Spearfishing Courses 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 lose your deposit. If you need to reschedule your course, we require 7 days notice and then often we can place you in a later course.

Do you refund on bookings?

We do not provide refunds. If sufficient notice is provided you may be able to reschedule your course to a date that suits you. In the event of exceptional circumstances a refund is provided minus an administration fee of $100 that will be deducted from the refund.

What are the Padi Freediver Requirements?

  • 90 seconds static breath hold
  • 25m dynamic
  • 10m constant weight dive
  • Demonstration of buddy diving 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 and snorkel
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit or at least rashtop and boardies
  • Speargun, float and rigline
  • Weight belt and weights
  • Dive knife
  • Beach Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen

*Rental Equipment is often available for a fee. Inquire via email.

I am already certified as a Freediver (either Padi or another agency), do I have to do it again and pay the same?

At this stage we only offer this one type of course and I can guarantee that we teach the freediving component with spearfishing 100% of the conversation. As you are already qualified, we may be able to give you some freebies (Merch and books) or a discount. Contact shrek@noobspearo.com to discuss.

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, Halal, gluten intolerant and or dairy intolerance and made it work!

How do I get to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)?

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 $25 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.