Advanced Snorkel-Harvester

This Advanced Snorkel-Harvester course on offer from Bottom Dwellers Freediving is a 2 Day Package where you’ll learn the fundamentals of snorkelling and hand-harvesting on our local BC coast. Learn Proper and Safe Snorkelling Techniques from a PFI Professional in the BD Advanced Snorkeler Package.  Take the Snorkelling and Hand Harvesting skillsets learnt in the class and pool and adapt them to Basic Marine Harvesting Applications in a Bottom Dweller's Snorkel Adventure where you'll learn about local marine life, rules and regulations, risk management and valuable techniques and skillsets for freedive-harvesting.

Includes: PFI Snorkeler Certification, PFI Safe Buddy Certification, All Instruction Class, Confined Water and Open Water settings, Pool Booking and a guided in-water adventure on the final day.

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Performance Freediving International Courses offered by Bottom Dwellers Freediving provide the students within its courses with 'DAN's Student Medical Expense Coverage'

The PFI snorkeler course is the entry level course in the PFI education platform which Bottom Dwellers instructs. By taking the PFI Snorkeler course you will learn proper safety and problem management techniques, skills, techniques and the basics of surface snorkelling with the option of limited skin dives to a maximum of 5m/16'. Taking the PFI Snorkeler course will allow you when completed, to enjoy the aquatic world in a safe and knowledgeable manner.

The Advanced Snorkeler Package also includes the PFI Safe-Buddy course providing you with a strong foundation in safety for Freediving and Snorkelling. This course is the fundamental building blocks of safety from the PFI Freediver course and will have you safely managing yourself and your buddy for breathold diving at the Advanced Snorkeler Level.

Take those skillsets learnt and adapt them to Basic Marine Harvesting Applications in a Bottom Dweller's Snorkel Adventure where you'll learn about local marine life, rules and regulations, risk management and valuable techniques and skillsets for freedive-harvesting.

Course Format:

Classroom: 6 hours
Confined Water/Pool: 4 hours
Open-Water: 2* hours in-water time (*pending variability of weather, conditions and groups ability)

Equipment Requirements:

As part of the PFI Snorkeler course with Bottom Dwellers you will learn to select, manage and maintain your personal equipment for snorkelling. (All equipment must be appropriate for the local environment in which the course will be taught)

  • Full Wetsuit (5-7mm for cold-water locations, with a strong recommendation of a 7mm freediving suit or at a minimum 5mm open-cell freediving suit)

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Fins

  • Weight-belt and weights (optional but recommended)

  • Snorkel Vest (optional)

If you're interested in taking a Advanced Snorkel-Harvester Course with Bottom Dwellers and you don’t see one posted in our calendar or you’d like to organize a private, please contact us by following the link below.

If you’re looking interested in the Advanced Snorkelling aspects but the hand-harvesting side of things maybe isn’t for you, check out our advanced snorkeler package which will get you spending more time under the surface and mastering freediving and surface safety protocols in no time.