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Underwater Videography

A one month program to guide students in the art of underwater videography to a professional standard.

Underwater Videography Training Program

The Underwater Videography training program offers keen SCUBA divers the opportunity to document the wonders of the underwater world. Our one month program allows students the time, resources and expert guidance required to master the art of underwater videography to a professional standard.

In the Underwater Videography training program, you will acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to master the art of underwater videography while exploring the incredible diversity of the stunning coral reefs of the warm Indian Ocean. The Underwater Videography program offers students dSLR cameras in Sea&Sea housings, Panasonic video cameras, Sony mirrorless cameras, and GoPros together with exceptional LED lighting and accessories.

Developed by National Geographic producer and shark specialist Ryan Johnson and underwater camerawoman Fiona Ayerst, this course will empower students to see and explore the underwater realm in a totally new and intimate manner, whilst gaining the skills to collect professional grade underwater video footage.

Apart from learning skills, you will also focus on becoming part of the marine world using specialised breathing techniques and capitalising on the natural curiosity of the marine inhabitants. The Africa Media team will teach you how to capture the perfectly structured and composed film. 

In 2021, we added an extensive 16-hour online theoretical eLearning program for participants to complete prior to arriving in South Africa. This eLearning program offers theoretical training and extensive filmmaking resources, and it covers all aspects of underwater videography, including industry secrets as to how to create a professional network and build a financially sustainable career as an underwater videographer. 


The programs involves extensive SCUBA based videography 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

Program Fees



Contact us for information about a discount for residents of South Africa.


28-day program

Underwater Videography tuition

SCUBA / free diving trips

 Terrestrial filming trips

Professional camera ki

Underwater videography eLearning course

Intro to free diving eLearning course




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The program runs at Scottburgh, South Africa. From here, we explore the wonder water world of the renowned Aliwal Shoal

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Africa Media is a premier supplier of production services, experiential media training programs and interactive edu-tourism expeditions throughout Southern Africa.

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.



182 Aalwyn Way


Mossel Bay 6520

South Africa