About us

The most experienced underwater videography team in Asia

Who Are We ?

 

Formed using a collaboration of creatives from various diving and videography. Crystal Images have made it their mission to provide the best training in underwater cinematography and stills on Koh Tao.

Using a host of skills gained from over 15 years experience in the broadcasting industry, the team branched into underwater filming over 5 years ago and have created unique courses designed for a variety of applications.

Using Mac & PC workstations, with a whole host of software applications to bring the underwater world on Koh Tao to life, we can guide you through your training, culminating in a full HD portfolio that you would be proud to show any potential employer.

ABOUT KOH TAO

Koh Tao is an island in Thailand located near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km square. As of 2006 its official population was 1,382. The main settlement is Ban Mae Haad.

The economy of the island is almost exclusively centred around tourism, especially scuba diving

Koh Tao was named by its first settlers after the island’s turtle-like geographic shape. Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding programme organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island’s ecosystem.

Istvan Zoboki

Istvan Zoboki

Steve’s eye for a unique creative angle made him a valuable asset to the Crystal Images collaboration.

Steve has settled into a life on Koh Tao, where he spends most of his time creating new videography techniques for land and underwater.

Steve’s constant appetite for new styles has him busy working on new innovative projects and teaching videography as well as PADI Self Reliant courses.

Jennifer Dowling

Jennifer Dowling

Jennifer’s role is in the pre-production and management of courses whilst conducting marine conservation research.

With experience in a vast array of multi million pound projects in the UK and Middle East, her experience of pre-production, budgets, logging, and shot lists are essential for professional productions to control time and budget deadlines.

Jenny recently completed an award winning film about Coral Restoration that was widely appraised as “An amazing insight to Koh Tao’s Coral Reefs”.

She leads an active role in Eco Koh Tao continuing to educate divers and non divers in good environmental practices.

Simon Dowling

Simon Dowling

With over 15 years experience in the UK broadcasting industry, Simon is actively involved in a vast amount of projects for BBC, National Geographic, and other large broadcast corporations.

Recent UK underwater projects for programmes such as Blue Peter, BSAC’s “Go Diving”, National Geographic’s “Red Sea Adventure” using a whole range of film techniques and post production work has ensured Simon is always in demand.

Recent land projects have involved post production work on a wide range of features, such as “Hello Kitty”, “Nelson Mandela – The Last Mile”, “Somewhere At Sea”, and the ITV series “Missing”.

Vicky Lee

Vicky Lee

After Professional Underwater videographer training in 2017, Vicky’s filming skills focuses on being creative and unique.

As a big-hearted person, Vicky loves diving, marinelife, tropical island, and marine conservation.

Through sharing filming experiences with other underwater videographers, she continues to expand her imagination and creativeness.

If she is diving, you will seldom see her without film equipment. She enjoys filming  her own freestyle method for each film.

For her, diving is the most wonderful thing that has happened in her life and with a camera in hands, she feels at home.