Freediver Course SEPT 20/21/22
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Freediver Course SEPT 20/21/22

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Freediver Course OCT 4/5/6
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Freediver Course OCT 4/5/6

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Intermediate Freediver Course Sept 12-15
Sep
12
to Sep 15

Intermediate Freediver Course Sept 12-15

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1 instructor / 4 students Seats + 1 Refresher Student Seat

If you're a capable and competent freediver looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive deep safely;  to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; to have a full understanding of the physics and physiology which affects you as a freediver and how to apply this science to applicable real life situations and scenarios. The PFI Intermediate Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving and expand upon them in detail throughout the course. You will learn freediving skills and techniques at an Intermediate Level and experience first hand how these will benefit you within an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physics and physiology of freediving and how your body adapts to the aquatic environment. The PFI Intermediate Freediver Course will allow you to reach depths of up 40m/135' deep during our open water sessions. In confined water sessions in this course you will also become seasoned with Static Apnea training, the goal of which would be increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

Focus of instructional material in the PFI Intermediate Freediver Course will be on:

• Proper Safety Practices and Procedures at an Intermediate Level
• Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving
• Open-water and Confined-water skills development. Take what you learn in the classroom to the pool, and from the pool to the ocean. Learn and improve proper freediving techniques and skills at an Intermediate Level including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, FRC and RV training protocols, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...
• Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Basic experience in Scuba, Freediving or a Competent & Capable Snorkeler comfortable with some time at depth.

  • Good bill of health and fitness - (see attached medical form)

  • 19 years of age minimum

  • You’d like to learn to hold your breath between 3-5 minutes

  • You’d like to learn to dive in the 25m-40m/80’-135’ Safely and Competently

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Tide to Table Package: Tofino AUG 30 - SEPT 2
Aug
30
to Sep 2

Tide to Table Package: Tofino AUG 30 - SEPT 2

TIDE TO TABLE PACKAGE:
FREEDIVE-HARVESTER PACAKGE AND TIDE TO TABLE EXPERIENCE:

Learn proper and safe Freediving Techniques from a PFI Professional in the 'PFI Freediver' course.  Take those skillsets learnt and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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. These two courses together create Bottom Dwellers' 'Freedive-Harvester Package' to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environment safely and competently.

Upon completing this course package you’ll end your Tide to Table Experience on the final day with a Boat Charter Freedive-Harvesting Adventure guided by Bottom Dwellers Freediving. As a guided group you’ll set out to harvest in the local waters surrounding Tofino where you’ll return that afternoon to have the incredible staff at the 1909 Kitchen, led by Chef Paul Moran, prepare and serve you your catch and harvest over a final group dinner at TRM.

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Private Freedive-Harvester Package & Charter Aug 23-26
Aug
23
to Aug 26

Private Freedive-Harvester Package & Charter Aug 23-26

Learn proper and safe Freediving Techniques from a PFI Professional in the 'PFI Freediver' course.  Take those skillsets learnt and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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.

These two courses together create Bottom Dwellers' 'Freedive-Harvester Package' to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently.

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Freedive-Harvesting Course AUG 16/17
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Freedive-Harvesting Course AUG 16/17

Take your certified freediver skillsets and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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.

This course is designed to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently as a previously certified freediver.

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Freedive-Harvesting Course AUG 16/18
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Freedive-Harvesting Course AUG 16/18

Take your certified freediver skillsets and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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.

This course is designed to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently as a previously certified freediver.

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Freediver Course AUG 12-14 Sproat Lake - Port Alberni
Aug
12
to Aug 14

Freediver Course AUG 12-14 Sproat Lake - Port Alberni

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 6 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Freediver Course AUG 9/10/11
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Freediver Course AUG 9/10/11

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Liquid Flora and Fauna: AUG 2/3
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Liquid Flora and Fauna: AUG 2/3

This Joint Experience on offer from Bottom Dwellers Freediving and Dakini Tidal Wilds is a 2 Day Course which instructs and explores the basics of sustainable and ethical hand harvesting on our coast while getting you snorkelling safely and comfortably in our local waters.

Learn the fundamental skill sets of snorkelling and hand harvesting in the classroom, then take this knowledge and apply it out in the elements on our beautiful coast-line in guided workshops and sessions with Chris Adair of Bottom Dwellers and Amanda Swinimer of Dakini Tidal Wilds.

$275 + GST

This course is designed to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently as a previously certified freediver.

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Freediver Course JUL 26/27/28
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Freediver Course JUL 26/27/28

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Freediver Course JUL 19/20/21
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Freediver Course JUL 19/20/21

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Intermediate Freediver Course July 11-14
Jul
11
to Jul 14

Intermediate Freediver Course July 11-14

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1 instructor / 4 students Seats + 1 Refresher Student Seat

If you're a capable and competent freediver looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive deep safely;  to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; to have a full understanding of the physics and physiology which affects you as a freediver and how to apply this science to applicable real life situations and scenarios. The PFI Intermediate Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving and expand upon them in detail throughout the course. You will learn freediving skills and techniques at an Intermediate Level and experience first hand how these will benefit you within an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physics and physiology of freediving and how your body adapts to the aquatic environment. The PFI Intermediate Freediver Course will allow you to reach depths of up 40m/135' deep during our open water sessions. In confined water sessions in this course you will also become seasoned with Static Apnea training, the goal of which would be increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

Focus of instructional material in the PFI Intermediate Freediver Course will be on:

• Proper Safety Practices and Procedures at an Intermediate Level
• Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving
• Open-water and Confined-water skills development. Take what you learn in the classroom to the pool, and from the pool to the ocean. Learn and improve proper freediving techniques and skills at an Intermediate Level including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, FRC and RV training protocols, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...
• Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Basic experience in Scuba, Freediving or a Competent & Capable Snorkeler comfortable with some time at depth.

  • Good bill of health and fitness - (see attached medical form)

  • 19 years of age minimum

  • You’d like to learn to hold your breath between 3-5 minutes

  • You’d like to learn to dive in the 25m-40m/80’-135’ Safely and Competently

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Freediver Course JUL 5/6/7
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Freediver Course JUL 5/6/7

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Liquid Flora and Fauna: JUN 21/22
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Liquid Flora and Fauna: JUN 21/22

This Joint Experience on offer from Bottom Dwellers Freediving and Dakini Tidal Wilds is a 2 Day Course which instructs and explores the basics of sustainable and ethical hand harvesting on our coast while getting you snorkelling safely and comfortably in our local waters.

Learn the fundamental skill sets of snorkelling and hand harvesting in the classroom, then take this knowledge and apply it out in the elements on our beautiful coast-line in guided workshops and sessions with Chris Adair of Bottom Dwellers and Amanda Swinimer of Dakini Tidal Wilds.

$275 + GST

This course is designed to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently as a previously certified freediver.

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Freediver Course JUN 14/15/16
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Freediver Course JUN 14/15/16

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Freediver Course JUN 7/8/9
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Freediver Course JUN 7/8/9

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Freediver Course: Tofino: May 31-JUN 2
May
31
to Jun 2

Freediver Course: Tofino: May 31-JUN 2

PFI FREEDIVER MAY 31-JUN 2:

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you within an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physics and physiology of freediving and how your body adapts to being at depth. The PFI Freediver course will allow you to reach depths of up to 20m/66' deep during our open water sessions. In confined water sessions the PFI Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

Focus of instructional material in the PFI Freediver course will be on:

  • Proper safety practices and procedures as well as rescue and risk management

  • Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving and Snorkelling

  • Open-water and Confined-water skills development. Take what you learn in the classroom to the pool, and from the pool to the ocean. Learn and improve proper freediving techniques and skills, including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...

  • Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

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ADV Snorkeler May 26/27
May
26
to May 27

ADV Snorkeler May 26/27

This course package on offer from Bottom Dwellers Freediving is a 1.5 Day Package where you’ll learn the fundamentals of Snorkelling in the PFI Snorkeler course and then build on those skilllsets with the safe practices and risk management techniques for snorkelling and freediving in the PFI Safe-Buddy Course. Learn proper and safe Snorkelling Techniques from a PFI Professional in this Advanced Snorkeler Package then take the skillsets learnt in the class and pool and adapt them to an live ocean setting while on a guided Bottom Dweller's Snorkel Adventure.

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

Cost: $250 + GST

Classroom: 3 hours
Confined water: 4 hours
Open-Water: 2* hours in-water time (*pending variability of weather, conditions and groups ability)

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Freedive-Harvesting Course MAY 24-25
May
24
to May 25

Freedive-Harvesting Course MAY 24-25

Take your certified freediver skillsets and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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.

This course is designed to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently as a previously certified freediver.

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Freediver Course May 17/18/19
May
17
to May 19

Freediver Course May 17/18/19

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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EDGE OF THE GREAT BEAR: FEAST FROM THE DEPTHS
May
10
to May 13

EDGE OF THE GREAT BEAR: FEAST FROM THE DEPTHS

  • Port McNeil British Columbia 19 Port McNeill, BC Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Go ‘deep’ with Bottom Dwellers Freediving into the wild, underwater world surrounding Nimmo Bay and coastal British Columbia.

This exciting experience, for certified freedivers, will open the door to B.C.’s cold-temperate waters, some of the richest and most diverse on the planet. It is no wonder that the Pacific Northwest is a renowned diving destination and we invite you to explore it with us on this new adventure!

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Freedive-Harvesting Course + Tide to Table Experience: Tofino: May 4-6
May
4
to May 6

Freedive-Harvesting Course + Tide to Table Experience: Tofino: May 4-6

FREEDIVE-HARVESTING COURSE + TIDE TO TABLE EXPERIENCE:

This course bridges the gap for the 'certified freediver' allowing them to grow as a safe and competent freediver, adapting to safe, efficient and conscientious Freedive-Harvesting and Spearfishing methods and practices

Freediving within their certification standards, students will be taught the fundamentals of safe Freedive-Harvesting, band-powered device handling as well as the basics of Ethical Freedive-Harvesting and Local Rules and Regulations. 

Focus of instructional material in BD's Freedive-Harvesting Course will be on:

  • Proper safety practices and procedures for freedive-harvesting and spearfishing as a safe-buddy system

  • Proper execution of safe-buddy system protocols

  • Classroom and In-water skill development covering such topics as: handling of band powered devices, safe freediving practices while harvesting, line management, signals and communication

  • Freedive-harvesting/spearfishing equipment use, management and maintenance. Learn the benefits specific freedive-harvesting/spearfishing equipment: why it works, how to maximize it's potential and how to keep your gear working for you.

Upon completing this course you’ll end your Tide to Table Experience on the final day with a Boat Charter Freedive-Harvesting Adventure guided by Bottom Dwellers Freediving. As a guided group you’ll set out to harvest in the local waters surrounding Tofino where you’ll return that afternoon to have the incredible staff at the 1909 Kitchen, led by Chef Paul Moran, prepare and serve you your catch and harvest over a final group dinner at TRM.

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Tide to Table Package: Tofino May 3-6
May
3
to May 6

Tide to Table Package: Tofino May 3-6

TIDE TO TABLE PACKAGE:
FREEDIVE-HARVESTER PACAKGE AND TIDE TO TABLE EXPERIENCE:

Learn proper and safe Freediving Techniques from a PFI Professional in the 'PFI Freediver' course.  Take those skillsets learnt and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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. These two courses together create Bottom Dwellers' 'Freedive-Harvester Package' to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environment safely and competently.

Upon completing this course package you’ll end your Tide to Table Experience on the final day with a Boat Charter Freedive-Harvesting Adventure guided by Bottom Dwellers Freediving. As a guided group you’ll set out to harvest in the local waters surrounding Tofino where you’ll return that afternoon to have the incredible staff at the 1909 Kitchen, led by Chef Paul Moran, prepare and serve you your catch and harvest over a final group dinner at TRM.

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Freediver Course: Tofino: May 3-5
May
3
to May 5

Freediver Course: Tofino: May 3-5

PFI FREEDIVER MAY 3-5:

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you within an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physics and physiology of freediving and how your body adapts to being at depth. The PFI Freediver course will allow you to reach depths of up to 20m/66' deep during our open water sessions. In confined water sessions the PFI Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

Focus of instructional material in the PFI Freediver course will be on:

  • Proper safety practices and procedures as well as rescue and risk management

  • Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving and Snorkelling

  • Open-water and Confined-water skills development. Take what you learn in the classroom to the pool, and from the pool to the ocean. Learn and improve proper freediving techniques and skills, including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...

  • Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

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Freediver Course APR 26/27/28
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Freediver Course APR 26/27/28

  • Bottom Dwellers Freediving (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Freedive-Harvester Package APR 12 -15
Apr
12
to Apr 15

Freedive-Harvester Package APR 12 -15

Learn proper and safe Freediving Techniques from a PFI Professional in the 'PFI Freediver' course.  Take those skillsets learnt and adapt them to Marine Harvesting Applications in Bottom Dweller's 'Freedive-Harvesting Course' 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.

These two courses together create Bottom Dwellers' 'Freedive-Harvester Package' to get you freediving, spearfishing and harvesting in the marine environemnt safely and competently.

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Pool Session APR 10th
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pool Session APR 10th

Cost $30 Per Certified Freediver Per Session

These Pool Sessions are for Pool Certified Freedivers or higher certification and Lanes will be booked on 3-4 person capacities with up to 8 people for 2 lanes to allow for fluid and efficient safe buddy rotations while working on Dynamic and/or Static Apnea.

Pool Sessions are based on 2 hour lane bookings. The numbers of certified freedivers interested will dictate space availability and lane bookings. Numbers will vary from session to session. Private lane sessions or coaching sessions can be made with Bottom Dwellers upon request.

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Pool Session APR 4th
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

Pool Session APR 4th

Cost $30 Per Certified Freediver Per Session

These Pool Sessions are for Pool Certified Freedivers or higher certification and Lanes will be booked on 3-4 person capacities with up to 8 people for 2 lanes to allow for fluid and efficient safe buddy rotations while working on Dynamic and/or Static Apnea.

Pool Sessions are based on 2 hour lane bookings. The numbers of certified freedivers interested will dictate space availability and lane bookings. Numbers will vary from session to session. Private lane sessions or coaching sessions can be made with Bottom Dwellers upon request.

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Freediver Course MAR 29/30/31
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Freediver Course MAR 29/30/31

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If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; wanting to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply wanting to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. The PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving in a 1 instructor to 4 students ratio setting to allow Bottom Dwellers' students to get the most out of each course as possible. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you in an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physiological effects that the physics of freediving has on a freediver. The Freediver course will take you to a maximum depth of 20m/66' in open water sessions. In confined water sessions the Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

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Pool Session Mar 28th
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Pool Session Mar 28th

Cost $30 Per Certified Freediver Per Session

These Pool Sessions are for Pool Certified Freedivers or higher certification and Lanes will be booked on 3-4 person capacities with up to 8 people for 2 lanes to allow for fluid and efficient safe buddy rotations while working on Dynamic and/or Static Apnea.

Pool Sessions are based on 2 hour lane bookings. The numbers of certified freedivers interested will dictate space availability and lane bookings. Numbers will vary from session to session. Private lane sessions or coaching sessions can be made with Bottom Dwellers upon request.

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Coaching Session Mar 27th - 4 Student Ratio
Mar
27
8:00 AM08:00

Coaching Session Mar 27th - 4 Student Ratio

COACHING SESSIONS:

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.

Coaching Sessions Include: One In-water session with one on one coaching from a Freediving Professional. *Length of Session dependent on number of Coaching Session Students

COACHING SESSION RATES:

Coaching Session Rates are dependant on the number of students being Coached in the Session and on an individual basis if Certification Completion is achieved during this session.

2 Students - $100 per student + *Certification Fee if applicable/when achieved ($40) - (1.75 hour session)*
3 Students - $75 per student + *Certification Fee if applicable/when achieved ($35) - (2 hour Session)*
4 Students - $65 per student + *Certification Fee if applicable/when achieved ($30) - (2.25 hour Session)*
5 Students - $55 per student + *Certification Fee if applicable/when achieved ($30) - (2.5 hour Session)*

***All coaching sessions are subject to weather variability and changing conditions. Time of sessions will be honoured to the best of our ability given the conditions and weather dealt on the day of the session.***

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