Case 51

Tina Watson

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and one of Australia’s most famous tourist attractions. Its warm, clear waters and tropical marine life make it popular with scuba divers the world over.

For American newlyweds Gabe and Tina Watson, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef was part of their dream honeymoon. But when their scuba diving trip ended in tragedy, a question quickly emerged: was it an accident or was it murder?



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Anna Priestland

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska



Although Casefile episodes are free for all listeners, those who want to support us financially can do so by becoming a member of Patreon, Apple Premium or Spotify Premium. Paid subscribers receive access to exclusive content including behind-the-scenes discussions with the Casefile team, interviews, early releases and ad-free episodes.




Coroner’s Report



Death Down Under: Gabe Watson Speaks – ABC News

Death Down Under: A Shocking Conclusion – ABC News

Death Down Under: Suspicion Begins – ABC News

Death Down Under: War of the Roses – ABC News

Mystery in the Deep Blue Sea, Part 1 – NBC News

Mystery in the Deep Blue Sea, Part 2 – NBC News

Mystery in the Deep Blue Sea, Part 3 – NBC News

Gabe Watson granted bail in the US – ABC News

Honeymoon Murder Trail Takes Dramatic Turn – ABC News

Honeymoon Murder Trial, Thrown out by Judge! – AC360



Gabe Watson Trial Timeline: From Tina Thomas Watson’s Death To Alabama Courthouse – The Huffington Post

Was Tina Watson really Murdered on her Honeymoon? – Michael McFadyen’s Scuba

Tina Watson Death – Part 4 – Gabe’s Stories as Related by Him and Others – Michael McFadyen’s Scuba

Yongala Wreck & Coral Sea Expedition– Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

Barrier Reef dive killer loathed in-laws– The Australian

Tina Thomas’ father fights tears as he testifies about her meeting Gabe Watson –

Murder trial hears of Gabe Watson’s bizarre noises over dead bride Tina –

Gabe Watson ‘could have pressed button to float Tina to surface’ murder trial hears – Perth Now

Alabama Capital Punishment Laws – Find Law

Tina Watson Dies While Scuba Diving with Her Husband – Live Journal

New book A Second Chance for Justice asks new questions about the case of the “honeymoon killer” Gabe Watson – Herald Sun

Interview: Gabe Watson looks to leave shadow of his wife’s honeymoon death and his murder trial (video) –

Tina Watson Death – The Full Story – Scuba Board

More: Family of Gabe Watson speaks 7 years after his wife died while scuba diving in Australia –

Heatwave burns up the North – Townsville Bulletin

Traditional Landowners – City of Townsville

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This