Spearfishing & Freediving Course

Spearfishing & Freediving Course

Two / Three days

This spearfishing course Bali course covers the most important points from the PADI Freediver course along with extra information and skills needed for spearfishing. There are basic theory classes, a breathing workshop and open water lessons. Your goals are always discussed before starting. No previous experience necessary.

The spearfishing course Bali theory sessions cover some simple science on how the body works in relation to freediving. Learn how to relax the mind/body and increase your breath hold time using simple breathing techniques
 
In the water we cover hydrodynamic body alignment, how to move efficiently through the water, kicking with long fins, duck diving with a spear gun, rescue scenarios and shooting/reloading the gun.
 
We also discuss spearfishing equipment, hunting styles, understanding fish species and their habitats, killing and filleting fish, along with ethical and sustainable practices.
 
Spearfishing course Bali happens in Amed at our freediving school. The tropical coral reefs here are teeming with marine life, making them a great place to learn freediving and spearfishing.
 
We are passionate photographers and provide a free, high quality JPEG album of your Bali freediving course. We can also shoot and edit a high quality video of your diving for US$ 40. Click here to watch some of these videos.
Day 1:
Theory session:
  • The Mechanics of breathing efficiently and correctly.
  • Understanding and establishing a calm response to the urge to breathe.
  • The dangers of hyperventilation.
  • Breath as the mind / body link.
Practical breathing workshop:
  • Diaphragmatic relaxation breathing.
  • Recovery breathing.
  • Breath hold practice and feedback.
Lunch and drinks provided.
  • Discussion and feedback.
Theory session:
  • Basic Equipment induction.
  • Buoyancy and correct weighting.
  • Frenzel Equalisation technique.
  • Shallow water blackout and how to avoid it.
  • Buddy systems.
  • Rescue technique.
Ocean session 1:
  • Snorkel breathing.
  • Equalisation practice.
  • Body positioning/alignment.
  • Duck diving.
  • Rescue skills.
Day 2:
Theory session:
  • Where to find fish.
  • Spear Fishing equipment induction.
  • How to load a gun safely.
  • How to duck dive, move with and aim a gun.
  • Stealth and freefall techniques
  • Killing or disabling a fish with accurate shot placement.
  • How to hold and kill a fish.
  • Pelagic and reef fish species.
Ocean Session:
  • Loading and shooting.
  • Duck diving with a gun.
  • Target practice.
  • Spear fishing trip.
Lunch and drinks provided.
  • Discussion and feedback
Theory session:
  • The mammalian dive reflex.
  • Sharks.
  • Pelagic and reef fish species.
  • Using flashers and burley.
  • When to hunt.
  • Fishery regulations and ethics
  • How to de-scale and fillet a fish.
2 days: US$ 250 (no certification)
3 days: US$ 350 (with certification)
 
Price includes:
  • Meals and fresh fruit drinks (vegan and vegetarian options available).
  • Course materials.
  • Full equipment rental.
  • Internationally recognised PADI or AIDA certification.
  • A high quality, colour corrected JPEG photo album of your Bali freediving course.
  • USB data pack, including a wide range of freediving videos, books and documents.
  • Insurance for Bali freediving courses.
  • Spearfishng trip.
Extra costs:
  • Transport from/to Denpasar (one way) $20
  • Transport from/to Denpasar (return) $40