Dive Technician

Jane's career began as an IT trainer at News International in London. However, after discovering a passion for the ocean in 1991 she also discovered a love of travel. Jane worked as an Expedition Leader for Coral Cay Conservation in the Philippines and Borneo in the late 90's and on returning home completed her PADI Instructor qualification. In 2001 Jane began taking photos underwater and following some early success in international competitions she began to write for the Dive Press. After a stint of working in the dive travel industry Jane moved into a permanent position at DIVE magazine where her photo journalism work flourished and she also organised the British Underwater Image Festival.

In 2009 Jane started work as a freelance photo journalist, contributing to many magazines, books and the national press. Jane also completed her HSE Part IV commercial dive qualification and a degree in Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University. 

Jane has won a number of prestigious underwater photography competitions including the Plongeur D'Or (Gold medal) at the Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine, Antibes, the BSOUP (British Society of Underwater Photographers) Underwater Excellence competition, plus been highly commended for the past two years in British Wildlife Photographer of the Year. 

Jane began working as a technician at Falmouth University in 2013 and is now in a full time roll as the Dive Technician where she can share her love of the underwater world.

Jane is a regular contributor to SCUBA magazine and runs Wildlife Photography Courses with Monty Halls at Great Escapes in Dartmouth. Jane also runs escorted underwater photography trips with Dive Worldwide and is a regular speaker at the British dive shows. 


 

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Contact details

Telephone 01326 255788

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2014 BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography Falmouth University

Honors and awards

Year Description
2017

Highly Commended - BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

2016

Highly Commended - BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

2014

Highly Commended BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

2014

Winner Green Water Advanced, Photosub Annual competition.

2013

Highly Commended BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

2011

Highly Commended BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

2011

Winner - British Society of Underwater Photographers, Underwater Excellence

2010

Editors Choice - BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

2007

Winner - Photosub Open Digital competition

2006

Winner Plongeur D'Or (Gold medal) - Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine, Antibes

2006

Winner - British Society of Underwater Photographers, Focus On Final

2006

Winner - Photosub Splash In competition

2005

Winner - British Society of Underwater Photographers, Open Portfolio

2005

Winner - Sport Diver Photographer of the Year (PADI Pros)

2005

Winner - Winner Blue Water Advanced, Photosub Annual competition.

2004

Winner - British Society of Underwater Photographers, Theme Portfolio

2004

Winner - Photosub Splash In competition

2002

Winner - British Society of Underwater Photographers, Beginners Portfolio

Membership of external committees

British Society of Underwater Photographers

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Underwater Photography

Courses taught

  • BA (Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography