On Sept. 27, Spike TV announced the pick-up of 10 episodes of the original series, “Diamond Divers,” featuring a crew of divers and sailors from Washington state who head to South Africa in search of diamonds under the sea.
The show goes into production this fall and will air in 2012. It follows a nautical crew that travels to the Skeleton Coast off the coast of South Africa, to mine for diamonds. Panda Marine, a diamond mining and exploration company specializing in marine mining, is contracting the crew.
Captain John, a big-game hunting, Harley-Davidson riding, hardscrabble, and financially ambitious boat captain leads the crew. The other crewmembers include the captain’s son, Jason, a master diver; J.R. the Mechanic, an ex-Marine who can build anything; Marty, the high-energy, expert diver; and the 59-year-old Doc, a former Navy medic.