One-Day Spearfishing Course in Cornwall

£ 200

St Austell, Cornwall

One-Day Spearfishing Course in Cornwall
Minimum age: 18
St Austell, Cornwall
Max. group size: 4
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 200

Activity Highlights:

Our One-Day Spearfishing Course in Falmouth, Cornwall, is the perfect starting point for those keen to dive into the exhilarating world of spearfishing. Priced at £200, our 2024 courses are now open for booking. Designed for beginners, this course aims to equip you with all the basics of spearfishing, ensuring you’re ready to safely embark on your hunting adventures.

Key Details

  • Price: £200 per person
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Gear Hire: Included at no extra cost

What to Expect

This intensive course focuses on shallow water hunting and surface stalking, emphasising stealth to effectively ambush your prey. You’ll learn crucial skills including safety, gun handling, dive planning, fish identification, and more, all aimed at making you a proficient hunter. Unlike mere experience days, this course sets you up for sustainable and ethical spearfishing. With an instructor-to-student ratio of 1:4, you’re guaranteed personalized attention and a safer learning environment.

Course Breakdown

Pre-Course Preparation

Upon booking, participants will receive a comprehensive study booklet. This material covers core aspects of spearfishing safety, species identification, spear gun usage, dive planning, and hunting techniques. It’s designed to bring all divers to a common level of understanding before the course day.

Course Day Structure

  1. Safety and Overview: A recap on the study material, focusing on safety, species ID, and spear gun handling, ensures everyone starts on the same footing.
  2. Gear Familiarisation: Introduction to spearfishing equipment, with practical sessions on gear handling, weighting, and buoyancy for safety and comfort.
  3. Target Practice: Hands-on speargun practice in the water, aiming at underwater targets from different positions, including shooting from the surface.
  4. Hunting Techniques: Instruction on surface stalking and shallow water hunting, emphasizing stealth, environment use, and calm approaches to prey.
  5. Sustainable Practices: Guidance on ethical hunting, focusing on legal size limits and targeting only intended for consumption, to promote sustainability.

Practical Application

The course includes hands-on experience in shallow water environments, aiming to put theory into practice. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, participants will engage in exercises designed to refine their stalking and hunting skills, targeting species like Bass, Mullet, Garfish, and Mackerel.

What to Bring

Personal gear (if preferred, such as mask, snorkel, or fins), alongside food, a towel, and money for parking. All other equipment is provided. We can provide marks, snorkels and fins at no additional cost.

Post-Course Support

Upon successful completion, divers will not only gain foundational spearfishing skills but also receive a 10% voucher for gear purchases, encouraging them to continue their spearfishing journey with the right equipment.

This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to spearfishing, ensuring participants leave with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue spearfishing safely and sustainably.

Location

Set in the stunning waters of Falmouth, Cornwall, our course offers an ideal setting for learning spearfishing. With facilities like a café, parking and toilets nearby, everything’s set for a comfortable and convenient learning experience.

Prerequisites

Before attending, you’ll receive a booklet to study, ensuring everyone starts the course with a foundational understanding of spearfishing safety, species ID, and techniques. This prep work allows for a more efficient and focused in-water training session.

Why Choose Us

Our course stands out for its comprehensive curriculum, expert instruction, and the beautiful Cornwall location. We’re dedicated to teaching sustainable spearfishing practices, ensuring you can hunt and dive safely while respecting marine life. Our small group sizes ensure personalised guidance, making learning effective and enjoyable. Plus, with gear hire included and a discount on post-course equipment purchases, we provide everything you need to start your spearfishing journey with confidence.

Embark on your spearfishing adventure with us and master the skills to safely and ethically enjoy this amazing sport.

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What's Included:

  • Full gear hire
  • Comprehensive course book
  • In-depth safety, species ID, and spearfishing technique training
  • Practical underwater target practice
  • Personalised tuition in shallow water hunting and stalking
  • 10% voucher for gear purchase post-course

What's Not Included:

  • Food
  • Towel
  • Parking money

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Frequently Asked Questions

Spearfishing is the most selective form of fishing, producing virtually zero bycatch. Unlike other methods that often result in unintended species being caught and discarded, spearfishing allows you to target only the fish you intend to eat. Our courses emphasize sustainable practices, teaching you to identify and hunt only the correct species and sizes, contributing to responsible food sourcing.

Courses are structured for learning at your own pace in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Whether you prefer a training-intensive session or wish to dive straight into hunting, we can customise the experience. You’ll learn safe freediving techniques, how to manage your oxygen, hunt on the ocean floor, and even prepare your catch for a meal. Our approach prioritises hands-on water training over lengthy classroom sessions, ensuring a memorable and educational experience under professional guidance.

Our courses focus on:

  • Safety: Ensuring you can spearfish safely, both during the course and in your future endeavors.
  • Freediving: Fundamental skills such as safe weighting, breathing techniques, equalization, duck dive technique, finning form, apnea tables for breath-hold improvement, blackout risk management, rescue techniques, and dealing with cramps.
  • Spearfishing Techniques: Gear utilisation, speargun accuracy, understanding target species’ behavior, navigating underwater terrain, various hunting approaches, safe hole and cave hunting, advanced techniques for current hunting, float line management, lobster and crab hunting, fish dispatching, and ocean awareness.

By blending instinctive hunting skills with modern knowledge and techniques, the course is designed to make you an effective underwater hunter. You’ll learn everything from freediving basics to advanced spearfishing strategies, including gear usage, species behavior, and environmental awareness, all aimed at maximising your hunting success and sustainability practices.

Spearfishing is a rewarding sport that appeals to those interested in sustainable fishing, underwater exploration, and the challenge of hunting. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, our course is designed to enhance your skills and knowledge, ensuring a safe and successful spearfishing adventure.

Our courses attract a diverse group including weekend warriors seeking adventure, surfers looking for calm day activities, anglers desiring a more fruitful catch, and novices eager to learn spearfishing safely. The sport welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and fitness levels, emphasising energy conservation and breath-holding techniques suitable for everyone.

While spearfishing can be pursued year-round, the warmer months from late April to late September offer the most pleasant conditions for beginners, with the highest fish activity. However, we provide courses throughout the year, adapting to the UK’s diverse conditions to ensure a rewarding experience regardless of the season.

Yes, all necessary gear is provided at no extra cost. As UK distributors for leading spearfishing brands, we equip our students with top-tier equipment, including spearguns, knives, apnea wetsuits, freedive fins, and masks, ensuring a premium experience for every participant.

Our courses are designed to equip you for spearfishing in the UK’s variable conditions, teaching you to adapt and thrive regardless of the season. From navigating limited visibility to hunting during colder months, you’ll learn to leverage experience and knowledge to secure catches year-round, truly embodying the spirit of a proficient spearo.

Absolutely! We value our students and offer kit deals and discounts post-course to support your continued spearfishing journey. Our goal is to ensure you’re well-equipped and confident to safely enjoy spearfishing, fostering a lifelong passion for the sport.

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  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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