I am pleased to hear that you had an opportunity to visit the Ocean Rider seahorse farm while you were vacationing in Hawaii, sir! The seahorse tour is an amazing experience for anyone who has an interest in these amazing aquatic equines.
The Ocean Rider seahorse training program is completely free of charge, Ralph, so there are no fees associated with the training at all. However, the seahorse training is a correspondence course that is conducted entirely via e-mail and we must therefore establish e-mail communication before you can begin the lessons. Just contact me at the following address with a brief e-mail that includes your full name (first and last), which I will need for my records, and then give me a little background information regarding your experience as an aquarist, and I will be more than happy to enroll you in the training program and get you started off with the first lesson right away:
It doesn’t matter if you have an aquarium up and running at this time that you would like to use for seahorses or if you will be setting up a new tank from scratch, Ralph, but if you are planning on using an existing aquarium, please include a description of the tank you have in mind. It will be helpful for me to know the size of the tank, including it’s dimensions (length, width, and height), the sort of filtration system and lighting you are using, and a complete list of all of the current aquarium inhabitants, if any, including the cleanup crew.
The additional information requested above will help me to provide you with the best possible assistance and guidance as we progress through the lessons in the training program.
Best wishes with all your fishes, Ralph!
Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor