- Do I need specific requirements or abilities to apply for this course?
To take part in this educational course you need to be at least 18 years old and have profound English skills, so you can follow the training seminar and the instructions of the team leaders. It is also important to be physically fit, which means that you should be motivated to spend several hours per day on deck of a ferry to look for dolphins, whales and other marine mammals. Therefore, we need a certification from your doctor stating your current health status. Last but not least you need to get a travel health insurance before your departure to England.
- What services are included?
When you book a placement in the course we will secure you your participation. We will assist you with finding suitable travel insurance and flights. The program fee also includes a one-day training seminar, accommodation on board of the ferry, daily breakfast and dinner on board plus the support of experienced, English-speaking course leaders. If you have questions or problems should occur, you can contact us or the local team at any time. Flights, travel insurance, visa fees (if needed), airport transfers, one dinner in England and personal expenses are not induced in the program fee.
- Do I need certain medical precautions or requirements?
Before starting your educational adventure, you should see your doctor and talk to him about possible dangers, vaccinations and protection measures. We would recommend tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps and rubella before every journey. Moreover, you should take the medication you need with you, as the health care may not be sufficient. You should also consider vaccination for hepatitis A and if you want to stay longer even hepatitis B, typhus and rabies. Also make sure to take enough sunscreen and a hat with you to protect yourself from the intense sunlight on board. In general, we ask our participants to take a small first aid kit with them – this should include patches, anti-diarrheal agents, electrolytes, painkillers, broad spectrum antibiotics, disinfectants, antihistamines and possibly vitamin pills. Moreover, you should consult the website of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) to get information about possible travel and safety advice.
- How long can I stay in the course?
The course duration is three days.
- What kind of equipment should I take with me?
We advise you to take functional, long and short sleeved shirts and pants with you as well as shorts and long trousers, a wind and rainproof jacket, sandals and a pair of waterproof shoes which do not slip easily. Do not forget to bring your own medication, toiletries, towels, enough sunscreen, a sun hat, sunglasses and a refillable water bottle. Furthermore, you should pack your smartphone, a daypack, earplugs and personal items for your free time (e.g. books).