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Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)

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Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Hogan ... Jeff Miller
Josh Potthoff Josh Potthoff ... Josh Miller
Megan Peta Hill ... Megan Murphy
Pete Valley ... Greg
Mark Fell Mark Fell ... Diver
Christopher Callen ... Josh and Jeff's mother
Tara Wraith Tara Wraith ... Girl lost at sea #1
Teagan Berger Teagan Berger ... Girl lost at sea #2
Chris Bath ... Chris Bath
Robert Ovadia Robert Ovadia ... Robert Ovadia
Paul Adams Paul Adams ... Josh and Jeff's uncle
Wilma Adams Wilma Adams ... Josh and Jeff's aunty
Mary O'Neill Mary O'Neill ... Girl at party #1
Nicholas Phelan Nicholas Phelan ... Younger Josh
Matthew Phelan Matthew Phelan ... Younger Jeff


Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and death.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 April 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Open Water 3: Cage Dive See more »


Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,511,688, 31 December 2017
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The boat and crew used in the film are from Port Lincoln, South Australia. See more »


After the news report the subtitle reads "one week later". It should have read "one week prior" if we are watching the film from the diving trip. See more »


Follows Open Water (2003) See more »


Everyone's Gone
Performed by The Newton Brothers, Gerald Rasionato, and Joel Hogan
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Bland and Annoying Characters Help Sink This
13 August 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)

** (out of 4)

Jeff, Josh and Megan (Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Pelta Hill) are three friends from California who take a trip to Australia where they plan on trying out for a reality show. While there they decide to go cage diving with great white sharks but a freak wave tips over the boat and soon the three are stranded in the middle of the ocean.

This film was made as simply CAGE DIVE but I'm guessing when it was bought for its American release it had OPEN WATER 3 slapped to it. For the most part I enjoyed the first film in the series but the second one wasn't nearly as good, although it did remain slightly entertaining. Part three is when the magic runs out and there are a number of issues with the picture but what kept me turned off the most were the characters.

I will say that all three actors do a good job with their roles but that didn't make me like these people. I mean, they're basically very shallow and annoying people and when it comes to a "lost footage" movie you need to like the people you're spending the time with. Sadly I didn't enjoy their company and especially since a lot of the time they were doing extremely stupid things. I know, in order for a horror film to work you need dumb characters. I'm not going to spoil what exactly happens but I guarantee you will know the scene I'm talking about when it happens.

Another problem with the movie is the fact that it's really not that scary or intense. I'm sure some of this has to do with the fact that I didn't like the characters but the attack scenes aren't all that scary on their own and I'd argue that I never really felt as if they were under attack by these sharks. OPEN WATER 3 isn't an awful movie because it did keep me slightly into what was going on but once the movie was over and I started thinking back on it I ended up finding more and more issues with it.

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