NHNZ crews have been back in Port Lincoln, South Australia filming a brand new season of the critically acclaimed series Abalone Wars.
Discovery Channel Australia greenlit the fourth season of the long running series in May this year.
Airing since 2012, Abalone Wars follows a fleet of fiercely competitive abalone diving crews as they set out into the ocean off the tip of South Australia and risk their lives to earn a small fortune.
The divers face death every time they descend into the freezing, shark-infested waters, but that doesn’t stop this group of fearless men and women from scouring the ocean floor in search of the prized delicacy dubbed “abalone gold”.
NHNZ Executive Producer John Hyde says the NHNZ team were eager to get back into the water with the Abalone dive crews.
“Abalone Wars has a great cast of characters, who all have a strong relationship with both NHNZ and Discovery.
“We are happy to return to familiar territory – quite often series like this will only last one season – but in this case, we have gotten to know the divers intimately, and that really reflects in quality and authenticity of stories in the show.”
The fourth season of Abalone Wars will premiere Wednesday 21st October on Discovery Austraila and New Zealand.