Spearfishing Course



The FII Spearfishing Course is a fully standardized spearfishing program developed by world-renowned spearfishermen and freedivers Cameron Kirkconnell, John Dornellas and Martin Stepanek.

This inovative course was developed to fulfill the need for spearfishing safety education in the community, with an emphasis on nurturing this craft as the most sustainable and selective method of fishing. Whether a seasoned underwater hunter or just starting out, participants leave this course with the skills necessary to be a well-rounded, safe and successful hunters.

Throughout this course participants learn the knowledge and proven techniques used by world record spearfishermen and women, all delivered in a comprehensive and easy-to-learn format. The curriculum includes spearfishing safety, location safety, spearfishing equipment, hunting techniques, spearfishing ethics and catch management.

The spearfishing program includes five hours of classroom instruction followed by three hours of confined water training. An optional add-on spearfishing day is available in some locations offering students the oppourtunity to refine new techniques in their local environment.

The spearfishing course manual is one of the most extensive references ever written on the craft of spearfishing.


Course Prerequisite: FII Level 1 Freediver or equivalent

Equipment Provided: FII replica spearguns, mock underwater structures, float and float line.


  • During this course you will use the following equipment:
    Freediving wetsuit, freediving fins, mask, snorkel, rubber weight belt, weights, spearfishing gloves

  • Student learning materials:
    FII Spearfishing Manual, Slideshow Presentation

  • Minimum age requirement:
    16 years old or older

    Course duration:
    Five hours of classroom instruction, three hours confined water training and an optional add-on spearfishing day.