‘Below Deck Down Under’ Returns the Franchise to Frolicking, Fun, and Adventure

Below Deck purists rejoice because the three-minute super tease for Below Deck Down Under has all the elements of why fans fell in love with the show in the first place.

Parties, hookups, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of crew disputes filled the trailer, harkening back to the early days of the series. Below Deck Mediterranean‘s Aesha Scott is now the chief stew, along with Captain Jason Chambers, who is the youngest captain in the franchise.

The Peacock series whisks viewers off to the Whitsunday Islands and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia. Charter guests and crew take advantage of dramatic deep dives, some in shark-infested waters. Producers beautifully captured stunning underwater footage, which compliments the grand M/Y Thalassa and extremely attractive crew.

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Below Deck Down Under will be Scott’s third appearance on the series, her first as the chief stew. She brings her warmth and humor to the job but as the chief stew, she faces new challenges and realizes she can’t make everyone happy.

Below Deck Down Under logo
Below Deck Down Under logo |Peacock)

The crew can’t help but refer to Chambers as “hot.” His strong leadership qualities keep the crew in line, but he also knows how to have fun. Chambers even joins the crew for a few nights out on the town. “Encouraging everyone to find enjoyment in their jobs, he is just as fun as he is tough and will occasionally join the crew for a night out,” Peacock teased.

Chef Ryan McKeown has a passion for food, but he butts heads with Scott when she asks him how many yachts he’s worked on. “I don’t know how many vacuums have you pushed,” he snarks back at her. “You stick to vacuums, I’ll stick to cooking.”

Scott isn’t the only crew member McKeown clashes with. Chambers is seen telling him, “I don’t want your attitude. If you wanna bring it up three decibels I’ll bring it up even four.” McKeown also lashes out at the rest of the crew during dinner telling them to “f*** you all.”

Old school ‘Below Deck’ drama returns to the series

Scott also has her hands full with the interior team. Stew Magda Ziomek insisted she is working but cameras bust her sleeping on the floor in a guest cabin. She then snapped back at Scott that she “never works slow.”

The trailer also teases a crew scuffle and Scott in tears. At one point the entire interior team is in tears and hugging.

The deck team also has plenty of drama. “I will not be disrespected anymore and you need to take your foot off of my head,” Ben Crawley is seen telling bosun Jamie Sayed. As a former police officer, Sayed appears to be a bosun who appreciates law and order. He also takes issue with crew who don’t embrace the rules.

There also appears to be some tender trouble, a slide debacle, and an explosive fire that bursts from the outdoor grill that sends the crew scrambling.

When will ‘Below Deck Down Under’ air?

Below Deck fans will have to wait a little longer to dive into the series. Below Deck Down Under will premiere on Thursday, March 17 on Peacock. The first three episodes will be made available on premiere day.  

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