Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »




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 Drake Andrews (14 episodes, 1960-1961)
 Larry Lahr (12 episodes, 1960-1961)


Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. Frequently, these assignments brought them into conflict with more human dangers from people who wanted to reach the wrecks first, or who had a vested interest in seeing that what had been sent to the bottom stayed there. Midway through the program's run, the divers moved their shop to Malibu, and name of the show became "Malibu Run". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

14 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malibu Run  »

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(32 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In January 1961, Larsen left the series due to health problems. His character rejoined the Navy and a new character, Mike Madison (Ron Ely), joined the cast. See more »


Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 18 December 1960 (1960) See more »

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The Aquanauts (a.k.a. Malibu Run)
25 February 2005 | by (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

"The Aquanauts" (the preferable title) was a refreshing underwater TV by Ivan Tors ('God' of underwater filming productions) from the early 60's starring Keith Larsen and Jeremy Slate (Ron Ely - TV's 1960's Tarzan was Larsen's replacement in the later season) as a buddy diver/salvage team. I do not know why the series changed names in mid-stream (pun intended), but I do prefer the original title - I suppose that Malibu was used (being a more 'cool' and familiar name to attract the boating/surfing viewing audience). IMDb lists the series as filmed in Black & White, however I could almost swear that I remember this program being broadcast in Color. Can anyone out there supply any further information? Not much data is available on this series, but the "TV-TOME" website offers an interesting list of 'Guest Stars' in their episode guide pages (check it out). I was always a big Jeremy Slate fan and it was nice to see him playing the 'good guy' for a change. There were very few 'underwater' series (most of the best (enjoyable) TV series ever produced were from the 60's and into the early 70's. If you love 'tropical' and/or 'underwater/sea' themes I would highly recommend the following TV series (if any of them can ever be found anywhere):Sea Hunt, The Aquanauts, Adventures In Paradise, Wackiest Ship in the Army, Hawaii Five-O, Hawaiian Eye, Surfside Six...just to name but a select few. There were some other unusually themed series which were quite unique and fun as well: Whirlybirds, Route 66, Ripcord, The Everglades, Riverboat...and more. Have fun viewing and write your video companies to let them know what you would like to see on DVD! Sit back, dunk a great 'fun-derwater' adventure program (or series) into your DVD player, spit into your dive mask, slap a board to your wetsuit, gas-up your woody (no, not the 'woody' in your's a beach cruiser!) and head on down the PCH! Aloha, Dudes!

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