Open Water 3: Cage Dive – Australia, 2017 – reviews

‘First you find the sharks. Then they find you.’

Open Water 3: Cage Dive is a 2017 Australian horror thriller film written and directed by Gerald Rascionato from a story co-written with Stephen Lister. The Just One More/Exit Strategy production stars Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff and Megan Peta Hill.


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…

In the US, Open Water 3 was released on Blu-ray and Digital HD on October 10, 2017, by Lionsgate.

Buy Blu-ray:

  • Commentary with filmmaker Gerald Rascionato and actors Joel Hogan and Josh Potthoff
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Trailer
  • Gallery

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“There’s absolutely nothing new in Cage Dive. We’re stuck with the same shaky-cam found footage, the same idiotic characters and the same lapses in logic AND judgement that plague these types of genre films each and every time. Hey, but at least Rascionato’s film does have one thing going for it: the film actually explains how the footage was found…” Phil Wheat, Nerdly

“After a sequence of Open Water bobbing about, an inflatable liferaft turns up and offers the illusion of safety (and a bit of visual variety) which doesn’t last long. The performances are fine, with Hogan especially getting some meat to chew on as the superficial jock who has everything pulled out from under him – and turns nasty, but doesn’t become an outright villain.” The Kim Newman Web Site

Main cast:

  • Joel Hogan
  • Josh Potthoff
  • Megan Peta Hill
  • Pete Valley
  • Mark Fell
  • Christopher Callen
  • Tara Wraith
  • Teagan Berger
  • Chris Bath
  • Robert Ovadia
  • Paul Adams
  • Wilma Adams
  • Mary O’Neill
  • Nicholas Phelan
  • Matthew Phelan


The film’s working titles were Under The Deep and Cage Dive.

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2 Comments on “Open Water 3: Cage Dive – Australia, 2017 – reviews”

  1. Watched it and it was not real. Boring… There are so many things wrong in this production that I can’t even start. For one thing why is anyone really videotaping every movement, and there are spots that blank out, so there is nothing real about it. Also if you know about video, you can see the GREEN SCREEN and the outline of the background, it’s almost amusing… Therefore, I’m just glad I didn’t see this movie in theaters…

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