Upcoming courses & Programs

***Bottom Dwellers is now in “Winter Mode”. Private courses MAY still be booked. winter activities will be posted for sign up/Registration below. Courses for 2019 will be posted before December. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us!

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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***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.

 

Fall Charters: Race Rocks Freediving
Oct 28th & NOV 4th

 

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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Coaching, line Dives and Pool Sessions:

Postings Coming soon... For more information on rates and booking Sessions follow link:


YOGA FOR FREEDIVERS:
"BETTER BREATH FOR A BETTER DIVE"

4 Part Series - Mondays: Nov 12/Nov 19/Nov 26/Dec 3 - 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 2018:

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April 13-15

Freediver

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May 18-20

FREEDIVER

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JUN 1-3

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Freedive-Harvester Package

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JUN 1-3

VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUNE 1/2/3 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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JUN 22-24

VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUNE 22/23/24 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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JUL 13-15

VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JULY 13/14/15 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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Changed to JULY 17-19 (From July 27-29)

VICTORIA, B.C.

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

Tuesday: Class (TBA) - 3:00pm-6:00pm
Pool Session 1 (Esquimalt Pool) - 7:00pm-10:00pm

Wedsnesday: 
Class (TBA) - 3:00pm-6:00pm
Pool Session 2 (Esquimalt Pool) - 7:00pm-10:00pm

Thurdsay:
Open Water Sessions 10:00am-6pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

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Aug 7/8/9

Victoria, B.C.

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

Tuesday: Class - Esquimalt Rec (Atrium Convertible Room) - 3:30pm-6:30pm
Pool Session 1 (Esquimalt Pool) - 7:00pm-10:00pm

Wedsnesday: 
Tuesday: Class - Esquimalt Rec (Atrium Convertible Room) - 3:30pm-6:30pm
Pool Session 2 (Esquimalt Pool) - 7:00pm-10:00pm

Thurdsay:
Open Water Sessions 10:00am-6pm~ at Willis Point Dive site. (Parking and access located Across from 7449 Mark ln.)

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AUG 10-12

VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
AUGUST 10/11/12 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 25-27

Ucluelet/Tofino, B.C.

Freediver

UCLUELET/TOFINO, B.C. 
AUGUST 25/26/27 FREEDIVER COURSE

Classroom TBA
Confined Water Sessions at West Coast Fitness Centre's Pool in Ucluelet
Open-Water Sessions in Kennedy Lake (possibility of ocean if location and weather allows)

Saturday Aug 25th: Class 1 ~ 8am-11am / Class 2 ~ 12pm-3pm / Confined-Water 1 ~ 430pm - 730pm

Sunday Aug 26th: Confined-Water 2 ~ 915am-1145am / Open-Water 1 ~ 100pm-430pm

Monday Aug 27th: Open-Water 2 ~ 9am-12pm

Aug 25-28

UCLUELET/TOFINO, B.C.

JUNIOR FREEDIVER

UCLUELET/TOFINO, B.C. 
AUGUST 25/26/27/28 JUNIOR FREEDIVER COURSE

Classroom TBA
Confined Water Sessions at West Coast Fitness Centre's Pool in Ucluelet
Open-Water Sessions in Kennedy Lake (possibility of ocean if location and weather allows)

Saturday Aug 25th: Class 1 ~ 8am-11am / Class 2 ~ 12pm-3pm / Confined-Water 1 ~ 430pm - 730pm
Sunday Aug 26th: Confined-Water 2 ~ 915am-1215pm
Monday Aug 27th: Open-Water 1 ~ 130pm-5pm
Tuesday Aug 28th: Open-Water 2 ~ 8am-12pm

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Sept 7/8/9

Victoria, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
SEPT 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.)

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Sept 21/22/23

Victoria, B.c.

FREEDIVER

VICTORIA, B.C.
SEPT 21/22/23 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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Oct 5/6/7

Victoria, B.c.

FREEDIVER

VICTORIA, B.C.
OCT 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.)

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*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