Deepest Antarctic Dive

Deepest Antarctic Dive

Footage of the ocean floor around Antarctica has revealed that instead of being a cold, icy, wasteland, it's actually completely full of life. Bizarre, slightly terrifying life.

Towards the end of last year, the BBC's Blue Planet II blew everyone's minds with incredible footage of life in the oceans. It also made everyone have a big think about our impact on the planet's oceans and the critters that live in there.

Speaking of critters - part of the process of filming the series meant trying to get into some of the most remote and unexplored parts of the seas. As everyone knows, that's where the weirdest stuff lives - the really odd spindly things that wouldn't look out of place in a science fiction film.

To do this they enlisted the help of Alucia Productions and Ocean X. They specialise in getting down into every last nook and cranny that the ocean has to offer with their expensive array of submarines.

When they were shooting in Antarctica they dived to depths of around 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) below the surface of the ocean. This was the deepest that anyone had ever dived around there and what they saw was incredible.