Underwater Stunt


Taught by Ian Creed

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Limited space available.


Starts: 8 November 2019

Ends: 10 November 2019

About the Course

This 3 days course for all certified divers will take place at Nu Boyana Film Studios Underwater stage, where movies like Hunter killer, Hitman’s Bodyguard, Expendables have been shot. Aside from having an unforgettable experience for both the mind and body, those who complete the course will gain the diving skills that can help forge them a career in film and television.

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You will learn

  • Basic Apnea free diving techniques
  • Falling from Heights
  • Swimming in Rough water
  • Dry suit diving
  • Full Face mask Diving
  • Fast ascents/decents
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Underwater Obstacle Swimming.
  • Learning to swim without masks and Regulator for underwater filming techniques.
  • Vehicle escape underwater


Did you ever think you would learn stunt diving in an active film studio in Sofia, Bulgaria? Here are some ways we’re making this experience enjoyable and memorable for you:

  • Top Hollywood instructors with vast martial arts and film experience
  • Set in a studio, with full access to sets to learn, practice and film in the real environment of the stars
  • Access to all aspects of learning avenues of the film industry included alongside stunts
  • Access to Stunt Coordinators, Actors, Directors, and Producers who will give talks and advice seminars during the course
  • Amazing value for money that can’t be found anywhere else globally

About Your Instructor:
Ian Creed

An experienced Marine/Diving coordinator/supervisor with over 19 years feature film & TV experience. Prior to this, serving 9 years in the Royal Navy as a Mine Clearance & Trials Diver. 

Since starting his career in the film & TV Industry he has worked on major feature films coordinating Marine and diving sequences from some of the most challenging marine scenes shot in todays films, from the beach landing sequence in Ridley Scot's Robin Hood, Hitman's Body Guard boat sequence in Amsterdam to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

He now runs the underwater stage at Nu Boyana.

About the underWater Stage

'It’s not only the width and depth of our pool, or the modernity of the building that we are proud of. It’s also the great teamwork and talent of all our colleagues. They can design and make all your needs form Construction to SPX. Underwater filming can be bit challenging, that’s why safety always stays a priority. We made sure to have found the best professionals and equipment for a smooth and relaxed working environment. Actors are taken care of by our experienced safety divers, so they can give the best performance. Because we know not everyone is comfortable in deep water.


The course is suitable for all certified divers

The first day of training starts November 8th and the last one – November 10th. 

Accommodation is not included, but we can recommend you Hotel Jasmin, that it's close to the studio. 

Additional information about the Jasmin Hotel:

Website: https://jasminhotel.com/en/

Address: Boulevard "Simeonovsko Shose 252, 1434 Simeonovo - Sever, Sofia

If you’d like, you can book your own accommodation. There are plenty of hotels in the area, as well as apartments available through AirBnB and Booking.com.

Food is not included into the course.  You can bring your own or use the lunch break to visit your favourite place.

Yes. You will be certified by the course instructor and Film Forge – Nu Boyana’s center for vocational training.

Yes, insurance is included in the cost of the course.

You can expect courses on other popular skills required of stunt performers in the near future.

Join our online community for all the trainings and courses that takes place at the academy  on:

We have found this duration is necessary to learn those skills. We will cover basic apnea free diving techniques, falling from heights, swimming in rough water, dry suit diving, full face mask diving, fast ascents/decents, underwater obstacle swimming, swimming without masks and regulator for underwater filming techniques, vehicle escape underwater

We have taken the utmost care to cover all aspects of safety – including:

  • A fully qualified certified medic will be on stand by for the full duration of the course
  • Insurance in place for all attendees
  • All activities coached and supervised by an experienced coach
  • Suitable safe environment used for all classes
  • Declaration and fit to attend forms to be signed by all students

We offer a full range of world-class production and post-production services, with English-speaking, highly experienced technicians and crews and state-of-the-art equipment, all at very competitive prices. Our resources, technology and expertise can bring your ideas to life across any kind of audio-visual project, including features, TV series and documentaries, commercials, music videos and etc.

Nu Boyana Film Studios are owned by one of the longest-running independent film companies in Hollywood, Nu Image and Millennium Media, and over the years we’ve serviced hundreds of feature films, including big-budget movies like Rambo V, Hellboy, Angel Has Fallen, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Criminal, The Expendables 1, 2 and 3, London Has Fallen, 300: The The Rise Of An Empire, The Black Dahlia, Killing Season, Conan, The Way Back and Kon-Tiki.

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The studio is situated on the outskirts of the Vitosha Mountain, Sofia Bulgaria.

The full address of the studio is:
84 Kumata Street,
Cinema Center Boyana,
Sofia, Bulgaria

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JxdAq

The closest airport is Sofia Airport (SOF) - a large international airport, connected to all parts of the world with high-end and low-budget airlines. There are two separate terminals of the airport, relatively close, but not within walking distance of each other. Check your ticket!

If you go for the single or shared accommodation package, there will be arranged transport to and from the Studio every day.

Otherwise, you can get to the studios by public transport or by taxi. Bus number 64 is the only public transport that goes directly to the studios. If you’d like to take a taxi, we recommend one of the options below:

Yellow Taxi – +359 2 911 19
OK Taxi – +359 2 973 21 21
Mega Taxi - +359 2 973 21 2

Sofia is an ancient and multicultural city with hidden gems around every corner. We highly recommend taking the Free Sofia Tour, if you’ve never been to the city before!

You can find more information here: https://freesofiatour.com/

You can send us an email at:

Email: [email protected]

Call: Stunt School Coordinator Genko Genchev at: +359 882 903 923

Join the community online at: https://tinyurl.com/nuboyanastunts

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