Dive, Olly Dive review and Giveaway


If you read any of my blogs, you'll know that I'm a big PBS Kids fan. I think that when it comes to quality children's programming, PBS Kids really gets it. Kids love their shows because they have fun characters and entertaining storylines, but they're really educational and as a parent, I really feel good about letting my kids watch their shows.

Case in point: "Dive, Olly, Dive", an Emmy-nominated series that airs on PBS Sprout. We don't get Sprout on our satellite tv subscription, but when I was invited to get a sneak peek at the new "Dive, Olly Dive: Ship Shape Sub" DVD (which contains 5 episodes from the series), I gladly said yes, even though we had never watched any of the episodes. And I wasn't disappointed. Dive, Olly, Dive reminds me of Jay Jay the Jet Plane set underwater. The show follows the adventures of two animated submarines, Olly and Beth. It's set on (or in, or under) a coral reef, which I assume is somewhere in Australia, since their resident grownup-in-charge, Diver Doug, as well as several other characters, have thick Aussie accents. Despite the cool, Beach Boys-inspired music, this is a series geared towards preschoolers. My kids enjoyed it because the coral reef and ocean life play such a prominent part, but I think younger children would love the cute 3D characters and simple storylines even more.

More about the DVD:
“Dive Olly Dive,” is an Emmy-nominated, 3D-animated underwater series that airs on PBS Sprout. Not only will preschoolers have fun under the sea with Olly and Beth, two young submarines-in-training – the DVD also teaches kids fascinating facts about ocean life and some important life lessons, too. The “Dive Olly Dive: Ship Shape Sub” DVD will also be in stores on August 4. Episodes include:

Haunted Ship Prank
Less is More
Navigation Consternation
Follow that Lobster
Don’t Tell Beth



Win it! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Dive Olly Dive: Ship Shape Sub. To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell me your kids' favorite marine animal. Once you have completed this required entry, you can gain additional entries by doing the following:

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This giveaway ends at midnight PST on August 10, 2009.; I will draw a winner at random on August 11 and post the winner's name on the comments section soon after. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

I received free product samples for this review, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

73 Comments, Leave yours here:

judybrittle on July 28, 2009 at 3:20 PM said...

We all love the dolphin. They are so adorable and entertaining. Thank you!

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moushka on July 29, 2009 at 7:23 AM said...

My daughter loves turtles!

Steph on July 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM said...

After watching Finding Nemo, my kids became really into Sharks and Angler Fish, so I would say those are their favorites.

Steph on July 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM said...

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cstironkat on July 30, 2009 at 1:26 PM said...

Holt's favorite sea animal is the octopus. He even has a stuffed animal he named Ocho. Ocho means eight in Spanish.

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1agordon on July 30, 2009 at 3:52 PM said...

the dolphin

abfantom on July 30, 2009 at 4:24 PM said...

My daughter's favorite is the manatee after we went to Sea World this spring.

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deedleweedle on July 31, 2009 at 7:00 AM said...

My kids like Killer Whales.

Deborah Wellenstein on July 31, 2009 at 12:13 PM said...

Whales-hands down!

maweisberg on July 31, 2009 at 12:53 PM said...

i want to win this

iggysaysno on August 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM said...

My little one likes dolphins.

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com on August 3, 2009 at 9:28 PM said...

My child is only 7 months... but mine is a dolphin!

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Follower!

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Follower! (both blogs!)

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Tweeted- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/3118550610

Sue E said...

My toddler loves Finding Nemo and say "fishy" when he wants to watch it, so I'll say fish. He watches Dive Olly Dive every morning on Sprout TV. Thanks for the chance to win!
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denyse on August 6, 2009 at 10:17 AM said...

We live in FL, so they love the dolphins and the sting rays.

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Deanna on August 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

My son likes dolphins. Ever since Sea World, that's all he talks about!

Deanna on August 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

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pixie13 on August 7, 2009 at 9:35 AM said...

My daughter's favorite marine animal is octopus! She draws them, makes them out of play-doh, has some stuffed octopus. Thanks for t he great giveaway.

jdaniel4smom on August 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM said...

He likes dolphins.

jdaniel4smom on August 7, 2009 at 10:36 AM said...

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Gabriel J. on August 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM said...

My son likes dolphins a lot!

Misusedinnocence on August 7, 2009 at 7:28 PM said...

My son loves sea otters. :)

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Misusedinnocence on August 7, 2009 at 7:29 PM said...

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paula h on August 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM said...

My son loves turtles.

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paula h on August 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM said...

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Meg on August 8, 2009 at 3:05 PM said...

My kids love sea turtles!

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Beth on August 8, 2009 at 9:58 PM said...

My daughter likes whales.

chromiumman on August 9, 2009 at 12:29 AM said...

youngest loves dolphins

skys said...

Walrus!
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skys said...

I joined the science giveaway also.
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Molly K on August 9, 2009 at 12:10 PM said...

My son loves all types of exotic, colorful fish.

Molly K on August 9, 2009 at 12:10 PM said...

I follow on Blogger as Molly K.

Molly K on August 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM said...

I entered the Sid the science kid giveaway.

Anonymous said...

The Otter!

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Melanie said...

Sea Otters are just beautiful to watch in the water!

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Kelly F on August 10, 2009 at 4:26 AM said...

Definitely dolphins, they are so much fun!

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Kelly F on August 10, 2009 at 4:45 AM said...

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Andria on August 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

My stepson loves sharks. Thank you.

Leslie S. on August 10, 2009 at 10:55 AM said...

My girls love dolphins and the boys really like sharks.Thanks!

FDP 4 Life on August 10, 2009 at 11:37 AM said...

sharks are the favorite here

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bridget3496 on August 10, 2009 at 6:36 PM said...

My grandson loves turtles

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bridget3496 on August 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM said...

I follow on blogger

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kathy pease on August 10, 2009 at 6:54 PM said...

we love sharks we were tuned in all last week to the discovery channel it was shark week :)

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kathy pease on August 10, 2009 at 7:07 PM said...

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tatertot374 on August 10, 2009 at 7:08 PM said...

My daughter loves whales
Thank you for the chance
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artmarcia on August 10, 2009 at 9:40 PM said...

We used to live in Florida and the boys were fascinated by manatees.

artmarcia on August 10, 2009 at 9:40 PM said...

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Gianna on August 10, 2009 at 10:02 PM said...

Dolphins :)

masonsgranny59 on August 10, 2009 at 11:36 PM said...

We all heart the dolphins:)

lilyk on August 10, 2009 at 11:59 PM said...

We love dolphins!

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lilyk on August 11, 2009 at 12:04 AM said...

I joined the Sid the Science Kid giveaway on Bonggamom Finds.

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Bonggamom on August 12, 2009 at 9:11 AM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner, joannamarieprice@yahoo.com!

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