The Underwater Studio

Essex, United Kingdom
Geoff Smith01268-270171


The only Underwater Stage in Europe with a removable roof, which allows it to be transformed from an indoor to an outdoor facility for greater shooting flexibility

The Underwater Studios is a unique underwater Studio for all types of surface and underwater filming. We have been specialising in underwater filming for the past 10 years and have been home to a number of major productions as can been seen by our extensive credit list.

Our unique design feature of a removable building which covers the tank.

This construction can easily and quickly be removed so high board dives and any other high shots or filming through the water at the sky can also be performed, making this Studio totally flexible for any type of filming or water shots. A unique concept, making it the only underwater stage in Europe which can be both an interior or exterior facility.

Water scenes and shots above and below the water line are becoming more and more familiar on the big screen and on TV generating a growing need for better water facilities, expertise and Specialist in the water / underwater field. The Underwater Studios was been specially created to meet the various demands of the film and TV and advertising industry both on site and on locations.

Safety is the main criteria when working with water either on or below it, and therefore comes under the jurisdiction of the rules and regulations set up by the Health and Safety executive which state that there must be an HSE Registered Diving Contractor whenever there is underwater work.

An HSE Registered Diving Contractor is responsible for safety, compiling all the relevant documents i.e. Risk assessments, qualifications, medicals, etc. Also equipment checks, training and gaining exemptions for Actors / Crew and Personnel whom will be required to work underwater on the Production. Insurance Companies or Underwriters will usually insist on these requirements.

The Underwater Studios is an HSE Registered Diving Contractor, BBC & LWT approved, HSE Diving Team, Technical Advisors, all types of the latest equipment for hire on site, at other Studios or on location and therefore can offer the complete professional service.

Category Listings

  • Props - Marine & Navigation
  • Studios - Underwater
  • Underwater Services


  • 2017 - Born To Kill (tv drama) (underwater)
  • 2017 - Clique (tv drama) (underwater)
  • 2016 - River Monsters - The Laconia Mystery (tv doc)
  • 2016 - The Hippopotamus (feature)
  • 2016 - Lucky Man (tv drama) (underwater)
  • 2016 - Taboo (tv drama) (underwater)
  • 2016 - The Tunnel: Sabotage (tv drama) (underwater unit)
  • 2016 - 47 Meters Down (feature) (underwater unit)
  • 2015 - Gangland Undercover (tv drama)
  • 2015 - Doctor Foster (tv drama) (underwater unit)
  • 2015 - And Then There Were None (tv film) (underwater unit)
  • 2015 - Scottish Mussel (feature) (underwater)
  • 2014 - Kajaki (feature) (underwater unit)
  • 2014 - Exodus: Gods & Kings (feature)
  • 2014 - Outcast (feature) (underwater unit)
  • 2013 - Trance (feature) (underwater unit)
  • 2012 - The Last Weekend (tv drama) (underwater unit)
  • 2010 - The Reeds (feature)
  • - Top Gear (tv light entertainment)
  • - Britain's Next Top Model (tv light entertainment)

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