HD Underwater Video Courses & Internships Thailand
Since 2002 Liquid Media has trained many Professional Underwater Videographers and had the pleasure of meeting some very talented individuals, some really cool people and we try to stay in contact them. In the Beginning we trained people only to fulfill a need for staff and as popularity for grew, so did the business of Underwater Videography Training on Koh Tao, which now has the reputation as the best place to learn the trade. Below are some of the people we've had the pleasure of training, most of which are still working or are Studying Film/Video, once we've planted the seed, it's a way of life, there's no getting away and you will never be able to dive without a Camera again.
Kris 2013 (Brazil)
Igor 2013 (Brazil)
Jeremy 2013 (France)
Sean 2013 (USA)
He came to Koh Tao to become an Underwater Videographer with Liquid Media, but first needed to take his Dive Master certification at Coral Grand Divers our affiliated dive resort at Sairee Beach.
Werner 2013 (Holland)
Laure 2012 (France)
She had already started training with an other Underwater Videography company on the island which wasn't working out the way she had expected. With a background in studying the Arts, she brings some fresh ideas to Liquid and has great luck with Whale Sharks, she saw 10 in two weeks.
Leon 2012 (Australia / Greece)
Leon already had a background in Photography and has been coming to Koh Tao for years. His main reason for becoming an Underwater Videographer is to someday film Whale Sharks on the west coast of Australia. He's planning on returning to Koh Tao sometime in 2013 to complete his Internship.
Corinne 2012 (Switzerland)
Corinne aka Coco, has been a friend of Liquid Media for the last couple of years while working as a Dive Instructor with Coral Grand Divers on Sairee Beach. So she knew our style of videos and the quality of our work, she had lots of Fun during the course and proved to be really lucky with the Whale Sharks.
Anthony 2012 (South Africa)
Not his first time to Koh Tao, Anthony did his PADI Open water Diver with Newway diving back in 2006 and bought his souvenir dvd which was filmed by Alan. After spending a couple of years in Vietnam running his own business decided it was time for a change and came back to Koh Tao.
Rebecca 2012 (USA)
One of our more challenging courses, Rebecca wanted just to simply capture her dive experiences to share with her friends and family. Having never used a Video Camera or Editing program, she still managed to complete her showreel and get some really nice Blue Damsel fish footage.
Thomas 2012 (Germany)
A former student of Andi during his time at Dive Point, a regular visitor to Koh Tao and a real passion for diving. Thomas has divided his course and internship into two parts and will be returning to Koh Tao later in the year to take the Dive Master course before completing his two week internship.
Pedro 2012 (Spain)
We've had lots of Fun during this course, Pedro's sense of humor is infectious and a big hit with the customers on the dive boat. After completing his Dive Master at Budha View he wanted to explore the world of Underwater Videography with Liquid Media. Having never filmed before, we are very pleased with his progress and has been doing very well on his Underwater Videography Internship.
Michael 2012 (Germany)
After working a Season as a Dive guide in the Similan Islands on the West coast of Thailand, Michael aka "Mitch" had already been filming underwater as a Hobby and decided it was time to take it to the next level. Equipped with his own Sony CX505 and custom made housing, after completing his course returned to the West coat to do his IDC and has plans to return to Koh Tao for some Tec diving.
Georg 2012 (Germany)
What a lovely guy, came over from Koh Phangan where he was working as a Dive Instructor, so he had already seen a Whale Shark, but still was lucky enough to have two dives filming them at Chumpon & Southwest Pinnacles. His intention was to eventually work as a Underwater Videographer and on the advice of his friend who films professionally decided to pick Liquid Media, we really enjoyed his time with us and look forward to seeing him again someday.
Didi 2012 (Switzerland)
Didi came to Koh Tao first in 2006 and immediately fell in love with diving, later she continued on to become a PADI Openwater Instructor and spent some time working in Africa. After returning to Europe for a while decided it was time to continue her passion for the underwater world and returned to Koh Tao become a Professional Videographer.
Harry 2012 (Spain)
The lovable "Harry Loco" from Pamplona, already an experienced PADI Openwater Instructor came to Liquid Media after shopping around the Island for the Best value for Money Pro Videography course. After completion of Liquid's course will heading to the Philippines to start working for himself as an Underwater Videographer, watch out for his Spanish Omelette it's delicious but takes a few days to digest like a concrete block!
Sandra 2012 (Switzerland)
Our first Trainee of the new season having just completed her PADI Dive Master at Coral Grand Divers and already with really good buoyancy skills. She already has plans to start her own Underwater Videography company in Fiji later on this year.
Dan 2011 ( England )
After becoming a PADI Openwater Instructor at Buddha View, Dan and his girlfriend had moved to the Philippines and found work with a very well established dive center which did not have a Underwater Videography service. Spotting the potential, he decided to travel back to Koh Tao and after some research decided Liquid Media would be the best option to learn not just the the job, but everything else that is needed to set up a business.
Jim 2011 ( Scotland )
Our most seasoned Underwater Videography Trainee to date, having already dived some of the most amazing dive destinations around the world, we had a challenge on our hands, find something he hasn't seen before and not only that. He arrived with Apple's Final Cut Pro "X" which is a completely new version of the editing suite and a big change from version 7.
Andi 2011( Germany )
Liquid Media's new lucky charm, on day 1 of his course filmed a Hawksbill turtle, day 2 a Whale shark and everyday since Sea Horse's, Frog Fish and loads of other really cool stuff. We first met Andi in 2005 while he did his Divemaster Training, he saw his first Whale Shark diving off a longtail with Alan during that monsoon season.
Shaked 2011( Israel )
A talented young film maker enjoying his travels with lots of great ideas and makes a wicked Tahini. After completing his training he's planning on working at a Underwater videographer in Japan.
Jason 2011 ( Australia )
Jason 2011 ( Australia )
Jason 2011 ( Australia )
A youtube Subscriber dogging Winter back home, already into Underwater Photography, Jason wanted to do some serious dives and learn something new. We had a very enjoyable Longtail boat dive with a 4 meter Whale Shark at Chumpon Pinnacles.
Jessica 2011 ( England )
A Chemistry student going into her Final year at University, with a keen interest in video and diving. She had great luck when it came to Turtles getting lots of footage for her showreel. After completing her two week Underwater videography course concentrating on the marine life of Koh Tao continued on her travels around Laos.
Kristy 2011 ( Canada )
We first met Kristy when she did her PADI Openwater Diver at Coral Grand and later returned to carry on up to Dive Master. Her easy going, pleasant nature makes her very popular with both Dive shop staff and customers. Having never filmed or edited before has impressed us all with some great movies and we're all looking forward to seeing her HD showreel.
Marco 2011 ( Germany )
After completing his Dive Master Trainee course at Buddha View Diver resort, Marco decided to train as a Underwater Videographer with Liquid Media and on his first day resembled a missile zooming around the divesite. His hobbies are traveling, drinking, diving and eating England Pizza from Farango and after his time with us continues on his travels to Bali and then Australia to see work filming on dive trips around Cairns.
Anup 2011 ( India )
Our friend Bhushan recommended us to Anup who took some time out from his busy schedule to come and train with Liquid Media. A very talented Photographer already, with his own media company in India, he is a natural with a camera underwater too. During his stay assisted Liquid with a wedding video at Coral Grand Resort armed with a Canon 5D Mark II, sharing some of his talent and ideas and like BB a very enjoyable person to be around.
Andreas 2011 ( Norway )
A fan of Liquid Media's Youtube channel, Andy had been following our videos for a year before coming to Koh Tao to begin training as a Underwater Videographer. Equipped with a Canon 7D DSLR, Housing, Dome port and perfect buoyancy skills, he has been compiling stock footage for his showreel. So far he's had great success with lots of weird critters, Nudi-branchs, Sea Horses, Turtles, Worms and the usual reef fish.
Daisy 2011( England )
Daisy AKA The Cow, just finished Digital Documentary studies at University with a passion for diving and filming and wanted to combine the two. After visiting a friend living on Koh Tao two years before decided Underwater Video was the way to go and came to Liquid on a recommendation of some dive instructors working on the island. And now Daisy is working as a Underwater Videographer for a different company on the island.
Bhushan 2011( India )
BB learnt to dive in the UK with his sister and already a Film Maker with his own Production company in India, he wanted to add Underwater Video Services as part of his business. His came up with some great ideas and new angles and shots, proving to be very popular with the all the Liquid Media team and we're eagerly awaiting his return someday.
Christian 2010 (Germany)
In the final year of his Degree, Chris came to Koh Tao to learn Underwater Video to count to part of his University Film studies. His editing background was with Premier Pro, but it didn't take long to turn him to the cool side of video editing, afterwords he bought his own Mac and currently edits with Final Cut Pro. His film about Koh Tao, the island and Underwater world was a great success back in his University in Germany.
Mirko 2010 (Italy)
Lots of fun with this guy, a great sales man and really enjoyed his time filming and he got to see his first Green Turtle. Currently living and working on Koh Phangan not far from Tao, Mirko recently purchased his own Underwater Video Housing and Camera and films regularly at Sail Rock for his own satisfaction.
Came to Liquid with plans of learning as much as possible so that she could film dance music festivals in Europe and plans to return to Koh Tao again to pursue Underwater Videography.
Zack 2010 (South Africa)
Typical Africans rugby mad with a hobby for winding people up, but at the end of the day his likable personality was his key selling point and he proved to be very popular with dive shop staff. During his training was part of a pair that produced a film for SAVE KOH TAO was shown as part of Koh Tao's annual Underwater World Festival and was a great success. After his training and internship he worked for Liquid Media, later on Buddha View.
We are very sad to say Zack passed away at the end of 2011 in the British Virgin Islands in a free diving accident, his presence in this world will be missed dearly RIP Zackattack.
Gina 2010 (England)
She picked up Final Cut Pro really quickly and was great with camera chasing Bull Sharks around Chumpon Pinnacles. Also part of the Preserve Paradise Film for SAVE KOH TAO with Zac which was shown as part of the Annual Underwater World Festival and was a great success. Gina currently works as a Professional Underwater Photo / Videographer for a Live aboard company on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Dasa 2009 (Slovenia)
Had been to Koh Tao to take the Dive Master course and returned from Phuket as a Diving Instructor with plans to become a Underwater Videographer and after successfully completing her course returned to Phuket where now she has Set up her own business with her husband.
Julie 2009 (Australia)
A very determined young lady, with an aim to create the ultimate show reel about herself to pitch to TV stations portraying Koh Tao's Action with Rock Climbing, Kick boxing, Diving and Sharks.
Tine 2009 (Norway)
A return customer year after year for our resort videos, she finally decided rather than starring she would be producing and after completing her Dive Master Courses joined Liquid Media to pursue her passion for Nudi Branch's.
Annina 2009 (Finnland)
Living and working on Koh Tao as a Dive Master, came to Liquid Media after hearing of the Quality of our work and training, with a view to working for herself with Koh Tao Divers which is a Finnish Shop.
Miki 2009 (Hungary)
An established stills Photographer and owner of Octopussy Diveshop in Croatia with thousands of dives behind him, Miklos came to Koh Tao to become an Underwater Videographer with the intention of setting up his own Videography business and got the added bonus of Assisting Liquid Media filming a Documentary for Danish Television.
“My videography service is very popular. Since I have to manage a Dive Center also, I don't have so much time to it, but I have a 100% selling rate with it.
People like my movies very much, but I also experience other advantages. Divers who take their videos home, bring new customers to my Dive Center just by showing their DVDs to their friends. As I'm the only Hungarian Dive Center that offers souvenir videos (more than that: I'm the only guy on the island!) I've new divers who come only to get a video about them selves. Other Dive Centers are also asking me quite often to provide the service to their guests. Instead of begging people to buy my stuff, I have to choose which people I can make a video about, making some of them sad because of the lack of capacity to make a video from everyone. Instructors with groups make reservations on the service in advance. (I'm focusing on bigger groups normally.) My new webpage is just being designed. If you have time, just take a look at it: www.volner-underwater.com it is one of the preparations to my new business. My plan is to sell my Dive Center, move to Dahab (Egypt) and open a studio like yours over there. Cross your fingers for me!”.
Max 2009 (Germany)
Returning to Koh Tao after 2 years absence, Max was surprised to See a Sea Horse on the cover of the Koh Tao Info and joked about there wasn't any. shortly after he was filming at one of our most popular sites, where we have a healthy population of Estuary Sea Horses. After Completing his course, Max started his own video business in Indonesia.
Anna 2008 ( Finnland )
Already a very creative person with a background in Graphic Design, She had been working as a Divemaster and wanted something different. After starting the course she had great luck filming Whale Sharks and got loads of beautiful HD Underwater video footage, but it was never good enough for her as she was her own biggest critic. Showing a real flare for video, had no problem getting a job as a Videographer on Koh Tao, she worked for herself and has now returned to Finland to pursue film studies at University.
Alice 2008 ( England )
One of our best Underwater Video trainees, Alice worked with Liquid Media for two years, now she is back in London working as a Freelance Photographer taking pictures of the Royal Ballet.
Brad 2008 ( New Zealand )
Originally from New Zealand, Brad was traveling around Thailand when he came to Koh Tao with some friends who were taking their Openwater Course which was filmed by Liquid Media. After seeing the Quality of their Openwater Video and already having his Divemaster, plus having a keen interest in Surfing, Brad decided to scrap his travel plans and start the course straight away. On his very first training dives had the pleasure of diving with two Whale Sharks at Chumpon Pinnacles and that was Brad hooked on Underwater Video.
Katrine 2008 ( Denmark )
She has to hold the record for the most amount of turtles on a video course, one day at White Rock we had 4 different individuals and 100% we didn't see the same one's twice. Katrinne has a real passion for the camera which continues by doing Film Studies at University.
After taking his Dive Master Course at New Way Diving Henrik trained with Liquid media and straight away showed a real talent for thinking outside the box. After completing his time with us had no problem in finding work with an other Videography company on the Island. Currently back in Sweden studying Film & Media at Hyper Island University.
An actor by trade and once had a part on the famous British serial show "The Bill", a PADI Dive Instructor and Certified TEC Diver, he left Koh Tao with plans of setting up his own Video Company in the Philippines.
Our crazy Finnish friend, came to us from Planet Scuba and kept everyone smiling through his video course and internship, lots of fun and still in contact with Liquid Media.
French Dive Master, last we heard she was working as a videographer on the West Coast of Thailand.
Tony 2007(South Africa)
A South African born meat eating beer guzzling rugby enthusiast who was like a fish underwater. Tony had worked as a Dive Master on Koh Tao for a number of years and wanted something different, with an good knowledge of Koh Tao’s dive sites behind him, became a Natural with a camera in his hands and now works for himself based on the island of Phuket filming day trips and live aboard boats in the Similan Islands on the West coast of Thailand.
Alistair 2007 (England)
Alistair’s first encounter with Liquid Media was being filmed whilst finishing his PADI Open water Course. Next it was his Advanced and not long before he was a Dive master Trainee with his mind firmly set on becoming a Professional Underwater Videographer. With a background in Marketing contributing many creative ideas, spending hours searching for new Music tracks, he was a valued member of the team. Easy going attitude, his own toughest critic and not the kind to sit still for long. Also with a keen interest in Free diving, completed his free Diver Dive Master last year, currently back in the UK and for sure will be making his way back to Koh Tao very soon.
Sabrina 2007 (Germany)
Originally an Instructor with Black Tip diving, Sabrina became interested in our videos after watching our Resort Souvenirs. She completed her training and Internship and eventually returned to Germany where she is currently studying a Film Studies Degree at University.
Lisa 2006 (England)
Lisa had been diving with a Big Blue on Sairee Beach and didn't waste time signing up for our course when she saw the quality of our videos. Another part of Liquid Media history, she managed to delete 8 months of our stock footage, the screams could be heard for miles, but years on we're able to smile as we tell trainees to make sure their worked is backed up!
Fanny 2006 (Belgium)
A bubbly Belgium lady who always has a beaming smile, to melt the toughest of customers. Passionate about her diving and Underwater Videography, she has just returned from filming the Thresher Shark Research program in Malapascua in the Philippines. Currently in Postproduction, she’s already scripting thinking about her next project.
Phil 2005 (England)
A real English gentleman with a perfect BBC voice. Phil had been coming to Koh Tao for a number of years, already a Dive master with a lot of experience under his belt decided to undertake a video course at Liquid. After his course returned to England and bought his own Underwater Video System and often makes videos of his dive excursions to Malta.
Jessie 2005 (Holland)
Coming from Holland, Jessie had already been working as a Dive Master on Koh Tao for a couple of years with Dive Point one of our affiliated dive school. He trained and worked as a professional videographer with Liquid Media after a season traveling onto Australia. Jessie is now running his own Dive School called Koh Kood divers, also based on the island of Koh Kood.
Mairead 2004 (Ireland)
Lots of fun to be around, famous in Liquid Media history for loosing a Video Wet Lens at Chumpon pinnacles which had to be recovered at 40ms with lots of Bull sharks swimming around.
John 2003 (England)
Began his DMT training at Scuba Shack and already having a hobby in Photography was keen to begin working as a Professional Videographer on Koh Tao. With a very easygoing nature and a likable chatty attitude, John was very popular with all the staff from the various dive schools that Liquid Media works with, these days John still pursues his passion for Beer, Underwater Video and is now working for an other Videography Company on the Island.
Christopher 2002 (Philippines)
From the Philippines and already a very experienced dive instructor with many certifications already under his belt, a Yoga teacher, keen musician and a really likable guy and he would go nuts anytime there was a Whale shark in the water.