ACE Marine Images - inspiring image makers since 1996
Welcome to Thailand's first underwater imaging academy. ACE Marine Images was founded in 1996 and has evolved from very humble beginnings, into one of the world's leading underwater film production companies and training academy, working alongside some of the best in the industry, making documentaries and offering the most professional underwater video training courses and underwater photography tuition in Thailand.
Our training centre is stationed on Koh Tao, Turtle Island, in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao has grown into a diving mecca and continues to grow in popularity because of its pristine reefs and beaches and amazing food and night life. It is a holiday in paradise. ACE Marine Images is fully involved in training the pro-camera men and woman of tomorrow and continues to expand on the quality of training and services they offer with the addition of ACE Marine Expeditions- Koh Tao's premier dive and tour operator. Underwater film and photo courses are available from beginner to professional. ACE operates its own purpose built dive boats for underwater film and photo training and adjusts their diving schedules to suit the needs of their students by diving at the best times of day and away from crowded dive boats and crowded dive sites. We want our students to get the best images possible by taking advantage of the best diving conditions around Koh Tao. ACE offers diving in small groups. Diving trips for certified divers, photo/film training, and diving courses from beginner to professional are offered in group sizes with a maximum of 2 students per 1 instructor or private tuition. Besides an outstanding underwater film academy, ACE is also producing their own documentaries for international broadcast, as well as contributing to many other global film productions, charities, conservation efforts and marine research projects.
Whether you are an experienced diver, or a novice diver wanting to try your hand at underwater imaging for the first time, ACE has something for you. ACE tailor makes their courses to suit each students needs. Our talented team of instructors comes packed with years of experience. Visit The Gallery-Koh Tao to see some of Chris Clark's (ACE founder and advanced underwater photography instructor) latest work. Many years of underwater film and photo experience combined with a talented team of film and photo instructors have helped ACE achieve their recipe for success. ACE Marine Images are still at the top of the game, and we wish to share our wealth of experience with you by teaching you the finest underwater video and photography courses in the world! Come and join our talented team of underwater film and photographers for a life changing experience.
In 2009, the documentary, "Lost and Found", about the submarine USS Lagarto was awarded three Emmys. It picked up up 5 nominations, including one for outstanding cinematography, and went home with 3 awards. We are proud to have been involved in such a spectacular and significant film. Come and learn with us to reach the pinnacle of underwater photography or underwater video in Thailand.