101 Spearfishing Course


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Get competent, confident and learn to spearfish on Stradbroke Island

The course will give you the spearfishing skills and knowledge to safely spearfish (perfect for people who already know how to freedive).

Safe | Fun | No-ego

Included in this course

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers on North Stradbroke Island
  • All food
  • All workshops, training and tuition

Not Included

  • Alcohol
  • Equipment (but hire can be arranged)
  • Ferry or barge transport

If you already have some basic freediving competence, you will learn the spearfishing side of this including speargun safety, hunting techniques and working in a team!

Basic Course Outline

Day 1

  • Arrive arvo/early evening on North Stradbroke Island at Dunwich
  • Transfer to accommodation and settle in
  • Dinner
  • Introduction to Spearguns
  • Speargun & Equipment Workshop
  • Species ID & Hunting Techniques Workshop

Day 2

  • Speargun Target Practice
  • Guided spearfishing in buddy pairs
  • Catch and Cook Activity (smoking fish, sashimi, 99 Spearo Recipes)

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Debrief
  • Transfer back to ferry
  • *Optional free spear session (dependent on tide times)



  • What happens if the weather or water visibility is not diveable?

Most of the course can still be completed and you will be able to come back and finish anything on a later course.

  • What if I need to cancel my course last minute?

We require 7 days notice otherwise you may lose your deposit. Often we can find another person to take the spot and you can do a later course. Full refunds are available provided we have notice.

  • I don’t know how to freedive, is this the course for me?

No, this course is only the spearfishing component. To complete the freediving training and spearfishing, look at the full freedive and spearfishing courses here

  • What gear will I need to bring?

Mask, snorkel and fins. Wetsuit or at least rashtop and boardies (in Summer), speargun, float and rigline, weightbelt and weights, dive knife.

  • I am a vegetarian/gluten free/other dietary requirement person, do you cater for me?

Yes, mostly! Food is provided and we all share (students and instructors) in food prep, cooking, dishes and cleaning. You will be prompted for dietary requirements and we shop accordingly. We have had pescatarians and people with gluten and or dairy intolerance and made it work!

  • How do I get to North Stradbroke Island?

Vehicle and passenger ferries depart from Cleveland all the time. The ferries drop you in Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island and we pick you up and take you to our destination. Generally we will advise times to arrive and pick you up from Dunwich. The passenger ferry costs approximately $15 return. If you are traveling from outside Brisbane, often we can connect you with other students and you can rideshare from the airport or public transport is available.


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