Relaxing Underwater Movies

Relaxing Underwater Movies

We offer beautiful underwater movies for download and 1000+ stock footage clips in 4K and HD
Underwater films
All our underwater films you can find on our Video On Demand page on Vimeo. You can buy our films for personal viewing and download them to any gadget. If you want to license our...
ROYALTY FREE STOCK FOOTAGE
We offer underwater video stock footage for 49 US$ a clip. All our Stock Footage Clips can be viewed on our website Bluewaterfascination. Footage clips in HD are delivered in 1920×1080 and 4K UHD in...
About us
Our professional underwater cameramen Klemens Gann and Dirk Specht are filming the worlds ocean since more than 10 years with different underwater camera systems including 4K underwater cameras. Underwater camera systems include Sony High Definition...
About us
Our professional underwater cameramen Klemens Gann and Dirk Specht are filming the worlds ocean since more than 10 years with different underwater camera systems including 4K underwater cameras. Underwater camera systems include Sony High Definition...

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Underwater Video Stock Footage
We have thousands of underwater video stock footage for licensing in our library. Through the years we collected a wide range of underwater habitats and...
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Thresher sharks hunt with their tails
Klemens Gann filmed for the first time pelagic thresher sharks hunting in the wild ocean. This footage was broadcast by The BBC and National Geograghic...
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INTERVIEW WITH THE FILMMAKERS

Hello Andrea, Dirk and Klemens.
How did you 3 meet each other and what are you doing at BlueWaterFascination?

Dirk: Andrea and I met Klemens in 2007 during a vacation in the Philippines at the Blue Abyss Dive Shop in Moalboal, Philippines. Klemens was already then a very professional underwater videographers and he inspired us by conversations and his underwater video films, so we very quickly got into underwater cinematography ourselves. Afterwards we spent a lot of time together underwater and on land working on our underwater video footage which all developed into a friendship between the 3 of us which is reflected in our film business.
Klemens: We produce relaxing underwater films which we offer for sale to our customers as download directly from our Vimeo “Video On Demand” channel. We also offer stock footage clips for sale.
How did you come up with the name Bluewaterfascination and the Manta logo?
Andrea:
It was important that the name reflects our appreciation and enthusiasm for the underwater world and to show that there is something new to discover on every dive.
Inspired by an unforgettable Manta ray dive in Thailand it was clear to us that the Manta should be included in our company logo. As a template served an underwater photo of a Manta which we then edited on the computer and used the silhouette in our company logo.
Do you have a standard dive certification or did you receive special training to be able to achieve the quality of your underwater film scenes?
Andrea:
In order to film sharks for a long time on exposed spots like in the Maldives at 30m, Nitrox is an absolute must have. So you can extend your bottom time considerably at this depth. In addition it is safer and reduces the risk of a decompression accident because you absorb less nitrogen.
Dirk: I started like most others with the classic Open Water dive training. While filming with an open circuit, the air bubbles mostly prevent close encounters with sharks and other pelagic animals or shoaling fish. For this reason, I changed two years ago to a closed circuit rebreather. With this device, you nearly become a part of the underwater world. Without making bubbles you can capture images which are impossible to get on an ordinary open circuit scuba regulator. For closed rebreather diving one must undergo the necessary training in order to operate the device accordingly.
Klemens: Before I used my first video camera underwater I had already worked for more than 10 years in the diving industry and had logged several thousand dives. I choose the equipment depending on the shoot and the subject required. With these factors in mind I evaluate what is the best set up to use like Nitrox, double tanks, Side Mount …

 

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Do you guys have a background in audiovisual or photography?
Dirk: No, our experience has always been acquired according by the motto “learning by doing”. At the beginning I would be more than happy if I had captured a blurry fish on a shaky movie. With the time I understood more about the concept and aimed on getting better shots each time I used the camera.

Klemens: No, we pretty much learned everything by ourselves. It starts with the filming underwater and continues with editing the material on the computer. We are working on several Apple I-Mac computers and use Final Cut Pro editing software.
Are you always filming with the same equipment?
Klemens:
I had always been using Sony cameras and I still do today. The current model with which we produce our 4K UHD underwater films is the Sony FDR-AX100. As underwater housing I only use Gates Underwater Housings which have the great advantage that they are operated manually and have no electronics, which can often lead to problems in tropical temperatures.
Dirk: From the beginning we aimed for a professional housing and I choose the Stingray G2 housing from Light & Motion which impressed us with its perfect workmanship and ease of use. As camera we also use a Sony camera HDR CX505VE which produces crisp HD quality footage. The lighting system is from Hartenberger in form of two mega compact lamps which completes our underwater set up.

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Who are your customers?
Klemens: They come from very different business fields; our stock footage clips are bought from people on YouTube who need to integrate underwater footage in their videos. Another field is major broadcasters including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, to name but a few.
Andrea: We even had a Hollywood studio as customer, but they didn’t allow us to publish their name as reference on our website.

Dirk: Apart from private use our underwater films are used in waiting rooms, mainly by dentists because of the relaxing atmosphere they create. Dive Shops buy these to introduce dive trips and there are business sectors like restaurants which use our underwater films as background entertainment.

What was your greatest success?
Klemens: Certainly the filming of the hunting Thresher shark on Pescador Island in Moalboal, the Philippines. This behavior has never been filmed before and our underwater scenes were the first ones of this kind to be broadcast by the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel as well as in publications in the New York Times, the Guardian and many scientific journals.

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What places are on your bucket list?
Andrea:
South Africa, Protea Banks
Dirk: French Polynesia
Klemens: Galapagos Island
Are there still animals left which you want to film?
Klemens:
Of course a lot, but at the moment the Hairy Frogfish is my first target.     Dirk: Yes, there are still many animals but at the moment I focus on a large Mola Mola (Sunfish).
Do you guys work on a new film at the moment and can we hope for more underwater films in the future?

Klemens: Yes, of course, the next film will be something with “critters” of which we still have plenty on our hard drives. On our last dive trip to Anilao in the Philippines we filmed some species which have been missing in our repertoire, including the Coconut Octopus, the flying gunnard, Boxer crab and a few other surprises.
Andrea: One can not only hope, but be sure that we will produce many more underwater movies in the future.
What was your most beautiful diving encounter?
Andrea:
The Manta experience on the island of Koh Bon in Thailand.
Klemens: The first whale shark I saw underwater was probably the most joyful moment underwater.
Dirk: The best diving experience were the dolphins at eye level in the Red Sea. An unforgettable experience.

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Do you have tips for divers how to get better underwater videos or even produce professional films?
Dirk:
In any case, you should already have a lot of diving experience. In particular, the natural operation of diving equipment and the perfect buoyancy. These are essentials that an underwater videographer must have. Many new divers already want to capture small videos underwater and bring themselves and the environment around them in danger. One should always control the situation around him and minimize the negative impact on the environment.
Klemens: As Dirk said already you have to be a pretty good and confident diver first before you start to operate a camera underwater. To produce good movies it needs a lot of practice and an understanding of the camera functions and the video software. Of course, one must also have professional equipment and the camera should have at least functions including shutter speed, iris, gain and white balance. In my opinion you can’t make a professional underwater movie using an action cam.
Thank you for the interview.

Underwater Video Stock Footage
We have thousands of underwater video stock footage for licensing in our library. Through the years we collected a wide range of underwater habitats and...
Read More
Thresher sharks hunt with their tails
Klemens Gann filmed for the first time pelagic thresher sharks hunting in the wild ocean. This footage was broadcast by The BBC and National Geograghic...
Read More

Dive Moalboal


Moalboal located on the island Cebu in the Philippines offers beautiful landscapes and fantastic coral reefs.
Beautiful underwater footage shows healthy corals reef including enormous table corals and colourful soft corals. From sharks to macro subject you will see all the marine life the area has to offer including magnificent night diving scenes.

You can buy “Dive Moalboal” on our VOD page (Video On Demand) at Vimeo.

Underwater films

All our underwater films you can find on our Video On Demand page on Vimeo. You can buy our films for personal viewing and download them to any gadget. If you want to license our underwater films for public viewing we have a offer for as low as 99 US$. Here you can find the Frequently Asked Questions about our films on the Vimeo VOD page.

Moalboal located on the island Cebu in the Philippines offers beautiful landscape and fantastic coral reef. Beautiful underwater footage shows healthy corals reef including enormous table corals and colorful soft corals. From sharks to macro subject you will see all the marine life the area has to offer including magnificent night diving scenes.

We added  extra movies with incredible footage in 4K Ultra HD about night diving in Moalboal and the famous shoal of sardines.

Diving Paradies MaldivesCoconut palm trees and beautiful manta rays are symbols of the Maldives, including more than a thousand islands. The Maldives have flat white sandy beaches and excellent coral reefs with an abundance of marine life. On this underwater movie we show all the inhabitants of the Maldives marine life including sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, trevally, black snappers, grouper… You can also expect breathtaking scenes from the Maldives underwater topography with magnificent rock faces, numerous caves, steep drop offs and precipitous overhangs. We added two extra movies which feature the highlights of the Maldives, the magnificent manta rays and the many different sharks.

You can buy “Diving Paradies Maldives” on our VOD page at Vimeo.

 

Dive BahamasDive the Bahamas and experience the big sharks at Tiger Beach. Diving the Bahamas at Tiger Beach is a thrill of a lifetime, you will be surrounded by big sharks including bull sharks, lemon sharks, sand tiger shark the elusive great hammerhead shark and the king of all tropical sharks the tiger shark. In this 25 minutes film we show all these sharks in breathtaking pictures with different editing styles, fast action, monochrome, slow motion. The film is complemented by a bombastic soundtrack from our composer Mc Harding.

You can buy “dive the Bahamas” on our VOD page (Video On Demand) at Vimeo.

 

 

dive philippines underwater dvdBeneath the waves, a journey trough Philippine watersBeneath the waves is a fantastic journey through Philippine waters waters. On our underwater journey through the Philippines we encounter majestic whale sharks, discover the world heritage site Tubbataha Reefs and it’s untouched coral reefs and splendid marine life including many reef sharks. We will visit the famous Moalboal sardine run and feature our world famous hunting thresher shark footage. The film is complemented with relaxing music from our composer Mc Harding.

You can buy “beneath the waves” on our VOD page (Video On Demand) at Vimeo.

 

 

nightvision underwater dvdNightvision takes you on a magical night dive an lets you discover amazing creatures from the worlds ocean. We show sharks and rays patrolling the reefs in the Maldives, hunting lion fish from the Red Sea, amazing corals and creatures floating through the black waters far away from the coral reefs. For this film we used special editing techniques to make the viewing a magical experience.

You can buy “Nightvision, a magical night dive” on our VOD (Video On Demand) at Vimeo

 

 

 

clownfish family underwater dvdThe Clownfish family is a beautiful relaxing film showing the most colorful and adorable fish family of the ocean. Filmed on locationin the Philippines, the Maldives, the Red Sea and the Island of Palau where you can find these colorful anemonefishes swimming through the tentacles of their anemones and giving the coral reef it’s magical touch. We also have featured the most famous family member “Nemo” the Clownfish. Thsi anemonefish member is easily recognized by it’s striking orange color and is the star of all the anemone fishes.

You can buy “The Clownfish family” on our VOD (Video On Demand) at Vimeo

 

 

dive palau underwater dvdDive Palau is a fantastic film showing the truly amazing experience of the Island of Palau, including sights of majestic Manta rays, grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and many pelagic reef fishes. All of these wonderful animals and many more are featured on our underwater film Dive Palau. We also included the famous helicopter ride through the rock islands, world world 2 relicts on Palau island and the all famous jellyfish lake featured in our main film and as an extra short film.

You can buy “Dive Palau” on our VOD page (Video On Demand) at Vimeo.

The coral reef


The coral reefs, often called “rainforests of the sea”, are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth.
Consisting of hard- and soft corals they are an impressive sight and beautiful beyond imagination.
They provide shelter for a big array of reef fishes and invertebrates. Enjoy our colourful coral reef movie and all it’s inhabitants including graceful turtles and bizarre frogfishes. Be amazed by the creatures of the night on a beautiful night dive. All filmed in 4K Ultra High Definition.

You can buy “The coral reef” on our VOD page (Video On Demand) at Vimeo.