PADI Freediver CourseIntroduction to Spearfishing Fun Day

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Join us for an introduction to Spearfishing fun day with one of the top Spearfishing and Freediving instructors in Australia!

Diving Adelaide has teamed up with Primal Minds to bring you the most complete, educational and thoroughly enjoyable Spearfishing and Freediving courses in the country. If you want to find out what spearfishing is all about or are keen to get started, but don’t know how, then the Spearfishing Fun Day is the perfect place for you to start!

It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, from absolute beginners to advanced spearos, you’re sure to learn or experience something new!

Why choose Diving Adelaide to start your Freediving and Spearfishing adventures?

This is a question we get asked a lot by people who want to take the plunge with us, so we decided to put a short list of the main reasons on our website. This is just the short list, if you would like the longer version, please don’t hesitate to shoot us an e-mail!

  • Freediving Experts: We’ve partnered with Primal Minds, the leading freediving and breath work trainer in SA, to bring you the most educational, fun and best value freediving courses in the country. Alex from Primal Minds is a dedicated freediving and spearfishing instructor with over 14 years of experience (not a scuba diving instructor who also runs a spearfishing course).

  • Individualised training: We can cover more information based on your future goals, whether that be freediving, personal development, spearfishing, better mental health, mind development or bio hacking – just let us know your goals.

  • Fun and Passionate Dive Team: Our team is friendly, fun and always willing to help but most importantly they are well trained, professional and passionate about what they do.

  • Lowest Gear Prices: On most of the gear we sell we are either the cheapest in the world or the cheapest in Australia. It’s simple: we just cannot be beaten on price!

Who this Fun Day is for:

  • Anyone and everyone (14 years and older).
  • Anyone that would like to have a go at spearfishing, cray fishing or abalone diving, but doesn’t know where to start.
  • Spearos that feel they can use advice or guidance ,so they can progress faster
  • Those who would like to give some new gear a try!

Standard Schedule:

The Introduction to Spearfishing Fun Day is the perfect place for you to learn more about what spearfishing entails and see whether this sport is for you (in a safe and fun environment)!

This is a short overview of the course schedule:

Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm

  • We’ll start the day with a short theory session on the beach, designed to introduce new spearos to the sport and guide them on the things that they should be thinking about when starting off.
  • We’ll dive into some detail about the gear that you’ll need and do some demonstrations on guns, cray snares, wetsuits, fins, catch bags, floats and more.
  • Then we’ll get into the water and start trying out some new techniques and gear, shoot some fake fish targets, grab some toy crays and work on our freediving skills!
  • Throughout the day you’ll get to learn first hand from one of the top Spearfishing and PADI Freediving instructors in the country, ask questions and do a meet and greet with Youtuber Ethan from EJC Adventures.
  • We’ll finish the day off with a relaxed BBQ to talk about the day and discuss any further questions.

What you need to know before the Fun Day:

  • You need adequate swimming skills (specifically be able to swim with fins!) and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with spearfishing, snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is required.
  • You will need to complete a short medical questionnaire to determine whether there are any specific health risks which may exclude you from participating in the course.
  • A minimum age of 14 years old applies to this event.

What you will need to bring:

The following equipment is required for the course:

  • Wetsuit (5mm open cell or 7mm standard).
  • Proper fitting, low profile/freediving mask and snorkel.
  • Fins (Freediving fins recommended)
  • Rubber weight belt with weights.

If you do not have the above equipment, we have some gear available for rental! Alternatively, come and see us in our new Adelaide megastore at 21 Grove Avenue, Marleston or check out our online store: Online Dive Gear for the best prices in Australia!

Limited hire gear is available, so please let us know well in advance if you would need to hire any or all of the above.

Why we do the Introduction to Spearfishing Fun Day:

  • Create a relaxed and fun environment for new spearos to get an idea of what they will need to think about when getting into spearfishing.
  • Provide the opportunity to handle, load and shoot a speargun in a safe environment with professional guidance.
  • Promote better safety practises in the sport, grow the sport and maintain its great reputation.
  • Help you to connect with fellow spearos in the area and make future dive buddies.
  • Improve knowledge on fish species, rules and regulations, catch limits etc. in the area.
  • Promote sustainability and responsibility.
  • Guide people so they too can provide food for the family just the way nature intended!
  • Strong focus on getting back to nature, improving mindsets and promoting better mental health!

Come and join a small group of likeminded individuals on an unforgettable day and make buddies for life!

Frequently Asked Questions

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”How fit do I have to be to learn to freedive?``

You don’t have to be superfit to do the course, but at least an average fitness level is recommended. Almost anybody can learn to freedive, but the fitter you are, the easier it will be. Being comfortable in the water will go a long way too!

”Where will I be able to dive with my certification? “

Any dive centre around the world will recognise your PADI certification card and will allow you to dive with them. PADI is the largest certification agency in the world with more than 6000 dive centres. Even if you dive with a non-PADI dive centre, they will still recognise your certification.

”Can I reschedule the course if I get sick (including COVID-19), cannot complete the online training in time, need to isolate or for any other reason? “

You can reschedule at any time before or during the course. For each rescheduled participant, we will charge a rescheduling fee of $99 to cover our overhead costs. As soon as a course spot is booked, we reserve lanes in the pool, block a spot on the course and book the instructor in for the course. Unfortunately we have to charge the rescheduling fee because of these costs and the fact that you are blocking a spot that in most cases will not be filled by someone else.

”What happens when the weather isn’t looking too good?”

The main reason we do the in water training in Mt Gambier is that the weather won’t stop us from diving! Even if it rains and the wind blows, we can still dive the sinkholes and the conditions will still be great!

``Is there a minimum number of participants on each course?``

Yes, the minimum number of participants for us to run a course is two. About 95% of our courses run as planned, as apart from the occasional midweek course in the middle of Winter, it hardly ever happens that we don’t get two bookings on a course.

If we have to cancel a course because of lack of interest, you have the option to reschedule (free of charge of course) or get a full refund of your course fees.

”Will I need to bring any gear myself?”

Yes, we don’t provide rental gear on these courses. Our freediving and spearfishing suppliers may have a range of demo gear available for you to try and use during the course, but please make sure you bring your own suit, fins, mask, snorkel and weight belt.

Booking Terms & Conditions

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Terms & Conditions

No shows, cancellations and transfers

  1. If you cancel your course on or within 7 days of the start date of the course, no refund will be given.
  2. If you cancel your course 7+ days before the start date, a cancellation fee of $99 will apply and the PADI eLearning portion of the course will be non-refundable.
  3. If you fail to attend your course without notification, no refund will be given.
  4. You may reschedule your course before the course starts at any time and for any reason (including sickness, not completing eLearning in time, COVID-19 related issues such as isolation, etc). A $99 rescheduling fee will apply.
  5. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions on the dive medical questionnaire, clearance to dive by a SPUMS dive doctor will have to be provided at the start of the course (stating you are fit to dive unconditionally). Failure to do so will result in a $99 rescheduling fee.
  6. You may transfer the course to someone else at no charge before the start of the course. The PADI eLearning portion ($180) of the course may need to be purchased again if the original participant has registered for PADI eLearning.
  7. All instructions are provided in English only. You are required to be proficient in English. Other students cannot translate on behalf of your instructor. No translation services can be used.
  8. If you fail to complete the course during the scheduled times, a $99 rescheduling fee will be payable to complete the course at a later date.
  9. Failure to adhere to all of the pre-course requirements found on the course overview page (including completion of any online training) will result in cancellation of the course. No refund will be given and rebooking will be at full cost.
  10. You need to be able to swim at least 200m continuously and tread water for a minimum of 10 minutes. This will be tested at the start of the pool session. Failure to perform these two tests within the allocated time frame will result in course cancellation without refund and rebooking will be at full cost.
  11. Courses must be completed within 180 days of the original start date.
  12. Under 18’s must have a parental waiver signed by parent/guardian on or before the start day of the course.
  13. All fees are per person.
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