Start a new career and travel around the world as a Professional Underwater Videographer.

The first step to employment in the industry.

The most experienced Underwater Videography team in Asia

Learn how to be creative, get the best shots, handle and manage your camera and housing professionally

Video is the best way to share the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world.


Crystal Images Koh Taos mission statement is to provide the best training in Underwater Videography on Koh Tao.

Formed using a collaboration of creatives from various diving and videography. Crystal Images have made it their mission to provide the best training in underwater cinematography and stills on Koh Tao.

Using a host of skills gained from over 30 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, the team branched into underwater filming over 20 years ago and have created unique courses designed for a variety of applications.

Using Mac & PC workstations, with a whole host of software applications to bring the underwater world on Koh Tao to life, we can guide you through your training, culminating in the highest quality portfolio that you would be proud to show any potential employer.

Professional Underwater Videographer Course

Choose any of Our Professional Underwater Videographer courses and capture the sights, the sound and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a Videographer.

Professional Underwater Videographer Courses

Open Up Employment Opportunities
Doing What You Love.

This is real-world, hands on camera training, taught by industry professionals. You will have the opportunity to film using Gates Underwater Housings with high quality video cameras ( Sony, Canon ) throughout your professional underwater videographer course.

By the end of the underwater video course, you will be confident in setting up any cameras for underwater shooting environments.


Diving Upsells / Crosssells Section

PADI Course A

PADI Course B

PADI Course C

PADI Course D

How it works …



Basic Videographer Course

2 Days & 4 Dives.

Basic Underwater Videographer Course

The course consists of 4 dives over 2 days.

Diving will commence in the mornings whilst the afternoons will be spent editing the morning's footage.

All diving, filming and editing equipment is included.

Advanced Videographer Course

8 Days & 14 Dives.

Advanced Underwater Videographer Course

The course consists of 14 dives over 8 days. Diving will generally take place in the morning, returning to the studio to edit in the afternoon.

Small changes to this may be made dependent on weather conditions and available dive sites. A full day off is scheduled mid-course.

All diving, editing and professional camera equipment is included.

Professional Videographer Course

14 Days & 26 Dives.

Professional Underwater Videographer Course

The Course consists of 26 dives over 16 days. Diving will generally commence in the morning, returning to the studio to edit in the afternoon. Small changes may be made due to weather conditions and available dive sites.

2 days off will be scheduled throughout the course. All diving, editing and professional camera equipment are included.

Documentary Filmmaking Course

4-6 weeks, Unlimited Dives.

Documentary Filmmaking Course

Course duration is between 4 and 6 weeks with unlimited diving. The first 10-14 days are land-based and consist of producing an approved treatment, script, shot list and budget.

Once approved we take to the water as many times as is required to obtain the necessary footage to build your documentary.

Editing is scheduled around dive times. All professional camera equipment is included.

But you know … it’s not all set in stone and you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!


Professional Underwater Videographer Course information

Basic Underwater Videography Course
  • Basic filming techniques shot lengths and sequencing
  • Improved Buoyancy skills
  • Considering diver safety whilst using underwater camera equipment
  • Basic movie editing using Adobe Premiere
Advanced Underwater Videography Course
  • Professional filming skills and techniques
  • Subject approach and exit methods
  • All the aspects to bring together perfect composition
  • Perfected Buoyancy Skills
  • Eco awareness
  • Professional movie editing skills using Adobe Premiere
  • Learn to produce an 8-10 minute showreel worthy of a public viewing
Professional Underwater Videography Course
  • Everything Included from the Basic and Advanced Underwater Videography Courses
  • Skills and Techniques for filming land-based subjects
  • How to film, edit and produce a 15-20 minute movie in 1 day
  • Salesmanship. How to present and sell your work to potential customers
Broadcast Documentary Course
  • Train in the art of conception, storyboarding, treatment, commissioning, preproduction, shot lists, narration, special effects and much much more.
  • Specifically aimed at the more experienced individual to show them how to create a Broadcast Documentary
  • Produce a 30-45 minute Documentary on your chosen subject(s)
  • Be guided through every step by our professionals who have experience with the BBC and National Geographic

Professional Underwater Videographer Courses

– What’s included?

Our Underwater Videographer packages includes:

  • Professional Underwater Videographer Course (max. 2 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Filming Equipment
  • PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us