Media

Specialist Advice and Training

 

We have worked extensively with Presenters, Artists and Stunt Co-ordinators in a range of underwater environments for Natural History, Commercial, TV Drama and Feature projects. On these projects we have amassed vast amounts of experience in techniques and equipment, from free diving to sub 1000 meters with SCUBA, CCR, Remotely Operated Vehicles, and Mini-Subs giving you the ability to apply the right techniques, allowing deeper depths and longer durations where the need is required. We also provide a variety of full face mask and specialist communications training that can be tailored to your needs.

Safety Consultancy

 

As experienced HSE media diving contractors, we know that even a small underwater shoot can come with an alarming amount of paperwork to meet the risk assessments demanded by your insurers, and to keep it legal, productive and safe. Our team can take you right from the start and guide you through the legal and practical process until that very last shot - We pride ourselves on providing:

  • Current knowledge and experience tailored to meet your needs.

  • Dive Contractor services, pre-vetted by BBC, ITV and 1st Option Safety.

  • Risk Assessments and Method Statements written by us in collaboration with your production team for any location worldwide. 

  • Fully insured services, giving you peace of mind that your production is in safe hands.

  • One to One training with presenters to consolidate their skills and make them comfortable and confident for the job.

  • Bespoke training packages from recreational to technical diving, helping you put a new angle on your project, but more importantly enabling you to get the job done.

  • Commercial Equipment training using Full Face Masks with audio communications for use in a broadcast environment.

  • Expert advice for projects operating in remote, harsh environments - guiding you through any specialist qualifications you may need. 

After wrapping up as Diving Safety Consultants for Blue Planet II the production teams had completed 6,000 hours diving, filled 4,000 cylinders in 125 shoots across 39 countries, with almost no incidents at all - "Just a couple of ear infections, a stubbed camera operators finger, and a tiny puddle in the bottom of a mini sub" Katie Hall, Production Manager. The planning, preparation and dedicated teamwork greatly reduced risk, allowing high productivity and most importantly produced some fantastic results. 

Media Support

In addition to our Consultancy and Training services we can provide support for a variety of underwater projects anywhere in the world. As registered HSE Diving contractors, pre-vetted by BBC, ITV and 1st Option Safety, we have experience working with and extensive list of major production companies. Our support services include:

  • Risk Assessment and Consultancy for any location.

  • Bespoke Recreational, Technical and Commercial Training Packages for presenters and the extended production team.

  • Equipment Hire and Procurement.

  • Supply of experienced Diving Supervisors and Safety Divers to make sure your project is safe and productive. 

We believe experience is key when choosing support for underwater projects. Having worked alongside some of the best in the business, we have amassed a huge amount of knowledge and understanding of what is required of a production team and, we can help you achieve your goals in the safest way possible. Do not hesitate to get in touch, no matter where you are in your project.

 

Just to name a few of the talented people we have worked with:

Legend, Richard Bull of Oceanaire Diving Services.

Directors of Photography: Michael Pitts, Johnny Rogers, Doug Anderson, Rob Franklin.

Presenters and other Personalities: Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Chris Packman, Aldo Kane, Davina McCall, James May, Julian Clary, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Jeremy Wade, Naomi Wilkinson, Robson Green, Martha Holmes, Prof. Brian Cox, Mary-Ann Ochota, Will Millard, Dan Snow...

You're in safe hands.

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Tel: +44 (0) 2920 46 48 46

Address: Unit 3, The Timberyard, East Moors Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 5EE

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