Season 3 — Episode 9

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic in the heart of the hurricane season is the scene of Bear Grylls' latest challenge. Jumping from a hovering helicopter into open sea, Bear swims to a deserted island only to find it devoid of fresh water. Facing dehydration in the tropical heat Bear makes a raft from storm debris. Reaching the mainland he tackles mosquito infested mangrove, devil's teeth desert and white water rapids, and as a tropical storm swells the river, Bear scales a vertical canyon to escape the rising waters. He fashions a hammock from creepers, and eats tarantula for breakfast.