2 user

Benji Takes a Dive at Marineland (1981)

Not Rated | | Family, Short | TV Short 10 May 1981
As the lovable mutt prepares to perform the first SCUBA dive by an animal, a villain attempts to prevent it.



Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Benji (1974)
Adventure | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.

Director: Joe Camp
Stars: Peter Breck, Deborah Walley, Patsy Garrett
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident. Can he survive?

Director: Joe Camp
Stars: Red Steagall, Frank Inn, Benji
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.

Director: Joe Camp
Stars: Patsy Garrett, Benji, Art Vasil
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Three unlikely, unsuspecting souls who come face-to-face with that moment in their lives when they must stand and be counted. For Sheldon, it's difficult because he doesn't appear to be the... See full summary »

Director: Joe Camp
Stars: Nick Whitaker, Chris Kendrick, Nate Bynum
Benji at Work (TV Short 1980)
Documentary | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Behind-the-scenes look at the beloved movie canine.

Director: Fielder Baker
Stars: Benji, Chevy Chase, Frank Inn
Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.

Director: Joe Camp
Stars: Ron Moody, Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Far distant from Earth on a red planet of Antars, a tyrant Zanu has killed their king and imprisoned the queen. The crown prince, their son, named Yubi (Christopher Burton) has escaped to ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Burton, Ric Spiegel, Ken Miller
Benji (2018)
Director: Brandon Camp
Stars: Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Jerod Haynes


Credited cast:
Benji ...
Herself (as Benjean)
Jesse Davis ...
Hardy Haberman ...
Lana and various characters


The ever-witty mutt hero Benji becomes the world's first dog to scuba dive in this entertaining children's television special. BENJI AT MARINELAND follows the emotive pup underwater as he communes with barracudas, dolphins, fish, and assorted other sea friends. Aided by a frisky soundtrack, the film maintains the high adventure and light comedy that has made the BENJI series so popular with children and parents alike. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Family | Short


Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Benji at Marineland  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Followed by Benji (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of Florida's rare film gems
21 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here now is one of Florida's very rare (if not lost) motion picture gems, and a ton of fun for the whole family. Filmed in 1981 as part of an ABC's "Afterschool Special" anthology series, this half-hour puppy flick served as a publicity stunt both for the Benji film company and for Marineland of Florida. Located on Highway A1A (the Route 66 of Florida's east coast) this Sunshine state counterpart to Marineland of California was one of Florida's first theme parks before Disney. Besides Benji, the park has also shared the spotlight with Clint Eastwood in "Revenge of the Creature" (sequel to "Creature from the Black Lagoon")Lloyd Bridges in his "Sea Hunt" series, and Elvis Presley in "Live a Little, Love a Little." Alas today, the ravages of time, weather, and economics have turned the facility from a once famous dolphin show site, into a strictly marine biology education camp. Still, should you happen to spot this classic on DVD at your local Wal-Mart or Target Store, (along with the aforementioned other 3) snatch it up quickly before it's gone! You won't be sorry.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: