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Seabed Diving

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Seabed Diving
Snippet of "Seabed Diving" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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"Seabed Diving" is a theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake which serves as the main puzzle room theme for Onion Ocean. The theme was composed by Hirokazu Ando.


Kirby swims for an Energy Sphere which a Barbar is guarding.

"Seabed Diving" seems to be a calm, carefree theme in D major that is primarily composed of quiet, reverberated synths that appear to reflect the underwater ambience within its core. The hook of the melody consists of simple semiquavers that feature alternating major-thirteenth notes rising at a mediant-level scale, carried on in a G major scale afterward. Additionally, the first melody sounds peculiarly similar to the opening phrase of "The Adventure Begins" and the second section of "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country"; both themes serve as the game's primary leitmotifs. After said melody is recited a second time, the lead synth develops a tonal alternation between semitones which represents a trill descending to a resolution scale, marking the theme's second section. Following its third recital is a series of tonally quick and active semiquavers played by said synth which remains persistent until the theme hits its loop point. It is accompanied by a chord progression of "D–C–Bm–A#aug–C" while the ambiance coolly materializes in the background.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すもぐりシーべッド
sumoguri shībeddo
Seabed Freediving
Traditional Chinese 自由潛水海床
zì yóu qián shuǐ hǎi chuáng
Seabed Freediving
Simplified Chinese 自由潜水海床
zì yóu qián shuǐ hǎi chuáng
Dutch Zeebodembezoek Seabed visit
French Plongée sous-marine Scuba diving
German Meeresgrundtaucherei Seabed diving
Italian Immersione sottomarina Seabed diving
Korean 프리 다이빙
peuli daibing
Portuguese Mergulho na orla Dive in the waterfront
Latin American Spanish Buceo en el fondo del mar Diving at the bottom of the sea
European Spanish Buceo en el lecho marino Diving at the seabed