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.
View all the underwater videos and stories from our alumni on the underwater videography program – VIEW VIDEOS HERE
The underwater videography program is structured around a 20 dive SCUBA and SNORKEL package. the full syllabus can be viewed here – VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS
We have answered some of the most common questions that students have, here on the program’s FAQ page. VIEW FAQ PAGE
The underwater videography program runs from May to August at South Africa’s Aliwal Shoah, then from September to November in Mozambique’s Inhambane region. VIEW DIVE SITES
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!
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(...)
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(...)
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(...)
Loved loved LOVED every second I spent with Africa Media! I was blessed with an incredible group of people, one that I consider family forever, and learned about the South African culture, from braais to the language, to the people. Highly recommend the underwater photography course to ANYONE interested in spending a month diving with a camera in hand to capture all the magnificent creatures Africa has to offer.
Find everything you need to know about our underwater videography training internship program is here in the FAQ’s
View the video portfolios, sequences and documentaries of our past underwater videography students