Charles Maxwell
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Charles Maxwell founded Underwater Video Services in 1989 to offer a much needed professional underwater video service to local and foreign production companies. Charles will personally assist you with your marine production needs, both in and out of the water.

A rock group called the Byrds once sang: “For everything, there is a season”. This is particularly relevant to the coast of Southern Africa. By having the filming team based in South Africa, an efficient and cost effective schedule can be drawn up to cover the ever-changing environment.

Our contacts with environmental protection agencies and the scientific community have been built up over many years. There are a number of scientists working in South Africa on various shark and mammal species, fish, squid, oceanography, climatology etc. that can enhance the content of a documentary.

We have a good working relationship with Marine and Coastal Management who issue marine related filming permits. For example, Underwater Video Services is presently the sole holder of a filming permit for southern right whales. We are presently working on other proposals with the authorities. Charles diving with the new sony Camera

By being based in South Africa, we can assist with budget preparation, equipment sourcing, permits and other logistical issues efficiently, thereby cutting costs.

Underwater Video Promotional Card

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2002 Emmy Award
Winner for Outstanding

See our Youtube and Vimeo links for our comprehensive HD and 4K stock footage library.


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