Field Services

We have over 40 years of experience on all types of marine and underwater productions, operating in virtually every corner of our blue planet.

Our equipment range enables us to cover any underwater production. We film and light anything from supermacro to large ultra-wide scenes.

Our support and deployment of CCRs increases production output by maximising bottom time, reducing surface intervals, and allowing us to work on challenging and time critical projects.

Increased efficiency with customised communication equipment. Tools for direct-to-camera audio recording for presenter-driven productions.

Studio Services

Our unique studio provides specialised cinematography in a controlled environments. We can approach the smallest objects and employ complex filming techniques that are nearly impossible to achieve in the field.

Multiple modular aquarium systems ensure compatibility with a variety of subjects, add redundancy, and flexibility to the production. We have experience with a variety of aquaculture tasks and challenging subjects requiring 24/7 monitoring of water parameters .

Acquiring images in new situations involves solving a range of problems on the spot and constructing custom equipment. We approach designs such as motion control, vibration isolation, perfusion, filming tanks, programmable adjustable-spectrum lights, etc.

Our studio is equipped with 10g network infrastructure, editorial shared storage and a number of workstations. The infrastructure enables producers on site to work with raw media in feature-length projects.

The Tara Ocean Foundation

We participated in the Tara Pacific 2016-2018 expedition, documenting the journey of the crew and the day-to-day science processes. Our long-lasting relationship with the Tara Ocean Foundation resulted in multiple presentation events, exhibitions, social media outreach, etc.

The Marine Biological Laboratory

Our association with the MBL led to a series of projects related to science communication, imaging model organisms and setting up a mobile studio for natural history filming at the facilities.

Australian Institute of Marine Science

We've been continuously collaborating with the AIMS team to record multiple coral spawning events and participate in the science communication programs.

Our images and custom-produced videos have been used in the outreach programs of our partners, resulting in political presentations such as:

  • presentation by Australian Insitute of Marine Science– International Year of the Coral Reef,  2018
  • Our Oceans, Our Future – United Nations Ocean Conference, New York, 2017
  • Our Ocean, an Ocean for Life  – opening ceremony video – European Union Conference, Malta – 5-6 October 2017
  • illUmiNations – UN Headquarters projection for the climate change week and UN Climate Summit  – 2014

Science Communication

Our work is being used in social media programs by:

  • Tara Ocean Foundation
  • The Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Australian Insitute of Marine Science

Exhibits and Galleries

Our images have been and are part of the following exhibits:

  • Corals: Cities of the Sea – Natural History Museum, London
  • Coral Reef Exhibit installation –  California Academy of Sciences
  •  ‘Corals – Ancient Survivors’  short film – National Aquarium Denmark
  • Exhibition 2019-2020 – Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History

Precision Motion Control

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Cinematic Microscopy

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Underwater Camera Systems

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Closed Circuit Rebreathers

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BioQuest Studios imaging technique opens a microscopic vista on corals that the world has not seen before. Now we can see the finest detail of polyps without a microscope and putting the corals under stress. This is a new way of looking at marine life as it really is rather than how we are.

Prof. J.E.N. Veron
Former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Author "Corals of the World"

I would like to go on record saying that BioQuest Studios is breaking new boundaries in documentary making.  The combination of an exquisite understanding of nature with excellence in advanced imaging combines to create an experience that is unrivaled.  It is as if one is looking at many of the subjects for the first time. It is extraordinary in my opinion.


Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland,

Bioquest Studio’s images of life underwater, focusing on corals, are unique and reveal the microscopic functioning of coral. These amazing images are showing the real life of corals and the results of their astonishing photographic processes are inspiring new questions and research.

Serge Planes
Director of the CRIOBE, Moorea , French Polynesia,
I love your work and site – art and science combined – the best way to share the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Your films about  corals resonate with our plankton videos.
I hope we can collaborate to put the two together and explore new microscopic worlds
Christian Sardet
CNRS emeritus research director at the Observatoire Océanologique of Villefranche-sur-Mer,


Pete West

Producer, director of photography, underwater director of photography, internationally certified commercial diver and diving supervisor,  mariner.

Daniel Stoupin

Producer, biologist, digital imaging engineer, DOP, production generalist.

Louise Polain

CEO, producer, biologist, writer, educator, and internationally qualified commercial diver.

Helene Ash

European representative. Underwater photographer, graphic designer and writer.



Contact Us

BioQuest Studios

7/32 Macrossan street, Port Douglas, Queensland,  4877


Mobile:  +61 412 424 673

Email: info[αt]

Postal address: PO Box 603, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877

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