Snorkel Guiding and Snorkelling Supervisor Qualifications Course

Take Your Snorkel Guiding Skills To Professional Level

Certified Courses for Teachers, Supervisors, Outdoor Leaders and Eco Tourism Guides in Australia
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Mornington Peninsula, VIC Australia

Need safe, confident and proficient snorkel guiding and supervision skills? Let me help you reach for your mark.

Courses for Teachers, Supervisors, Outdoor Leaders and Eco Tourism Guides in Australia

Marlon Quinn Gold Adventure Tourism Winner with Scott Brandon Bright Brewery Owner

Professionalism

Learn with an Award-Winning Adventure Tourism Professional

Want to be the best Snorkel Guide possible? Learn not only the snorkel guiding skills that will make you a professional, but the insider tips and techniques that will make you a star performer, safe and knowledgeable. Learn with me, someone who has developed a seal and dolphin tourism business from scratch and earned the certifications, met the activity standards, taught freediving as a Pro, and won multiple RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

Snorkel Guide Training is available across Australia in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.

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Safety & Risk Management

Leading, Planning and Conducting Snorkelling Activities

Begin your pathway to a professional career as a snorkel guide. Learn the ways, adopt the skills and apply the right mindset and risk management know-how to bring the highest quality skills and knowledge into your new role and career. The Snorkel Guide course is the number one choice for teachers, outdoor guides and for those who wish to get going on their outdoor guiding pathway.

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Qualifications

Achieve Recognised Snorkelling Guide and Supervisor Qualifications 

Prepare yourself to properly represent an organisation in a professional capacity as a Snorkel Guide to take unqualified swimmers on snorkelling adventures in the open water. The Snorkel Guide training provides the framework for participants to achieve Australian industry recognised qualifications.

Course Overview

Lead Snorkelling Activities 

This course unit develops the skills and knowledge required to lead and supervise dependent participants during snorkelling activities according to predetermined activity plans which might be self developed or developed by others. It covers the skills required to adjust activities according to prevailing conditions and participant capabilities.

During the course, you will perform the demonstration and instruction of snorkelling techniques. To do this, you as the leader must be proficient in snorkelling skills, which are covered by other units.

This course unit applies to any type of organisation that delivers outdoor recreation activities including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.

It applies to leaders who work independently using discretion and judgement to manage operational logistics and risk within predetermined guidelines.

When working at or close to base and assistance, you will use the ability to manage routine problems in consultation with relevant personnel. Where assistance is not immediately available, you’ll utilise additional leadership skills, covered by other units, to manage significant problems, e.g. rescues, injury or illness in remote locations.

The outcome of this training program is a statement of attainment in SISOSNK002 Lead snorkelling activities.

Course Content

Snorkel Guide Course Components

  • Knowledge development and knowledge assessment. At the core of this course is the theory session and self-study materials provided in document format. The classroom session discusses the particulars of snorkel diving physics and physiology, group dynamics, snorkelling equipment, hazards, and snorkelling activity organisation
  • Snorkelling skills workshop and assessment (Confined Water). Building upon the theoretical concepts, it’s the practical training in the pool session when meaningful drills and exercises facilitate relaxation and calm for snorkelling experiences, group management, common problem simulations, equipment donning and doffing, plus swim assessments and enhancement of general snorkel skills. A timed 400 meter swim, 15 minute tread water, 800 meter snorkel swim and 100 meter tied Snorkeller tow are required. A skills training circuit and then assessment of those skills is also included.
  • Snorkel guiding and rescue simulation assessment (Open Water). The Open water training supports the essential development of snorkelling leadership and training others in snorkelling skills. Problem prevention, group management, setting and determining the safe snorkel area and delivering the guided experience complete the course experience.
  • Practical application workshops and assessments. Practical workshops, demonstrations and assessments are completed and assessed throughout the duration of the course.

Join Me Snorkelling with Weedy Seadragons

Chilly day but warm spirits! Thanks Marlon, really appreciate your expertise and guidance through the course. Instagram

Nic Cooper

Owner, Wild Adventures Melbourne

I went into this course [Freediving Course] with high expectations as a result of a referral from a trusted source and not only were my expectations met, they were exceed. I’m an experienced a scuba diver and Instructor myself, but a novice free diver. Marlon is very experienced free diver, but more importantly a very good teacher, the two don’t always go together but in Marlon’s case, they certainly do. He’s knowledgable, patient and walks a good line between fun and serious learning. If you are interested in learning to free dive in Melbourne, do not pass Go, etc … go straight to Marlon ! TripAdvisor Nov 2018

Dean Laffan

Event Director, OZTek Dive Conference

My Clients Include

My clients include leading schools and colleges such as:

In addition, outdoor education institutions and marine care groups:

As well as other eco tour and multi-award winning eco-charter businesses:

Make your certified Snorkel Guide course the chosen certification for your guides too.

Marine Care Ricketts Point
Woebegone Freediving
Bindaree Outdoor Education
Coastlife Outdoor Education

Upcoming Courses & Training

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Involved in a Snorkel Guiding Course?

The Snorkel Guide course is an important qualification to have if you are a teacher, outdoor leader or you wish to work as a snorkel guide in eco tourism or boat charter operations. It provides the framework for you to represent an organisation in a professional capacity as a Snorkel Guide and take unqualified swimmers on snorkelling adventures in the open water.

Course Topics include:

  • Safe snorkelling theory and practical skills
  • Professional responsibilities
  • Dive leadership
  • Incident management

Practical Skills Training includes:

  • Snorkelling skills and equipment handling
  • Group control and problem management
  • Rescue skills
  • Snorkel session planning
  • Dive briefings and snorkelling skills development
How Do I Know if it is Right for Me?

You know that you need a Snorkel Guide qualification if you are working in a professional capacity overseeing snorkelling activities.

Across Australia nowadays, it is often a requirement that if you acting as a snorkelling guide that you have qualifications or current accreditation in reference to:

Refer to the Activity Guidelines for Snorkelling of your relevant Australian State:

 
Who Do You Provide Snorkel Guide Courses and Training For?

Snorkel Guide courses and training are provided for organisations, groups and individuals and can be run for large groups or privately one on one.

These include schools, outdoor education companies, tour operators, eco charter operators, tourism operators, teachers, outdoor leaders, dive and snorkel guides, and snorkel supervisors.

Some of my previous clients include leading schools and colleges such as:

In addition, outdoor education institutions and marine care groups:

As well as other eco tour and multi-award winning eco-charter businesses:

Do You Offer Ongoing Training Services?

Yes! 

Ongoing training and coaching is available individually or in groups for special skills training in snorkelling, freediving, mermaiding as well as first aid and professional instructor courses.

Do You Run Courses Interstate and Other Destinations?

Yes!

Courses can be run all across Australia. Travel fees and charges apply. Please enquire with your specific needs and I’ll be happy to assist.

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