What They Say About Us - A Few Words From Past Students.

Rosie Poirier - Canada

The course with Fisheye exceeded all of my expectations!

Simon was extremely knowledgeable and patient. He is an excellent teacher and helps you build skills while allowing you to explore your own creativity. Fisheye is professional and welcoming and the diving in El Nido is phenomenal. I highly recommend this course!

Jenny Cawson - UK

I had a brilliant time on the course with Simon, the diving was excellent and conditions perfect to learn a new skill. The set up of the course was great with a really good balance of dive to editing time.

I learnt something every day and it massively developed my video and photo skills. I finished the course feeling confident to work as a dive videographer/photographer. Simon was an excellent teacher and a real laugh throughout the course. I would highly recommend fisheye to anyone.

Audrey Noirot - France

I realize a dream doing this underwater course with Simon. I was surprised by how much things I have learned in only two weeks ! The course itself is really complete and knowlegeable. Simon is very professional and he is a Master on what he is doing. He teaches with humor and a contagious passion. As the course get very well I have been offered to work for Fisheye Underwater Productions which gave me so much experience. I will be always thanksful to Simon and Pauline who accompanied me so far in this adventure.

Jamie Butler - UK

Learning to dive was one of the best experiences of my life, It became even more so when I learned underwater videography with Simon, he was so knowledgeable and fun which made me feel right at home! I learned so much all because of his easy and professional way of teaching, I now see the underwater world in a completely different way!

Louis Thomas Hudson - UK

When I first arrived in El Nido I was nicely greeted by the owner named Simon. He is a friendly guy and excellent instructor. He is very patient and clear with instructions (on land and in water). We would do one day diving, one day editing which is a perfect amount meaning you have plenty time to work on your editing and also some free time in the evenings when you finish. I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking to get in to underwater videography. It is the perfect launch pad if it is a profession you would like to go in to and is also a very enjoyable experience if you would like to take up videography as a hobby. El Nido is also one of the most beautiful places in the world so get booked up, learn how to film and get filming in some of the best conditions in the world. Remember your sun cream !!

Charlotte Vis - Netherlands

After some last minute arrangements Simon made it happen that I could do my underwater videography course in El Nido. And it was awesome! I improved my buoyancy, marine life finding skills and how to control the camera while in the water. The two weeks consisted out of alternately a day diving and filming and a day of editing. In the last days we made a showreel out of all the footage I shot. As we found tons of different stuff, we had enough to choose from. Simon is very patient when explaining how everything works and is a teacher I can strongly recommend to anyone who’s not only looking for a videography course, but an overall unforgettable underwater experience.

Emma Duffy - UK


‘Patience is a conquering virtue’ and my, did me and my husband challenge Simons patience!

Being GoPro photographers, we had a lot to learn but Simon’s endless patience resulted in professional Showreels that we were very proud of.

Simon has phenomenal knowledge in both photography and the underwater world; from caring for the cameras to caring for the environment.

Simons passion for preserving the marine life sometimes meant that we sacrificed what could’ve been the ever elusive ‘perfect shot’! This professionalism was intrinsic to his teaching.

Away from the cameras Simon could not do enough to make this not only the best course (both diving and non diving related) we’ve ever done but the most memorable holiday. Book it today! You won’t regret it! Learn life-long skills from the best, in paradise.

Mailys Fuchs - France

Hi, I’m Maïlys, I have doing the photographer and video course with Fisheye Underwater company and Submariner dive center last June/July. The season was not the best; the visibilty also BUT it’s was just an Amazing experience!! It’s was my first time underwater with a camera and I have learn a lot with Simon just in few weeks!!!He’s really take care about everything and very patient!
I will do it again if I can !

Angelina Kanellopoulou


Simon is VERY fun to be around, both underwater and on dry land! He is friendly, supportive and very helpful always giving useful and gentle feedback.

Thanks for teaching me so many things Si and got me comfortable around video gear and editing in no time!

Frederik Ernst


We had some very amazing dives and Simon always managed to find very cool stuff to film for me. Was good fun to be on the boat and in the classroom as well. He was always very patient and helpful and I learned a lot of very useful skills both about filming and editing. Besides the use for my project I ended the course with a handful of unexpected beautiful and funky underwater videos and a new hobby in the field of diving. Thanks for that.

Sylvia Yao - Singapore

Simon is an awesome instructor! It was great fun learning videography from him. He’s professional in teaching and makes everything real simple! I really enjoyed videography with him

Tyler Terhall - USA

Having Simon as a teacher was an awesome experience. I had studied film at a university but had never been diving with a camera. He gave me advice and showed me techniques and I realized quickly that he knew what he was doing. He has the ability to teach anyone (whether you have film making experience or you don’t), you will learn a lot. I improved so much every day i dove, not just in my underwater camera operating skills but also as an editor. I had a blast hanging out with him and obtaining the information that he had to offer. I’d recommend his course to anyone interested in underwater filmmaking. He’s also quite hilarious.”

Tenille Collard - USA

Simon was a great instructor. He’s very knowledgeable and VERY patient. At the time I took the underwater videography course, I was one of two students. The other student had just graduated film school and I was the polar opposite, with my computer knowledge being almost nil. Simon was able to tailor the training to fit both our skill levels, give encouragement when needed, and we had so much fun! I’d recommend his course for anyone looking to improve their skills and gain more knowledge or to learn anew. It was such an amazing experience I’m considering doing another training with him!”

Simon Patrick Judge - UK

I was a student of Simon Richardson over the course of a month during February/March 2013 where I cut two showreels and a ten-minute documentary under his tutelage. As a TV Producer/Director with over 10 years experience, I was used to shooting a camera on land, but never underwater before.He immediately put me at ease and showed that he was obviously a very skilled teacher, the proof was that my footage improved on a dive-by-dive basis, which I found incredibly rewarding.As a dive buddy Simon was always safety conscious, professional and attentive.

Under the water his instructions are very easy to understand and he has the magic touch when it comes to finding creatures for the perfect shot.

Back on land editing was not my strong point, but Simon was patient and helpful providing the right kind of guidance where it was needed. I grew in confidence and I was delighted with the films Simon and I produced. I regard him with the highest respect both as an instructor and an underwater filmmaker.

Pauline has an infectious personality and lust for life matched only by her love of diving, filming, editing and interacting with divers and wildlife. You will not find more fun French girl in South East Asia! Her films are of an excellent quality and give you a fantastic memory to take home.”