4 Week (28 Days) Marine Guide Specialization Course

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
  • Astronomy
  • Coastal Weather and Climate
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Taxonomy
  • Sea Plants
  • Coastal and Marine invertebrates
  • Amphibians
  • Marine Reptiles
  • Marine Fish
  • Marine Birds
  • Marine Mammals
  • 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.

Qualifications includes:

  • Marine Guide Specialist Skills Program
  • Marine Exam
  • Marine field excursions onshore and offshore
  • Marine Specialist Assessment

Fees inlcude:

  • 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

Dates:

  • 10 March – 5 April 2014 *FULL
  • 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.