Specialist Underwater

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Skills:

HSE part 4 commercial diver 

Padi rescue diver

Nitrox

Drysuit

Guardian and diveways full face, set up and maintenance trained

Emergency 02 provider

Remote first aid

Own dive equipment

I have been hired for underwater main camera roles for major bluechip productions. This involved both experimental set ups as well as classic Red\Gates split dome set ups.  My experience with gates housings came from a several years spent at Esprit Film and tv assisting the likes of Blue planet, Frozen Planet and Green Planet. 

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I have found my niche seems to be that I am often hired on topside shoots 

which have elements of underwater within their sequences.  These are often very awkward set ups such as remote rigs like polecams and quad pods. Set ups for splashzones including splash bag set ups.  Or underslung underwater macro slider shots. A lot of shoots can not afford a full dive team so these remote and specialist set ups have become popular and also a great puzzle for me to solve for productions. 

My favourite way to work underwater is to freedive with a smaller Nauticam set up, its the least invasive and quickest turnaround to get to the action.  I also really enjoy teaching and assisting underwater set ups. Feel free to get in touch if you need an assistant or even a quick run through any nauticam or gates set up. 

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