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F.i.i. Spearfishing Course

Available Courses:
April 13th

April 20th

May 18th

June 15th

July 27th

August 10th

September 7th



This innovative course was developed to fulfill the need for spearfishing safety education in the community, with an emphasis on nurturing this craft as the most sustainable and selective method of fishing. Whether a seasoned underwater hunter or just starting out, participants leave this course with the skills necessary to be a well-rounded, safe and successful hunters.

The FII course manual is one of the most extensive references ever written on the craft of spearfishing.

Course Syllabus

Throughout this course participants learn the knowledge and proven techniques used by world record spearfishermen and women, all delivered in a comprehensive and easy-to-learn format. The curriculum includes:

  • Spearfishing safety
  • Location safety
  • Spearfishing equipment
  • Hunting techniques
  • Spearfishing ethics
  • Catch management

Course Duration:
Five hours of classroom instruction, three hours of confined water training and an optional add-on spearfishing day to refine new techniques in the local environment.

Age Requirement:
16 years old or older

FII Level 1 Freediver or Junior Freediver Certification or equivalent

-Competent swimming skills and comfortable in open water
-Participants must be 16 years or older
-Equipment: Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights and timing device

Students can purchase or rent gear at Spear America at least 1 day prior to their scheduled classroom session. It is not recommended to rent your gear the day of your class due to rental gear being limited and possibly out of stock by the day of your class. Please be sure to plan ahead! Students receive discounts on gear purchases.

Proper gear is extremely important to your safety and success for this course. We do not allow bodyboarding, surfing, snorkeling or scuba gear to be used for this course. Unsure if your gear is appropriate for the class? Email us photos of your gear at and we can double check it for you!

Next available Course:
April 13, 2024

Classes fill up quickly!

Buying this as a gift for someone? Purchase this class now and once the recipient is ready, email us at to get scheduled. If these dates don't work, we can reschedule the student for a future class!

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Once purchased, we’ll reach out to you via email regarding your next steps. Have questions? Please reach out to us at 949-536-5336 or email us at

Return Policy for classes:

Courses are non-refundable but can be rescheduled for a later date.

Why take an FII course:
Were you aware that FII (Freediving Instructors International) mandates its instructors to reach the pinnacle of excellence? Even the most skilled freedivers often undergo the FII training multiple times, given that instructors in training must achieve a flawless 100% score across three distinct sections. A 99% score, even in 1 section means the instructor in training will need to retake the course —each section demands a perfect score. FII maintains the highest standards in knowledge and safety education in the freediving realm. By taking an FII course, you are receiving the highest level of training by our FII Instructors who embody kindness, patience, passion, and extensive expertise.

Why purchase from Spear America:
-Receive student discounts
-Professional Gear fitting
-We’re a family owned business - This means we’re invested in building a relationship with our customers and offering individualized experiences. As a local business, we pride ourselves in being able to offer such a personal customer experience.
-Environmentally Friendly - Shopping locally reduces your carbon footprint by avoiding shipping products long distances.
-Shopping with Spear America helps support your local community and dive club. Spear America sponsors and supports many community events and the local dive club to ensure divers can continue to have fun throughout the year, meet new dive buddies and create lifelong memories!

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