immersive ocean storytelling

communicating the importance of our oceans

Film, Photography & Science

Kia ora koutou, ko Frances Dickinson tōku ingoa.
I am an underwater film-maker, photographer and video editor creating conservation-focused content about our oceans, based in Aoteaora New Zealand.
My work is used by scientists, educators and conservation leaders to highlight the beauty, diversity and intrinsic value of life below the waves; emphasing both the environmental challenges and nature-based solutions that can be found within our unique marine ecosystems.

whāngaia ka tupu,
ka puawai

That which is nurtured,
blossoms and grows

projects & work

coming soon

nurturing our connection with the natural world

increasing guardianship

about ME

My love for the ocean began while exploring tidepools and snorkelling in the North Sea, which served as my childhood playground. I grew up observing my uncle John "Stevie" Stevenson (a pioneer in the dive industry) complete impossible tasks below the waves; he taught me how to respect the power of nature and the magical creatures that live in the marine environment.After travelling the world to dive with sharks, I settled in Aotearoa New Zealand and now live on the Big Omaha coastline, in north Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.Alongside my 'in water' work I have a diverse portfolio of creative skills and leadership experience, which I have contributed to various award winning projects over the last ten years.My work focuses on making content that motivates people to think deeply about how their actions impact the state of our marine ecosystems, and inspire them to take better care of our oceans for the future generations to come.


Frances Dickinson.
PO BOX 20, Leigh. 0947
email: benthicsbelow@gmail.comphone: +64 (0)21 08322083

photo: Heidi Börner