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BOTTOM DWELLERS

 
 

Bottom Dwellers Freediving offers Freediving & Freedive-Harvesting/Spearfishing Instruction as well as Charter Services on Vancouver Island, based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Learn to Freedive for whatever application you seek in a safe and controlled environment while in the company of a freediving professional. Bottom Dwellers instructs Freediving Courses from the Performance Freediving International system which has a primary focus on Safety and Safe freediving practices.

Through the instruction and guidance of a Freediving Professional in class, pool and open water sessions:

  • Learn to freedive following Safe Buddy freediving practices
  • Learn to practice safe and proper freediving and breath-hold techniques
  • Learn about proper freediving equipment, safe diving practices and the fundamental physiology and physics of freediving in a classroom setting

Bottom Dwellers' students learn to freedive in safe buddy systems and are trained in risk management, preparing them to deal with and handle many of the risks associated with breath-hold diving.

In Bottom Dwellers Freedive-Harvester Packages take those skillsets learnt in the PFI Freediver Course and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications where you'll learn about local marine life, rules and regulations, risk management and valuable techniques and skillsets (including band-powered device handling) for freedive-harvesting and spearfishing.

Take your freediving to the next level and become a safe and competent freediver. Learn sustainable and ethical freedive-harvesting/spearfishing practices and principles. Know what it means to be a good freediver, freedive-harvester/spearfisher and reliable dive buddy.

Become a Bottom Dweller.

 
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About

Bottom Dwellers was founded by local Vancouver Island resident, Chris Adair, in the summer of 2017. Chris' mission as a passionate freediver/spearfisherman and owner/operator of Bottom Dwellers is to help the freediving community grow into a safer and stronger entity. Bottom Dwellers instructs the Performance Freediving International education system which is world renowned for its focus on safety and safe buddy diving practices. It is through providing this educational foundation that Bottom Dwellers will aid the freediving community to grow into a safer and stronger community, filled with safe and skilled freedivers. To learn more about who Chris Adair is and what it means to be a Bottom Dweller, follow the link below.

 Chris Adair, Owner of Bottom Dwellers, enjoying some amazing visibility in Finlayson Arm

Chris Adair, Owner of Bottom Dwellers, enjoying some amazing visibility in Finlayson Arm

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 Proper recovery breathing technique and surface safety being performed by students M.Scheinberg and N.Schmidt during a Bottom Dwellers line dive. Photo:  Jeremy Koreski

Proper recovery breathing technique and surface safety being performed by students M.Scheinberg and N.Schmidt during a Bottom Dwellers line dive. Photo: Jeremy Koreski

Courses

Bottom Dwellers offers a variety of Performance Freediving International courses with a focus on their "Freediver" Level. With options of: "Snorkeler", "Safe Buddy" and "Freediver" courses from the PFI instructional system as well as Bottom Dwellers Freedive-Harvesting/Spearfishing courses and Freedive-Harvester Packages there is a wide range of courses available to help find the right fit for you. Whether you want to hone your freediving skills to enjoy cruising the cold beautiful waters of the Pacific North West, get experience for a warm water trip or learn to use your Freediving skills for Freedive-Harvesting/Spearfishing purposes, Bottom Dwellers has a course for you. To learn more about the courses available and sign up for an upcoming course with Bottom Dwellers, follow the link below.

Performance Freediving International Courses offered by Bottom Dwellers Freediving provide the students within its courses with 'DAN's Student Medical Expense Coverage'. Ask us about our Course Refresher costs for Previous Bottom Dwellers Students!

 Loading a Speargun while out Harvesting reefs in the Gulf Islands. Photo: Dean Azim

Loading a Speargun while out Harvesting reefs in the Gulf Islands.
Photo: Dean Azim

 Facial Submersions... Bottom Dwellers Freediving adaptinging the mammalian dive reflex and slowing that heart rate. Photo: Jeremy Koreski

Facial Submersions... Bottom Dwellers Freediving adaptinging the mammalian dive reflex and slowing that heart rate.
Photo: Jeremy Koreski

 

Bottom Dwellers Community:
Coaching, Line Dives and more...

Bottom Dwellers offers 'Coaching' and 'Line Diving' sessions to take your freediving to the next level. Have a freediving professional work with you in coaching sessions on specific details, sharpening your skills and breathold as a freediver while keeping those safety and risk management practices sharp. Coaching sessions are a great way for the freediver student to complete skill sets needed to pass their Performance Freediving International certification. Line dives are offered allowing access to the Bottom Dwellers Freediving rig to perviously Certified Freedivers. Come out on the line, safety for your buddies and get that freedive experience in a fun and safe environment allowing you to keep your skills on point.

 Coaching Sessions: Refine your Safety and your Technique. Photo N.Martin

Coaching Sessions: Refine your Safety and your Technique. Photo N.Martin


 

Bottom Dwellers Freediving Merchandise now available for purchase at the Online Store. Follow the link to the store for purchase or browse what's on offer at the Merchandise Gallery.

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A glimpse into the passings seen by the Bottom Dwellers...

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 C.Adair swims with Sea Lions out of  Nimmo Bay Resort . Photo: Jeremy Koreski:  www.jeremykoreski.com

C.Adair swims with Sea Lions out of Nimmo Bay Resort. Photo: Jeremy Koreski: www.jeremykoreski.com

Guiding and Charters

Guiding and Charters for freediving, spearfishing and snorkelling are booked and built specifically to your groups needs. Local Southern and Western Vancouver Island Charters can be booked by contacting Bottom Dwellers. North Island charters are booked through Nimmo Bay Resort in the Great Bear Rainforest. If you're after a truly wild, and unique adventure in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest, contact Nimmo Bay Resort to put together a package suited to you and your groups needs.