ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dive with a Wildlife Cameraman

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Roger

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Hitch a virtual ride through the lens of my camera as we dive underwater and come face to face with some of the most charismatic animals on the planet.

After an initial meet and greet on Zoom, will do a thorough check of the specialist camera and diving equipment we will be using, and make sure we are ready to roll.

Then we will move onto location and dive deep into the craft of underwater cinematography. Once underwater, we will meet a magical cast of creatures, including humpback whales, sharks and the fascinating creatures of the great African Kelp Forest, home to My Octopus Teacher. You will get to understand the fieldcraft required to get close to wild animals, and the behaviour and shot types needed to tell a story.

We will finish with 15 minutes of general Q&A about wildlife filming, to make sure that none of your questions goes unanswered. If you want to know more about me, visit my website www.rogerhorrocks.com
Hitch a virtual ride through the lens of my camera as we dive underwater and come face to face with some of the most charismatic animals on the planet.

After an initial meet and greet on Zoom, will do a thorough check of the specialist camera and diving equipment we will be using, and make sure we are ready to roll.

Then we will move onto location and dive deep into the craft of underwater cinematography. Once underwater, w…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Roger can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at £199.

What to bring

  • A smartphone, laptop, or tablet with stable internet connection.
  • Inquiring Minds!
  • Your home! #StayHome

Meet your host, Roger

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an underwater wildlife cameraman passionate about documenting the natural world and bringing emotive imagery into the home.

I have worked on some of the most ambitious and celebrated wildlife TV series ever made, including Blue Planet 2 for the BBC and Our Planet for Netflix, and won a BAFTA for Cinematography along the way. I was also fortunate to work as the Director of Photography on My Octopus Teacher, which resonated so wonderfully around the world in 2020.

Each experience in the ocean inspires me to do more to share the beauty and fragility of the ocean that makes life on earth possible.
I am an underwater wildlife cameraman passionate about documenting the natural world and bringing emotive imagery into the home.

I have worked on some of the most ambitious and celebrated wildlife TV series ever made, including Blue Planet 2 for the BBC and Our Planet for Netflix, and won a BAFTA for Cinematography along the way. I was also fortunate to work as the Director of Photography on My Octopus Teacher, which resonated so wonderfully around the world in 2020.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Meilin
June 2020
Really interesting, unique experience. Roger has clearly had a fascinating career with loads of adventures above and below the surface. For dive enthusiasts missing their dive holiday or getting out there during Covid this is a great thing to do.
Really interesting, unique experience. Roger has clearly had a fascinating career with loads of adventures above and below the surface. For dive enthusiasts missing their dive holi…
Kiriah
June 2020
We booked the Underwater Cameraman experience with Roger as a private experience to give as a Father's day gift, so the whole family could join from around the world. Roger was great to accommodate this special gift and gave us incredible insight to what it's like to be an Underwater Cameraman. He showed us the equipment he uses and explains the unique techniques for getting the amazing shots. As a family that loves the ocean and diving, we really enjoyed the experience with Roger and will now watch those underwater films with a new appreciation and understanding of the work behind the scenes!
We booked the Underwater Cameraman experience with Roger as a private experience to give as a Father's day gift, so the whole family could join from around the world. Roger was gre…
Alicia
June 2020
I purchased this trip for my dads birthday. He loved it. Rodger was a very welcoming, engaging and knowledgable host. The experience itself was very informative and gave a great insight into the techniques and equipment required to do underwater cinematography. Brilliant way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommend!
I purchased this trip for my dads birthday. He loved it. Rodger was a very welcoming, engaging and knowledgable host. The experience itself was very informative and gave a great in…
美友
June 2020
The tour gave me so many insights about wildlife videography! Roger always made sure everyone had a chance to ask questions, and it felt like all the joiners from around the world were going along a South African tour all together. It was really interesting to listen to what his day to day life looks like, the gears he’s using and his stories from his videography experiences. I recommend anyone who is interested in wildlife videography, as well as anyone who is interested in wildlife documentaries. You will never regret it :)
The tour gave me so many insights about wildlife videography! Roger always made sure everyone had a chance to ask questions, and it felt like all the joiners from around the world…
Swetha
June 2020
WOW!!! This was an incredible experience and my husband and I LOVED IT!!!! Roger shared personal stories, videos, pictures, and engaged the group in interesting dialogue about wildlife photography, getting the perfect shot, working with production teams and studios such as Netflix to get it done, and a lot more. Such a fun 90 minutes.
WOW!!! This was an incredible experience and my husband and I LOVED IT!!!! Roger shared personal stories, videos, pictures, and engaged the group in interesting dialogue about wild…
Sara
June 2020
I had the great privilege of having a private experience with Roger! I learned a great deal and he was happy to answer all of my questions. I really enjoyed hearing about the phenomenal places Roger has filmed and the logistical planning involved. I highly recommend this experience!
I had the great privilege of having a private experience with Roger! I learned a great deal and he was happy to answer all of my questions. I really enjoyed hearing about the pheno…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.