Rocky Island

COURSES AND TOURS

FREEDIVING AND WATER SAFETY

COURSES.

Science exploration with us includes all the different ways you can interact with the environment. At Argonaut Science we have benefitted greatly from our water skills training. Aside from holistically learning more about yourself, freediving is a brilliant way to explore the underwater environment with minimal impact and disturbance while maintaining a high standard of safety. As such, we offer courses led by experienced instructors and PADI Freediver certifications. In general, connecting with and being comfortable in water is an important skill. So aside from purely freediving courses, we offer water safety and general safety training too.

PADI Freediver

(ZAR 3000 in CPT or DBN)

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study guided by an instructor.

  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres.

  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, focusing on proper buddy and safety procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres depth.

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Drownproofing & Water Confidence: Fear and Water

(ZAR 2000 in CPT or DBN)

  • Improve your water skills, safety, and comfort.

  • Suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities and helpful for recreational as well as professional applications.

  • Work with your fears in a simple, practical, and healthy way which contributes to building a good long-term relationship with water.

  • Individual or group sessions are tailored depending on the needs of the participants.

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PADI Basic Freediver

(ZAR 1500 in CPT or DBN)

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study guided by an instructor.

  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres.

  • This is a subset of the PADI Freediver course and can be upgraded to the PADI Freediver level by a PADI Freedive Instructor.

  • The minimum age is 12 years old making this course suitable for teenagers wanting to learn basic freediving knowledge and skills.

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Emergency First Response: Primary (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid)

 

(ZAR 1500 in CPT or DBN)

  • A basic entry-level first aid course following the emergency considerations and protocols developed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

  • We focus particularly on diver and water safety skills (this course is a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver certification).

  • Individual or group sessions. It is recommended that the whole family takes this course and learns as a group.

  • Please inquire if you also need South African Department of Labour approved Level 1 First Aid certification.

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TOURGUIDING..

Marine and Coastal Guiding

(ZAR 500 pp for groups of 3 - 10)

Sometimes you just want to walk on the beach​/mangrove/estuary, other times you really want to know more! What are the colourful creatures that bejewel the rock pools? Is it a plant or an animal? Why are there worms growing on that snail? You will be led by a Marine Scientist and registered South African Tourist Nature Guide (FGASA- and CATHSSETA-accredited), our 3 hour tour will answer all your weird and wonderful questions as well as provide you with some scientific insight into the marvels of the coastline. Using a few homemade citizen science tools, you'll get to see invisible worlds. And of course, in true South African fashion, snacks are included!

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