This is a combo PFI Freediver certification class with instructor Lance Lee Davis which includes an added half day (4 hour session) of guided hunting from a boat in groups of two, in which students will have the opportunity to explore some local kelp forests and reef structure. Boat fees are included in the price of the class. Students wishing to spearfish are responsible for carrying DAN insurance and purchasing their own CA Sportfishing licenses (this would be CA Sportfishing license plus Saltwater Enhancement. Click here for CA DFW website). DAN insurance and a license ARE NOT required to take this class--they are required ONLY for students wishing to hunt during the Reef/Kelp dive sessions. Students wishing to rent or purchase equipment may do so during lunch on the first day of class from the shop hosting us, Spear America Southbay.
This class is a three day intensive, with Friday for classroom and pool training, Saturday for freediving safety and technique training in the ocean, and Sunday through Monday for hunting or night diving.
During the class students will dive up to 20M (66') and do statics breathholds of up to 4 minutes. Total class cost is $650. This is a three day class. To register and secure your spot, pay $325 nonrefundable deposit today (after paying the deposit, any change of date is $75). Balance is due at the start of class. After registering you will receive and email with additional information about the class as well as a link to pay your balance. Course manual will provided at the beginning of class.
What to do to prepare for the class? Before the class, checkout the 'EQ 101' article on my blog (https://www.socalspearit.com/single-post/2018/05/07/Equalizing-Your-Ears-101). Some students find it very beneficial to do a little bit of ear homework before the class. Equalizing ability (not breathhold!) is the most common limiting factor for students when it comes to ocean work.
Friday, August 13 7:00am - 12:30pm | CLASSROOM - FREEDIVE SAFETY AND TECHNIQUE (Spear America Southbay, Torrance) 12:30pm - 1:45pm | LUNCH 1:45pm - 6:00pm | POOL (Dive N Surf, Redondo Beach)
Saturday, August 14 9:00am - 12:00pm | OCEAN SESSION 1 (Veteran’s Park Beach, Redondo Beach) 12:00pm - 2:00pm | LUNCH 2:00pm - 6:00pm | CLASSROOM - SPEARING AND HUNTING (Spear America Southbay, Torrance)
ADDRESSES: CLASSROOM: Spear America Southbay, 18503 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 POOL: Dive N Surf,504 N Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 OCEAN: Veteran’s Park Beach, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277