In 1996 with a ‘state of the art’ Hi-8 camera and housing in hand, Simon Christopher (Scubazoo’s founder and CEO) stepped onto the sandy shores of Malaysia’s world famous dive destination, Sipadan, and Scubazoo was born. Skip forward to the present day and Scubazoo has grown into SE Asia’s number one underwater imaging company.
Scubazoo are now an award-winning, independent production company and turnkey production services provider. We pride ourselves on providing solutions to your crewing and location management needs. We specialize in filming natural history and factual programmes and are renowned for our underwater cinematography and photography. Scubazoo are based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, and we have over 16 years production experience in Borneo and beyond. Whether you are a corporate body, an NGO, or a broadcast production company, Scubazoo are ideally placed to handle your filming and production requirements. Take a look at Scubazoo’s TV & Film production services.
Our photographic images regularly appear in publications all over the world and we have published five successful coffee table books, including The Green Heart of Sabah, reef and Maldives – The Underwater Kingdom. reef has been translated into more than ten languages and sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Take a look at our photographic services.
Our office is home to our Final Cut Pro based edit suite, and handles enquiries for our large and ever growing online HD footage library and photographic library. Our production credit list includes broadcasters such as BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, CNN & NBC plus may more. Corporate clients include Dorling Kindersley, WWF, Greenpeace, and Four Seasons hotels & resorts amongst others. Click here to see our portfolio.
No underwater filming company can operate without being aware of the threats that face our ocean environment and at Scubazoo we always aim to tell ‘the whole story’ of the underwater world. We pride ourselves in being ambassadors for the oceans and our images have been used for countless campaigns by conservation organisations such as Greenpeace, Shark Trust, Bite-back and many more.
Take a look at our Environment page for more information on how we give back to the oceans.