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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SIGN UP TO THE BD COMMUNITY:

Sign up to the BD Community to be kept up to date with everything coming down the line with Bottom Dwellers! Courses, Coaching, Open-Line Dives, Pool Sessions, Charters and more, the Community is where you'll hear about it first.

Get Connected and Stay Informed!

Dive Safe, Bottom Dwellers

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Course Calendar :

2019 Courses/Programs and Charters below on page AND IN CALENDAR:

***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.***

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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:

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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!

Are you a certified freediver? Our closed facebook group is where we’ll get our Coaching, Line Diving and Pool Sessions started most of the time. Click HERE and request to join the facebook group if you’re a certified freediver and would like access to a community of other local certified freedivers looking to get out there as well!

 

Bottom Dwellers DAY Charters:

 

Bottom Dwellers offers Day Charters to various different locations around Vancouver Island. From freediving in beautiful marine parks to exploring recreational dive sites and wrecks to spearfishing and sustainable marine harvesting charters, Bottom Dwellers strives to keep the community active and providing fun and exciting opportunities to explore the underwater world around Vancouver Island.

If any specific or general style of charter appeals to you. Please contact us and we will do our best to get something up and running for the community. Private Charters can also be built for groups whom are wanting to get out and experience the waters in any shape or form. With capacity for up to 7 people, contact us and lets get organizing your private charter today!

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Courses 2019:

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TOFINO 2019



Tide to Table PACKAGES
Freedive-Harvesting Courses
Freediver COURSes

MARCH 29 - 31

Freediver
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
MAR 29/30/31 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 7441 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 7441 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 7441 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 3-6

Tide to Table Package


*PACKAGE FULL*
*open spaces Aug 30-Sept2*


Freediver, Freedive-Harvesting + Tide to table Experience

Tofino, B.C.

May 3-5

*COURSE FULL*

FREEDIVE COURSE

Tofino B.C.

May 4-6

*COURSE FULL*

Freedive-Harvesting Course +
Tide to Table Experience

Tofino, b.c.

May 31-JUN2

*Course Full*

Freediver Course

Tofino, B.C.

May 24-25

Harvesting Course
Victoria, B.c

Course FULL
SIGN UP FOR WAITLIST!

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

May 26/27

*NEW PACKAGE*

Advanced Snorkeler

Course FULL
SIGN UP FOR WAITLIST

Victoria, B.C.
May 26/27 Advanced Snorkeler

CERTIFICATION PACKAGE:
PFI SNORKELER AND PFI SAFE BUDDY PACKAGE

Sunday: (Location: Esquimalt Rec)
Class: 800am-1130am / Pool 12pm-4pm
Monday: (Location: TBA)
Ocean Snorkeling Adventure: 900am - 12pm~

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 7441 Mark ln.)

Jun 14-16

Freediver Course
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUNE 14/15/16 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 7441 Mark ln.)

Jun 21/22

Liquid Flora and Fauna:
Hand-Harvesting and Snorkelling

*Currently Closed Due To
Private bookinG*
Please See Aug 2/3 dates

*Currently Closed Due To Private Booking*
Please See Aug 2/3 dates

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

Friday: (Location: HtO SurfShop Uptown)
Class: 4pm-8:30pm
Saturday: (Location: French Beach Area)
Seaweed Harvesting 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 7441 Mark ln.)

July 11-14

PFI INTERMEDIATE FREEDIVER

Course Full
Space Available in Sept Course
Follow Link to Sign up

Aug 23-26


*Dates Booked*

Private Freedive-Harvester Package and Charter

Inquire about Booking a private for you and your group Here!

JUL 19-21

FREEDIVER COURSE
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUL 19/20/21 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 7441 Mark ln.)

JUL 26-28

FREEDIVER COURSE
VICTORIA, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
JUL 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 7441 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-8:30pm
Saturday: (Location: French Beach Area)
Seaweed Harvesting and Hanging workshop AM / Snorkelling and Hand-Harvesting PM

AUG 12-14

FREEDIVER
PORT ALBERNI, B.c.

SPROAT LAKE

AUG 30 - SEPT 2

TIDE TO TABLE PACKAGE


Freediver, Freedive-Harvesting + Tide to table Experience

Tofino, B.C.

AUG 9-11

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 7441 Mark ln.)

AUG 16/17

Harvesting Course
Victoria, B.c

Course Full

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

Aug 16/18

Harvesting Course
Victoria, B.c

Over Flow Course
1 seat left

Victoria, B.C.
AUG 16/18 FREEDIVE-HARVESTING COURSE

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

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

Sept 12-15

PFI Intermediate Freediver

Victoria BC

1 Spot left + 1 refresher seat left

Sept 20-22

Freediver Course
Victoria, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
SEPT 20/21/22 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 7441 Mark ln.)

Oct 4-6

Freediver Course
Victoria, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.
OCT 4/5/6 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 7441 Mark ln.)


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

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 - Contact for more Information

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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*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