Stuart Ireland

Stuart Ireland, owner of Calypso Reef Imagery, is a keen diver and qualified marine biologist. He turned his passion for the underwater world into a profession when he started Calypso Reef Imagery over 20 years ago. He first turned his hand to underwater videography back in the late 1980’s: Calypso was one of the first in Queensland to invest in digital photography equipment for underwater applications and has since moved into HD and UAV technology.



Underwater Filming

With more than 25 years of experience and logging more than 5,500 hours underwater, behind the lens, Stuart is one of the most experienced and professional underwater cameraman in Cairns. As well as spending countless hours filming the Great Barrier Reef, including several seasons of coral spawning, other local underwater locations Stuart has filmed includes the Undara Lava Tubes, when they were flooded, and Mossman Gorge.


Stuart Ireland

Stuart has travelled the world working on a range of commercial underwater photography and videography contracts. No location is too exotic or extreme, as evidenced by his 2010 Antarctic underwater film shoot completed amongst the ice-bergs. Stuart is also an active member of Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Cairns Photographic Society, as well as being a board member of the Cairns Underwater Film Festival.


Stuart Ireland

Great Barrier Reef Expertise

Stuart Ireland and the Calypso crew offer unrivalled expertise when it comes to Cairns underwater filming of the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve been doing this, every day, for the last 20 years. We know the best reef locations, to maximize your footage and vision, no matter the weather and conditions. As well as being an underwater cameraman, Stuart is also a qualified marine biologist. This means visiting productions and crews can draw on his marine knowledge, as well as his Cairns underwater filming services.