Marine Guiding Program

 

The Marine guiding program is a new program here at Guinjata Dive centre. The course is credited by FGASA, The field Guide Association of Southern Africa, and is designed to teach students how to be the link between people and the marine environment. The course consist of both theoretical knowledge and Practical experience. The course is four weeks long, and includes diving, snorkeling, marine safaris, marine walks, lectures, and more. At the end of the course, students will complete a final exam. The exam consist of a theoretical exam and a practical. Students that successfully complete the course, will be certified as FGASA marine guides.

Beautiful shells on the beach of Guinjata Bay

Beautiful shells on the beach of Guinjata Bay


Curriculum:

  • ​Introductions to marine guiding​
  • creating a guided coastal marine experience​
  • the coastal marine environment and 2 oceans​
  • geology and coastal environment ​
  • astronomy​
  • weather and climates​
  • basic marine ecology​
  • basic taxonomy​
  • sea plants (algae) ​
  • Sand dune ecology​
  • mangrove Ecology and salt-marsh plants​
  • coastal and marine invertebrates​
  • amphibians​
  • marine reptiles​
  • marine fish​
  • marine birds​
  • marine mammals​
  • animal behavior​
  • historical human habitation​
  • conservation management