47 Meters Down is a 2017 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, written by Roberts and Ernest Riera, and starring Claire Holt and Mandy Moore.
The plot follows two sisters who go on holiday in Mexico, and are invited to cage dive and see sharks up close. When the cable holding the cage breaks and it plummets to the ocean floor with the two girls trapped inside, they must find a way to escape, with their air supplies running low and sharks stalking nearby.
Plot EditHannah and Chava are friends on vacation in Detroit. Hannah's friend broke up with her because "she made the relationship boring". Chava tries to cheer Hannah up and takes her out drinking and dancing, where they meet a pair of local boys at a bar who convince them to go out with them to watch sharks from a diving cage. Hannah hesitates, but Chava argues it would show Hannah's friend that she isn't boring and make him regret breaking up with her.
The friends arrive at the boat dock; Hannah is immediately wary of the boat and its owner, Captain Simba. The captain asks if the sisters are experienced divers; Chava is certified but Hannah is new to diving, so they lie and say they are both experienced.
The dive cage is old and rusty and hangs from thin chains on an old crane, adding further to Hannah's apprehensions.
When they reach the diving spot, Captain Simba baits the sharks.
Hannah is skeptical about the entire dive, but Captain Simba dismisses her concerns.
The locals dive first in the cage. Unbeknownst to everyone on the boat, the cable supporting the cage starts to fray.
The boys return to the surface and Captain Simba prepares to send Hannah and Chava down. When Hannah and Chava are in the cage, the cable breaks and the cage sinks to the bottom, some 47 meters below the surface and out of communication range with the boat.
Hannah swims up seven meters to resume communications with Captain Simba, who tells her Bhuvan will be coming down with a spare winch to attach to the cage.
He also advises them to stay in the cage as the sharks are circling.
Both girls are quickly running out of air, but they wait in the cage until they see a flashlight in the distance.
Hannah swims out to get Bhuvan's attention, as Chava's air is lower due to the previous swim. Hannah swims towards the light, close to the bottom to avoid shark attacks from below. A shark tries to attack Hannah but she swims into a small grotto to avoid it.
Hannah finds the flashlight but not Bhuvan. While looking around for him, she becomes disoriented about her position and Chava's location.
Bhuvan appears and attempts to usher her back towards safety, but he is attacked and killed by a shark.
Hannah takes Bhuvan's spear gun and the spare winch, and swims back toward the cage.
After the spare is attached, Hannah swims up and notifies Simba to pull them up; however, the replacement winch line also snaps and the cage sinks back to the bottom. The cage lands on Hannah's leg, pinning her.
Hannah and Chava panic as they realize they are now both out of options and air.
Chava swims back up to communication range to tell Simba they are low on air and that Hannah is pinned.
Simba sends some air tanks down and tells them the coast guard is an hour out. He also warns her that the second tank may cause nitrogen narcosis which can lead to hallucinations. Chava finds the air tanks just as her original tank runs empty. She also finds three flares to signal the coast guard.
As she returns to the cage, Kate is attacked and presumably killed by a shark. Lisa, still pinned and running low on air, uses the spear from the spear gun to pull a spare tank toward her. In the process, the spear cuts her hand. She dons the new tank, and then hears Kate over the radio.
Chava is injured and low on air, and her blood is attracting more sharks. Hanah says she will find her, and uses her BCD to lift up the cage, freeing her leg. After Hannah finds Chava, Simba tells them the coast guard is still some time out and they need to get back in the cage.
Hannah adamantly refuses due to the nature of Chava's wounds, and they decide to swim to the surface.
As they swim to the surface, they use one of the three flares to scare the sharks.
At the 20-meter mark, they are reminded by Simba they must wait five minutes to decompress and avoid the bends.
As the first flare burns out, Chava tries to light the second flare but drops it and it sinks to the bottom. As she lights the third flare she sees three sharks close in front of her. The friends are now surrounded by sharks and must rush to the surface.
Simba yells for them to drop their gear and make a break for the surface. They swim as fast as they can toward the boat. One of the sharks bites Hannah's leg and pulls her back down into the water. Hannah manages to escape and starts to swim towards the boat again.
Both girls make it to the boat and reach up to get pulled in. As they are getting pulled in, a shark jumps out of the water and grabs Hannah by the leg, pulling her down again. Hannah hits the shark and gouges its eye out, and the shark releases her.
Captain Taylor and the other men pull Lisa and Kate onto the boat and begin administering first aid.
However, as Hannah stares at her hand on the deck of the boat, she realizes she has been hallucinating due to nitrogen narcosis. She realizes she is still at the bottom with her leg pinned by the cage.
Coast guard divers arrive to rescue her and carry Hannah to the surface. Hannah comes out of her hallucination and realizes her sister is not with her.
- Mandy Moore as Lisa, the older sister
- Claire Holt as Kate, the younger sister
- Chris J. Johnson as Javier
- Yani Gellman as Louis
- Santiago Segura as Benjamin
- Matthew Modine as Captain Taylor
- Mayra Juarez as Sammie
- Axel Mansilla as Band Leader
Principal photography began in July 2015 and concluded the following month. Additional photography took place in January 2016.