SPORTS, FITNESS & SURVIVAL

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Gape Year  Odyssey:

  • Life-Saving - Training in The Pool, Beach, and Surf, Huge Fitness Levels Will Be Achieved. You Will Be In The Best Shape Of Your Life

  • Surfing - Join Other Surf Enthusiasts From Beginners To Pros, and Experience What It’s Like To Be a Real Surfer.

      Do Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Courses and Learn How to Teach Surfing. 

  • PADI: Open Water Scuba Qualification - Learn What You Need To Know To Explore The Underwater World Using Scuba. Most People Find It a Rewarding Challenge. Learn How To Free Dive In The Open Water. Identify And Be One With Marine Life In The Open Ocean. (Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, and Sharks)

  • Kayaking Levels I, II, and III - Kayak With Different Types Of Kayaks On Flat Water. Learn To Kayak In The Ocean. Learn How To Teach Kayaking To Beginners And Intermediates. Learn To Kayak Over Rapids In Running Water

  • SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) - Learn To Catch a Wave On a SUP In The Ocean. Learn How To Teach SUPing. Yoga On a SUP.  Zinkwazi Is The Home To Some Of South Africa’s Top Ocean SUP Competitors

  • Body Surfing and Body Boarding - Different Beaches, Swells and Conditions

  • Land Sports - Yoga: Intro to Yoga – How Important It Is For The Mind And Body, Cross Fit – Incorporated Into Almost Every Daily Training Session. Indoor And Outdoor, Pilates – Learn Fundamentals of Pilates, BMX Introduction: Intermediate and Advanced Tuition: Skills and Tricks On Different Surfaces, Ramps, And Venues: Learn How To Teach BMXing To Beginners and Intermediates

  • Skating Introduction: Intermediate and Advanced Tuition - Skills and Tricks on different Surfaces,
    Ramps and Venues. Learn How To Teach Skating To Complete Beginners And Intermediate Skaters. Learn How To Set Up Ramps. Travel To Different Skate Parks In Durban and Ballito

  • Paintball Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced - Learn How To Work At And Run a Paintball Arena

  • Airsoft Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced - Tuition In Playing Airsoft and Working In An Airsoft
    Arena

  • Field games - How To Play And Teach a Variety Of Field Games And Sports. Like Capture The Flag, Ultimate
    Frisbee and Touch Rugby

  • Clay Pigeon Target Practice - Go To a Clay Pigeon Venue And Try Your Hand At Shooting Your Own Moving
    Target With a Rifle. Target Practice With Other Lethal and Non-Lethal Weapons

  • Ropes and Abseiling Supervisor Training - Do The High Ropes Course And Become a High Ropes Instructor
    Learn About All Parts Of a Climbing Tower. Abseiling, King Swing, Climbing Wall, Jacobs Ladder and Become An Abseiling Instructor 

  • Assault Course Training (Part Of Cross Fit) - Go Through Paces Of An Assault Course

Health, Nutrition & Fitness:

  • Regular Personal Fitness Assessments By a Qualified Personal Trainer - No Matter What Your Fitness Level,
    You Will Have Regular Assessments, Together We Will Set Goals For You And Help You Reach Them 

  • Daily Training In a Variety Of Disciplines - (eg. Swimming, Cross fit, Yoga, Pilates and Running) As Well As
    Extreme Sports (e.g. Self-defence, Lifeguarding, Paintball, Surfing, and SUPing). The Focus Is On
    Discovering and Developing New Skills Rather Than Showmanship of Existing Talents

  • Mental training - (Effort, Grit, Resilience, Determination, and Stamina)

  • Travel To, And Entry Into, Various Sports Competitions, Tournaments, and Events - e.g.: Swim The Midmar Mile,
    Trail runs, Adventure and Obstacle Races

  • Sports Science - Theory of Sports, Dry Needling, Massage, and Anatomy

  • Studies in Nutrition, Personal Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle - e.g.: Time- and Stress-Management

  • Plant to Plate - Hands-on Vegetable Planting, Composting, Organic Pest Control, Harvesting, and Preparation. Learn How To Grow Your Own Food And Live Off The Land

  • Cooking Courses - Indoor & Outdoor, Individual & Bulk, With & Without Recipes, Artisan Bread-Making, Catering, and Budgeting 

  • Survival Tracking - Learn The Art Of Tracking In The Local Forests. Track Bushbuck, Wild Pigs, Porcupines, Monkeys, Duikers, Mongoose, Cane Rats, Snakes On Our Doorstep - All In Their Natural Environment

  • Forest Foraging - Learn What You Can And Can’t Eat In The Local Forests 

  • Crayfishing & Spearfishing - How To Make Your Own Speargun And Catch Your Own Fish With a Homemade Spear

  • Lagoon, Shore And Deep-Sea Fishing - Learn How To Fish In Still Water, And In The Surf. Opportunity To Go Deep-Sea Fishing

  • Prawning - How To Throw a Net And Catch Prawns In a River

  • Musseling - Learn How To Collect Mussels And Prepare Them Sustainably. Collect And Eat Oysters Fresh Off The Rocks

  • Oyster Harvesting - Collect, How To Open, And Eat Wild Oysters Fresh Off The Rocks.

  • Beach Survival - Learn How To Survive On a Remote Beach Without Any Support For Days At a Time. Live Off The Ocean And The Land Using The Skills You Have Learned In The Course. Fully Equipped. Can Take Your Knife You Have Made, Honey You Have Harvested From Your Own Hive, And Vegetables You Have Grown In Your Own Garden. And All The Skills You Have Learned About How To Live Sustainably Off The Land. Forage On The Rocks And In The Forest. Make Your Own Shelter

MasterClass:

  • Life-Saving - Training In The Pool, Beach, And Surf. Huge Fitness Levels Will Be Achieved. You Will Be In The Best Shape Of Your Life

  • Surfing - Join Other Surf Enthusiasts From Beginners To Pros, And Experience What It’s Like To Be a Real Surfer

      Do Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Courses And Learn To Teach It. Learn How To Teach Surfing

  • Kayaking Levels I & II - Kayak With Different Types Of Kayaks On Flat Water. Learn To Kayak In The Ocean. Learn How To Teach Kayaking To Beginners And Intermediates. Learn To Kayak Over Rapids In Running Water

  • SUP (Standup paddleboarding) - Learn To Catch a Wave On a SUP In The Ocean. Learn How To Teach SUPing. Yoga On a SUP. Zinkwazi Is The Home To Some Of South Africa’s Top Ocean SUP Competitors.

  • Body Surfing And Bodyboarding - Different Beaches, Swells, And Conditions

Indigo Warrior Training Course:

 

  • Surfing - Opportunity To Learn To Surf, And Basics Of How To Assist In Teaching a Surfing Class

  • Kayaking - Learn To Kayak And How To Assist In Teaching a Kayak Class

  • SUP (Standup Paddleboarding) - Learn How To SUP And How To Assist In Teaching a SUP Class

  • Body Surfing And Body Boarding - Different Beaches, Swells And Conditions

  • Ocean Clinics - Intro to Lifeguard Signals, Assisting With a Lifeguard Rescue, Studies of Tides, Wave Action Swells, Rips, And Currents. Reading The Ocean. How To Swim Under Waves

  • BMX, Skating, Paintball, and Airsoft

  • Ropes And Abseiling - Do The High Ropes Course And Climbing Tower (Abseiling, King Swing, Climbing Wall, Jacobs Ladder) And Become An Abseiling Instructor. Learn How To Tie Knots And How To Belay. How To Assist In Running a High Ropes Course And Climbing Tower.

  • Field Games - A Range Of Field games such as ultimate frisbee, soccer, touch rugby, capture the flag, etc.

  • Swimming - 25 m pool

  • Water Slides

  • Pool Gladiators And Pool Games – A Range Of Fun Games In The Pool Such As Races, Obstacles, Training, Water Polo

  • Flow Arts - Poi Spinning, Fire-Staff, Dancing, Singing and Drumming

  • Arts and crafts

  • Dance

  • Djing

  • Marine Biology: Marine Ecology & Ecosystems, Ocean Life, Rock-pools and Conservation