AN ECO-FRIENDLY AND SAFE ACTIVITY… IF YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IT
Spearfishing courses dedicated to freedivers and fishermen to face and improve, followed by an instructor, the indispensable topics for catching fish. The spearfishing courses follow a different program depending on the participant’s freediving and hunting skills, in harmony with the philosophy of KATABASIS FREEDIVING and SAILING where the practice of fishing is always selective, sustainable and above all safe.
We are against spearfishing competitions where the fish is considered a target to score points; we have always been committed to respecting the sea and the species that live in it and we are convinced that spearfishing can be an eco-friendly activity. Catching undersized fish, protected species and not respecting the environment in general will result in the immediate termination of the course.
CHOOSE YOUR SPEARFISHING COURSE
Duration: 2 sessions of 3 hours (theory+sea)
Objective: to learn the basics of underwater fishing within 5 meters
Techniques practiced: burrow fishing, mix spearfishing
Aimed at: absolute beginners with basic freediving skills who want to discover freediving fishing
Participation fee: € 200
BASIC SPEARFISHING COURSE
Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours (theory + sea)
Objective: to learn the basics of spearfishing within 15 meters
Techniques practiced: burrow fishing, spearfishing and ambush with an introduction to waiting.
Aimed at: Spearfisher with good freediving skills who want to deepen the topics and eliminate chronic defects
Participation fee: € 250
ADVANCED SPEARFISHING COURSE
Duration: 4 sea sessions (2 hours) + 2 theory sessions (1 hour)
Objective: to improve spearfishing within and beyond 15 metres
Techniques practiced: ambush, waiting and drop-in spearfishing, both within and beyond 15 meters.
Aimed at: Spearfisher with good/excellent freediving skills who want to refine their instincts and improve their performance
Participation fee: € 300
Participation in spearfishing courses includes
- Theory sessions
- Sea sessions
- Use of speargun and buoy
- Rental of MARES equipment with 50% discount
- Minimum 2 maximum 4 participants
- KATABASIS certificate of participation
What is required
- Freediving certification or proven experience
- Membership card valid for the current year (€ 20)
- Medical certificate of good health for Introduction and basic courses
- Sports medical certificate for diving activity for advanced course
Spearfishing courses are aimed at those who already have sufficient freediving technique to be able to tackle spearfishing topics. In the interests of the student, we recommend that those without basic freediving skills attend a freediving course beforehand in order to be able to enjoy the fishing lessons to the full. In this case, promotional packages are available if a freediving course and a spearfishing course are combined.
Equipment – Find out what you need and eliminate the unnecessary
Freediving technique – Duck-dive, finning, gliding, landing, restarting from the bottom, equalization
Variables – The impact of light, current, bottom and the behavior of small fish
Fishing techniques – Burrowing, mix spearfishing, ambushing, waiting and drop-in spearfishing
Safety – Safe freediving is more than just a list of rules.
Environment – Actively living respect for the environment, fish species and regulations with an active, proactive and demonstrative attitude.
Where, how and when
- At our headquarters in Baratti in Tuscany (Italy) by consulting the events calendar
- During Freediving and Sailing cruises
- By sending us a request for a group of at least 4 people
By requesting a program of private lessons