Straddie Freediver Course (for spearos)

$749.00

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Get competent, confident and learn to freedive on Stradbroke Island

The course will give you the freediving skills and knowledge to safely spearfish.

Safe | Fun | No-ego

8 students – 2 Instructors + Assistants

Included in this course

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers on North Stradbroke Island
  • All food
  • Padi Online Learning (complete prior to course)
  • Padi Freediver Certification

Not Included

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

If you already have some basic spearfishing competence, you will learn the freediving side of this including safety, physiology, better technique and rescues to take your spearing to the next level!

Basic Course Outline

Day 1

  • Arrive arvo/early evening on North Stradbroke Island at Dunwich
  • Transfer to accommodation and settle in
  • Dinner
  • Padi Freediver Theory

Day 2

  • Complete Padi Freediver Enclosed Water Activities
  • Breathing Workshop
  • Start Padi Freediver Open Water Activities
  • Complete remaining Padi Freediver Requirements
  • Transfer back to Dunwich for ferry back to Cleveland (Brisbane)

AT THIS POINT NO FUTURE COURSE DATES ARE LOCKED IN BUT PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

FAQ

  • 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.

  • What are the Padi Freediver Requirements?

90 seconds static breath hold. 25m dynamic.10m constant weight dive in the Ocean. Buddying and rescue techniques. Complete online Padi learning. Swim either 200m or 300m with a mask, snorkel, and fins on.

  • 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 would like to learn to spearfish, is this the course for me?

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

  • 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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