Welcome to Crystal Images. We are based on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Tao, Thailand.
Here at Crystal Images we have made it our mission to provide the very best training in Underwater Cinematography. We are the only company on the island to have been commissioned by the BBC and Nat Geo.
Whether you are looking to try Underwater Videography for the first time or you are considering a career in the industry, we have courses to cover every spectrum. With every course you will be guided step by step with one of our professional instructors, using broadcast quality equipment.
In addition to videography courses we also offer every PADI dive course from Open Water through to Instructor, working in conjunction with our partners Crystal Dive Resort. Crystal is an award winning PADI Career Development Center with Platinum awarded Course Directors and MSDT Instructors.
PADI Extended Underwater Videography Course
This introduction to Underwater filming, teaches you how to use your diving skills to capture great shots with one of our HD video cameras and housings. You will learn, positioning, control, shot sequencing and the fine art of capturing beautiful scenes. You will also learn the basics of video and audio editing using Adobe Premiere CC, so that you can create a showreel of your experience.
Course Length - 2 Days
No. of Dives - 4
Requirements - PADI Open Water Diver (Or equivalent)14 500 ฿ (410 $) Book Now
Advanced Underwater Videography Course
Welcome to the next step in Underwater Videograpy. If you would like to give your movies a professional edge then this is the course for you. Guided by one of our professional instructors you will be taught all the basics of underwater videography and go on to extend your knowledge learning about manual white balance, the 180 degree filming rule and much much more. During the course you will use a variety of professional cameras and housings to gain experience with different equipment available in today's market.
You will learn how to edit using Adobe Premiere CC adding effects and titles to your movies. You will finish the course with a 10-15 minute showreel, to be viewed publicly by students, staff and fun divers at Crystal Dive Resort. Their applaud at your work will give you the confidence and urge to move to the next level. The Pro Course.
Course Length - 8 Days
Number Of Dives - 14
Requirements - PADI Open Water Diver (Or equivalent)36 000 ฿ (1 017 $) Book Now
Pro Level Underwater Videography Course
Quite simply if you are looking to work in the industry then this is the course for you.
Being guided step by step through our basic and advanced courses you will follow on to consider filming above the water as well as below. Growing in confidence you will head out in the morning to film groups of divers and return in the afternoon to produce a movie of their day. That evening your movie will be shown to the group with the aim of them purchasing your product. It may sound daunting but don't worry, one of our professional instructors will be there at all times to guide you and give you the knowledge and confidence to produce a movie which will no doubt end with the groups applaud.
By the end of the course you'll have the option of entering in to the Crystal Images Internship and earn some money for your hard work.
Course length - 16 Days
No. of dives - 26
Requirements - PADI Rescue Diver (Or equivalent)53 000 ฿ (1 498 $) Book Now
Broadcast Documentary Course
This is the ultimate course. Specifically aimed at the more experienced individual to show them how to create a Broadcast Documentary. Taking our experience with the BBC and National Geographic, we will train you in the art of conception, storyboarding, treatment, commisioning, preproduction, shot lists, narration, special effects and much much more. Lasting 4 - 6 weeks, this course will culminate in your professionally produced documentary.106 000 ฿ (2 995 $) Book Now
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- Practical information
- Tec diver programs
- PADI OWD / AOWD / Rescue
- PADI Divemaster
- PADI IDC / OWSI
- Camera Rental
- Recreational diving gear
- Dive computer rental
- Tech Diving
- Deep Diving
- Nitrox Diving
- Boat Diving
- Shore Diving
- Photography Service
- Wifi Available
- Free Wifi Available
- Dive shop - Equipment for sale
- Non-Diving activities
- Changing Room
- Swimming Pool
- Videography Service
- Other Methods
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Our dive resort sits directly on Mae Haad beach. At night you will relax whilst enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. We have accommodation for over 100 students so at night there is always a great atmosphere in the Crystal Bar. Kick back, chat with the staff and fellow divers and be entertained with diving movies played on the big screen.
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