Underwater Photography Course Cairns

Filming Services – Underwater • Aerial • Topside


ABOVE, BELOW and BEYOND,  Calypso is now CASA certified and insured for aerial filming. Please contact Stuart for details on our range of UAV services and available aircraft.

The Cairns commercial underwater filming and photography service specialists are Calypso Reef Imagery. Located at the Reef Fleet Terminal, this locally owned and operated company has been providing commercial underwater photography and filming services on the Great Barrier Reef, and beyond, since 1996.

Regarded as leaders in the industry, Calypso Reef Imagery and its team of underwater photographers and videographers are on the Great Barrier Reef seven days a week, 365 days a year, capturing all the action of the underwater world.

As well as providing professional on-board, underwater photography services for most Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour boats and operators, Calypso Reef Imagery also specialise in a range of commercial work, including:


Camera Crew

Stuart seal lion Galapagos

Corporate Promotions

Stuart Aerial Footage

Equipment Hire

Phenom Housing


Stuart Ireland, owner of Calypso Reef Imagery, is a keen diver and qualified marine biologist. He turned his passion for the underwater world into a profession starting Calypso Reef Imagery nearly 20 years ago. He first turned his hand to underwater videography back in the late 1980’s: Calypso was one of the first in Queensland to invest in digital photography equipment for underwater applications and has since moved into HD technology.

Stuart has travelled the world working on a range of commercial underwater photography and videography contracts. No location is too exotic or extreme, as evidenced by his Antarctic underwater film shoot completed amongst the ice-bergs in 2010.

With more than 5,000 hours spent under the water, behind the lens, Stuart is one of the most experienced and professional underwater cameraman in Cairns. He is also an active member of Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Cairns Photographic Society, as well as being a board member of the Cairns Underwater Film Festival.


Camera crew

The scope of our work has included travel shows, presenter led and natural history documentaries, reality shows and more.Just some of his very satisfied clients include: ABC, WIN, Seven and Channel 10 television; Discovery Channel; CNN; BBC; Qantas; Jetstar; Tourism Australia;Tourism Queensland; Tourism Tropical North Queensland; Fremantle Media; Beyond; LMG Media; Vision Creator/ Fun Asia and Places we Go.

Specific Services Include:

  • Underwater and topside camera crew, camera assist, safety divers.
  • Hire of high definition underwater filming equipment, including HID-LED lighting;
  • Location scouting, we have an expansive knowledge of local reefs, operators and most importantly, local weather conditions
  • Provision of extra stock footage.

“Not only was Stuart a dream to work with but his underwater footage was incredible! He is a true professional and I would happily recommend him.” – Simone Smith
Producer Network Seven – There’s Nothing Like Australia.


Corporate Video Production

Calypso Reef Imagery also specialises in the filming, production, post-production and supply of a range of corporate videos. Just some of his very satisfied clients include: Sunlover Reef Cruises; TUSA Dive; Spirit of Freedom; Great Adventures; Fantasea Cruises; Pro Dive Cairns; Green Island Resorts; Big Cat; Reef Magic; and Quicksilver.

Specific Services Include:

  • Filming, production and supply of high definition, broadcast quality corporate, promotional and tourism videos;
  • Organizing talent
  • Cairns and Tropical North Queensland filming and location advice;
  • Provision of extra stock footage (including reef, rainforest and outback).


Cairns Photography & Filming – Day Events

Calypso Reef Imagery provides their professional photography and videography services to a range of corporate events, both above and below and the water. The team can cover all bases, from taking and supplying raw images to creating personalised online photo galleries and filming, editing and supplying a HD DVD.

Example Services Include:

  • Tourism: Capture that special day forever, either on video or photo. Calypso runs daily services on major Great Barrier Reef vessels in Cairns. PRIVATE photographer/videographer available upon request.
  • Sports Events: Half-Ironman Triathlons, the Great Pyramid Race and the BMX Nationals are just some past events we have supplied photographers and videographers to.
  • Conferences: Calypso also caters to conferences requiring group photos, along with event video. Regular clients include JTB Australia and Blanco UK.

To view your images of your day go to www.myreefphotos.com

For more information on Calypso Reef Imagery’s commercial photography and filming services, contact images@calypsoproductions.com.au or phone (07) 4041 5581.