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Give your budding ocean explorers the skills they need to stay safe, capable and curious in dynamic aquatic environments!

This programme has been designed especially for young explorers aged 8-12 years old and will be held in Tasmania over two consecutive weeks. 

It's a fun, engaging and jam-packed programme specifically designed to give adventurous kids confidence and skills in changing ocean environments.

We base all our teaching around interactive, stimulating games and exercises that keep everyone interested, motivated and safe.

The One Ocean International WaterGROMS Programme, from which this has been adapted, is specially tailored to ensure little legends learn in a fun, engaging and safe environment.⁠

Your child will take away solid foundation skills in Aquatic Resilience, Panic and Fear management, remaining Calm Under Pressure (both in and out of the water!), CO2 tolerance and the urges to breathe, the One Ocean International breathing patterns, practical anatomy and physiology, first aid and rescue, ocean buddy systems, mindfulness and positive mental anchors...and so much more!⁠

This is programme designed to set kids up for success- not only in the ocean, but also in life!⁠

Course Overview

Students begin their learning via our dedicated Online Learning Hub, which is designed to support learning every step of the way and provide access to much of the theory behind Aquatic Resilience and Watermanship in a self-paced environment.

Our aim in the Ocean Explorers Programme is to give students the understanding of why we do things and how the body reacts to certain situations and to instil confidence and self-belief.

This is followed by fun, challenging and realistic confined-water training which is tailored to individual experience and local beach conditions. 

Practical training covers areas such as:

  • Breath Hold and Apnea

  • Swimming in the surf

  • Freestyle and sidestroke swimming techniques

  • The Buddy System

  • Black Out Rescue

  • Marine environment hazard identification

  • Ocean preparedness

  • Sea Survival

  • First aid and Rescue

  • Panic and Fear Management

All instruction and insurance are included in the program cost. 

This program has limited availability, so act quickly to secure your spot! 


How much does it cost?

This is a 2-part programme, costing $195 per child for the whole course.*  You can book by clicking HERE.


The exact location of will be weather dependent, however, our starting point for Day 1 will be in St Helens for a short education session. The afternoon practical sessions will be in a private pool. Day 2 will be all practical, beginning at Burns Bay, at the end of St Helens Pt Road.

Will parents be involved?


Each child will need to be accompanied by a capable and responsible adult for Day 1 (it's fine if you have more than one child, but only one parent - please discuss with us beforehand!!). Parents will be expected to get involved with all the activities as this is a shared learning experience for everyone! 

How long is each session & what will we learn?


Each session builds upon the last, focusing on key objectives and outcomes, including fostering enjoyment, positivity, and safety, learning emotional control and fear response management through nervous system and breathing regulation, mastering safe practices for ocean environments, such as Safe/No Safe Zone identification, How To Help A Friend protocols, and recognising water movement patterns and Safe Adventure principles, instilling a mindset that embraces challenges and aspires to achieve, and ultimately, nurturing resilience and confidence in water-related activities.

What equipment will we need?

Each child will need to have a wetsuit to keep them warm (preferably with a hood!) and a snorkel mask or goggles.

Everyone will also need to bring: swimmers, a water bottle, a towel, warm clothing and any water craft they would usually use at the beach!


Who are our instructors?

This programme is being coordinated by One Ocean International Managing Director, Nathan Burns. Nath is a water-mad surfer, spearfisherman and body surfer who's currently in the process of helping his young daughter become a mermaid! He is a Registered Paramedic (working in metro, rural and austere settings for more over 15 years), and has spent the majority of his adult life on the road and in the outdoors- either travelling, guiding expeditions or working in Outdoor Education.

He has led countless wilderness and medical trips to far-flung places like Nepal, Japan, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.  

He has a deep interest in the physiology, psychology and dynamics of teamwork and leadership and is always looking for ways to further his understanding in this area.

He is slowly trying to master the intricacies of woodworking, is an avid mountain biker, a life-long surfer, a coffee-nut, a doting father/husband and a proud Tasmanian.



We love questions!! Just shoot us an email:





AGES 8-12

$195 / 2 full days

9AM Mon JAN 8, 2024 
9AM Mon JAN 15, 2024 
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