Dive Safety Officer

I graduated from Plymouth College of Art and Design in 2000 where I specialised in fine art landscape photography.  On completion of my course I was offered an exhibition through a fine art photography gallery in Cornwall. I continued to  work with the gallery both selling my own work and as their exhibition co-ordinator and manager. I curated a number of  leading photographers exhibitions including works by Man Ray, Terry O'Neil, Martin Parr and several collections of local photographers work.
Whilst at PCAD I also had a chance to use underwater 35mm cameras and completed a number of trips abroad as part of the course. With a love of wildlife, diving and photography combined I was hooked.
I started working for Falmouth University on a part time basis in the photography stores in 2005 but progressed to full time when the Marine and Natural History Photography course started and I specialized as an underwater camera technician. I have been helping students to combine photography and their underwater skills since and enjoy watching the progression of students within this field. I also work one day a week as the dive safety officer, a role I have held since 2015.
Helen Perkins staff picture

Contact details

Telephone 01326 255788



Year Qualification Awarding body
2000 ABIPP Bristist Institite of Photography
1999 HND Plymouth College of Art and Design
2015 NEBOSH General Certificate NEBOSH

Membership of external committees

Association of the British Institute of Underwater Photographers.