Taking ocean adventures to a whole new level, the Emmy-nominated Below Deck franchise is heading to Australia, when season one of Below Deck Down Under drops for its free to air premiere, in January 2023 on 7Bravo and 7plus.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the tropical Whitsunday Islands and world-famous Great Barrier Reef, Below Deck Down Under explores the complex, often explosive dynamics of the crew and a rotating group of demanding charter guests on M/Y Thalassa.
Aussie Captain Jason Chambers is joined by a familiar face, fan-favourite New Zealander Aesha Scott as Chief Stew, along with newcomers Chef Ryan McKeown and Bosun Jamie Sayed. Stews Tumi Mhlongo and Magda Ziomek are also onboard with deckhands Culver Bradbury, Brittini Burton, and Ben Crawley. Setting the tone for the entire crew, the youthful and charming new captain has a hands-on leadership approach. He will do whatever it takes to make sure the guests have an unforgettable vacation that includes mesmerising under-water excursions like scuba diving, snorkelling and some close encounters with marine life.
Though the dynamics onboard are initially smooth sailing, a boatload of problems bubble up when the Chef immediately falls out of sync with the Chief Stew. The deck team also hits rocky waters when the Bosun’s firm management style is called into question by a free-spirited team member with an aversion to rules. Meanwhile on the interior, Chief Stew Aesha learns the hard way that not everyone on her team will be motivated by her friend-first work mentality. Between charters, the yachties blow off steam by taking full advantage of Australia’s world-renowned nightlife where drama, surprising flirtations, and wild adventures heat up their well-deserved nights off.
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