Learn the skills and techniques of underwater photography from Fiona’s hand-selected team of underwater photographers
Acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to master the art of underwater photography while exploring the incredible diversity of the stunning coral reefs of the warm Indian Ocean. The course uses “top end” dSLR cameras; lighting and accessories. If you are interested in the new course that has just been implemented for September 2016 then please click here or here for more information.
Developed by internationally acclaimed underwater photographer, journalist and conservationist Fiona Ayerst, this course will empower students to see and explore the underwater realm in a totally new and intimate manner.
By focusing on becoming part of the marine world; using specialised breathing techniques and capitalising on the marine inhabitants natural curiosity, Fiona’s hand-picked team (that she has trained herself) will teach you how to capture the most unimaginable photographs. Creativity and new techniques are key. If you wish , the instructor can also show you how to capture star trails; time-lapses and other interesting land based techniques.
The dive sites include some of the top rated dive reefs in the world such as Manta reef off Inhambane in Mozambique. The whale sharks in Mozambique are legendary. During the winter months the humpback whales are omnipresent as they come to breed in the same bay. In the Durban option you will have a chance to dive the fantastic Aliwal Shoal and also get into the water with the black-tip sharks that frequent the area. Our partner dive company specialises in shark diving and has a cage for those who prefer.
Specifically, the program consists of a 20 dive photography package (see details below) an intensive 2 day free diving course, 1 cultural photography trip and (if you are in Moz) 1 full day outing to the estuary near Barra, Inhambane. The course price further includes 3 oceans safaris of which 2 are long-distance safaris aimed to ensure you get to swim with whale sharks and/or sharks and/or humpback whales depending on which month you join the program.
Included in the 2017 price of $2750 for a month ( note the price for Sept is still $2500) is extensive daily tuition from Fiona’s staff. You will live; eat and breathe underwater photography for a full month. The price includes the use of professional underwater dSLR underwater photography kit and a month of food, accommodation and fun either at Blue Wilderness near Durban in South Africa or at Guinjata dive Centre near Inhambane in Mozambique. If you would like to chat to us about this program, email Africa Media: