Spearfishing Beginners Course
The Underwater academy: spearfishing for beginners
The level 1 spearfishing course is taught over two days $450 pp
Built around the structure of the AIDA 1 freediving course, the knowledge and skills of freediving is melded with the practical elements of hunting underwater. The course teaches you about spearfishing and associated safety with some fun challenges to aim for. Your instructors, with over 20 years experience in both the spearfishing, freediving and marine science worlds impart their knowledge on the following:
Personalised gear selection for body type and style of diving
Gear maintenance, set-up and rigging
Fish identification, sustainable selection and hunting techniques for a variety of local species
Protected species and ethical selection
Sharks, hydrology and environmental hazards.
The course is split into theory and practical components where students cover:
Correct safety, rescue and breathing techniques for freediving
Equalisation and duck-diving for spearfishing at different depths
Efficiency for maximising bottom time
Additionally, part of the course will also feature a gear testing section, where students can test different types of freediving and spearfishing gear:
Fins: Carbon, fibre-glass, composite and plastics with varying stiffnesses.
Spearguns: The latest available spearguns stocked at Adreno
Masks: If you haven't found the perfect fit, now's your chance to try a huge range of the latest masks.... underwater!
Successful completion of the course will qualify you for certification as an AIDA 1 free diver. This is a good step toward the deeper freediving and spearfishing courses we have available.
- Must be 18 years of age, or 16 with parental permission
- Must hold a valid fishing license if required by relevant state law
- Must be able to swim 300m with fins on