WHO WE ARE

Studio H2O is a highly specialized full-service video production company. We are a team of dive professionals, underwater photographers, cinematographers, and drone operators based in Manila, Philippines.

JAN ACOSTA

Jan is an award-winning underwater photographer, cinematographer, and one of the founding partners of Studio H2O. Jan was one of the founders of NUDI (Network of Underwater Digital Imagers, Inc.), which under his leadership grew to be the largest photography club of its kind in the Philippines. His underwater photos have been featured in various billboards, exhibits, and magazines. As a videographer, Jan has also filmed for several documentaries, indie films, and commercial shoots.  On the side, he organizes dive expeditions specializing in unique interactions with sharks and other large marine creatures.

BOOGS ROSALES

Boogs Rosales is a photographer, cinematographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist. His personal mission is to use his stories and images to spark conversations and inspire action to protect our oceans.

Boogs’ photography has been featured on Sport Diver, Scuba Diver Australasia, Ocean Geographic, and various travel and lifestyle magazines. As a professional cameraman, he specializes in underwater and aerial cinematography for nature and travel documentaries. Notable works include sequences for National Geographic Channel’s Ten Deadliest Snakes, Nat Geo Wild’s Untamed Philippines, and the Award-winning TV Documentary On the Brink, which also aired on National Geographic Channel. Boogs has experience shooting in diverse evironments; from the tropical waters of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean to the Mexican subtropics in the Eestern Pacific.

In line with his mission, Boogs works with environmental organizations such as Save Philippine Seas, Greenpeace, and Conservation International in support of their marine conservation campaigns. For his contributions to his community, he was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2013.

ROBERT SUNTAY

Robert “Bobbit” Suntay is President of the SEA-VIP Institute, a foundation that uses Science, Education, and Advocacy programs to preserve the marine biodiversity in the Verde Island Passage. He is also a member of various organization boards including: WWF (Philippines), the Network of Underwater Digital Imagers (NUDI), and Studio H2O.

A lifelong educator, he served as high school principal of Xavier School, co-founder of Beacon School and Beacon Academy, Assistant Professor and Executive Director at Ateneo de Manila University, and as a Teaching Fellow and Advisory Board Member at Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Bobbit has spent nearly his entire life underwater – either snorkeling, free diving, and scuba diving both professionally and for recreation. He regularly gives talks on marine conservation awareness and is an international award-winning underwater videographer. His work has been shown worldwide, and has been featured on the National Geographic Channel.

WOWIE WONG

Wowie Wong is a PADI Divemaster and an award-winning underwater photographer & cinematographer. With his passion for photography, he hopes to inspire everyone to love and care for the environment. His passion led him to co-found the biggest underwater photography club of the Philippines called NUDI (Network of Underwater Digital Imagers), and later on, Studio H2O.

Wowie’s images have been featured in both print and online publications. In 2010, his photo of the sardine run of Moalboal Cebu garnered him Best Tourism Photo in the 24th ASEANTA (ASEAN Tourism Association) Awards for Excellence. He also won a Silver award for representing the Philippines in the 1st Asian Underwater Federation Photography Championships.

As a professional cinematographer, he dives the seas and flies his cameras to allow viewers to see new places the way he sees them. His work with his team can be seen on “Untamed Phlippines” on Nat Geo Wild.