Cairns Underwater Digital Photography & Videography – Calypso Reef Imagery

Calypso Reef Imagery is Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef digital underwater photography and videography specialists. This dedicated team covers everything from underwater camera hire to private and commercial contracts, film and television, tourism event photography, underwater and SLR photography courses, portrait sessions and more.

Based at the Reef Fleet Terminal, we also provide professional photography services to many Cairns reef day tour boats. The Calypso team is out on the Great Barrier Reef each and every day of the year, capturing the critters, the beauty and the visitors who are drawn to this nature’s paradise.

Founded in 1992, the Calypso Reef Imagery team log over 15,000 hours under the water, behind the lens, every year, providing professional underwater photography and videography services to private and commercial customers.


Calypso Reef Imagery: Cairns Underwater Digital Camera Hire Packages

Panasonic Lumix FT6

Lumix FT3 & FT4

Lumix FT5 – frm $39.00

Olympus TG4


The Calypso team is headed by Stuart Ireland, a passionate marine biologist, scuba diver and underwater photographer and videographer. He started the business back in 1992 and with wife Lisa, has since expanded his business and family to include underwater commercial photography sessions and kids / family portraits.

Calypso Reef Imagery offers Cairns’ best value, friendliest and most convenient underwater camera hire service, catering to snorkelers and divers of all experience levels. Camera hire rates start from as little as $39 per day, including free tuition and SD card. For customer convenience, our Cairns underwater hire cameras can be collected from the Reef Fleet Terminal, which is the departure point for most reef day tours.

If you are interested in obtaining some high resolution images, or broadcast quality stock footage of the Great Barrier Reef, from above or below the water, Calypso Reef Imagery has an extensive selection amassed over the last 20 years.

Operating seven days a week 365 days a year, Calypso Reef Imagery has got you covered for all of your Cairns Great Barrier Reef digital underwater photography and videography needs. For more information, please contact us today on phone (07) 4041 5581 or email