Acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to master the art of underwater photography while exploring the fascinating diversity of the stunning coral reefs of the warm Indian Ocean. The underwater photography program uses DSLR cameras in Sea&Sea housings paired up with exceptional strobe lighting and other accessories.
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. Apart from the usual theory, you’ll learn how a deep understanding of, and connection to, the marine world helps you to capitalise on the natural curiosity of the marine inhabitants. Fiona’s team will teach you how to capture perfectly exposed and composed images. For more advanced students, creativity flow and learning new techniques are key.
The program involves extensive SCUBA based photography dives. To participate in these dives, participants must be a minimum of open-water SCUBA certified. We require that non-certified participants gain certification prior to the start of the program during either a 1 or 2-week intensive SCUBA diving training course. Book your certification course here
Contact us for information about a discount for residents of South Africa.
14 or 28 day program
Underwater photography tuition
SCUBA / freedive trips
Underwater DSLR camera kits
It has been the best month learning about underwater photography I have never done anything like this before over the month taking underwater photography has been amazing and I have truly loved it(...)
Fiona is very knowledgeable, professional and has the patience of an angel. She genuinely wants you to excel as a student and takes your personal level and goals into consideration. I came as an amateur(...)
I’ve realized that every time I travel to an unfamiliar location, my perspective of the world warps and changes. Africa, the Underwater Photography Internship led by Fiona Ayerst with the help of Shalini(...)
Hi, I took my UWP course in Mozambique, the experience is amazing. Theres so much to learn and so much biodiversity to see, that one month is not enough to enjoy that beautiful country. The UWP internship is ok(...)
My month spent in Mozambique was truly one of the best of my life.
The program was well organised and structured, building from foundational skills to more advanced techniques as the weeks went by. I felt(...)
Having the opportunity to spend a month in Mozambique, learning the art of Underwater Photography, was well and truly one of the most inspiring experiences I've ever had. Mentored from Fiona Ayerst, a(...)
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The program runs from Scottburgh, RSA. Here we explore incredible dive sites of the world renowned Aliwal Shoal.
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Our mission is to build an enthusiastic generation of wildlife and environmental specialists who have the skills and passion to build successful careers or make significant contributions in the wildlife and environmental media industry.