Below Deck Down Under Season 3 Filming In Seychelles With New Crew

Below Deck Down Under Season 3 Filming In Seychelles With New Crew

Below Deck Down Under season 3 is currently filming in Seychelles, the smallest East African country consisting of 115 islands. It’s the first season of the spinoff series not set in Australia. The archipelago African country’s coast has been the location for the new BDDU season 3 crew, along with some returning cast from BDDU season 2, over the past few weeks. Although not technically Down Under, the Seychelles islands are still on the Southern Hemisphere or “bottom” half of the world.

Rumors about the filming first bubbled up on Reddit back on Feb. 23, 2024. “Walking along Anse Source D’Argent yesterday and came across the crew filming around a lunch table for an ‘unnamed boat show’ to air in the future. The cameramen had hats with Below Deck written on the back. I don’t know which franchise is currently filming here, but I thought it was interesting to see!” said u/stingboy.

But real waves about a new season of Below Deck currently filming were first confirmed by a New York Times article “Below Deck Sails Into a New Era.”

Senior VP of unscripted current production at NBCUniversal Noah Samton told journalist Shivani Gonzalez Down Under season 3 is filming now, but didn’t disclose the location. Samton said in the interview fans should expect some new things, but that the show will still stay true to its “original concept.”

Now, Show Star News can confirm the latest season is filming in stunning Seychelles with exquisite turquoise waters and fine-sand beaches. A charter guest recently on the BDDU season 3 superyacht posted video and photos of herself on a charter. Entrepreneur and founder of Luna Media Group Nikita Sachdev posted video clips from her time on filming the show recently while on vacation with girl friends. A couple of the clips clearly show a film crew in the background while Nikita and her friends had a beach picnic. Her photos also reveal, thankfully, unappealing superyacht Northern Sun was retired after one season.

Charter guest Nikita Sachdev posted videos that showed superyacht crew being filmed while on her charter in Seychelles

Charter guest Nikita Sachdev posted videos that showed superyacht crew being filmed while on her charter in Seychelles (Instagram).

Entrepreneur Nikita Sachdev with her girl friends on the beach while filming on Below Deck Down Under season 3

Entrepreneur Nikita Sachdev with her girl friends on the beach while filming on Below Deck Down Under season 3 (Instagram).

Based in the Indian Ocean, Saychelles is an off-the-beaten-track exotic location. The African country offers lush tropical forests and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Below Deck Down Under Season 3 Filming In Seychelles With New Crew & Returning Cast

Business owner Nikita Sachdev on a superyacht in Seychelles

Business owner Nikita Sachdev on a superyacht in Seychelles (Instagram).

Further investigation of her Instagram and other potential charter guests who recently visited Seychelles shows them following/being followed by Captain Jason Chambers, as well as season 2’s deckhand Harry Van Vliet and Chef Tzarina Mace-Ralph. Sadly, it doesn’t appear Chief Stewardess Aesha Scott returned. She recently bought a house and isn’t followed by the season 3 charter guests and much of the new crew.

BDDU seasons 1 and 2 Chief Stew Aesha Scott buying her first home with her boyfriend

BDDU seasons 1 and 2 Chief Stew Aesha Scott buying her first home with her boyfriend while filming of season 3 was taking place (Instagram).

Despite Captain Jason posting a video on March 13 claiming he just finished his two-day diving course in the Philippines, it appears to be a pre-recorded ruse to hide that he’s currently filming. Captain Jason already confirmed to In Touch he’d be returning on BDDU season 3.

Chef Tzarina posted an IG story on March 17 she was finishing up her temp job in the Bahamas while in a hotel room. However, new crew members and recent charter guests on season 3 all recently followed Tzarina. The zany British chef was a fan favorite on season 2. Her witty banter and drunken antics were highly entertaining, so it’s a no-brainer she was re-casted for another charter season.

Deckhand Culver Bradbury, stewardess Margot Sisson, First Officer Joao Franco, and everyone else not aforementioned don’t appear to be coming back.

Yachtie Chief Stewardess Lara Rigby is following and followed by crew members and charter guests almost certainly on BDDU season 3 in Seychelles

Yachtie Chief Stewardess Lara Rigby is following and followed by crew members and charter guests. She’s almost certainly on BDDU season 3 in Seychelles (Instagram).

New Below Deck Down Under season 3 crew members appear to include UK Chief Stewardess Lara Rigby, South African deckhand Wihan du Toit, Greek Bosun Tzoni Arvanitis, and stewardesses Brianna Duffield and Marina Marcondes. Although none of them have been confirmed as the new BDDU season 3 crew, all these yachties have followed other crew members (including Captain Jason, Tzarina, and Harry) recently and followed/were followed by confirmed season 3 charter guests and each other.

Likely BDDU season 3 Bosun Tzoni Arvanitis

Likely BDDU season 3 Bosun Tzoni Arvanitis (Instagram).

Fans will recall at the start of Below Deck season 11, Captain Kerry Titheradge asked Chief Steward Fraser Olender about his trip to Seychelles. Both cast members remarked on how stunning the country is, and remote. Captain Kerry almost got his ship taken over by pirates during his trip working there on a superyacht. Meanwhile, Fraser, coming from a posh British family, stayed at a five-star hotel. Both foreshadowed the new location for Below Deck Down Under season 3.

Model and yachtie Brianna Duffield is likely starring on BDDU season 3

Model and yachtie Brianna Duffield is likely starring on BDDU season 3 (Instagram).

Likely BDDU season 3 deckhand Wihan du Toit

Likely BDDU season 3 deckhand Wihan du Toit (Instagram).

Find out more about the BDDU season 3 crew, charter guests, and superyacht here.

Show Star News has previously confirmed prior seasons’ filming locations and casts by analyzing social media account activity of charter guests and crew.

Another likely charter guest on BDDU season 3

Another likely charter guest on BDDU season 3 (Instagram).

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