Upcoming courses, Programs & Charters

Listed below are the current upcoming Bottom Dwellers courses and programs. To learn more about the individual courses and programs being offered follow the link to our "Course/Program Descriptions" page. For any questions about any of the upcoming courses, email bottom dwellers by following the contact link below.

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

*If a course is listed as 'FULL' and you would like to be WAIT LISTED for this course, please continue and fill out the registration form for the respective course as this will put you on that courses wait list. If you sign up for a wait list, Bottom Dwellers will contact you upon receiving the filled out form. For any questions regarding wait lists, contact us at 250-213-7107 or chris@bottomdwellers.ca .

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Course Calendar Will Be Updated ASAP…
2019 Courses/Programs and Charters below
Please Keep Scrolling! :)

***Refresher Courses: Previous Bottom Dwellers Students can take advantage of last minute course booking changes with a refresher course. For a discounted price you can take the same course again to finish up certifications or get more dive experience with coaching from a freediving professional. This is only applicable if you're previously a Bottom Dwellers Freediving Student of this particular course. Contact Bottom Dwellers for more information.***


 

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.

 

Coaching, line Dives and Pool Sessions:

Contact Bottom Dwellers to book getting the BD Freedive Rig out for you and your Buddies with Bottom Dwellers Freediving. Coaching sessions, Line Dives and Pool Sessions will be announced through the BD community, Social media and on the Calendar above on this page. Keep up to date by signing up to the BD community here!


Winter DAY Charters to Race Rocks:
Feb 9th

 

This Freediving experience will take us for a Half Day Charter to Race Rocks on Steller Marine's 26' (9.5' wide) Dive Boat, 'Miss Emily', equipped with an enclosable 3/4 cabin boasting, a diesel heater to keep us all toasty and 'head' (toilet) to keep us decent! We will put in the water in the back eddies of the area exploring the beauty which lies beneath the surface there-in. Enjoy the warmth on-board and the cold clear waters beneath from the high currents in the area which create amazing conditions for enjoying the abundance of sea life in this area.

***Please note that while freediving in the Race Rocks Area you may be approached by sea lions. Please respect these marine mammals and the body language they give you. If encountering a Sea Lion in this fashion is something that you'd rather not have happen or occur , this charter is not for you as they are curious and do approach us while in the water regularly.***

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YOGA FOR FREEDIVERS:
"BETTER BREATH FOR A BETTER DIVE"…
Continued… Aka Part Deux

Building off of the previous series hosted by Michelle Yoga and Bottom Dwellers newcomers or previous participants will build off the 3 part Yoga Breath and Chest Opening series from the November series and go ‘deeper’ into the breath work. For all levels and walks of life. Benefit your breath in both freediving and life on the whole with this 4 part series this coming February/March.

4 Part Series - Mondays: Feb 25/Mar 4/Mar 11/Mar 18 - 4pm-5pm

Every single function your body performs requires oxygen. Having access to more oxygen by increasing one's lung capacity is one of the key elements to prolonging and increasing your breathold as a freediver. This class series is designed to guide you to an increased lung capacity by providing you with a practice focusing on techniques for stretching and strengthening your respiratory muscles and in turn your Lung Capacity. Learn to utilize your 'mind-and-body' connection keeping you calm, confident and controlled to benefit your breath retention.

Over the course of four weeks Yoga Therapist Michelle Rubin will use her 3 decades of experience in breathing techniques to train the students to control, sustain and deepen their breath for overall better physical, mental and emotional functioning. 

For more information on Michelle and what she is teaching visit Michelleyoga.com

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Courses 2019:

MARCH 29 - APR 1

Freediver
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
MAR 29/30/APR 1 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

APR 26/27/28

Freediver
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
APR 26/27/28 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

MAY 17/18/19

Freediver
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
MAY 17/18/19 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

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APRIL 12/13/14/15

Freedive-Harvester Package

May10-13… CLICK FOR DETAILS…

EDGE of the Great Bear:
Feast From the Depths

Nimmo Bay

May 24-25

Harvesting Course
Victoria, B.c

Victoria, B.C.
MAY 24/25 FREEDIVE-HARVESTING COURSE

Friday: (Location: TBA)
Class: 5pm - 9:00pm Knowledge and Development

Saturday: (Location: TBA)
Freedive Harvesting Confined-Water Session: 9am-12pm
Freedive Harvesting Open-Water Session: 1pm-330~pm

JUN 7-9

Freediver Course
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUNE 7/8/9 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

Jun 21/22

Liquid Flora and Fauna:
Hand-Harvesting and Snorkelling

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUNE 21/22 LIQUID FLORA & FAUNA:
HAND-HARVESTING AND SNORKELER COURSE

Friday: (Location: HtO SurfShop Uptown)
Class: 4pm-830pm
Saturday: (Location: French Beach Area)
Intertidal and hanging workshop AM / Snorkelling and Hand-Harvesting PM

JUL 5-7

FREEDIVER COURSE
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUL 5/6/7 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

Aug 2/3

LIquid Flora and Fauna:
Hand-Harvesting and Snorkelling

VICTORIA, B.C.
AUG 2/3 LIQUID FLORA & FAUNA:
HAND-HARVESTING AND SNORKELER COURSE

Friday: (Location: HtO SurfShop Uptown)
Class: 4pm-830pm
Saturday: (Location: French Beach Area)
Intertidal and hanging workshop AM / Snorkelling and Hand-Harvesting PM

AUG 9-10

Freediver
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
AUG 9/10/11 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

AUG 16-17

Harvesting Course
Victoria, B.c

Victoria, B.C.
AUG /16/17 FREEDIVE-HARVESTING COURSE

Friday: (Location: TBA)
Class: 5pm - 9:00pm Knowledge and Development

Saturday: (Location: TBA)
Freedive Harvesting Confined-Water Session: 9am-12pm
Freedive Harvesting Open-Water Session: 1pm-330~pm

SEPT 6-8

Freediver
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
SEPT 6/7/8 FREEDIVER COURSE

Friday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: (Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre)
Class (Atrium Convertible Room) 8:30am-11:30am
Pool Sessions 12:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday:
Open Water Sessions 8:00am-4:30pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

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Freedive-Harvester Packages

Tide to Table: Freedive tofino


*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