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The Underwater Company has been set up by Rob Franklin a BAFTA award winning DoP with over thirty years of experience shooting documentaries and natural history to commercials and features both above and below the waterline.

Formerly with the BBC he has a broad and in-depth understanding of the high technical and creative expectations required by todays productions
Specialising in underwater filming and have over 30 years of world-wide experience in Broadcast TV, Commercials, Promo’s, Features and Corporate films.
Whatever your production needs underwater we have a solution to fit and the know-how to make it work.

Low budget to high budget we can guide you pre-planning, problem solving, acquisition, post production and find a workflow to suit your needs.

In fact we pride ourselves on the ability to offer a one stop turnkey package for our clients underwater requirements, we understand that busy production managers have their hands full and underwater filming is a bit mysterious.

We aim to provide you with the piece of mind that every aspect of the underwater shoot will be covered with nothing left to chance.

We have extensive experience of working with Artists, Stunt Co-ordinators, Visual and Special Effects.

We are a HSE Registered, BBC and ITV approved diving contractor able to offer either a full crew, consult on a risk assessment or just a camera.
The Underwater Company is dedicated in developing the latest in technical innovations in underwater cinematography and bringing those to the small, large screen, web to IMAX.

The underwater environment can be a harsh and unforgiving one so Rob has built a team of some of the most respected and experienced professionals in this field to make productions as smooth as possible.

They are devoted and passionate about the quality of their work.



Production Type Year Role
Dolce & Gabbana Commercial 2014 Underwater Camera
A Bigger Splash Film 2014 Underwater Camera