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Underwater Videography

APRIL & MAY 2020 SUSPENDED

Africa Media Academy has suspended all experiential training programs in South Africa and Mozambique for April and May due to coronavirus and subsequent travel bans. We continue to engage students on how to join our programs at a later date.

Underwater videography 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. 

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 course uses dSLR cameras in Sea&Sea housings; Panasonic video cameras and GoPros together with exceptional LED lighting and accessories.

Developed by National Geo and BBC talent 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.

Apart from learning solid 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. Fiona’s team will teach you how to capture the perfectly structured and composed film. 

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PROGRAM FEE

$3300/month

Broadcast quality video kit

Program tuition

20 Dive package

Dorm accommodation

Full meals

Local transport

Internet

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Student videos

View all the underwater videos and stories from our alumni on the underwater videography program – VIEW VIDEOS HERE

Program dates

  • 1 – 30 May (South Africa)
  • 1 – 30 June (South Africa)
  • 1 – 30 July (South Africa)
  • 1 – 30 Aug (South Africa)
  • 1 – 30 Sept (South Africa)
  • 1 – 30 Oct (Mozambique)
  • 1 – 30 Nov (Mozambique)

Program syllabus

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

Program FAQ's

We have answered some of the most common questions that students have, here on the program’s FAQ page. VIEW FAQ PAGE

Alumni Reviews

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Rating of Average of 9.5 on a total of 10 Ratings
Felicia Sutjahjo
December 12, 2019
The underwater photography internship is amazing!

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 photographer and an amateur diver and can confidently say that I left better at both crafts. We were a group of 6 and Fiona observed and evaluated everyone individually, giving each of us personal assignments and advice. The program is well thought out and(...)

Kyra Kalageorgi
May 15, 2019
scuba diving isn’t just a sport– it’s a lifestyle

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 Tewari and Martin Totland, all of the people I’ve encountered on this internship, and just scuba diving in general has changed every previous plan I had lined up in my life. I soon began to realize that scuba diving isn’t just a sport– it’s a lifestyle. Follow my Blog and see my new life! 

Miguel Mercado
May 14, 2019
Underwater photography adventures

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 for entry level UW Photographers or more advanced ones. Fi and her staff are the best teaching UWP. Guinjata's Dive Centre is the best Dive operator in Mozambique, all the staff are the best for making sure you have a great time on land and(...)

Rachel Price
May 14, 2019
It was a great experience

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 completely supported in my learning - I joined the program with no underwater photography experience, but quickly developed a deep passion, and I felt confident and skilled to take this forward at the completion of the course. The support to alumnis(...)

Jack Austin
August 5, 2018
An experience of a lifetime

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 world-renowned underwater photographer, I managed to cultivate the skills and understanding of Underwater Photography in a friendly and positive environment. The course is set in Guinjata Bay, a remote bay near the town of Inhambane, providing the perfect(...)

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FAQ's

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

SYLLABUS

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

PORTFOLIOS

View the video portfolios, sequences and documentaries of our past underwater videography students

LOCATION

The underwater videography program runs out of two separate locations: Guinjata Bay – Mozambique & Durban – SA.

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