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Diamond Divers

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Real South African jewel hunters fight and curse a lot.

TV Spike Reality TV 2012
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

America, Hell Yeah!

Quite liked this show but only because I can relate as I dived for diamonds in Namibia and Angola back in the day. Unfortunately the characters ego's are cringe worthy to say the least. And why does the American flag have to displayed wherever these Americans go? Capt John and his son are a Joke and would have been laughed out of the country by the offshore diamond industry of southern Africa.I'm surprised their big heads fitted inside the plane.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

The show features the difficult and dangerous work that goes into mining the African diamonds that ultimately end up in jewelry around the world. It equally focuses on the tensions that arise among the crew (especially between Jason and his father), resulting from having to work together so closely and, in some cases, a lack of discipline. The pressure the men are under to find stones and get paid also becomes overwhelming.

While it touches on some of the business practices and the social, economic, and political conflicts in Africa that are impacting the trade, it stays away from the controversies surrounding the diamond mining industry. But while the uniqueness of the work and the exotic location makes for some interesting viewing, it also sends a troubling message about how far people feel they need to go, and how many risks they are willing to take, in order to make money.

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