First Class Diver and Sealife Adventures skipper David Ainsley has operated a dive charter boat from Seil, on the West coast of Scotland near Oban for 30 years.

Over the years he has accumulated an extensive library of broadcast quality footage on a wide variety of topics, including scallop diving, salmon farming, and recovery of the rocky reefs in the Firth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation. In addition to Scotland, David has footage of the Maldives, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Bahamas and a host of other locations worldwide.

The footage is available for commercial use, and David has worked with a number of television programmes, including ‘Otters in the stream of life’, ‘Maelstrom’ (since renamed ‘Twister’), ‘Coast’, ‘Hebredies: Islands on the Edge’ and ‘Landward’. Also a number of videos about the West Coast of Scotland, including videos about the Firth of Lorne, and Loch Torridon for Scottish Natural Heritage.

David is a HSE Media Diver, HSE Dive Contractor, BSAC First-class Diver and Advanced Instructor.

Explore underwater footage using the menu on the right (below if viewing on mobile or tablet) or check out David’s Vimeo page for a taster of his work.