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PFI Freediver course + Hunting (Los Angeles), October 20 - 23

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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 and lobster card Click here for CA DFW website). DAN insurance and a Sportfishing licenses 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 Redondo. If renting, expect to rent for 2 or 3 days.

This class is a three day intensive spread out over a 4 day window, with the first day for classroom and pool training, second day for sport freediving safety and technique in the ocean, and last two days for hunting and night diving. Each student will dive ONE three hour session on day two, as well as ONE four hour session on either day 3 or 4, and all students will need to be in attendance for the entirety of the first day.

During the class students will dive up to 20M (66') and do statics breathholds of up to 4 minutes. Total class cost is $700. To register and secure your spot, pay $350 nonrefundable deposit today (after paying the deposit, any change of date is $100 and subject to availability). Balance is due at the start of class. After registering, within about a week of class start, you will receive and email with additional information about the class, e-learning code, as well as a link to pay your balance.

What to do to prepare for the class? Before the class, checkout the 'EQ 101' article on my blog ( 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, October 20
7:00am - 11:30am | CLASSROOM - FREEDIVE SAFETY AND TECHNIQUE (Spear America Southbay, Torrance)
11:30am - 1:00pm | LUNCH
1:00pm - 5:00pm | POOL (Dive N Surf, Redondo Beach)

Saturday, October 21 (students will dive only ONE session)
7:00am - 10:30am | OCEAN SESSION 1 (Veteran’s Park Beach, Redondo Beach)
10:30am - 2:00pm | OCEAN SESSION 2
3:00pm - 7:00pm | CLASSROOM - SPEARING AND HUNTING (Spear America Southbay, Torrance)

Sunday, October 22 (students will dive only ONE session)
8:00am - 12:00pm | REEF/KELP DIVE SESSION 1 (Redondo/Palos Verdes, leaving from Redodo Marina)
12:15pm - 4:15pm | REEF/KELP DIVE SESSION 2
4:30pm - 8:30pm | REEF/KELP DIVE SESSION 3

Monday, October 23

CLASSROOM: Spear America Redondo, 2301 Artesia Blvd Suite 2, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 [NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS!]
POOL: Dive N Surf,504 N Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
OCEAN: Veteran’s Park Beach, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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