LIQUID Flora and Fauna :
HAND-HARVESTING AND SNORKELER COURSE
AUG 2/3 - $275 + GST - 6 seats available

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Crab picking Bottom Dwellers Freediving

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.

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Leading an intertidal workshop in the morning of the second day Amanda will share her knowledge on seaweeds and kelps as we explore the intertidal zone in a class setting during the selected low tide for this course. After the intertidal session we will return to Amanda’s hanging room with sea-weeds and kelps to learn the basics of hanging your own harvest.

Following a lunch break we will then head out into the confined-waters of the French Beach area where you’ll take the knowledge learnt in the classroom and apply it in an in-water setting where you’ll hone in the fundamentals of Snorkelling and Hand Harvesting while within the first 15’ of the surface with Chris Adair from Bottom Dwellers Freediving.

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INCLUDED:
Day 1: 4.5 hours of classroom instruction and knowledge development
Day 2: Full Day in the field with BD Freediving and Dakini Tidal Wilds. Intertidal Seaweed Harvest and Hang Workshop (~2.5 hrs), Confined Water Snorkelling Session (1.5 Hrs), Snorkel Harvest/Tour (1.5 Hrs)

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
- Dress in layers
- Bucket/Cooler (if planning on bringing harvested items home at the end of the day)
- Pocket Knife (for on shore)
- Mask and Snorkel
- Fins
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Exposure Protection (wetsuit, booties and gloves)
- Dive Knife (used for safety and sometimes for prying)
- Weightbelt & Weights (optional: anyone wearing weights will follow PFI Standards at a minimum)

PREREQUISITES::
- competent swimming skills
- Minimum 8 years of age (If a participant is 13 years of age or younger, a Parent or Guardian must take and participate in the course with this youth)

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CW Snorkel-Harvester DETAILS:

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.

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.

For more Information on the courses for such things as EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS and other important details please follow the course description link here:

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Payment and Reservations:

To hold a spot in the course, the form below must be filled out in full along with full payment being made to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Members may charge the package to their account.

*IF A COURSE IS FULL and you are still interested in taking it, please feel free contact Bottom Dwellers by filling out the respective form for the course to be put on a wait list for that course. If a spot comes available, Bottom Dwellers will reach out to that wait list first to fill the course.

Performance Freediving International Courses offered by Bottom Dwellers Freediving provide the students within its courses with 'DAN's Student Medical Expense Coverage'. ***This coverage DOES NOT apply to Bottom Dwellers' Freedive-Harvesting Courses.***

For more Information on the Freediver courses for such things as EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS and other important details please follow the course description link here:

Please complete the form below in full.
all field Details are required of Registrants.

Student Name *
Student Name
Birthdate *
Birthdate
mens sizes are S-XXL *Mens Shirts fit a half size small womens sizes are S-XL
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Home Address *
Home Address
Bottom Dwellers has 6.5mm Oceaner Freediving Wetsuits for rent (Not Included in Course Package). If you're interested in renting a wetsuit, please leave Height and Weight in field below and this wetsuit rental can be arranged. Wetsuit Only - Does not include Boots and Gloves.
Interested in
This allows Bottom Dwellers to keep better track of your interests
I Agree to the Refund and Cancelation Policy *
I have reviewed the required Medical Form *
I am aware I need to provide my own Recreational Tidal-Waters Sports Fishing License for the Harvesting Day if I wish to harvest. *
One does not need the harvesting license if they are content observing and viewing the harvestables.
I have Read and understand the Equipment Requirements for the course in-which I am enrolled. *
Allergies *
If yes was selected please fill out the space below with a description of your allergies to help us better organize our course

*To participate in any of Bottom Dwellers' courses you must meet the requirements of the medical form provided by Performance Freediving International. Bottom Dwellers instructs the Performance Freediving International System which upholds the highest standards of educational foundation in our attempts to provide the safest and most efficient learning environment for our students. To consult this form, please follow the link below.

Before singing up for a course with Bottom Dwellers, please consult our Refund and Cancellation Policy Here