TOFINO 2019:

2019 Packages with Tofino Resort & Marina:
Freediver & Freedive-Harvesting Courses w/ Tide to Table Experience:

Bottom Dwellers Freediving in Partnership with Tofino Resort + Marina will be offering a variety of packages to choose from this 2019 season. From Freedive-Harvesting Courses and Tide to Table Package Experiences to PFI Freediver Courses there are a variety of options this 2019 season to get you in the water Freediving and Freedive-Harvesting safely and competently. For specific course and package details follow the links below. For more general information on courses offered through Bottom Dwellers Freediving scroll down the page for the specific links.

AUG 30 - SEPT 2 - $945 + GST

FREedive-Harvesting Course and
Tide to Table Expereince


May 31-JUN 2 - $595* + GST


MAY 3-5 - $595* + GST



May 4-6 - $400* + GST

For Certified Freedivers / BD STudents

Freedive-Harvesting Course, CHARTER + Tide to Table dining Experience


May 3-6 - $945* + GST

Includes BOTH May 3-5 PFI FREEDIVER &

MAY 4-6 FREedive-Harvesting Courses

Tide to Table Package - May 3-6


Included in all course costs: Instruction, Course Materials, Bottom Dwellers Course Shirt, Pool Bookings and Transportation from Tofino Resort and Marina via Sprinter Van to course site locations and back. The Tide to Table Dinning Experience is included for the students taking part in the Tide to Table Packages and The Freedive-Harvesting Course Packages where applicable.*

*Not Included: Boat Fees, Accommodation or Rental Equipment. Students will be required to settle boat fees with Tofino Resort and Marina (TRM) upon arrival/check-in. Accommodations may be booked through TRM to have you on site for your course package and make your stay more comfortable and convenient. Rental equipment for certain items such as Wetsuits can be arrange with Chris Adair at Bottom Dwellers Freediving. For rentals or any other gear related questions for your course, do not hesitate to ask*

TOFINO RESORT + MARINA: Need Accommodation?

All Course and Package instruction and activity will occur at or depart from Tofino Resort + Marina via TRM’s Sprinter Van or by Boat. To make your course and stay easy, comfortable and convenient if you’re in need of accommodation, follow the link below to see what is available on site during the period of your course.

Tide to Table Package:
Freedive-Harvester Pacakge + 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.

Freedive-Harvesting Course & Tide to Table Experience:

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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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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.

To hold a spot in the course, the registration form must be completed in full along with paying either a 50% deposit of the course fee or paying the course in full. Your spot in the course will not be held until both this form and the course deposit or full payment have been received by Bottom Dwellers. 

Payments may be made by arranging it with Bottom Dwellers directly, over the counter at HtO Surf Shop Uptown, or at our Online Store Here. Please be sure to fill out the required registration form below as well as making a full or deposit payment to reverse your seat in the class.

*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'

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

*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