Spearfishing

 
2018

Date & Location Sign Up Instructor Cost
May 19 in North Palm Beach, FL Click Here!*  Jon $250
Jul 7 in North Palm Beach, FL Click Here!*  Jon $250

Email our Training Director, Matthew Pasa for questions or assistance registering. Email Info@teachmetofreedive.com or Click Here

**If you are signing up for a course & need to reschedule you will be charged a $150 rescheduling fee. Please be sure you can make these dates before you sign up.**

**Level 1 FII Freediving Certification or Equivalent pre-requisite required.  


ALL ABOUT Spearfishing:
The FII Spearfishing Course is a 1-day classroom and confined water course with an optional spearfishing charter the following day. The curriculum found in this course has been designed to create a reliable foundation of knowledge that will carry you for the rest of our life. Whether you are a season underwater hunter or are just getting into the sport, you will leave this course with the skills necessary to be a successful, safe, and more observant and ethically sound hunter.


Typical Schedule:
Day 1: 7:45am until about 5:00-6:00pm (Classroom in morning, lunch, pool in afternoon)


Fii Spearfishing CourseWHAT YOU WILL LEARN:


  • Ethics of a Hunter
  • Will explain the necessity of code of ethics and responsibility of every spearo to the ocean, our sport and to their families

  • Freediving & Spearfishing Safety
  • Will review freediving safety procedures and their application while spearfishing.

  • Location Safety
  • Will address the role and impact spearfishing locations have, as well as problems and safety management.

  • Spearfishing Gear
  • Will provide all necessary information about basic non-customized spearfishing gear, proper selection, use and maintenance.

  • Underwater Hunting
  • Will focus on how to develop a hunting skill while introducing some widely used hunting techniques

  • Confined Water Exercises
  • Will allow practical training of earlier discussed skills and techniques

 

Credits: Carlos CorreaWHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. Mask – A low volume freediving mask is recommended.

2. Fins – Long Blade Freediving Fins or Snorkeling fins.

3. Snorkel – A simple J-tube snorkel will be best.

4. Wetsuit – A 3mm is suitable year round in Florida. Open cell is preferable. A 1mm suit is the minimum requirement.

5. Weights – Small weights (1-2 lbs). It is better to adjust your buoyancy with smaller weights and also creates less drag. Coated weights are recommended, but uncoated weights are permitted as well.

6. Weight Belt– A rubber weight belt is necessary. Nylon weight belts are not permitted.

7. Freediving Computer – You will need a waterproof timing device. We highly recommend a freediving computer. The Aeris F.10, SporaSub SP1, and Beuchat Mundial are some of the best!

COST:
$250 per person


Feel free to contact us by calling the shop at 561-848-0678 or
emailing us with your private class scheduling needs or questions.

Please Note: Instructors are certified through Freediving Instructors International and are contractors for Florida Freedivers. All instructors carry their own liability insurance.