The candidate must have a minimum of a Level 1 Nature Guide Skills Program to qualify for the Marine course
This 4 week course introduces the learner to the coastal marine environment. The course is designed for learner’s who have already achieved a Level 1 or above Field Guiding qualification. The course is undertaken along the beautiful sunshine coast situated in the Eastern Cape. This is an area rich in marine species diversity and boasts the largest dune fields in South Africa. In addition it is one of the best whale watching locations in the world. The marine environment is the most important eco system on earth.
On completion of the course the learner will be able to enhance their own guiding portfolio and open up a whole new world that links the marine and the terrestrial environment. The course will be facilitated by Marine guiding specialists.
The course outcomes include:
Introduction to Marine guiding
Coastal Marine Environments
Geology and the coastal environment
Coastal Weather and Climate
Coastal and Marine invertebrates
Marine Animal behaviour
Historical Human Habitation of coastal environments
Marine Conservation Management
The course will also include:
Coastal walks, exploring the intertidal pools, sandy shores and dune areas
Snorkelling, under the instruction of qualified Dive instructors.
Rhodes fisheries department
Deep sea excursions
Estuarine boat trips
This part of the course will conclude with a practical, theoretical and interview assessment.
- Marine Guide Specialist Skills Program
- Marine Exam
- Marine field excursions onshore and offshore
- Marine Specialist Assessment
- Accommodation for the duration of the course
- All Meals for the duration of the course
- Uniform Provided
- External Field Trips
- All FGASA Fees (assessment, exam, subscription, registration, moderation, manuals, workbooks, logbooks, prescribed literature and certification) for the duration of the course
- Formal and Practical Tuition for all the subjects
- Organising all your FGASA liaison for you
- 18 November – 14 December 2013
- 10 March – 5 April 2014
- 2 – 28 June 2014
- 25 August – 20 September 2014
- 17 November – 13 December 2014
- 9 March – 4 April 2015
- 1 – 27 June 2015
- 24 August – 19 September 2015
- 16 November – 12 December 2015
To apply, download the Application Form, or fill out the Online Application Form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.