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’.



Crazy plastic journey
Te reo!
Te haerenga wawau o te kirihou
Te reo!
Whakamutua te whakamahi kirihou
Stop plastic!
Te reo!
Ngā manu o te moana me ngā tohorā!
Catch fish not birds
Seabirds and whales!
Te reo!
Hopukina he ika, kaua ko te manu.
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?
What eats turtles?
Riley confronts a big fear
Whose skull am I holding?
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
What is this creature?
What's so special about turtle shells?
Is anything scared of a dolphin?
How do you clean a dirty ocean?
What is a food chain?
Meet the loggerhead turtle
How Dad saved a dolphin!
Riley's amazing ray adventure
What is it like to save an orca?
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
Riley finds where the baby fish live
How do rays breathe underwater?
Where do common dolphins call home?
How does a dolphin move?
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
What are zooplankton?
Riley explores a marine park
What is a habitat?
Who can set up a marine park?
Riley rescues a turtle!
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
What sea animal eats like a cow?
Where do creatures poo in the ocean?
What is a habitat?
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
Kelp, help!
Meet the striped marlin
Which one of these is not a dolphin?
Tricks to hold your breath longer
How to hide in plain sight
Shark Dad jokes
What made this crazy thing?
Breathing is tricky for a turtle
Which sea animal wears armour to survive?
Mussels do what to the water?