Dive into the depths of creativity with ORBIS Production, – your premier partner for unparalleled underwater filming services in Italy. With a legacy of innovation, expertise, and cinematic excellence, ORBIS Production stands as a beacon for agencies, global brands, and broadcast networks seeking to captivate audiences with mesmerizing underwater visuals.

From the crystalline waters of Sardinia to the historic wrecks near Naples, our underwater production services span the vast, aquatic tapestry of Italy, promising an unforgettable visual journey.

At the heart of ORBIS Production lies a profound passion for the aquatic world, matched with a relentless pursuit of cinematic perfection. Our specialized underwater camera crews, comprising seasoned scuba divers and cinematographers, delve into the heart of Italy’s diverse aquatic environments. Whether it's the serene lakes, dynamic rivers, or the vast expanse of the sea, our team captures the essence of your vision with unparalleled clarity and creativity.
  • Bespoke Underwater Production Services:
    Tailored to meet the specific needs of TV commercials, branded content, documentaries, and more, ORBIS Production offers a comprehensive suite of underwater filming solutions. From the shimmering surface to the mysterious depths, our crew ensures every shot is a masterpiece of visual storytelling.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment:
    Harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology, including RED digital cinema and ARRI Alexa Mini LF camera and specialized rigs, we capture every underwater moment with exquisite detail and vibrancy. Our arsenal of Gates and Nauticam underwater housings ensures each frame is a testament to the beauty beneath the waves.
  • Versatile Filming Locations:
    Italy’s diverse landscapes provide a rich canvas for underwater filming. From the gorgonian-strewn walls of Sicily and Sardinia to the evocative submerged canyons of Piedmont, we select the perfect backdrop for your narrative, ensuring each scene is as captivating as it is unique.
Our UW team includes:
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Safety Divers and Technical Experts
Ensuring every shoot is conducted with the utmost safety and precision, allowing for creativity to flourish without bounds.
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Award-Winning Filmmakers
With accolades from prestigious institutions, our filmmakers’ expertise in cinematography, photography, and marine science brings a depth of knowledge and creativity to every project.
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Marine Biologists and Ecologists
Offering insights into the marine ecosystems, ensuring that our filming not only captivates but educates.
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Understanding that each project is unique, ORBIS Production offers tailor-made solutions that align with your strategic objectives. Our innovative partnerships with leading global brands have yielded powerful, award-winning films that not only meet but exceed client expectations. Our approach is simple: to work closely with you, understanding your vision and objectives, to create custom, impactful underwater content that resonates with your audience.
Italy's vast coastlines and aquatic environments offer a plethora of stunning locations for underwater filming. From the muck dives in the Adriatic Sea to the crystal-clear caves of Sardinia, our team navigates these waters with expertise, bringing to light the unseen beauty of the underwater world. Each location is carefully selected to match the narrative needs of your project, ensuring the backdrop adds to the storytelling in a meaningful way.
Unique Marine Life and Ecosystems
Capturing the diverse marine life, from the elusive sea lamprey in freshwater habitats to the vibrant marine fauna in Italy’s seas, adding a rich layer of biodiversity to your visual content.
Historical and Archaeological Underwater Sites
Utilizing our deep understanding of Italy’s submerged ruins and wrecks to add a historical dimension to your project, telling stories that bridge the past and present.
With ORBIS Production, you’re choosing more than a service provider; you’re selecting a partner dedicated to elevating your brand’s visual storytelling. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our profound understanding of the underwater realm, sets us apart in the industry. Whether you’re aiming to shoot a commercial, a documentary, or any form of branded content, ORBIS Production brings your vision to life with creativity, expertise, and unparalleled attention to detail.
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Cameras and Lenses That See Beneath the Surface:
Underwater Housings – Our Aquatic Armor:
  • Nauticam Red V-Raptor 8K VV Underwater Housing
    Custom-designed for the RED V-Raptor, ensuring your 8K footage is captured flawlessly below the surface.
  • Nauticam N200 Arri Alexa Mini & Nauticam Arri Alexa 35 Digital Cinema System Underwater Housings
    These housings provide robust protection and unparalleled control for ARRI cameras, enabling filmmakers to explore aquatic environments with confidence.
Vision and Lighting – Illuminating the Depths
  • Nauticam NA-503-S with Cable SDI Nauticam 45 mt
    Offers a seamless monitoring experience, ensuring directors and cinematographers can view their shots with precision, even in the most challenging conditions.
  • DSMC2 OLPF Filter H2O
    Enhances low-light capabilities, ensuring clarity and detail in murky waters or during night dives.
  • External Underwater Monitor 7” Dive and See & Video Lights Keldan
    These are essential for framing and exposing your shots perfectly, bringing the vibrant colors of the underwater world to life.
Mobility and Stability – Navigating the Aquatic Realm
  • UW Scooter
    Provides smooth, controlled movement for dynamic tracking shots, adding a sense of motion and exploration to your footage.
  • Floating System
    Ideal for split-frame or surface shots, this system allows for stable and creative framing at the water’s surface.
  • Rebreather Systems
    Essential for shots requiring silence and no bubble interference, enabling close-up encounters with marine life without disturbance.
Support and Safety – The Backbone of Underwater Filming
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While our equipment list is a testament to our commitment to quality, it's our approach to underwater filming that truly sets ORBIS Production apart.

We believe in:
Tailoring our equipment setup to meet the unique demands of each project, ensuring optimal results.
Constantly updating our inventory with the latest technology, staying ahead of industry trends and capabilities.
Working closely with our clients to understand their vision and deliver footage that surpasses expectations.
Conducting our operations with respect for the marine environment, ensuring minimal impact on the ecosystems we capture on film.
With ORBIS Production, every underwater shoot is an opportunity to explore new depths of creativity and innovation. Our comprehensive suite of top-tier filming equipment, combined with our expert team's passion and precision, ensures that your project is not just seen but felt. From the initial concept to the final cut, we bring professionalism, expertise, and a deep love for the aquatic world to every frame.

Dive with us, and let's create underwater visuals that not only tell a story but also preserve the beauty of our planet's most mysterious and captivating frontier.
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Discover Italy's Underwater Paradise: Premier Locations for Filming Beneath the Waves
Italy, a nation celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and rich history, is also a haven for underwater filmmakers and enthusiasts. With ORBIS Production, your journey into the aquatic wonders of Italy is guided by unparalleled expertise and a profound appreciation for the marine world. Our selection of filming locations encompasses the vast diversity of Italy's waters, from the vibrant seas that caress its coasts to the serene lakes nestled within its mountains. Here's an exploration of Italy's finest underwater locales, each offering its unique canvas for your next cinematic masterpiece.
The Luminous Seas and Lakes of Italy
Liguria: The Underwater Rainbow
Dive into Liguria’s Secca di Santo Stefano al Mare, where sunlight dances on the vibrant Gorgonian corals, illuminating the lively habitats of groupers and lobsters. This region's dramatic underwater landscapes, with rock faces and ravines plunging into the blue, offer a stunning backdrop for capturing marine life in its most dynamic forms.
Apulia: Guided by the Lighthouse
Near the lighthouse on Sant'Andrea Island in Gallipoli, Apulia unfolds a mesmerizing underwater scene adorned with gorgonian corals. This licensed diving spot beckons filmmakers to capture its enchanting marine formations, promising footage that's both evocative and breathtaking.
Capri: The Azure Paradise
The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra): Capri's Blue Grotto is not just a natural marvel; it's an underwater cathedral of light and shadow. The interplay of sunlight through the sea entrance creates a surreal blue glow, offering an ethereal backdrop for filming. This natural phenomenon, combined with the clear waters, makes the Blue Grotto a must-visit location for capturing the mystical side of the marine environment.
Marine Life and Sculptures:
The waters around Capri teem with vibrant marine life, nestled among sculptures submerged over time, creating an underwater museum that tells tales of art meeting the ocean. Filming here allows storytellers to weave narratives that connect humanity, art, and nature in a seamless tapestry.
Calabria: Between the Castle and the Mountain
The "Submerged Mountain" beneath Scilla Castle is a spectacle of nature's artistry. Here, filmmakers can explore an underwater mountain range adorned with gorgonian corals against a backdrop of white sand, capturing the essence of the Mediterranean's underwater beauty.
Sicily: Tropical Wonders at Italy’s Southern Tip
Sicily offers a dive into tropical-like seas near the Pelagie Islands, including the enchanting Lampione. The crystal-clear waters reveal beds teeming with groupers, parrotfish, and triggerfish, amidst ruins that whisper tales of the past.
Lake Garda: A Freshwater Dive into History
Italy's largest lake, Garda, is not only a destination for its scenic beauty but also for its submerged treasures. Ancient settlements, statues, and wrecks lie beneath its surface, offering a unique opportunity for underwater documentaries and historical explorations.
Lake Como: Elegance Below the Surface
Nestled in the Lombardy region, Lake Como's deep waters hide mysteries waiting to be unveiled. From submerged bell towers to dramatic underwater cliffs, Como provides a serene yet intriguing setting for filming.
Capo d'Acqua in Abruzzo: The Submerged Mills
In the heart of the Abruzzo National Park, the waters of Capo d'Acqua hold the ancient mills of a bygone era. This artificial reservoir offers a glimpse into history, with well-preserved mill blades and structures inviting a dive into the past.
Tuscany’s Archipelago: Elba and Giglio Islands
The islands of Elba and Giglio boast clear waters and diverse marine life, making them perfect for showcasing biodiversity and underwater landscapes. From shipwrecks to ancient Roman relics, the sea beds here are a treasure trove for filmmakers.
Sardinia: Underwater Caves and Shipwrecks
With its clear waters and spectacular underwater caves, Sardinia is a dream for underwater cinematography. The region's shipwrecks add an element of mystery and adventure, ideal for captivating audiences worldwide.
Venetian Lagoon: A City Beneath the Sea
The Venetian Lagoon offers a unique underwater perspective of this iconic city. Exploring the submerged aspects of Venice, from ancient artifacts to the effects of time on its foundations, can add a poignant layer to any film.
At ORBIS Production, we understand the allure and the challenges of capturing the underwater world. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the lens, ensuring every project is underpinned by robust underwater filming insurance and adherence to stringent water safety protocols.
The journey into underwater filmmaking brings with it the thrill of discovery and the necessity of investment in high-quality gear. As you venture deeper and the complexity of your equipment grows, the financial value and risk of damage or loss escalate.

Recognizing that standard scuba diving insurance typically does not cover the full spectrum of underwater camera gear, we have secured specialized underwater camera insurance. This coverage is meticulously designed to protect against the primary concerns every underwater filmmaker faces: loss, theft, and the dreaded housing flood that can render your valuable equipment unusable.

Our insurance policies go beyond the basics to include protection against "unexplained flooding," acknowledging that accidents can happen, even to the most careful of users.

This level of insurance ensures that should the unexpected occur, from simple user error during assembly to theft or damage during transit, we are fully prepared to replace or repair the necessary equipment without delay. This comprehensive coverage allows us and our clients to embark on each project with confidence, knowing that the investment in capturing breathtaking underwater visuals is well-protected.
Safety is paramount in all underwater filming projects. At ORBIS Production, we follow rigorous water safety protocols, ensuring the well-being of our crew, talent, and the marine environment we work within. Our team comprises certified diving professionals who are not only adept at navigating the technical aspects of underwater filming but are also trained in emergency response and first aid.

Before any project begins, we conduct thorough risk assessments and safety briefings, ensuring all involved are aware of the procedures and precautions in place.
We operate with a clear communication plan, and our equipment is regularly checked and maintained to meet the highest standards of operational safety. In addition, we work closely with local authorities and adhere to all regional safety guidelines and environmental regulations, ensuring our projects are conducted responsibly and sustainably.

Choosing ORBIS Production means partnering with a team that places an unwavering focus on both the artistic and practical aspects of underwater filmmaking. With our comprehensive insurance coverage and steadfast commitment to safety, we ensure that your vision for captivating underwater content is realized without compromise.

ORBIS Production invites you on a journey to explore the untapped potential of underwater filming in Italy and beyond. As we navigate the depths together, we promise not just to meet your expectations but to surpass them, crafting underwater visuals that are as impactful as they are enchanting.
Let’s dive into the possibilities together, creating content that not only tells a story but also preserves the beauty of our planet’s most precious resource: water.

Intrigued by the prospects of transforming your visual content with underwater filming? Explore our work, witness our expertise, and start a conversation with ORBIS Production today. Your next underwater project could not only captivate audiences but also set new standards in the realm of visual storytelling.

Questions and Answers

What underwater filming services does ORBIS Production offer?
ORBIS Production specializes in a broad range of underwater filming services, including TV commercials, branded content, documentaries, and more. Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each project, leveraging state-of-the-art equipment and a team of experienced professionals.
What are the popular locations in Italy for underwater filming provided by ORBIS Production?
ORBIS Production offers extensive underwater filming services across Italy's most picturesque and diverse locations. Beyond Sardinia's clear waters, Capri's Blue Grotto, and the historic wrecks near Naples, we explore Sicily's tropical seabeds, Liguria's vibrant marine life, Apulia's gorgonian corals, and Lake Garda's submerged history. We also film in Lake Como's majestic depths, the submerged mills at Capo d'Acqua in Abruzzo, the Neptune's Grotto in Alghero, the Tuscany Archipelago, including Elba and Giglio Islands, the Venetian Lagoon's submerged artifacts, and the dynamic underwater ecosystems of the Adriatic Sea. Each location is chosen for its unique beauty and the compelling stories it can help tell beneath the surface.
What equipment does ORBIS Production use for underwater filming?
We use cutting-edge technology, including RED V-Raptor X 8K VV, ARRI Alexa Mini LF, ARRI Alexa 35 cameras, Zeiss Signature Primes, and specialized underwater housings from Nauticam. Our equipment also includes external monitors, video lights, floating systems, UW scooters, and rebreather systems for comprehensive underwater filming capabilities.
How does ORBIS Production ensure safety during underwater filming projects?
Safety is our top priority. Our crew includes certified diving professionals and safety divers trained in emergency response. We conduct thorough risk assessments, adhere to strict safety protocols, and maintain clear communication throughout every project. Additionally, we're fully insured, including coverage for "unexplained flooding" of camera equipment.
Does ORBIS Production provide insurance coverage for underwater filming projects?
Yes, ORBIS Production offers comprehensive insurance coverage for all aspects of our underwater filming projects. This includes not only specialized underwater camera equipment insurance against loss, theft, and "unexplained flooding" but also full coverage insurance for every individual involved in the production. Our commitment to safety and security ensures peace of mind for our crew, talent, and clients, safeguarding against any unforeseen incidents throughout the production process.
Can ORBIS Production handle underwater filming projects outside of Italy?
Absolutely. While Italy offers a plethora of stunning underwater filming locations, ORBIS Production is fully equipped and ready to bring our underwater filming expertise to global waters. Our team has extensive experience in international productions, having worked in various aquatic environments around the world. Whether your project requires the tropical waters of the Caribbean, the diverse marine ecosystems of the Pacific, or any other global location, ORBIS Production is prepared to dive in. Our global reach and flexibility, combined with local knowledge wherever we go, ensure that we deliver the highest quality underwater content, regardless of geography.
How can I start a project with ORBIS Production?
Starting a project with us is easy. Visit our website to explore our work and get in touch with our team for a personalized consultation. We're excited to understand your vision and objectives and to discuss how we can bring your underwater project to life.
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