What does the course cover?
The course and assessment covers topics such as:
- Safe snorkelling theory and practical skills
- Snorkelling skills and equipment handling
- Snorkel excursion leadership, planning, group control and problem management
- Rescue skills
- Personal snorkelling skills improvement
- Demonstations and briefings
What’s included in the price?
The snorkel guide course and assessment is broken into four modules. Delivered in a flexible and adaptive method, you can complete each step as you’re ready to progress (within 6 months of first registration).
- Registration and enrolment
- Snorkel guide course learning materials
- Course completion certificate
The course package does not include meals, equipment or accommodation.
Participants should first register for the course package to enrol and then follow each step in sequence as they are completed. Training sessions can be repeated if necessary, or used as refresher training if you’re a former certified snorkel guide that is returning to work after a long break.
What can I expect on the course?
When you attend a course you can expect to receive world class training, delivered by a proven industry leading and award-winning professional that encourages you to explore your career aspirations with genuine support and real-world experience and understanding.
The course will cover all the units that are assessed – you don’t need to have any prior knowledge.
You’ll have ample opportunity to attempt the tasks you need to, as the learning environment is inclusive, supportive and the atmosphere one where you’ll feel comfortable to get things right, and wrong. Developing the understanding and being able to demonstrate the correct skills in a safe learning environment is the philosophy behind our teaching and your successful future career.
As an example of what to expect in the course sessions, here is a brief outline. However this may change depending on the range of participants, prevailing weather conditions and timing of the course.
- Course registration and pre-learning (1-1.5hrs)
- On-line classroom theory session (1-3hrs)
- Confined water (pool) session (1.5-2hrs)
- Open water (shore dive) session (2hrs)
What do I need to bring?
Pool / Open Water
- Pool: Swimwear and 4-5mm wetsuit, towel, mask, snorkel, fins, weightbelt
- Open Water: Swimwear and 5mm wetsuit, towel, mask, snorkel, fins, weightbelt, sun protection
*We recommend thicker 5mm wetsuits for the in-water training. As we spend extended time in the water, you may get cold more quickly than you’re used to.
Fitness and Snorkelling Ability
Our snorkelling guide training and courses are immersive and focussed sessions of snorkelling and learning.
It’s therefore important that you are physically well, have a sufficient level of fitness, and are in good healthy condition to take full advantage of the training and education provided. Performing at your best for the duration of the course means firstly that you’ll be safe, and secondly you’ll make the most of your time and energy invested!
The minimum recommended snorkelling ability to attend the course is beginner to intermediate. However, keep in mind that you don’t have to perform anything that you consider beyond your abilities. You can always return to complete the practical skills sessions another time to demonstrate your abilities after practicing and refining them if you need to.
The provision of this nationally recognised and accredited training course is in partnership with and under the auspices of PADI Asia Pacific as the RTO (RTO ID#6729).