Creative underwater filming solutions

Hello and welcome to the website of Waterproof Media, a small and friendly company managed by myself, Richard Stevenson

My focus and interest has always been about water, especially our oceans, rivers and lakes, and this has led me to a career in TV and film supporting on or underwater filming.

Please click here to see my IMDB profile : Rich Stevenson’s IMDB profile

Please click here for a list of production credits: Waterproof Media credit list

I have been diving professionally and managing marine operations for 22 years, during which I have experienced all aspects of underwater TV and film production, and it’s this experience that I pride myself in bringing to any shoot however large or small.

In addition to the underwater filming I can do, I’m also able to support production with marine co-ordination, boat location and placement, underwater camera hire and TV/film safety consultation and risk assessment.

A summary of my professional qualifications are as follows:

  • IANTD Rebreather Instructor and Instructor trainer
  • IANTD Rebreather Cave diving instructor – also valid for wreck and ice diving environments
  • MCA commercially endorsed boat skipper – 20 miles offshore for vessels up to 24m in length
  • CAA UAV (drone!) pilot – owner/operator
  • HSE first aid at work certified with remote location add-on training

I’m based in Bath covering Bristol, London, Cardiff, Devon, Cornwall and Manchester. I’m also happy to mobilise further afield throughout the UK / EU and worldwide if required. My boating and marine filming equipment is located down in Devon so I split my time between the 2 locations.

I operate as a free-lancer but also run a small company called Waterproof Media. My company exists to provide the insurances cover and legal representation needed when working underwater in the UK and coastal waters.
My company is also named on the BBC and ITV approved diving contractors list and has been independently vetted by 1st Option Safety services in London, details of which I can provide.

To download a PDF brochure about my company please click here: Waterproof Media services PDF please note the file size is 4mb

My personal skills are underwater filming, boat handling, TV presenter training / safety and marine co-ordination. I have worked extensively with high profile actors, artists and TV presenters who are engaged to film in the marine environment and my aim is to make production on or under the water efficient and as simple as possible.

In doing this I maximise safety for cast and crew without over complicating the planned project.

Should you have any questions or require advice regarding water based filming please do not hesitate to contact me by email using or my mobile which is +44(0) 7876 256 353

Below are some images from recent film projects, click on the right hand side of the image to scroll through to the others.

What's New

18th March: Panasonic EVA1 camera now in stock, incredible broadcast friendly codecs with an underwater housing being delivered soon.

Filming Underwater

I have extensive experience in all aspects of underwater production for TV and Film. I can document experience and credits on features, documentaries, natural history expeditions and TV / online commercials, I've even done a couple of music videos too! I'm also a team player and able to fix most problems that occur on location.

Underwater filming - specialist equipment

Specialist Equipment

All of my underwater filming equipment is available to dry hire, you can download a PDF here Underwater Camera Hire list 
If you need support for the equipment whilst on location that can be provided too for the popular Red Epic Dragon, Weapon, Alexa Mini, Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5/S and EVA1 underwater camera housings.

Filming Underwater - Examples of our work and show reels

Show reels and credits

Click here to look at my work on and below the surface. I also do a lot of diving and filming for myself, so underwater stock footage is also available on request, please email me at detailing what you're looking for and check out my IMDB page too!