Underwater Photography

Learn vital skills for shooting under the waves. A hand-selected team personally trained by renowned uw photographer Fiona Ayerst will guide you through these essentials. Come to tropical Mozambique or adventurous Durban.

Acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to master the art of underwater photography and videography while exploring the incredible diversity of the stunning coral reefs of the warm Indian Ocean. The course uses  dSLR cameras in Sea&Sea housings; DSLR and panasonic video and GoPros together with exceptional LED lighting and 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. We focus on becoming part of the marine world; using specialised breathing techniques and capitalising on the natural curiosity of the marine inhabitants. Fiona’s team will teach you how to capture the perfectly exposed and composed images and film. Creativity and new techniques are key.



Quick info

Student portfolios

View all the videos, photographs, and stories of our alumni on the underwater photography program – VIEW PORTFOLIOS HERE

Program dates

  • 1 – 30 May (Durban)
  • 1 – 30 June (Durban)
  • 1 – 30 July (Durban)
  • 1 – 30 August (Durban)
  • 1 – 30 September (Mozambique)
  • 1 -30 October (Mozambique)
  • 1 – 30 November (Mozambique)
  • 1-  15 November (Mozambique – 2 week program cost $2000)

Program syllabus

The program is structured around a 20 dive SCUBA package. the full syllabus can be viewed here – VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Program FAQ's

We have answered all the most common questions that student interns have here on the programs FAQ page. VIEW FAQ PAGE

Alumni Reviews

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Rating of Average of 9.44 on a total of 9 Ratings
Sophie Roselt
October 4, 2017

This course is amazing!! The wildlife you're exposed to is crazy, from whales to manta rats and awesome macro critters like seahorses whilst being surrounded in paradise and friendly locals. The amount you learn is crazy, basically a person who’s never held a camera at the start will leave with significantly improved photos that they would be so proud of!  Great value for money & such a great experience!!

Shawn Tan
June 21, 2017
Amazing experience!

I spent a month doing the underwater photography internship program, and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my life! The course was taught well, from the basics of handling and care for underwater photography gear, to complex subjects such as composition and editing. Regardless of if you are a beginner or have been taking photos for years, this course has much to teach and catered a lot to individuals Diving in South Africa was phenomenal and(...)

Colton Cross
September 26, 2016
It was an awesome experience

It was an awesome experience I met people who will be family to me forever!!! I learned a lot underwater photography and about Braai!! The cultural of South Africa will be brought back to the states !! Love you all

Francesca Trotman
August 11, 2014
I’ve seen humpbacks, whale sharks, mantas, elephants, giraffe and zebra to name a few

Home safe and sound, wishing I was back in guinjata! I really met some amazing people out there and had an incredible experience. I suppose all good things must come to an end but I will be back! These two months have been awesome, I’ve seen humpbacks, whale sharks, mantas, elephants, giraffe and zebra to name a few! Thanks to all the Campfire lot for letting me come with you and thank you to everyone at guinjata for being so totally awesome, showing me(...)

Kickstart your wildlife media career

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Find everything you need to know about our underwater photography training internship program is here in the FAQ’s


Discover the underwater adventures and expert tuition that our underwater photography training program includes.


Take a look at the wonderful underwater and cultural photographic portfolios produced by our underwater photo interns.


The underwater photography internship runs out of two seperate locations: Guinjata Bay – Mozambique & Durban – SA.

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