Young Ocean Explorers:

Since 2012 we’ve been on a mission to inspire kids to love our ocean, through entertaining education.

We want to capture children’s imaginations through great storytelling, bringing the beauty, awe and fascination of the ocean and its inhabitants alive.

Our vision is to create generational change by connecting hearts and minds with the importance of enjoying and caring for our oceans and give them tools to make a better future.

There’s never been a more vital time for the health of the ocean and this planet than now! 


Steve + Riley Hathaway


RILEY HATHAWAY - “The ocean is so fascinating and amazing – I hope you enjoy our stories and want to be Young Ocean Explorers too!”


Best experience on the ocean?
Swimming with turtles is incredible, but nothing compares to having a humpback whale swimming right next to our boat!

I love hanging out with friends, spending time in the ocean and playing sports for fun.

What are you scared of?
Dad’s jokes!

Where do you live?
Snells Beach, in beautiful New Zealand


STEVE HATHAWAY - “I’ve never felt so alive as when I’m filming underwater”

Underwater cameraman

Favourite marine animal?
Striped marlin

I love anything to do with the ocean, but mainly scuba diving, snorkeling, waterskiing and surfing

What are you scared of?
Crabs nipping my toes

Steve's footage has appeared on many international documentaries, including BBC’s upcoming series Blue Planet 2 and ‘Blackfish’.



Why is plastic so bad for sea creatures?
Can you hold your breath longer than a fur seal?
Why do orca end up stuck on the beach?
What is an apex predator?
Meet the sponges
Whose skull am I holding?
What eats turtles?
Riley confronts a big fear
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
What is this creature?
What's so special about turtle shells?
Is anything scared of a dolphin?
Meet the loggerhead turtle
Sharks have soooo many teeeeeth!
Riley's amazing ray adventure
What is a food chain?
How Dad saved a dolphin!
How do you clean a dirty ocean?
Do sharks drown if they stop swimming?
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
How do rays breathe underwater?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
Riley finds where the baby fish live
Riley explores a marine park
Where do common dolphins call home?
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
What is a habitat?
How does a dolphin move?
Riley rescues a turtle!
Who can set up a marine park?
What are zooplankton?
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Kelp, help!
Meet the striped marlin
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
Tricks to hold your breath longer
Where do creatures poo in the ocean?
What is a habitat?
Riley's cool turtle encounter
Who is the shark's closest cousin?
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
What sea animal eats like a cow?
Name this turtle
Which one of these is not a dolphin?
Mussels do what to the water?
Top tips on saving our oceans
What made this crazy thing?
Riley searches for crayfish