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Welcome aboard the one and only, “ARGONAUT”. Thank you for visiting this special and unique web site dedicated to preserving the historical Hollywood and SCUBA Diving legacy of this famous 61-year-old TV boat. Our goal here is to educate and share with everyone the wonderful and fascinating on screen and off-screen history of this rare, one of a kind Southern California treasure.
At this site, fans of the classic underwater hit Television show, “Sea Hunt”, SCUBA enthusiast and “Classic Wooden Boat” lovers worldwide will learn the many fascinating facts, stories and information that surround this brave vessel. From the Greek Mythological origins of her powerful name, to her time as a Hollywood Star on and off screen. We will mostly take great pride in revealing and sharing her future plans for once again defending and protecting our Worlds Oceans.
There are many more wonderful Hollywood, SCUBA and Southern California facts and stories that surround this rare, one of a kind Vessel. Stories and facts that include, the role that Mr. Rod Serling, creator of “The Twilight Zone” television series, had on “Sea Hunt” TV show producers when time came to decide on which boat manufacturer would be chosen to represent them with a brand new, top of the line, modern age, Season four “ARGONAUT”.
This brand-new custom made “ARGONAUT” would be used to co-star alongside and be piloted by its star Mr. Lloyd Bridges as Mike Nelson. ARGONAUT also even had a partially built twin sister that served as her out of water stunt double. This partially built stunt double served for close-up interior shots and scenes. This Stunt double was rocked on tires by the crew to simulate her movement on the ocean.
Here at argonautwm2050.com, we will especially take great pride in spotlighting and sharing information on the real-life heroes and SCUBA legends who served behind the scenes. These SCUBA legends had the talents and courage that helped make “Sea Hunt” the original #1 underwater hit TV show of all time. These brave SCUBA pioneers helped develop and set the standards for the underwater filming, SCUBA diving and the OCEAN exploration and research industries of today. This site is therefore dedicated to all those who were involved in the creating and making of this popular action-packed classic television show.