Peter Scoones (27 October 1937 – 20 April 2014) was an Emmy Award winning underwater cameraman known for his evocative work on the oceans. His work inspired many people to dive and many divers to take up underwater photography.
Scoones is one of those very rare filmmakers who could visualise a new and exciting way to reveal a different side to his subjects. He could also invent the technology to make his vision reality. His naturalistic images are testimony not just to his imagination with a camera but also to his innovative equipment designs.Peter Scoones was diving and taking underwater photographs from 1959 until his death. He originally trained as a naval architect and,with a keen interest in dinghy racing, his service with the RAF in the Far East initiated his underwater interests. He died aged 76 on 20 April 2014.