About Media Dive Crews

The ‘must-stop shop’ for productions involved in planning and crafting the most
compelling and captivating underwater film sequences

Media Dive Crews was founded by Jo Ruxton. Jo has been a key member of the BBC’s world famous Natural History Unit diving team for many years and has been organising and directing underwater shoots since the first days of filming on the award winning Blue Planet series in 1997.

Media Dive Crews:
- Has long-term experience
- In-depth knowledge
- Excellent qualifications
- An impeccable safety record
- Embraces innovation

Media Dive Crews will ensure that your production will have access to the very best and most reliable people in the industry using the most appropriate technology.

Media Dive Crews will always ensure that all wildlife filming is undertaken with utmost respect for the environment.

"“I have known Jo for many, many years (more than either of us would like to admit). I have worked with her on numerous programs, large and huge, and have dived with her in several oceans. In all cases Jo has been a star. She is tenacious to details and in the underwater world, that attention-to-detail is not only the difference between success and failure, but safety and serious trouble. Jo is thorough. And dedicated. I endorse her and will happily bring her into any production I am involved in.”"

− Mike deGruy - Presenter

""Jo's organised and also been underwater assistant for many of my filming trips. First with "The Blue Planet" then in the "Wild Caribbean" series, and with several one offs as well. That they've all been successful is due in no small measure to her tenacity as a researcher and specialist underwater fixer. Her experience and reliability can bring together efficient, high quality teams of divers / camerapersons for pretty much any underwater job you're wanting to do.""

− Doug Allan - Wildlife Cameraman