Based in London, UK, Simon Spear is an underwater camera operator and filmmaker who has travelled all over the world to experience the amazing diversity that exists beneath our water planet’s surface. Simon’s biggest fear is that our Seas and Oceans could be in terminal decline, and through his films he hopes to raise awareness of their plight while at the same time show their beauty, majesty and wonder to a wider audience than those lucky enough to experience it first hand.
Simon has had his underwater footage used in a diverse range of documentaries, films, tv and cinema releases and he has received over twenty awards for his films from image festivals all over the world, including two awards for Cinematography from the International Wildlife Film Festival. He is a co-founder of Elasmo Films, he is a Director of the Shark Conservation Society and he is qualified as an HSE Commercial Diver and PADI Divemaster.
Simon’s wife Zoe is an accomplished underwater photographer and is passionate about the many varied and diverse marine creatures that she has encountered. She is an experienced diver and is qualified as a PADI Divemaster and EFR Instructor.