Don Wildman Explores the Mysteries of the Titanic

Why exactly did the Titanic sink, and how could it have been avoided? To get a better understanding of the world's most enduring nautical tragedy, Don Wildman goes on the scene, under the water and up in the skies to investigate. Get a sneak peek at his adventurous deep dive into one of the world's most iconic mysteries.

Newfoundland, Canada

Don Wildman’s investigation into the sinking of the Titanic first takes him to Iceberg Alley in Newfoundland, Canada. 

Newfoundland, Canada

Aboard the Ocean Quest diving vessel, Don prepares to dive into the frigid water to get a better look at the icebergs. 

Newfoundland, Canada

Icebergs are far bigger than they appear. Much of the iceberg is actually below the water’s surface, stretching deeper down than you might imagine. 

Newfoundland, Canada

Don breaks off a chunk of the iceberg and gives it a taste. Delicious? Probably not. 

Newfoundland, Canada

Our intrepid host suits up before his dive with special gear to help prevent hypothermia.

Newfoundland, Canada

Below the surface, Don explores the vast iceberg, searching for its end—but it’s one seriously massive brick of ice with no end in sight. 

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Don travels to the New England Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich, R.I. to learn more about failures in communication that occurred the night the Titanic sank. 

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Morse Code expert Craig Moody walks Don through how to communicate the "SOS" distress signal.  

Pike Place Fish Market

There’s always time for a stop at Pike Place Fish Market while filming in Seattle, Washington. The question is: Can Don catch one of those flying fish? (Spoiler alert: He can!)

Valley Nut & Bolt Co Inc.

Don shows off his metal test samples that he'll be testing later for strength at Valley Nut & Bolt Co Inc. in Olympia, Washington. 

Compass Courses

In Edmonds, Washington, Don tries out his lifeboat lowering skills alongside two experts, instructors Dana Lewis and Dave Richards, at Compass Courses maritime training school. Let’s just say, it’s a lot hard than it looks. 

For more, tune in on Dec. 29 at 9|8c!