Underwater Videography

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. 



Quick info

Student videos

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

Program dates

  • 1- 30 June
  • 1 – 30 July
  • 1 – 30 August
  • 1 – 30 September
  • 1 – 30 October
  • 1 – 30 November

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

Program Divesites

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

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(...)

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


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


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

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