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Spear Fisher Forager – Spearfishing Course in Plymouth

Spear Fisher Forager - Spearfishing Course in Plymouth

£ 280

Laira Wharf, Plymouth

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Taster & Beginner
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 12
Laira Wharf, Plymouth
Max. group size: 4
Cancellation: Strict
£ 280

Activity Highlights:

Dive into the world of underwater foraging with our Spear Fisher Forager Course (SFF). Designed for those interested in exploring the ocean’s bounty without the use of a speargun, this 10-hour, one-day course emphasises safety, environmental awareness, and the intricacies of reef dynamics. Ideal for beginners, it offers an exciting introduction to marine foraging and diving.

Key Details

  • Price: £280 per person (discount offered for groups of 4)
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Group Size: Maximum of 4 students
  • Minimum Requirements: Ability to swim 200m unaided, completed medical questionnaire.

Key Skills

On your one-day course, we will cover and develop the following skills:

  • Understanding of anatomy and physiology related to diving
  • Knowledge of diving equipment and gear
  • Skills in accident prevention and safe ventilation techniques
  • Environmental conservation awareness
  • Foraging and basic diving skills
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Regulatory knowledge (IFCA and MMO)

Course Breakdown

Morning: Classroom Theory

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding body responses underwater.
  • Equipment/Gear: Overview of foraging and diving gear.
  • Accident Prevention: Safety measures including equalisation and ventilation.
  • Environment and Conservation: Sustainable practices and ecosystem protection.
  • Foraging and Diving Skills: Basic techniques for marine foraging.
  • Dive Planning Basics: Effective dive planning strategies.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Compliance with IFCA and MMO regulations.

Afternoon: Practical Application

  • Warm-Up and Equalisation Practice: Pre-dive preparation and pressure equalisation.
  • Duck Dive and Finning Technique: Skills for efficient underwater navigation.
  • Safety Drills: Surface buddy rescue and weight belt drop techniques.
  • Float Line Management: Handling float lines during dives.
  • Foraging Discovery: Hands-on experience in sustainable underwater harvesting.

Prerequisites

  • Competency in swimming 200m without assistance.
  • A completed medical questionnaire to ensure fitness for diving activities.
  • We can take participants as young as 12 years old. However, there are guidelines for anyone under the age of 18 which are as follows:
    • Those between 12 and 16 years old must be accompanied by a participating parent/responsible guardian.
    • Those aged between 16 and 18 may attend alone but they will need an authorisation form to be completed by a parent/legal guardian.

Location

We are based in the lovely marina at Laira Wharf in Plymouth, before heading out in our boat for the practical session. 

Why Choose Us?

Our centre is at the forefront of spearfishing and foraging education in the UK. Established in 2018, we are located in the stunning South West of England and operate with ‘Relentless’, our 6m coded RIB, ensuring safe and extensive exploration of coastal waters. With a team of dedicated coaches and pilots, we offer a unique training program that provides a clear path for progress in your spearfishing and freediving journey. Join us for an unforgettable day of discovery, learning the art of marine foraging in a friendly, supportive environment.

Ready to unlock the ocean’s mysteries? Book your spot online for an immersive experience into the world of underwater foraging.

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What's Included:

  • Instruction and support from experienced coaches
  • Use of our 6m RIB, 'Relentless', for practical training
  • Comprehensive learning materials for in-depth understanding
  • Safety equipment and refreshments

What's Not Included:

  • Personal diving gear (available to rent)
  • Transportation to and from the course location

Group Size of 4 and above: 5% discount

Discounts

Discounts

Group Size of 4 and above: 5% discount

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to offer flexibility, and accounting for some individuals choosing to use their own kit, gear rental is not included in the course price. However, you can add equipment rental to your booking and be supplied with our top-quality kit.

The pricing is as follows:

  • Full Kit (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Socks, Gloves, Wetsuit) – £50pp
  • Wetsuit – £30pp
  • Mask, Snorkel & Fins Rental – £30pp

Please note, a deposit will be take on the day to account for lost or damaged items.

We are based in Plymouth, Devon. We deliver courses and charters in South Devon and East Cornwall. Our course meet at Laira Wharf, Plymouth, PL4 0SR.

Weather permitting, we generally run courses from June to September. However, we do arrange earlier and later courses.

You can see our upcoming course dates on the booking form. If you can’t see a date which suits you, just message the adventuro team in the live chat and they will do their best to find a time which will work for us and you!

You don’t have to be incredibly fit, although you must be comfortable in the water, a fairly confident swimmer (200m swim), and have a basic level of fitness. Our courses require the completion of a self-medical declaration. If you have any questions regarding this please just get in touch.

Yes. In order to enjoy and safely learn in an open environment.

Yes, we can take children from 12 years old on this foraging experience. However, those between 12 and 16 years old must be accompanied by a participating parent/responsible guardian. Those aged between 16 and 18 may attend alone but they will need an authorisation form to be completed by a parent/legal guardian.

The maximum dive depth on this course is 5 metres.

No. This course focuses on underwater foraging without the use of a speargun. It is the perfect introduction to the world of spearfishing. If you are set on using a speargun, though, we do offer a fantastic 2-day course which you can view and book at the bottom of this page.

Extras / Options

Full kit hire is £50 per person and includes a mask, snorkel, fins, socks, gloves and wetsuit.

Please note, a £50 deposit will be taken on the day in case of lost or damaged items.

Wetsuit hire is £30 per person.

Please note, a deposit will be taken on the day in case of lost or damaged items.

Mask, snorkel and fins hire is £30 per person.

Please note, a deposit will be taken on the day in case of lost or damaged items.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 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

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • 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