David Diley

David Diley, award winning Film-Maker and Underwater Cinematographer, is best known for his work with large sharks, stingray and commercial film productions for the UK Dive industry. This workshop is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their underwater videography in an informal, friendly, non-competitive environment.

David's most recent awards include Winner for “Best Cinematography,” (documentary) "Best Editing" (documentary),"Best Sound Design" alongside two “Best Film” awards and nominations for Best Director and Best Science and Education.

Some of David’s work includes Of Shark and Man, “The Mini Mantas of Maria,” “A Ray of Light” and “A Ray of Light II” and commercial film productions for the UK Dive industry, including Technically Inspired, a beautiful piece featuring technical diver Adam Wood for Apeks Marine.

David is also a Commercial Media Diver and Fourth Element Dive Team member.

This week long Underwater Film-Maker Workshop will provide you with a fresh and more detailed take on traditional underwater videography workshops. You do not need the latest, most expensive equipment to make good movies, with David’s help you will be amazed at the result you can achieve with your GoPro or DSLR.

Designed to cater for all abilities but especially relevant to those at beginner and intermediate level, this workshop aims not only to expand your knowledge of the technical aspects of filming underwater, but more importantly, to inspire you to unlock your creativity to help you tell engaging stories using your own creative voice.

For David's latest workshops please check out the live workshop page.

My Trips

  • Filmmaking at Shagra with David Diley

    Full board is included during your stay at Marsa Shagra, this includes three hearty meals a day, afternoon cake, and as much tea, coffee, water, bottled fanta, coke and sprite as you can drink. Fresh juices, speciality teas and coffee's, wine, beer along with diet drinks are also available and charged for locally. All meals are served buffet style at Shagra, there is a good range of salad's and vegetables, a choice of meat's or fish a few local flavours thrown in for good measure, should you have a sweet tooth make sure you save room for dessert, often around 5 or 6 choices.

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