Smooth Waters presents:

Welcome to the Academy! At Smooth Waters we offer various programs & classes to help broaden your experience and expand knowledge, safety, and skill. 

Our Croc Academy (at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park) offers a ranging curriculum and variety of courses specific to Crocodilians, safety, captive management, training, husbandry, practical handling and interaction and more, always with a focus on safety. From enthusiast to professional level courses, there’s a wealth of knowledge wrapped in adventure and something for everyone.

Our instructors: Our team of instructors possess over 100 years of collective experience in Croc handling, safety, husbandry, training, entertainment & educational program development, captive management and Crocodilian biology.   Below are current programs available for enrollment.

 
 

Alligator Academy

Course: “Alligator Academy” Introductory Class/ Crash Course

Instructor/s: TBA

Class Size: 1 to 4 student/s

Course Duration: (approx. 2 to 3 hours)

Tuition: $300.00 per student

Reservation Only (Subject to availability)

Description:

A crash course into the world of Crocodilian handling, training, behavior and safety. This intro level class is a fun, hands on, & action packed educational program that will no doubt change the way you look at Alligators & Crocodiles. Whether you are simply interested in an amazing vacation experience, or wanting to further your knowledge and skill on a professional level, this introductory class is a great place to start!

 

Croc Academy

Course: “Croc Academy” – Handling/Behavior/Safety

Instructor/s: TBA

Class Size: 5 students (Private classes also available)

Course Duration: 3 days

Tuition: $1500.00 per student (Private classes $2500)

Scheduled Enrollment Dates (Subject to availability)

Description:

A comprehensive, in depth training course on handling and interaction techniques with Crocodilians, beginner to intermediate handling, capture & restraint, and safety techniques, along with Crocodilian behavior, training and husbandry.  Enrollment is open to the average enthusiast but recommended for industry professionals in the zoo community and/or the field, or simply anyone aspiring to follow a career working in the animal industry.

 

Crocodilian Academy

Course: “Croc Academy” Professional – Handling/Behavior/Safety/Husbandry

Instructor/s: TBA

Class Size: 5 - 10 students

Course Duration: 5 days

Tuition: TBA

Scheduled Enrollment Dates (Subject to availability)

 

Description:

A comprehensive, in depth training course on handling and interaction techniques with Crocodilians, beginner to intermediate handling, capture & restraint, and safety techniques, along with Crocodilian behavior, training and husbandry.  Enrollment is recommended for industry professionals in the zoo community and/or the field, or simply anyone aspiring to follow a career working in the animal industry.