HSE Certified Media Dive Teams

The process of underwater filming can be complex, time consuming and hazardous, but when it’s done well, it can provide the world with images which inspire, thrill and educate. At Scarlet View Media, we are passionate about capturing marine footage in creative, cinematic and engaging ways which elevate your productions to the highest levels possible.

We can handle everything required to get you the footage you need for your underwater projects.

We are able to ensure your shoot runs as smoothly as possible, on time and in budget. From assembling the dive team, advising on legal responsibilities and ensuring full safety and risk assessments are carried out, to actually capturing the footage itself, we get the job done.

Why choose Scarlet View Media?

In line with UK regulations, Scarlet View Media are a HSE commercially qualified Media Diving service provider.

If your production is for a UK based network or production company and/or you’re filming within 12 miles of the UK’s coastline, you are legally required to ensure any commercially contracted professionals comply with HSE guidelines. Find out more here.

With a track record of providing high-end marine content in both our own films and for commercial clients we have built a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting production teams for underwater content.

We are not only professional, motivated, passionate and technically aware, we also understand the film-making process.

We are filmmakers ourselves which means we understand the nuances and importance of storytelling, it’s what we do. Our expertise means we can simply turn up and shoot what you say if that’s what you want, or we can work with you to design sequences based on creative ways to deliver your message or the emotion you want to convey to your audience in the most powerful and effective manner. Throughout the whole process, we work alongside you to achieve your vision. Your goal is our goal.

The U.K's Shark Specialists

Scarlet View Media’s reputation was built on our work with sharks, an area in which we specialise and have a great deal of experience.

Not only are we experts at capturing stunning imagery of these incredible animals, we also have specialist knowledge of the animals themselves, meaning we can advise on all aspects of any productions involving sharks.

To capture the stunning footage for which we are renowned, we work closely with various operators around the world, with whom we have strong relationships, and it is testament to the way we work that those operators continue to work with us and recommend Scarlet View to others.

Important Considerations

In the event you are planning an underwater shoot, do not do the planning on your own.

We can advise you on everything you need to know, including things you will not have considered. We are filmmakers, we run productions, we know the process and most importantly, we are here to help!

Dive Team

The minimum number of people in a dive team for a media shoot should be no less than three, if your shoot requires more people, don’t cut corners, hire more people!


Every member of the dive team should hold a valid HSE qualification for diving at work.

First Aid

There should be at last two team members on location with Emergency First Aid and Oxygen Provider qualifications. If one is underwater, the other should be topside.

Dive Supervisor

There will only be one person in charge of the dive team, the Dive Supervisor, and he or she will have final say on what does or does not happen on the shoot.


The role of the dive team is not just to capture footage and ensure safety of any talent on set, it is to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the shoot.

Plan Your Budget

Effective, safe and legal media dive projects should never be an afterthought and done cheaply, if your script requires underwater filming, make sure you budget accordingly.


Working in marine environments, particularly at sea, can be incredibly unpredictable so be sensible with your scheduling and allow time and budget for extra filming days if you can.


Be willing to accept our advice. You may not know anything about filming underwater and while we're here to give you the best content possible, we're also here to help you understanding what is, and what may not be, possible.

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