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We have a lot of experience with film crews and have worked on many projects such as:
- Independent filmmakers
- Wildlife stock footage projects
- TV shipwreck surveys
- Historical programmes
- Stunt diving and safety logistics
- Special interest programmes
- Underwater basking shark projects
- Hollywood Feature Films
Our staff are experienced and knowledgeable marine biologists who can provide on-screen dialogue interpreting our wildlife. Some have industry experience in photography and filmmaking so we can also provide divers and free-divers who can be tasked for underwater filming. We are an HSE diving contractor so can plan and organise HSE registered media diving teams along with having full snorkel and scuba hire equipment.
We have a selection of underwater filming equipment and lighting sources which can be hired out for projects with us. Along with details on our main vessel 'Cearban' - see here for a brochure download of all our services and equipment.
An example of some of the spring 2016 filming projects can be found underneath.
Our vessels have full offshore MCA cat 3 licence with shelter and full safety equipment along with qualified skippers and crew, which conform to all relevant codes of practice. Our boats also have a range of other specific facilities such as boarding ladders for swimmers/ divers and inverters for onboard power. Film and media work outside of the basking sharks is also available all over Scotland and the wider UK and we can organise logistics, staff and equipment as required. See here for a on Cearban's features as a filming platform.
As of 2018, we also have a brand new 12m Redbay RIB - Cearban Mhor. A far bigger vessel with lots of cabin and deck space
Her features include Category 2 licence with 12 passengers and 3 crew.
Twin V8 - 320hp engines
8 Cabin Seats and 4 Deck Seats
Toilet & Power Supply
Boarding ladder for swimming applications
Stock Video Footage & Images
We have a range of basking shark stock video footage and images that are available for licensing. Operating all over the Hebrides, Scotland and overseas we have a great selection of sharks, marine life, shipwrecks and much more.
Check out y for example basking shark and other still images
Available in a variety of formats, see our or for examples. We have a large selection of subjects and we are open to specific filming commissions.