starts with a close up of Bubbles, an 1,800 pound short-finned cow pilot whale in the Marineland tank .

Guest Stars:
Peter Hansen as Tom Quinn
Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock, Star Trek) as Robert.Tyler
Zale Parry
 as Maria Tyler
Jon Lindbergh (Charles Lindbergh's son) as a police officer

Directed by Johnny Florea, Written by William Read Woodfield, Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Camera Operator Ed Nugent, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Sound Mixer Jay Ashworth, Video Supervisor Donald Tait, Film Editor Richard L. Van Enger a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Sid Sutherland, Music Editor Milt Lustig, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Set Decorator Lou Hafley, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Property Master Max Pittman, Key Grip Mel Bledsoe, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Script Supervisor Richard Walton, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Barry Cohon, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.34, "Killer Rock (aka: Explosion)"
RSN #1034, Original Release Date:  August 30, 1958, B&W
Mike is hired to destroy an underwater offshore peak that is notorious for ripping the hulls out of passing ships.

Guest Stars:
Myron Healey (Deuter, The Cheyenne Social Club) as Russ Hodges
Aline Towne (Joan Gilbert, Commando Cody: Sky Marshall of the Universe) as Evelyn Hodges

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.35, "The Amphibian"
RSN #1035, Original Release Date:  September 6, 1958, B&W
A group of sportsmen hire Mike to supervise their skin-diving outing, whereupon one of them sneaks off and begins photographing secret Navy facilities.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  If you want to see how pretty Zale Parry looks underwater, this is the episode for you.  The 1944 Grumman JRF-5 "Goose" (N1543V, S/N B-41) and Avalon Air Transport is clearly seen and mentioned by Mike Nelson. 

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  5 tanks

Guest Stars:
Peter Hansen as George Peterson
Nancy Hale (Helen Carter, The Whirlybirds) as Ella Palmer

Richard Probert  (Grumman Goose Pilot, N1543V is clearly seen) as Dick Talbot
William Boyett as Eddie Mahar
Jon Lindbergh (Charles Lindbergh's son) as Jack Padgett
Zale Parry as Queenie Miller

Courtney Brown as DeWitt Miller

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.36, "Lord Christobal"
RSN #1036, Original Release Date:  September 13, 1958, B&W
Mike is hired by an insurance company to investigate the sinking of a freighter, but a murder indicates that someone doesn't want him to complete his task.

Guest Stars:

Keith McConnell (Lord Cavendish, Young Lady Chatterley) as Mr. Webley
Bernie Gozier as Lord Christobal
William Boyett as Mr. Hanson
Antony Eustrel (Roberts, the butler, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) as Inspector Saunders

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.37, "Decoy"
RSN #1037, Original Release Date:  September 20, 1958, B&W
Mike investigates reports of a sea monster off the coast of Mexico.

Guest Stars:
Christopher Dark (McCann, Terror in the Sky) as Ernesto Santilla
Jose Dominguez as Julio Salas
Charles Maxwell (Radio Announcer, Gilligan's Island) as the Coast Guard Commander
Jay Della as official with Mexican Coast Guard
Carlos Rivero as Hernando

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.38, "The Sea Has Ears"
RSN #1039, Original Release Date:  September 27, 1958, B&W
The murder of a telephone company employee leads Mike to an underwater cable that is being tapped to access top-secret research conferences

Guest Stars:
Paul Guilfoyle (Smith, Mighty Joe Young) as Victor Halstaff
Thomas B. Henry as Mr. Ludwig
Mark Dunhill as the technician
Paul Stader (stunt coordinator, The Man From Atlantis) as the spy

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #1.39, "The Manganese Story"
RSN #1039, Original Release Date:  October 4, 1958, B&W
Mike discovers an important manganese deposit, but an ambitious young geologist, sharks, and an approaching hurricane threaten to silence him before he can inform the government.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2010 Bill Jones:  Not to mention Mike puts his foot into "giant clam".

Guest Stars:
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender) as Pete Otis

Ted de Corsia (Black Bart, The Slowest Gun in the West) as Esteban Valdez
Jo Summers (Slave girl, Spartacus) as Pepita Valdez

Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Production Coordinator Joe Wonder, Location Manager William Owens, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Associate Producer Johnny Florea, In Charge of Production Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


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Ziv #2.1, "The Alcatraz Story"
RSN #1040, Original Release Date:  January 4, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike trains three brothers in the use of scuba gear, unaware that they plan to break a fourth sibling out of Alcatraz.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Three brothers Larry, Johnny, and Frank Brand hire Mike to teach them how to Scuba dive.  After Mike spends five hours teaching, he tells the brothers to call it a day.  Mike returns to the dock a few hours later and Larry and Johnny are diving again.  Mike is concerned about how long they had been diving and goes down to bring them back up.  Mike becomes suspicious seeing the two exchanging wetsuits underwater.  Mike finds Frank's lost wallet and sees Frank's last name is Bronson.  Mike follows the brothers as they make another dive near Alcatraz with an extra set of diving gear for Mark Bronson, an escaping convict.  Mike sends up a marker buoy flair to signal for help and cuts Larry's air hose.  A patrol boat helps Mike capture the brothers.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  The first episode's story for the second season has a new freshness.  Behind-the-scenes credits are reduced signaling a new leaner and meaner production staff.

Guest Stars:
Christopher Dark (McCann, Terror in the Sky) as Larry (Brand) Bronson
Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock, Star Trek) as Johnny (Brand) Bronson
Bill Catching (Various stunts, Earthquake) as Frank (Brand) Bronson
George Becwar (Gen. Caleb Sutton, The Great Sex War) as a guard
Paul Stader as Mark Bronson
Art Passarella as a guard
Courtney Brown as a guard

Directed by Herman Hoffman, Written by William Read Woodfield, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.2, "Operation Greenback"
RSN #1041, Original Release Date:  January 11, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike unwittingly shares his explosives expertise with an old navy buddy who is planning an underwater bank heist.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  Coast Bank, where the receipts of the town's resorts are guarded, has clearly made a mistake by locating its vault next to the sea.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks

Guest Stars:
Tom Brown (Nathan Curtis, Days of Our Lives) as Ben Murdock
James Anderson (Bob Ewell, To Kill a Mocking Bird)
Maurice Solomon
Paul Maxwell (Panama Hat, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
William Vaughan (Worker, Airplane 2)
Preston Hanson (Lieutenant Colonel Simpson, Operation Petticoat)

Director & Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Arthur Weiss, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft, a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.3, "Underwater Security"
RSN #1042, Original Release Date:  January 18, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
While testing the coastal security of a rocket fuel plant, Mike discovers a pair of saboteurs.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  Mike photographs a secret rocket fuel plant testing their security system and ends up discovering two saboteurs.  "My lungs ached".

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  The "underwater frieghter" wreck and locker set appears again in Ziv #2.4, "Underwater Labyrinth".  Its where the "Microfinder" is hidden.

Guest Stars:
Paul Guilfoyle (Smith, Mighty Joe Young)
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender) as Mr. Madden
William Boyett
Paul Stader (stunt coordinator, The Man From Atlantis)
Courtney Brown

Director & Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft, a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorators Lou Hafley & Bruce MacDonald, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.4, "Underwater Labyrinth"
RSN #1043, Original Release Date:  January 25, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike is hired to retrieve a new guided-missile tracking device from a test boat sunk during a Florida hurricane, but finds that underwater thieves have beaten him to the punch.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  Mike searches for a "Microfinder".

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  The "underwater frieghter" wreck and locker set was used in Ziv #2.3, "Underwater Security".  Its where Mike finds spare scuba tanks hidden.

Guest Stars:
Ted de Corsia (Black Bart, The Slowest Gun in the West) as Cyrus Webb
Tyler McVey
William Boyett
Arvid Nelson

Director & Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Arthur Weiss, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft, a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorators Lou Hafley & Bruce MacDonald, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.5, "Monte Cristo"
RSN #1044, Original Release Date:  February 1, 1959, B&W
As consultant on a remake of The Count of Monte Cristo, Mike finds that the emotions of the star and his stand-in may lead to disaster in the execution of a stunt.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2007 Bill Jones:  Mike receives a phone call from a film production company doing a remake of "The Count of Monte Cristo" and finds himself tied up in a death sack.  Mike sinks like a rock going into a commercial break.  "My lungs felt like balloons about to burst!"

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks

Guest Stars:
Robert Quarry as Bill Hale
William Bakewell (Mounted Officer, Gone With The Wind) as Walter Wilcox
Joi Lansing (Sgt. Helen J. O'Hara, Superman) as Laura Pepper
Wayne Mallory as Ed Mercer
Art Lewis (Needleman, What Did You Do In The War Daddy?) as Benny

Director & Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator George Sawley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography John Lamb, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.6, "The Stunt"
RSN #1045, Original Release Date:  February 8, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed near Catalina Island.
An overconfident swimming champion endangers both herself and Mike when she challenges him to an underwater race to Catalina.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Mike is making an underwater slow motion film study of outboard motors when he is interrupted by Blaze Green, a publicity hound best known for swimming the English Channel in a bikini.  Blaze challenges Mike to an underwater race from Palos Verdes to Catalina with the $5000 prize going to the county Water Safety Project.  Blaze pulls several dangerous stunts and dirty tricks on Mike during the race resulting in her ending up with a case of the bends.  Mike thinks Blaze "needs a good spanking".  Blaze takes the microphone and admits that she cheated during the race and that Mike Nelson is the greatest Scuba diver in the world.  The boat is the Sonar Queen.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  5 tanks  Lisa Gaye's topside performance steels the entire show.  Zale Parry doubles for Gaye in the underwater shots.  Gaye and Parry are both beautiful women but in no way look alike.

Robert Conrad landed this episode which was his first appearance on TV.   His one-line, uneventful, and dull bit part led to Conrad becoming a contract player at Warner Brothers.  Jack Warner gave Conrad his first starring role as Tom Lopaka in the successful TV series "Hawaiian Eye" (1959-63).

Guest Stars:
Lisa Gaye (Collette DeBois, "The Bob Cummings Show" and Constancia, "The Sign of Zorro") as Blaze Green, a famous swimmer
Jack Wagner (Jack, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet) as Taylor Field, a public relations councilor
William McGraw as the radio announcer
Robert Conrad as the boat Captain (James West, The Wild Wild West)
Harry Clexx as the Skipper

Directed by Johnny Florea, Written by Stephen Kandel, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director William McGaugh, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography John Lamb, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.13, "The Stunt"

RSN #1013, PSN #8215
Original Release Date:  December 19, 1987, Color


Ziv #2.7, "Diving for the Moon"
RSN #1046, Original Release Date:  February 15, 1959, B&W
Mike and a group of astronauts-in-training are stranded on the seabed when a hurricane blows their boat away.

Guest Stars:
Brett Halsey (Douglas Michelson, The Godfather: Part 3) as Ed
Tom Irish (Ben Banks, Father of the Bride) as Dr. Adams
Don Oreck (Pvt. Stacey Zorbados, Target Zero) as Tom
Rand Harper as Pete

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography John Lamb, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.8, "The Search"
RSN #1047, Original Release Date:  February 22, 1959, B&W
Mike comes to the rescue of a scuba diver who has been trapped in a kelp bed while spear fishing.

Guest Stars:
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie) as Ruth Morgan
Paul Maxwell (Panama Hat, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) as Dan Morgan
Lomax Study as Dr. Barr
Jack Richardson as Haines
Courtney Brown as Wilson

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography John Lamb, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.9, "Jettisoned"
RSN #1048, Original Release Date:  March 1, 1959, B&WC
Mike races to recover a ditched nuclear warhead before sea water corrodes the casing.

Guest Star:
Ted de Corsia (Black Bart, The Slowest Gun in the West) as Jack Rogan
Robert Clarke (Ray Lansing, General Hospital) as Stan
Lennie Breman as Chonski
Wayne Mallory as Paul Redmond
Frank Warren as Dutch

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren & John Lamb, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.10, "Murder at Sixty Feet"
RSN #1049, Original Release Date:  March 8, 1959, B&W
A man planning to murder his wife hires Mike to teach her to scuba dive so that he may lure her into a dangerous underwater current

Guest Stars:

Joyce Taylor (Anne Hardesty, The FBI Story) as Dinnah Garrick
William Boyett as Paul Garrick
George Eldridge as Dr. Johnson
Clark Howat as Clark
Harry Woods as Gustav

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.2, "Rehearsal For Murder"
RSN #1002, PSN #8205
Original Release Date:  October 3, 1987, Color


Ziv #2.11, "Air Pockets (aka: New York Rescue)"
RSN #1050, Original Release Date:  March 15, 1959, B&W
Mike is hired to dive on a sunken freighter in New York Harbor in the hopes that some crew members may still be alive in air pockets.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2004 Bill Jones:  Mike must also save a dog that is trapped in an air pocket and rigs-up a helmet for the pooch.

Guest Stars:
Grandon Rhodes (Surgeon, The House of Wax) as the ship owner
Robert Tetrick as Johnny
A.G. Vitanza as the sailor

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator Lou Hafley & George Sawley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.12, "The Dam"
RSN #1051, Original Release Date:  March 22, 1959, B&W, Filmed on location at Lake Meade and the Hoover Dam.
While checking the underwater security of a new dam, Mike discovers a bomb that has been placed in an intake valve.  The boat is "The Thunderbird".

Guest Stars:
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender) as Chief
Ross Martin (Artemus Gordon, The Wild Wild West) as Finch
Jack Wagner (Jack, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet) as the manager of the dam building company
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible) as Laurel
Dick Probert un-credited (Grumman Goose Pilot) as the amphibian pilot

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator Lou Hafley & George Sawley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.13, "Dock Fire"
RSN #1052, Original Release Date:  March 29, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida, Hoover Dam, Catalina
In an effort to prevent a dock fire from igniting chemicals stored in a warehouse, Mike swims into the burning building through an underwater intake pipe with a firehose.

Guest Stars:
Jim Bannon as Chief Tim McVey
Gus Callahan as Mr. Rawlson
 Harry Clexx as Toliver
Tommy Vize as the Scan-O-Scope operator
Dick Probert un-credited (Grumman Goose Pilot) as the amphibian pilot

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Jack Marquette, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Decorator Lou Hafley & George Sawley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.14, "The Persuaders"
RSN #1053, Original Release Date:  April 5, 1959, B&W
Drug smugglers force Mike at gunpoint to help them retrieve a sunken shipment of narcotics.

Guest Stars:
John Shay as Ralph Nugent
Harlan Warde as Jonas White

Dick Probert  (Grumman Goose Pilot) as the amphibian pilot

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.15, "The Persuaders"
RSN #1015, PSN #8209
Original Release Date:  January 9, 1988, Color


Ziv #2.15, "Nerve Gas"
RSN #1054, Original Release Date:  April 12, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
After discovering a sunken Japanese submarine, the amateur skin diver who found it goes violently berserk.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  A call from the Coast Guard sends Mike on a rescue mission of a boater in distress on the Archer 1.  The boater, Jerry Wylie goes berserk and passes out.  Mike tries to revive Jerry and is overcome too.  Dr. Welnick suspects that Jerry has stumbled on a lost Japanese submarine that is leaking nerve gas.  Mike and Stan make a dive to seal off the leaking gas.  The Navy rigs the sub with explosives oxidizing the gas.  Mike's boat is the Chinook, call sign 2XL.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  This a good example of Mike using a different boat.  Fans often believe that Argonaut appeared in many more episodes than  it really did.  The episode is worth watching just to see Lisa Gaye.

Guest Stars:
Ken Drake playing Dr. Welnick (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Anthony George playing Stan Graham (Dr. Will Vernon, One Life to Live)
Lisa Gaye playing Louise Wylie (Collette DeBois, "The Bob Cummings Show" and Constancia, "The Sign of Zorro")
Leonard Nimoy playing Jerry Wylie (Mr. Spock, Star Trek)
Nancy Millard playing the nurse.

Directed by Herman Hoffman, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director William McGaugh, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.16, "Strange Salvage"
RSN #1055, Original Release Date:  April 19, 1959, B&W
Mike investigates the deaths of a pair of divers who were murdered after discovering a sunken yacht laden with jewels.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike stops by Lou's Aqua Air Shop to investigate the deaths of two divers.  Lou does air fills for $1.25.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  3 tanks  A

Guest Stars:
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Robert Karnes (Sgt. Turp Thornhill, From Here to Eternity)

Directed by Herman Hoffman, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Gilbert Mandelik, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.17, "Underwater Survey"
RSN #1056, Original Release Date:  April 26, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
While looking into the possibility of linking two Latin American lakes by a canal, Mike runs afoul of rebel guerillas.

Guest Star:
Anthony George playing Rudy Cordoba (Dr. Will Vernon, One Life to Live)

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.18, "Underwater Curtain"
RSN #1057, Original Release Date:  May 3, 1959, B&W
Mike discovers a submarine off the Panama coast that is a base of operations for divers planning to destroy the Panama Canal.

Guest Stars:
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie)
Jack Hogan (Dr. Joseph Kerwin, Houston, We've Got A Problem)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.19, "Hermes (aka: Jupiter Rex)"
RSN #1058, Original Release Date:  May 10, 1959, B&W
A Greek sponge diver and his pretty girlfriend lay a minefield for Mike, fearful that he will interfere with their discovery of a valuable statue on the Mediterranean seabed.

Guest Stars:
Lisa Gaye (Collette DeBois, "The Bob Cummings Show" and Constancia, "The Sign of Zorro")
Anthony George playing Elias Storm (Dr. Will Vernon, One Life to Live)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.20, "The Briefcase"
RSN #1059, Original Release Date:  May 17, 1959, B&W, portions filmed on location at Lake Mead near Las Vegas in Nevada
A man tricks a scientist into dropping a top-secret folio overboard, where a confederate can retrieve it.

Guest Stars:
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender)
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Ross Martin (Artemus Gordon, The Wild Wild West)
Larry Russo
(un-credited)  playing a bad guy

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.21, "Cave Diving"
RSN #1060, Original Release Date:  May 24, 1959, B&W
Mike attempts to rescue a geologist who has been trapped in an underwater cave by a sudden landslide.

Guest Stars:
Herbert Anderson (Henry Mitchell, Dennis the Menace)
Douglas Fowley (Litah, Starsky & Hutch)
Joyce Taylor (Anne Hardesty, The FBI Story)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.22, "Water Ski Show"
RSN #1061, Original Release Date:  May 31, 1959, B&W,
Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida, Water Ski Sequences filmed on location in Winter Haven Florida
Mike investigates the mysterious death of the featured performer in a water ski show during the act's underwater finale.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Mike is hired as the safety man for a new stunt in a water ski show at a Cypress Gardens Thrill Show.  Mike sets up an underwater camera for a newsreel company to film the stunt.  Hal jumps from a water ski kite 100ft to the surface of the water.  Mike is concerned about Hal and dives to bring him up, but Hal does not survive.  Mike retrieves his underwater camera to find clues of cause of Hal's death.  Mike tricks Steve Garth into a trap and the police nail Steve.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  A great line in the show is when Mike says Steve knew every trick he knew (underwater).  A true statement since Brown taught Bridges almost everything he knew about Scuba diving in real life.  Lisa Gaye's performance is superb and she deservedly receives top guest-star credit this time.  This story is a very unusual example of someone being killed on the show but notice that the death is not related to Scuba diving.  When Mike looks out the window of June's apartment, try not to notice the mountain supposedly on the Gulf coast in Florida.

Guest Stars:
Lisa Gaye playing June Leeds, Hal's fiancé (Collette DeBois, "The Bob Cummings Show" and Constancia, "The Sign of Zorro")
Robert Conrad playing Hal Peters (James West, The Wild Wild West)
William McGraw playing the homicide Lieutenant
Jack Wagner playing Joe Ott (Jack, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
William Boyett playing Nick James of the Chronicle
Courtney Brown playing Steve Garth, June's ex-husband

Directed by Herman Hoffman, Written by Lee Erwin, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director William McGaugh, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.23, "Underwater Shrine"
RSN #1062, Original Release Date:  June 7, 1959, B&W
Mike and a pair of archaeologists risk the anger and booby traps of islanders while exploring underwater caves in the Caribbean.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  NAUI Co-Founder Al Tilman was paid $100 for coming up with this story idea.

Guest Stars:
Norma Brooks
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Anthony George playing Peter Ordway (Dr. Will Vernon, One Life to Live)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.24, "Chain of Evidence"
RSN #1063, Original Release Date:  June 14, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida.
Latin American revolutionaries recruit Mike to recover the body of their murdered leader from the palace lagoon in order to ignite an uprising.

Guest Stars:
Ron Gorton (Warren, Shinning Star)
Regina Gleason (Kitty Horton, Days of Our Lives)
Vivian Lloyd (Lady Stutfield, Lady Windermere's Fan)
Guy Rennie
Paul Fierro

Leonard Nimoy (uncredited) (Mr. Spock, Star Trek) seen for about two seconds wearing only a swimsuit and firing a rifle.  This same clip will be used again two weeks later in Ziv #2.26, "Sea Serpent"
RSN #1065, Original Release Date:  June 28, 1959

Directed by Johnny Florea, Written by Stanley H. Silverman, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Gilbert Mandelik, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California..


Ziv #2.25, "Treasure Hunt"
RSN #1064, Original Release Date:  June 21, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida.
A young skin diver is found murdered after stealing lobsters from an elderly fisherman as an initiation stunt.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike stops by his favorite dive center "Laguna Sea Sports" to ask Clark if he knows  a diver that might own a spear gun with intials "E. D.".

Scuba Guy Rating © 2009 Bill Jones:  4 tanks 

Guest Stars:
Peter Breck (Nick Barkley, The Big Valley)
Joyce Taylor as Alma (Anne Hardesty, The FBI Story)
Joe Hamilton (Frenchie, Cat Ballou)
William Boyett
Clark Howat (Bert Weatherby, Airport)
Ronald Foster (Man in Winesop's Office, The Muppets Take Manhattan)
Robert Montgomery Jr. (Younger brother of actress Elizabeth Montgomery)
Joe Kelsay
Richard Hill
David Kramer

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Stuart Jerome, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft A.C.E., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.26, "Sea Serpent"
RSN #1065, Original Release Date:  June 28, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida.
Mike defies tales of a mysterious sea serpent when he searches for a shipment of stolen liquid explosives in Arabia.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike is diving in the Red Sea which looks suspiciously like Silver Springs.  Notice Leonard Nimoy is uncredited for his work.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2009 Bill Jones:  4 tanks

Guest Stars:
Lisa Gaye playing Ann Barry (Collette DeBois, "The Bob Cummings Show" and Constancia, "The Sign of Zorro")
Anthony George playing Jim Barry (Dr. Will Vernon, One Life to Live)

Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Leonard Nimoy (uncredited) (Mr. Spock, Star Trek)

Directed by Herman Hoffman, Written by Lee Erwin, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Lee C. Hall, Assistant Director Wilbur McGaugh, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.27, "The Getaway"
RSN #1066, Original Release Date:  July 5, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs
After one of their number is wounded in the robbery of a beach side casino, a team of thieves kidnap a doctor's wife in order to lure the physician into a trap. 

This episode uses the new ending credit footage which is seen to the end of the series.

Guest Stars:
Robert Karnes (Sgt. Turp Thornhill, From Here to Eternity)
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie)
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Wayne Mallory
Frank Warren
Mike Masters (FBI Agent, The Manchurian Candidate)

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft A.C.E., Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Director Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.28, "Underwater Ejection"
RSN #1067, Original Release Date:  July 12, 1959, B&W
A freak accident endangers a man's life during the test of Mike's new method of retrieving sunken ICBM nose cones.

Guest Stars:
John Zaremba (Dr. Raymond Swain, The Time Tunnel)
Norman Bishop (Stunt diver, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Arthur Weiss, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman & Jack Marquette, Film Editor Charles Craft A.C.E., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Director Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.29, "The Female"
RSN #1068, Original Release Date:  July 19, 1959, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs, shots of horse-drawn carriage at the British Colony Hotel on Bay Street, downtown Nassau.
A beautiful woman plots revenge against Mike after flunking out of his class for scuba diver instructors.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike teaches a class of scuba instructors.  The Scuba Guy doesn't recall his instructor's classes being like this!  Mike does a "breath holding test" but today, instructors teach students to "never hold their breath".  Gracie wants to get her "instructor's license" so she can teach scuba diving at the new Muliva Shores Hotel.  A few months later, Mike is in a "lazy Caribbean seaport on business searching for some extremely rare sea specimens" when he realizes Gracie is teaching without certification from the pool desk at the Hotel Carioca.  The boat used  is the "Chestnut". 

This is the infamous episode where Nelson is seen cupping Zale Parry's breast while diving in a cave (see also Ziv #4.5).  Its not clear if this is actually Lloyd Bridges or a double. It does appear to be Parry.  Judge for yourself.  Many fans wrongly suggest that this "cupping scene" is from Ziv #1.6, "Female of the Species" but this is the episode where it clearly happens.  It actually happens several times if you watch the entire episode carefully.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  4 tanks and actually one of my favorite episodes.

Guest Stars:
Lynn Bernay playing Gracie Bond (Maria, Pit and the Pendulum)
Wayne Mallory
Frank Kirby
Courtney Brown un-credited and has a line "she has quite a temper, hasn't she?".
Zale Parry 
un-credited playing Gracie Bond underwater

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman, Film Editor Charles Craft A.C.E., Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Director Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.30, "Port Security"
RSN #1069, Original Release Date:  July 26, 1959, B&W
Mike tries to break a ring of drug traffickers who are smuggling heroin into the country in ballast tanks.

Guest Stars:
Richard Deems
Harry Lauter (General Winthrop, Escape From the Planet of the Apes)
Troy Melton (stunt double for Martin Landau, Mission Impossible)
Robert Tetrick
Patrick Waltz (NASA Recruiting Officer, It Happened at the World's Fair)
Craig Woods (Ward Withers, Angel and the Bad Man)
John Zaremba (Dr. Raymond Swain, The Time Tunnel)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.31, "Underwater Park"
RSN #1070, Original Release Date:  August 2, 1959, B&W
 Someone attempts to kill Mike while he's scouting out a site for an underwater marine preserve.

Guest Stars:
Jim Bannon
Mike Masters (FBI Agent, The Manchurian Candidate)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.2, "Rehearsal For Murder"
RSN #1003, PSN #8206
Original Release Date:  October 10, 1987, Color


Ziv #2.32, "Underwater Unit"
RSN #1071, Original Release Date:  August 9, 1959, B&W
Mike is recruited to train a pair of divers for an urgent secret assignment.

Guest Stars:
Courtney Brown
Tom Brown (Nathan Curtis, Days of Our Lives)
Eric Feldary (Andrés, Courier to Golz, For Whom the Bell Tolls)
Hanna Landy (Grace Cardiff, Rosemary's Baby)
Della Sharman (Betty Johnson, Dr. Kildare)
Paul Stader (stunt coordinator, The Man From Atlantis)
Frank Warren

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


Ziv #2.33, "Proof of Guilt"
RSN #1072, Original Release Date:  August 16, 1959, B&W
Mike uses an underwater TV camera setup to nab thieves who are robbing a Hawaiian girl's pearl beds.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike helps Sandy to catch pearl thieves.   Mike does his most serious kissing scenes of the series. 

Scuba Guy Rating © 2009 Bill Jones:  5 tanks and one of my favorite episodes but fairly unknown by fans.  McCarthy steels the scenes that she appears in topside and Parry plays her underwater.

Guest Stars:
Nobu McCarthy playing Sandy (Yukie, The Karate Kid Part 2)
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Dale Ishimoto (Japanese Businessman, Cannonball Run 2)

Director and Associate Produce Leon Benson, Written by Stephen Kandel, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Film Editor Richard L. Van Enger a.c.e., Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Decorator Lou Hafley,  Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.6, "Pearl Beds"

RSN #1006, PSN #8208
Original Release Date:  October 31, 1987, Color


Ziv #2.34, "Chained"
RSN #1073, Original Release Date:  August 23, 1959, B&W
Mike stands by to assist an undercover man in his assignment to infiltrate an illegal alien-smuggling ring.

Guest Stars:
Tom Brown (Nathan Curtis, Days of Our Lives)
Eric Feldary (Andrés, Courier to Golz, For Whom the Bell Tolls)
Les Heilman
Frank Warren
A.G. Vitanza
Paul Stader (stunt coordinator, The Man From Atlantis)

Directed by Eddie Davis, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Film Editor Richard L. Van Enger a.c.e., Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Decorator Lou Hafley,  Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.35, "Ransom"
RSN #1074, Original Release Date:  August 30, 1959, B&W
A husband-wife team steal and then ransom some computer tapes necessary to a plant's operations.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike finds ransom team at the local dive club.  Some good topside shots of Venice California canals streets. 

Scuba Guy Rating © 2009 Bill Jones:  3 tanks

Guest Stars:
Jim Bannon
William Masters
Anne Neyland (Dolores, Oceans Eleven)
Bruce Wendell (Paul Barton, Superman)
Courtney Brown

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Film Editor Richard L. Van Enger a.c.e., Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Decorator Lou Hafley,  Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.9, "The Torch Men"
RSN #1009, PSN #8212
Original Release Date:  November 21, 1987, Color


Ziv #2.36, "Oil Island"
RSN #1075, Original Release Date:  September 6, 1959, B&W
A careless salvage diver is trapped on the deck of a sunken freighter by some lead cable.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike uses helecopter to free a trapped diver.  We see a pontooned Bell helecopter supplied by Rotor-Aids Offshore Corporation.. 

Scuba Guy Rating © 2009 Bill Jones:  3 tanks

Guest Stars:
Jay Douglas (George, Green Acres)
Don Oreck
Rand Harper
Robert Tetrick
Sandy Wheeler

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Decorator Lou Hafley,  Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.37, "Base of Operations"
RSN #1076, Original Release Date:  September 13, 1959, B&W
A husband and wife team of photojournalists ignore Mike's warnings about diving on a sunken ocean liner and are imperiled by the pressures of the deep.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  After Mike warns divers about diving at 180 ft to shoot photos of a sunken ocean liner, one ends up with getting Nitrogen Narcosis and the other gets Decompression Illness.  Mike is pressed to use an underwater water platform he has been testing.  "Mike Nelson calling CQ".

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  3 tanks.

Guest Stars:
Gregg Palmer (Slatter, True Grit)
Anne Anderson (Woman, North by Northwest)
Mike Masters (FBI Agent, The Manchurian Candidate)
A.G. Vitanza
Dick Probert playing Dick Talbert flying Avalon 327 (Grumman Goose Pilot N327)

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Robert Hoffman & Jack Marquette, Film Editor James Dyer., Assistant Director Bruce Satterlee, Set Director Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.38, "Kelp Forest (aka: Private War)"
RSN #1077, Original Release Date:  September 20, 1959, B&W
A coastal fisherman wages a private war against kelp harvesters, blaming them for ruining the fishing grounds necessary to his livelihood

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike is teaching Liza to skin dive while studying kelp.  Mike runs into that old WWII Mine prop that shows up on this show from time to time.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2007 Bill Jones:  3 tanks.

 Guest Stars:
Ted de Corsia (Black Bart, The Slowest Gun in the West)
Jay Douglas (George, Green Acres)
Rand Harper
Don Oreck (Pvt. Stacey Zorbados, Target Zero)
Zale Parry plays Liza Kinney

Director and Associate Producer Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Second Unit Director Paul Stader, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Set Designer Robert Kinoshita, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e,, Assistant Director Harry Sherman, Set Director Lou Hafley, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #2.39, "The Raft"
RSN #1078, Original Release Date:  September 27, 1959, B&W
Mike dives onto a sunken freighter loaded with nitro, planning to detonate the cargo before it drifts away into the shipping lanes.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  3 tanks  Some of this same footage of looking for the "Nitrotol" canisters underwater will be used again in the last episode Ziv #4.38, "Round Up" to fill out the show.  In the last show, Mike will refer to these canisters as "Nitrol" instead.

Guest Stars:
Whit Bissell (Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk, The Time Tunnel)
Robert Gilbreath (helicopter pilot, Sea Hunt)
Richard Probert  (Grumman Goose Pilot)

Production Manager Joe Wonder, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Costume Supervisor Tommy Thompson, Location Manager William Owens, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California


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Ziv #3.1, "Asylum (aka: Canal Escape)"
RSN #1079, Original Release Date:  January 9, 1960, B&W
Working for the State Department, Mike attempts to rescue a political prisoner in South America by using a harbor city's canal system.

Guest Stars:
Noel Drayton (Priest, The Seven Little Foys)
Jonathan Kidd (Mr. Atterbury, Wink of an Eye)
John Zaremba (Dr. Raymond Swain, The Time Tunnel)


Ziv #3.2, "Water Nymphs"
RSN #1080, Original Release Date:  January 16, 1960, B&W
A swimsuit designer hires Mike to do an underwater fashion shoot, but corporate espionage interferes with the job.

Guest Stars:
June Blair (Mrs. David Nelson, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)

Maris Wrixon
William Duffy (Judge, Knotts Landing)
Jean Ingram (Evelyn, Tickle Me)
Beth Anesen
Lin DeVol

Ladies Swimsuits by Catalinas of California


Ziv #3.3, "Mr. Big"
RSN #1081, Original Release Date:  January 23, 1960, B&W
Mike attempts to deal a blow to organized crime by using a periscope camera to photograph a secret meeting of mob bosses at a lakeside estate.

Guest Stars:
Robert Darin  playing Joey, the bomb maker
Michael Granger
Jenö Mate
Maurice Meyer 
Byron Morrow (Adm. Preble, The Winds of War)
Quinn Redeker (Rex Sterling, The Young and the Restless)
Lee Warren

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.5, "The Meeting"
RSN #1005, PSN #8216
Original Release Date:  October 24, 1987, Color


Ziv #3.4, "Hot Cargo"
RSN #1082, Original Release Date:  January 30, 1960, B&W
Mike finds high radiation coming from the hull of a foreign freighter, but when the Coast Guard investigates, they find no trace of the radioactivity

Guest Stars:
Charles Quinlivan
Don Ross (Lenny, The Absent-Minded Professor)


Ziv #3.5, "Underwater Drop"
RSN #1083, Original Release Date:  February 6, 1960, B&W
An accidental death puts Mike onto an espionage ring that is using an underwater cave for a microfilm drop site.

Guest Stars:
Mike Steele  (Danford Baker, The Rockford Files)
Edson Stroll (Virgil Edwards, McHale's Navy) as Julian Labec
Mike Steele as USCG Commander Tugwell
Victor Buono as Seminard
Greigh Phillips as the official
Linda DeVol as the student diver
Alex Dimitri as Whitie
John Moloney

Directed and produced by Leon Benson, Written by Lee Berg, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Director of Photography William F. Whitley A.S.C., Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Charles Craft A.S.C., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Lawrence Kaufman, Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Decorator Charles Thompson, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom USCGR, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #3.6, "Cobalt Bomb"
RSN #1084, Original Release Date:  February 6, 1960, B&W
Mike and a female health official try to remove a dangerously radioactive capsule from a sunken ship.

Guest Stars:
Kathie Browne playing Suzie Kenyon, a specialist in radiation exposure (Laura Dayton, Adam Cartwright's fiancé in "Bonanza")
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)


Ziv #3.7, "Counterfeit"
RSN #1085, Original Release Date:  February 20, 1960, B&W
Mike, working with a pretty Secret Service agent, poses as a scientist in order to retrieve a cache of counterfeit currency from a crashed Nazi plane off the coast of a Caribbean republic.

Guest Stars:
Linda Lawson (Renee, Adventures in Paradise)
Tony Mafia
Ric Marlow (Dave Mitchell, Magnum, P.I)
Abraham Sofaer (Chief White Buffalo, Chisum)


Ziv #3.8, "Missile Watch"
RSN #1086, Original Release Date:  February 27, 1960, B&W
Mike finds that someone has tapped the underwater cable used in monitoring a televised missile test.

Guest Stars:
George Eldredge (Allen Kendall, Lost Island of Kioga)
Douglas Hume
Stephen Joyce (George Connor, All My Children)


Ziv #3.9, "Jade Cavern"
RSN #1087, Original Release Date:  March 5, 1960, B&W
Mike rescues a diver in the Bahamas, then helps her with her research into the origin of a jade statue she owns. 

Mike's call sign is WM-2052.

Guest Stars:
Noel Drayton (Priest, The Seven Little Foys)
Toni Gerry (Doug's Mother, Family Ties)
John McCann (Tony Klingman, Days of Our Lives)


Ziv #3.10, "Expatriate's Return"
RSN #1088, Original Release Date:  March 12, 1960, B&W
While on patrol with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mike discovers a deported crime boss trying to re-enter the country, then has to rescue him from some old enemies.

Guest Stars:
Sean Bartlett
Robert Christian (Lt. Bob Morgan, Another World)
Dana Enlow
Bernard Fein (Charlie Bananas, Robin and the Seven Hoods)
Miguel Gleria
Bernard Kates (Charlie Walters, Robo Warriors)
Dennis O'Flaherty (Defense attorney, The Trial of Billy Jack)
Don Ross (Lenny, The Absent-Minded Professor)
Walter Stocker (Charles Collingwood, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy)
Patrick Waltz (NASA Recruiting Officer, It Happened at the World's Fair)


Ziv #3.11, "Strong Box"
RSN #1089, Original Release Date:  March 19, 1960, B&W
Mike leads the way in a salvage operation to recover more than a million dollars worth of gems from the captain's safe of a sunken ship.

Guest Stars:
William Allyn (Professor, The Day After)
King Moody (Shtarker, Get Smart)
Fred Zendar (Marine Lieutenant, The War of the Worlds)


Ziv #3.12, "The Fearmakers"
RSN #1090, Original Release Date:  March 26, 1960, B&W
In preparation for the visit of a foreign head of state, Mike helps the Coast Guard do a security check on the area.

Guest Stars:
Myron Healey (Deuter, The Cheyenne Social Club)
Daria Massey (Lalanai, McHale's Navy)


Ziv #3.13, "Revolutionary Spoils"
RSN #1091, Original Release Date:  April 2, 1960, B&W
A new revolutionary leader asks Mike to help him retrieve his country's hidden gold reserves, believed to have been hidden aboard a scuttled freighter by the ousted former dictator.

Guest Stars:
Rico Alaniz (Sotero, The Magnificent Seven)
Alvaro Guillot (Numar, Pharoah's Curse)
Carlos Rivas (Dirty Bob, True Grit)
Carlos Rivero


Ziv #3.14, "Pirate Gold"
RSN #1092, Original Release Date:  April 9, 1960, B&W
While marking underwater sites for demolition by a construction company, Mike learns that a young boy is trapped in a submerged grotto that has already been mined with an explosive.

Guest Stars:
Richard Probert  (Grumman Goose Pilot)
Mike Road


Ziv #3.15, "The Living Fossil"
RSN #1093, Original Release Date:  April 16, 1960, B&W
While supervising an expedition in the Indian Ocean to find a rare coelacanth fish, Mike finds that the organizer is dangerously eager to impress his fiancé.

Guest Stars:
Robert Gothie (Gabby, Palm Springs Weekend)
Linda Lawson (Renee, Adventures in Paradise)


Ziv #3.16, "Submarine Explosion"
RSN #1094, Original Release Date:  April 23, 1960, B&W
Scientists risk triggering a tidal wave when they ignore Mike's warnings about the strength of the explosive charges they're using.

Guest Stars:
Ralph Clanton (William Collins, Search for Tomorrow)
Logan Field
Mary Ellen Terry


Ziv #3.17, "Sacred Pool"
RSN #1095, Original Release Date:  April 30, 1960, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike faces arrows and an alligator in the Mayan jungle while searching for a drug that could be a boon to medicine or a dangerous narcotic.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2009 Bill Jones:  Mike helps an "intelligence agent from Washington" to locate a centuries-old un-opened urn full of a drug left by the Myans in a Senote somewhere in the jungle.  As usual, some other bad guys are looking for the same goods.  The agent claims to be an experienced diver but is not.  What could go wrong here?

Scuba Guy Rating © 2009 Bill Jones:  3 tanks  Not enough scuba diving for the average fan but lots of running around topside wearing wetsuits and tanks.

Guest Stars:
Ric Marlow (Dave Mitchell, Magnum, P.I)
Julian Burton

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Art Arthur, Director of Photography Jack Marquette, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Charles Craft, A.C.E., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Chuck Overhulser, Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Director Al Kegerris, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #3.18, "Cindy"
RSN #1096, Original Release Date:  May 7, 1960, B&W, Some Sequences filmed at Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike tries to reach a little girl (Cindy) trapped in the air shaft of a mine located at the edge of a man-made lake, but the potential for a landslide hampers his attempt.

Guest Stars:
Ronald Foster (Man in Winesop's Office, The Muppets Take Manhattan)
Joe Hamilton (Frenchie, Cat Ballou)
Amzie Strickland
John Zaremba (Dr. Raymond Swain, The Time Tunnel)
Ken Drake as Cindy's Dad
Suzanne Cupito (a.k.a. Morgan Brittnany) as Cindy
Bart Conrad
Henry Travis

Directed by David Friedkin, Written by Sylvia Drake, Produced by Leon Benson, Director of Photography Jack Marquette, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Dick Connors, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor James Fritch, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Set Director Al Kegerris, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #3.19, "Cross Current"
RSN #1097, Original Release Date:  May 14, 1960, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike searches for a vanished oceanographer by retracing her charted course.

Guest Stars:
June Blair as Sherry Bishop (Mrs. David Nelson, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)
Shirley O'Hara as Fran (Grandmother, Future Cop)
Jerome Loden

Produced and Directed by Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.11, "Jennifer's Rescue"
RSN #1011, PSN #8207
Original Release Date:  December 5, 1987, Color


Ziv #3.20, "Synthetic Hero"
RSN #1098, Original Release Date:  May 21, 1960, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike discovers the wreck of a navy ship that disappeared mysteriously, and is joined by a pair of its former crew members when he dives to examine it.

Guest Stars:
John Archer (Jack Kelman, Blue Hawaii)
Douglas Dick
Helen Mowery (Miss Holiday, Knock on Any Door)
Clark Howat (Bert Weatherby, Airport)

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Stephen Kandel, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Charles Craft, A.C.E., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Lawrence Kaufman, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Set Director Al Kegerris, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Special Underwater Effects Harry Redmond, Jr.,  Produced by Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #3.21, "The Cellini Vase"
RSN #1099, Original Release Date:  May 28, 1960, B&W
Mike becomes suspicious when his hired dive on a Spanish galleon yields a rare art treasure.

Guest Stars:
Joe De Santis (Beaujolais, Beau Geste)
A.E. Gould Porter (Captain Ainsley Greer, Bedknobs and Broomsticks)
Barry Harvey (Angus Harvey, How the West Was Won)
Al Ruscio (R.J. Bentson, Santa Barbara)
Kelly Yost


Ziv #3.22, "Target"
RSN #1100, Original Release Date:  June 4, 1960, B&W
While diving in Lake Ontario, Mike is sent by the Coast Guard to investigate an item that crashed into the lake nearby, which may be an enemy ICBM.

Guest Stars:
Robert Gist (Dr. Owen King, Hennesey)
Dick Jeffries
Robert Millar
Gordon Mills (Teacher, Holiday in the Sun)
Nick Nicholson (Crazy Cook, Birds of Passage)


Ziv #3.23, "Ghost Light"
RSN #1101, Original Release Date:  June 11, 1960, B&W
An East Indian oceanographer vanishes during a series of underwater experiments with infra-red light.

Guest Stars:
Anna-Lisa (Dr. Sigrid Bomark, Twelve to the Moon)
Paul Clark


Ziv #3.24, "Rebreather"
RSN #1102, Original Release Date:  June 18, 1960, B&W
Mike and an old war buddy use a new, untested "re-breather" to investigate an underwater missile site being constructed in the channel of a privately-owned island.

Guest Star:
Oscar Beregi (Sadistic Jailor, Young Frankenstein)
Page Slattery (Deputy Kersek, Cape Fear)


Ziv #3.25, "Blind Spot"
RSN #1103, Original Release Date:  June 25, 1960, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike helps a friend in the military with his tests of underwater radar equipment.

Nelson's boat in this episode is clearly a Chris Craft.

Guest Stars:
Russ Conway as Lt. Bob Camp (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender)
Quinn Redeker (Rex Sterling, The Young and the Restless)
Bill Edmonson
Dick Jeffries

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Teleplay by Michael Cleary, Story by Stephen Kandel, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Charles Craft, A.C.E., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Jack Milner, Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Director Frank Tuttle, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom U.S.C.G., Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Supervisor of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #3.26, "The Replacement"
RSN #1104, Original Release Date:  July 2, 1960, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike straightens out a pair of teenagers who poisoned a shark Mike had captured for Marineland.

Nelson's boat in this episode is clearly a Chris Craft.

Guest Stars:
Bob Ritterbush
Sal Ponti (Anthony Hall, Atlantis the Lost Continent)
Nelson Olmsted (Photographer, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
Meg Wyllie as Mother (Talosian Keeper, Star Trek)
Ken Christy

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Teleplay by Stanley H. Silverman, Story by Robert Smith, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Dick Connors, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Director Frank Tuttle, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Supervisor of Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Supervisor of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #3.27, "Underwater Beacon"
RSN #1105, Original Release Date:  July 9, 1960, B&W
While helping to test a friend's underwater radio device, Mike discovers a submerged radio beacon, camouflaged and guarded by an electric gun.

Guest Stars:
Mike Road
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender)


Ziv #3.28, "Time Fuse"
RSN #1106, Original Release Date:  July 16, 1960, B&W
A small Latin American country calls upon Mike to help defuse a sunken munitions ship set to blow by saboteurs.

Guest Stars:
Leonard Nimoy playing Luis Hoyo  (Mr. Spock, Star Trek)
Rodolfo Hoyos (Hernandez, General Hospital)
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Matt Pelto (Mortuary Employee, Murder in Texas)
Allen Jaffe


Ziv #3.29, "Storm Drain"
RSN #1107, Original Release Date:  July 23, 1960, B&W
Mike goes after a newlywed teenager turned fugitive after a bungled holdup prompts him to hide in the city's storm drain system.

Scuba Guy Information © 2010 Bill Jones:  The story of Warren Tucker continues in Ziv #4.23 "Baby".

Guest Stars:
Beau Bridges as Warren Tucker (Lloyd Bridges oldest son)
Anne Helm as Carolyn Tucker
Tyler McVey
William Boyett
Howard McLeod


Ziv #3.30, "The Invader"
RSN #1108, Original Release Date:  July 30, 1960, B&W
Mike trains a pair of frogmen for a rescue mission in which they will rescue their kidnapped president from an ancient fortress.

Guest Stars:
Ric Marlow (Dave Mitchell, Magnum, P.I)
Leonard Nimoy playing Indio Ramirez  (Mr. Spock, Star Trek)
Al Ruscio (R.J. Bentson, Santa Barbara)
Robert Tafur
Ruben Moreno (Argentine Diplomat, Thirteen Days)


Ziv #3.31, "Changing Patterns"
RSN #1109, Original Release Date:  August 6, 1960, B&W
When Mike is called upon to teach scuba diving to his former mentor who trained him in helmet diving, he finds that the older man is not physically up to it.

Guest Stars:
John Marley as Ben Crane, Mike's old mentor (Jack Woltz, The Godfather)
John Qualen
Julie Summers
Jerry Brent

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.16, "Scavenger"
RSN #1016, PSN #8217
Original Release Date:  January 16, 1988, Color


Ziv #3.32, "The Catalyst"
RSN #1110, Original Release Date:  August 13, 1960, B&W
The Coast Guard asks Mike to investigate the drowning death of a scientist who had invented a new type of Rebreather.

Guest Stars:
Barbara Lord as Patricia
Ross Elliott (Sam Douglas, Scorpion)
Linden Travers
Julian Burton
Ashley Cowan


Ziv #3.33, "The Missing Link"
RSN #1111, Original Release Date:  August 20, 1960, B&W
A scientific society hires Mike to obtain fossil samples from a newly-discovered underwater cavern for the purpose of authentication.

The boat is the Argonaut II.

Guest Stars:
Connie Hines as Ann Prescott
John Gallaudet
Mike Keene
Maurice Dallimore
Frank Logan


Ziv #3.34, "Underwater Narcotics"
RSN #1112, Original Release Date:  August 27, 1960, B&W
Mike discovers a plant growing profusely on the ocean floor that turns out to be a hybrid cannabis, and he is speared when he investigates further.

Mike gets to cut an air hose.

Guest Stars:
Robert Knapp
William Schallert   (Martin Lane, The Patty Duke Show 1963)


Ziv #3.35, "The Sound of Nothing"
RSN #1113, Original Release Date:  September 3, 1960, B&W
Mike is sent by the government to investigate a jamming signal affecting a listening station in the Indian Ocean.

Guest Stars:
Noel Drayton (Priest, The Seven Little Foys)
Harold Innocent
Frank Logan
King Moody (Shtarker, Get Smart)


Ziv #3.36, "Prima Donna"
RSN #1114, Original Release Date:  September 10, 1960, B&W
Another movie company using Mike as an advisor needs his help when a planned torpedo blast traps the star and a Hollywood columnist onboard a sinking ship.

Guest Stars:
William Bakewell (Mounted Officer, Gone With The Wind)
Mari Blanchard
John Lupton
Nick Nicholson (Crazy Cook, Birds of Passage)


Ziv #3.37, "Beyond Limits"
RSN #1115, Original Release Date:  September 17, 1960, B&W
Mike races foreign agents to a missile fired from Central Asia in order to photograph it on the sea bottom and obtain its data recorder.

Guest Stars:
Don Eitner (Ross, Dynasty)
John Lupton


Ziv #3.38, "Diplomatic Pouch"
RSN #1116, Original Release Date:  September 24, 1960, B&W
Mike tries to outmaneuver a foreign harbormaster as he attempts to retrieve a diplomatic pouch from an airliner that crashed into the sea.

Guest Stars:
John Duke
Charles Maxwell (Radio Announcer, Gilligan's Island)


Ziv #3.39, "Man Overboard"
RSN #1117, Original Release Date:  October 1, 1960, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Silver Springs Florida
Mike responds to a "man overboard" situation, but an extensive search turns up no victim.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:  Mike looks for a man overboard, finds his wallet, but when he turns up no one, Mike helps an insurance investigator discover the truth.  "It was like fighting in a tangle of man-eating vines"!  Mike's boat seen here is an "Eddy Craft".  The man overboard boat is the "Sea Devil".

Scuba Guy Rating © 2008 Bill Jones:  3 tanks.

Guest Stars:
Ralph Taeger
Shirley Ballard
Jimsey Somers
John Zaremba as the insurance investigator (Dr. Raymond Swain, The Time Tunnel)
Alex Finlayson

Directed by Eddie Davis, Teleplay by Michael Cleary, Story by Herman Hoffman, Produced by Leon Benson, Executive Producer Ivan Tors,  Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Production Manager Joe Wonder, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Set Decorator Frank Tuttle, Wardrobe Seth Banks, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom U.S.C.G., Supervisor Diving Operations Courtney Brown, Supervisor of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, A Ziv Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


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Ziv #4.1, "Point of No Return"
RSN #1118, Original Release Date:  January 7, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas in 110 feet of water off the Lyford Cay wall
Mike is trapped in a "Scubasphere" when the cable attached to it snaps.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:  Mike heads back to the Scubasphere to answer the phone to find a tropical storm is on its way.  When the wind begins to kick up, Mike seals the pressure door as his phone line and attachment cable breaks.  Mike ends up giving Dottie a kiss.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2008 Bill Jones:  3 tanks.

Guest Stars:
Joyce Meadows as Dorothy "Dottie" Maybrook science writer for the Tribune
Paul Birch as Coast Guard Doctor
Franco Corsaro as Professor Antone Ricardees, a specialist in high pressure gases and breathing mixtures
Ross Elliott as Coast Guard Lt / Captain Dave Tulley. (Sam Douglas, Scorpion)
Tom West
Ronald Brown as Vic Jennings, the project engineer

Directed and produced by Leon Benson, Written by William Barada, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Co-ordinator Ben Chapman, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Production Manger Bill Schwartz, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Assistant Director William Owens, Sound Mixer Jay Ashworth, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld,  Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Decorator Clarence Steensen, Wardrobe Seth Banks, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom U.S.C.G., Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.2, "River Treasure"
RSN #1119, Original Release Date:  January 14, 1961, B&W
While surveying a remote river in the South American jungle, Mike is threatened by the jealousy of a man prospecting for emeralds with his wife.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:  Mike swims into trouble in a remote tributary of the Amazon when he stumbles on a guy that is using an underwater vacuum cleaner looking for emeralds.  Mike tells Tom he is diving too long and he shouldn't be diving alone.  Tom figures Mike is after his wife.  Mike saves Tom's life about 4 times.  Is Jill trying to kill Tom?

Scuba Guy Rating © 2008 Bill Jones:  3 tanks, but worth watching just to see Linda Lawson.

Scuba Guy Goofs © 2010 Bill Jones:  This is one of my favorite SEA HUNT goofs and it's directly related to the matrix style editing used to create the show.  Mike dives with mask and fins, no tanks, to rescue a hooka diver whose air hose is kinked.  We see Mike with no tanks follow the hose down to the diver.  Then there is a close up Mike's face with his mask and regulator in his mouth. Then in the next shot, no tanks again.  Charles Craft was the editor.

Guest Stars:
Linda Lawson as Jill Marzack (Renee, Adventures in Paradise)
Anthony Caruso as Tom Marzack

Directed and produced by Leon Benson, Written by William Barada, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Co-ordinator Ben Chapman, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Production Manger Bill Schwartz, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Assistant Director William Owens, Sound Mixer Jay Ashworth, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld,  Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Decorator Clarence Steensen, Wardrobe Seth Banks, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom U.S.C.G., Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.3, "The Destroyers"
RSN #1120, Original Release Date:  January 21, 1961, B&W
Mike investigates the source of a radar jamming signal that caused two ships to collide.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2008 Bill Jones:  3 tanks

Guest Stars:
Ross Elliott
as Lt. Dave Tulley (Sam Douglas, Scorpion)
Paul Maxwell (Panama Hat, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
Harlan Warde
Karl Held

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Co-ordinator Ben Chapman, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, Executive Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director William Ownes, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.4, "Vital Error"
RSN #1121, Original Release Date:  January 28, 1961, B&W, Underwater sequences shot in Nassau, Bahamas
A famous newsman, convinced that he has a fatal illness, tries to end his life in such a way that his wife can collect his insurance, with Mike as a witness.

Guest Stars:
Reed Hadley
Aline Towne (Joan Gilbert, Commando Cody: Sky Marshall of the Universe)
William Woodson
Ross Elliott (Sam Douglas, Scorpion)
Nancy Reynolds
John Warford

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman & Richard P. McDonagh, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Co-ordinator Ben Chapman, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Production Manager Bill Schwartz, Art Director Robert Kinoshita, Assistant Director William Owens, Sound Mixer Jay Ashworth, Film Editor Charles Craft A.C.E., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Wayne Hughes, Set Director Clarence Steensen, Wardrobe Seth Banks, Technical Advisor Robert C. Cannom USCG, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.5, "The Dancer"
RSN #1122, Original Release Date:  February 4, 1961, B&W, Underwater sequences shot in Nassau, Bahamas
A scuba diving ballerina faces the possibility of underwater amputation when she catches her foot between the buckled plates of a sunken freighter.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:  Another infamous episode where Nelson pokes the female diver twice in the breast (see also Ziv #2.29).  This time Nelson pokes the female stunt double possibly Wende Wagner in the left breast twice with his left middle finger. Its probably not Lloyd Bridges but possibly stunt double "Big John" McLaughlin playing Mike Nelson.  Along on the dive appears to be Wagner's husband stunt double Courtney Brown.

Guest Stars:
John Hackett
William Flaherty (Chief Dan Corey, The Monolith Monsters)
Dona Lorenson playing Anna Bella Nova

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Written by E. M. Parsons & Scott Flohr, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Director of Photography Jack Marquette, Production Manager Bill Schwartz, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Assistant Director Bert Glazer, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Film Editor Harold McKenzie, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor James Fritch, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Set Decorator Charles Thompson, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom USCG, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.6, "Sperling of Lamatsue"
RSN #1123, Original Release Date:  February 11, 1961, B&W, Underwater sequences filmed at Silver Springs Florida
After being caught in a fishing net, Mike challenges an Asiatic warlord by trying to retrieve a cache of medical supplies that the dictator has dumped into a river.

Guest Stars:
John Barclay
Sharon Bercutt
Kimo Mahi
Al Santos

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Sylvia Drake, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Executive Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Director of Photography Dick Rawlings, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Assitant Director William Owens, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Film Editor Frank Baldridge, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Jack Milner, Music Editor Wayne Hughes, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.7, "Rescue"
RSN #1124, Original Release Date:  February 18, 1961, B&W, Underwater sequences shot in Nassau, Bahamas
Unaware that two of his treasure-hunting friends are trapped inside, Mike sets charges to blow up a sunken ship that is a menace to a busy shipping lane.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:   Not sure why the published TV Guide summary above says two are trapped inside, only Jack Ging is trapped and Mike uses a hydraulic jack to un-pin him from the wreck  Randall never gets in the water.  Elliott plays the Coast Guard commander.  Ging gets a "guest star" credit while Randall and Elliott get a "with" credit.

Guest Stars:
Jack Ging
Sue Randall (Miss Landers, Leave It to Beaver)
Ross Elliott (Sam Douglas, Scorpion)

Directed by Monroe Askins, Written by Jack Rock, Produced by Leon Benson, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Executive Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Director of Photography Jack Marquette, Assistant Director Bert Glazer, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Film Editor Charles Craft A.C.E., Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Milton Lustig, Wardrobe Michel Tierney, Technical Advisor Robert C. Cannom USCG., Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.8, "Mercy Ship (aka: Mercy Trip)"
RSN #1125, Original Release Date:  February 25, 1961, B&W
Mike scouts a path through mine-infested waters so that medical supplies can reach a China Sea port hit by a cholera epidemic.

Guest Stars:
Ken Drake (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Gregory Gay
Vitina Marcus

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.9, "Hot Tracer"
RSN #1126, Original Release Date:  March 4, 1961, B&W
Mike's efforts to retrieve a pair of radioactive cylinders are complicated by the presence of a headstrong youth to whom he's been giving diving lessons.

Guest Stars:
Wayne Mallory
Tyler McVey
Robert Montgomery Jr. (Younger brother of actress Elizabeth Montgomery)
Darlene Tompkins

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.1, "Toxic Waste"
RSN #1001, PSN #8203
Original Release Date:  September 26, 1987, Color


Ziv #4.10, "Sonar Story"
RSN #1127, Original Release Date:  March 11, 1961, B&W
Mike uses sonar to foil a gang of underwater heroin smugglers.

Guest Stars:
Joseph Breen
Mark Dana
Phil Dean
Joan Patrick
Juli Reding

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.11, "Amigo"
RSN #1128, Original Release Date:  March 18, 1961, B&W
A young Mexican boy helps Mike locate a safe entrance to an underwater fossil cave.

Guest Stars:
Vikki Dugan playing Cheryl Carter
Noel Drayton (Priest, The Seven Little Foys)
Rafael López
Eugene Martin

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.

Remake of story in SEA HUNT (1987)
MGM #1.21, "Amigo"
RSN #1021, PSN #8204
Original Release Date:  February 27, 1988, Color


Ziv #4.12, "The Aquanettes (aka: Operation Astronettes)"
RSN #1129, Original Release Date:  March 25, 1961, B&W
Mike faces sharks and other unexpected difficulties while working with three pretty women undergoing astronaut training.

Guest Stars:
Nan Adams playing the Bad Girl
Valerie Allen playing the Good Girl (Francine the hooker, "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" 1958)
Mary Lawrence
Gloria Marshall

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.13, "Survival Kit"
RSN #1130, Original Release Date:  April 1, 1961, B&W
Mike is hired by a local German consul to salvage a survival kit from the wreckage of a Nazi warplane in the Caribbean.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2010 Bill Jones:  Mike helps the son of a Nazi find himself during a salvage job for the German consul who ends up saving Mike's life.   

Scuba Guy Rating © 2010 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  Mike is seen drinking an alcoholic drink.  Show stories are becoming much more mature.

Guest Stars:
Bill Berger
Paul Dixon
Gertrude Michael
King Moody (Shtarker, Get Smart)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.14, "Expedition"
RSN #1131, Original Release Date:  April 8, 1961, B&W
While helping his former history professor search for pirate treasure off the North Carolina coast, Mike finds evidence that the underwater cave said to house the treasure has been tampered with.

Guest Stars:
Lisabeth Hush
(Judith Tremaine, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Robert F. Simon (Handy Strong, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
Mike Steen
Irene Tedrow

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.15, "Bionics"
RSN #1132, Original Release Date:  April 15, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike convinces a reluctant daughter to continue her father's work after he is killed testing an underwater electrical detection device

Scuba Guy Information © 2010 Bill Jones:  There are some really close shots of the studio version on the Trojan Sea Breeze boat in this episode .

Guest Stars:
Kathie Browne
playing Kathryn Drayton (Liz Andrews, Slattery's People)
Robert Karnes (Sgt. Turp Thornhill, From Here to Eternity)

Directed by Monroe Askins, Written by Jack Kelsey, Produced by Leon Benson, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director William Owens, Sound Mixer Dale Knight, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Wayne Hughes, Set Decorator Carl Biddiscombe, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Casting Supervision Larry Parke, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.16, "The Defector"
RSN #1133, Original Release Date:  April 22, 1961, B&W
A man bribes Mike to continue giving lessons to an inept diving student whom he's stopped teaching.

Guest Stars:
Francis Bethencourt
Lili Kardell
Ted Knight (Ted Baxter, The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Robert Sampson
Charles Swain

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.17, "Niko"
RSN #1134, Original Release Date:  April 29, 1961, B&W
Mike heads a three-man team in an effort to disarm a pair of unexploded torpedoes at the bottom of a West Coast harbor.

Guest Stars:
Lane Bradford (Case Pettibone, Journey to Shiloh)
William Flaherty (Chief Dan Corey, The Monolith Monsters)
Dale Ishimoto (Japanese Businessman, Cannonball Run 2)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.18, "Cougar"
RSN #1135, Original Release Date:  May 6, 1961, B&W
A restless youth and a college girl complicate Mike's attempts at capturing a poisonous lion fish.

Guest Stars:
Robert Ridgely
Susan Silo

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.19, "Sub Hatch"
RSN #1136, Original Release Date:  May 13, 1961, B&W, Underwater sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
A heroic test pilot from the Korean War has his mettle tested when he must spend 24 hours with Mike in a makeshift decompression chamber after a dive to prevent the bends from killing him.

Guest Star:  John Hudson as Jerry Blaine
With:
George Johnson
Bill Edwards

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Don Moore, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Director of Photography Kenneth Peach A.S.C., Art Directors Jack T. Collis & Bruce Bushman, Film Editor Harold McKenzie, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Assistant Director William Owens, Sound Mixers Robert Post, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Chuck Overhulser, Music Editor Wayne Hughes, Wardrobe Gordon Murrray, Casting Supervisor Larry Parke, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.20, "The Octopus Story"
RSN #1137, Original Release Date:  May 20, 1961, B&W
Markings on the body of a dead diver convince a marine biologist that a tropical lagoon is inhabited by a killer octopus.  Is this another big rubber octopus story?  Not really!

Guest Stars:
Ken Curtis (Festus, Gunsmoke)
Jan Harrison (Alison Garrett, Fort Bowie)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.21, "Quicksand"
RSN #1138, Original Release Date:  May 27, 1961, B&W
One salvage diver disappears while diving on a sunken yacht off the coast of Yucatan, and Mike tries to see that two others don't share his fate.

Scuba Guy Show Notes © 2010 Bill Jones:  The "Long Fin", a "platform boat" used by the primary crew for the director, sound technicians,  cinematographers, and cameras in the Los Angeles location shots is clearly seen in this episode and is used as Mike's "salvage boat".

Guest Stars:
Corey Allen
Kathie Browne playing Eleana Dales, a scientist developing new techniques in bionics (
Laura Dayton, Adam Cartwright's fiancé in "Bonanza")
Ric Marlow (Dave Mitchell, Magnum, P.I)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.22, "Lost Island"
RSN #1139, Original Release Date:  June 3, 1961, B&W
Mike teams up with a Mexican prison escapee to uncover nefarious activity on an uncharted Pacific atoll off the coast of South America.

Guest Stars:
Roy Dean (Gilbert Hawthorne, The Music Man)
Robert Shield

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.23, "Baby"
RSN #1140, Original Release Date:  June 10, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike must get past Jivaro Indians who are blocking his passage downriver as he attempts to get a young missionary's baby to a hospital for medical attention.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2010 Bill Jones:  Mike is in Ecuador on a diving job.  He stops by to visit old friends and missionaries Carolyn and Warren Tucker.  Their baby son Michael is ill but the Jivaro Indians are blocking the river route to Dr. Brewnie at the Mission Hospital.  The "only solution" is for Mike to place the baby in an underwater box and to Scuba dive to the doctor's office.  This is a sequel to Ziv #3.29, "Storm Drain" with a different actress playing Carolyn Tucker.

Scuba Guy Rating:  3 tanks

Guest Stars:
Denise Alexander playing Carolyn Tucker (Sister Beatrice, Sunset Beach)
Beau Bridges playing Warren Tucker (Lloyd Bridges oldest son)
John Zaremba playing Dr. Brewnie (Dr. Raymond Swain, The Time Tunnel)

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman, Executive Producer Ivan Tors,  Director of Photography Robert Wyckoff, Art Directors Jack T. Collins & Stan Jolley, Film Editor James T. Heckert, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Hal Klein, Sound Mixer Robert Post,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Chuck Overhulser, Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Decorator Frank Tuttle, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Casting Supervisor Larry Parke, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.24, "Confidential Mission"
RSN #1141, Original Release Date:  June 17, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike poses as a tourist on vacation as he tries to locate a hidden underwater missile launcher in the Caribbean.

Guest Stars:
Terry Becker (Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Ken Drake plays Steve Walker (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Jan Arvan (Warden, The Other Side of Midnight)
Dehl Berti (Old Indian, Wolfen)

Directed by Franklin Adreon, Written by Arthur Weiss, Produced by Leon Benson, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Art Directors Jack T. Collis & Stan Jolley, Film Editor John B. Woelz, Production Supervision Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Hal Klein, Sound Mixer Jay Ashworth, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Sid Sutherland, Music Editor Wayne Hughes, Set Director Frank Tuttle, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Casting Supervision Larry Parke, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.25, "Underwater Pirates"
RSN #1142, Original Release Date:  June 24, 1961, B&W
Pirates try to snatch a sunken freighter away from Mike before he can salvage it for an old Navy buddy.

Guest Stars:
Stuart Bradley
Robert Christian (Lt. Bob Morgan, Another World)
John Considine (John, The Greatest Story Ever Told)
Ron Hayes (Dr. Phil Brewer, General Hospital)
Nan Peterson

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.26, "The Meet"
RSN #1143, Original Release Date:  July 1, 1961, B&W
While working for the U.S. Treasury to break up a counterfeiting ring, Mike intercedes in a kidnapping.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2010 Bill Jones:  Mike is seen watching his favorite TV show "Dempsey of the Deep".  Brad Dempsey is narrating his underwater adventure explaining to the audience what is happening.  Must have been a Ziv Television production. 

Scuba Guy Rating © 2010 Bill Jones:  5 tanks

 Guest Stars:
Bill Catching (Various stunts, Earthquake)
Robert Clarke (Ray Lansing, General Hospital)
Richard Evans (Paul Hanley, Peyton Place)
Larry Pennell (Potter, Forgiven)
Lorrie Richards (Anne, The Magic Sword)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.27, "Dark Evil"
RSN #1144, Original Release Date:  July 8, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
A pretty woman and her father, vacationing in the Bahamas, become killers after inadvertently eating a variety of fish that causes hallucinations. 

Scuba Guy Information © 2010 Bill Jones:  We clearly see Mike piloting the 1960 Trojan Sea Breeze.  Check out the use of process shots establishing the actors on a Nassau beach.

Guest Stars:
Margie Regan
Michael Whalen
Peter Forster (Chaplain, Father Goose)
James Forrest (Flight Lt. Forrester, Twelve O'Clock High)

Directed and Produced by Leon Benson, Teleplay by Sloan Nibley & Stanley H. Silverman, Story by Sloan Nibley, Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Director of Photography Monroe Askins, Art Director Jack T. Collis, Film Editor Charles Craft a.c.e., Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Ben Chapman, Sound Mixer Robert Post, Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Gus Galvin, Music Editor Hayes Pagel, Set Decorator Frank Tuttle, Wardrobe Michael Tierney, Casting Supervision Dorothy Whitney, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman, A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.28, "Sunken Car"
RSN #1145, Original Release Date:  July 15, 1961, B&W
A sunken truck points Mike to the murder of a political boss, and the killer is the father of a good friend of Mike's.

Guest Stars:
Don Devlin (Eddie, Blood of Dracula)
John Marley (Jack Woltz, The Godfather)
Dan White (Slim Reed, Attack of the Giant Leeches)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.29, "Hit and Run"
RSN #1146, Original Release Date:  July 22, 1961, B&W
Mike goes after an egocentric movie star who injured a friend of Mike's in a hit-and-fun speedboat accident.

Guest Stars:
Terry Becker (Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Barbara Frederick (Party Girl, Lover Come Back)
John Rodney (Deputy Clyde Sawyer, Key Largo)
Nancy Valentine (May, Night Slaves)
Patrick Waltz (NASA Recruiting Officer, It Happened at the World's Fair)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.30, "The Saint Story"
RSN #1147, Original Release Date:  July 29, 1961, B&W
While searching a Latin American harbor for a sunken statue, Mike discovers a UHF homing beacon being used to guide submarines into the port.

Guest Stars:
Salvador Baguez (Hotel Manager Macau , Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing)
Victor Buono (Sorak, The Greatest Story Ever Told)
Pilar Del Rey (The Queen, The Forbidden Dance)
Nestor Paiva (Police Chief Alaniz, They Saved Hitler's Brain)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.31, "Imposter"
RSN #1148, Original Release Date:  August 5, 1961, B&W
A dead ringer for Mike is stealing diamonds from a sunken sports cruiser, but when Mike is accused of the crime, he is unable to establish an alibi due to his current top-secret mission.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2010 Bill Jones:  2 Tanks.  Most TV shows of the 50's & 60's had an episode that involved the star's "bad twin or double".  SEA HUNT is no exception.  Mike Nelson's double is Whitey Fender..

Guest Stars:
Jean Porter (Mary Yin, The Left Hand of God)
Walter Reed (Frank Devers, Panic in the City) 
John Bryant (Carl Beckman, Run Silent Run Deep)
Lloyd Bridges (un-credited) as Whitey Fender

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.32, "Superman"
RSN #1149, Original Release Date:  August 12, 1961, B&W
While on a diving expedition in Guatemala, a woman seeking to slow down her husband's frantic lifestyle deliberately sinks the boat they share, unaware that her husband is a diabetic and his insulin supply will be lost with the vessel.

Guest Stars:
Russ Conway (Ed Galt, Love Me Tender)
Sue Randall (Miss Landers, Leave It to Beaver)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.33, "Roustabout"
RSN #1150, Original Release Date:  August 19, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike's assistant is trapped underwater by an overturned truck containing drums of poison that could endanger a South American city's water supply.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:  Mike's assistant is hit and trapped about 50ft underwater by debris.  Mike takes a spare tank and a crow bar to him.  Pete comes down to help Mike and makes things worse.  Mike ends up having to save Pete because "he is using a re-breather below 30ft".  One of the drums from the overturned truck turns out to be "cattle dip" that threatens the water supply.  Pete seems to drive around town in a wet suit without breaking a sweat.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2008 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  A good blend of topside and underwater story.

Guest Stars:
Kenneth Tobey as Pete Butler (Chuck Martin, The Whirlybirds)
Anna Navarro as Pete's girlfriend Maria (Carlotta Mendoza, Topaz)
Rodolfo Hoyos as a generic South American city cop (Hernandez, General Hospital)
David Renard as Mike's assistant Durango Lima

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Don Archer, Executive Producer Ivan Tors,  Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Art Directors Jack T. Collins, Film Editor John F. Schreyer a.c.e., Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Sound Mixer Garry Harris,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Ray Alba, Music Editor Jerry Roberts, Set Decorator Charles Thompson, Wardrobe Forrest Butler, Casting Supervisor Dorothy Whitney, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.34, "P.T. Boat"
RSN #1151, Original Release Date:  August 26, 1961, B&W, Some Underwater & Topside Sequences filmed on location in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike helps test a remote control guidance device invented by a rich eccentric.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2008 Bill Jones:  Mike stumbles into a rich eccentric at sea and helps him to test a remote guidance device.  Mike goes on a 3 day date with Linda around some very recognizable locations in Nassau doing everything from shopping to scuba diving.   Ken ends up shipwrecked and Mike has to go find him.  Some bad guys try to steel the device.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2008 Bill Jones:  4 tanks  We hear Mike's marine radio fictional call sign WM-2050.

Guest Stars:
Kelton Garwood as Kendrick Calway (Crack Rider, Return to Snowy River)
Lisabeth Hush as Kendrick's sister Linda Calway (Judith Tremaine, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Ken Roberts (Bugs, Wild Thing)

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Don Archer, Executive Producer Ivan Tors,  Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Art Directors Jack T. Collins, Film Editor John F. Schreyer a.c.e., Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Sound Mixer Garry Harris,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Ray Alba, Music Editor Jerry Roberts, Set Decorator Charles Thompson, Wardrobe Forrest Butler, Casting Supervisor Dorothy Whitney, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.35, "Starting Signal"
RSN #1152, Original Release Date:  September 2, 1961, B&W
A naval officer of a Caribbean nation is sabotaging a series of experiments Mike is conducting with the Coast Guard.

Guest Stars:
Ross Elliott (Sam Douglas, Scorpion)
Tommy Nello (Thomas Nello, Burkes Law)
Robert F. Simon (Handy Strong, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.36, "Skipper"
RSN #1153, Original Release Date:  September 9, 1961, B&W
During hydroplane races, a friend of Mike's rams his craft into a Coast Guard ship, leaving Mike to investigate.

Guest Stars:
Mark Andrews (Bronc Talbott, Hot Rod Girl)
Jana Lund (Carolyn Hayes, Frankenstein)
Grant Lockwood

Executive Producer Ivan Tors, Production Supervisor Joe Wonder,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.37, "Crime at Sea"
RSN #1154, Original Release Date:  September 16, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike helps the daughter of his old Navy Underwater Demolition Team Commander investigate the man's death, which she believes was murder.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Mike investigates a freighter, the Arundel, sunk along the Marisco shoals in a storm.  Mike believes his old Navy UDT commander (Mike's Skipper in Korea) and freighter Captain Tom Nicholson was murdered.  Mike & Todd set out to find the body in the shoals.  A helicopter drops a briefcase bomb on Mikes boat and sinks it!  (Say it isn't so, it's not the 1960 Trojan).  Mike activates an emergency radio beacon and is picked up by a Coast Guard helicopter.  Todd forces John Morton to admit his guilt in court.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2003 Bill Jones:  5 tanks  Ironically, one of the best Sea Hunt episodes made has only one underwater scene.  Strong production values and a full cast.  One of the most expensive episodes made. There are also stars-to-be who are uncredited extras.   Bell 47G helicopter is N672OD.

Guest Stars:
Keith Andes playing Todd Webster an attorney (Gen. George C. Marshall, Tora! Tora! Tora!)
Chris Robinson playing Kelsey (Jack Hamilton, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Sue Randall playing Peg Nicholson, Tom Nicholson's daughter (Miss Landers, Leave It to Beaver)
Harry Lauter playing John Morton alias Captain Johnathan Moss (General Winthrop, Escape From the Planet of the Apes)
Lane Bradford (Case Pettibone, Journey to Shiloh)
Ken Drake playing George Morton alias George Hillman the bomber (Minister of Defense Karel Sartori, Mission Impossible)
Ric Marlow playing Robert Lewis Bates the helicopter pilot (Dave Mitchell, Magnum, P.I)
Bruce Dern playing John Furillo an FBI agent (Freeman Lowell , Silent Running)
John Rodney playing the counselor for the defense (Deputy Clyde Sawyer, Key Largo)
Bob Gilbreath, Bell 47G Helicopter Pilot

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by Stanley H. Silverman, Created by James M. Buxbaum, Executive Producer Ivan Tors,  Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Art Directors Jack T. Collins, Film Editor John F. Schreyer a.c.e., Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Sound Mixer Garry Harris,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Bert Schoenfeld, Music Editor Jerry Roberts, Set Decorator Clarence Steensen, Wardrobe Ed Lossman, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom U.S.C.G., Casting Supervisor Dorothy Whitney, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.38, "Round Up"
RSN #1155, Original Release Date:  September 23, 1961, B&W, Underwater Sequences filmed in Nassau, Bahamas
Mike must find and disarm a torpedo that's been sent into the outflow tube of a hydro-electric plant.

Scuba Guy Summary © 2003 Bill Jones:  Mike is handling liquid nitro and then three days later is locating some bombs for the Coast Guard.  Mike observes, "I'm a professional diver and I like my work, but that doesn't mean I'm crazy".  Explosives fall on Mike and he pledges to himself that "this is the last time I'd ever take this kind of risk".   The Coast Guard is given a tip that someone planted a bomb in a hydro-electric plant.  Mike dives to the outfall pipe and sees a diver swimming away.  Mike captures him and brings him on board.  Stark tells Mike where the bomb is and Mike goes after it.  Mike saves the day in time for the end of the Sea Hunt series.

Scuba Guy Rating © 2010 Bill Jones:  2 tanks  Unrelated bomb-story leftovers from old footage were poorly put together to create the last show.  Part 1:  Mike talking about the time he was stacking containers of liquid nitro underwater, placing shape charges in a rock, disarming a mine, and having explosives fall on him.  Part 2:  Mike has to gather loose canisters of "Nitrol" bombs in a sunken ship so they don't float away and then destroy ships in the bay.  This is the same footage used in Ziv #2.39, "The Raft" when Mike refered to these canisters as "Nitrotol"  Part 3:  Mike has to find a torpedo in the outflow pipe of a hydro-electric plant.  Lot's of underwater scenes.  Shaking his head in disgust, it's almost like Mike is thinking about quitting diving in the last scene as he reflects on going through the last few days.  Was this some sort of subtle message to the audience on the last show?

Guest Stars:
William Flaherty playing the Coast Guard Commander (Chief Dan Corey, The Monolith Monsters)
Jack Nicholson playing John Stark (George Hanson, Easy Rider1969)  Nicholson says to Mike Nelson, "How many times do I have to tell you? There ain't no bomb!"

Directed & Produced by Leon Benson, Written by E. M. Parsons & Stanley H. Silverman,  Executive Producer Ivan Tors,  Director of Photography Brick Marquard, Art Directors Jack T. Collins, Film Editor John F. Schreyer a.c.e., Production Supervisor Joe Wonder, Assistant Director Donald Verk, Sound Mixer Jay Ashworth,  Audio Supervisor Al Lincoln, Sound Editor Lawrence Kaufman, Music Editor Hayes Pagel Set Decorator Clarence Steensen, Wardrobe Ed Lossman, Makeup Richard Narr, Technical Advisor Commander Robert C. Cannom U.S.C.G., Casting Supervisor Dorothy Whitney, Underwater Photography Under the Supervision of Ricou Browning & Courtney Brown, In Charge of Technical Operations Harry Redmond, Jr., Underwater Photography Lamar Boren, Story Editor Stanley H. Silverman,  A Ziv United Artists Television Production, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., Produced with the technical advice and cooperation of Marineland of the Pacific Los Angeles California, NAB Seal of Good Practice.


Ziv #4.39, "?????"
RSN #1155, Original Release Date:  39 episodes were made each season except for season four.  The plug had been pulled on the show and Ziv #4.39 was never made.

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