Spearfishing Academy

Spearfishing Academy

Join Spearfishing Instructors International and upgrade your skills. Enjoy the underwater world with safety and become a Spearfishing Instructor!


Level 1: Discover Spearfishing (*)

Aimed at qualified Level 2 Open Water Freedivers who want to learn the principals, philosophy, essential gear and basic techniques of spearfishing.

course duration: 1 day, theory and open water session


Level 2: Advanced Spearo (**)

For accomplished freedivers who already have basic spearfishing experience, skills and knowledge and want to take them to the next level. By the end of the course, an Advanced Spearo will be qualified to safely and effectively spearfish, using any technique required on any fish species, regardless of the part of the world he/she dives.

course duration: 3 days, theory, pool and open water sessions


Level 3: Master Spearo (***)

For qualified Level 2 Advanced Spearos or for persons recommended (interview required for skills and performance). By the end of the course, a Master Spearo will be qualified to safely and effectively spearfish the deep zone for the biggest, most challenging, highest quality fish species.

course duration: 5 days, theory, pool and open water sessions (real action conditions on boat)


Professional Level 1: Spearfishing Instructor

For qualified Level 3 Master Spearos or recommended Freediving Instructors and Spearfishing Champions / Experts. A certified Spearfishing Instructor will be qualified and ready to effectively teach and train all recreational spearfishing levels.

course duration: 7 days, theory, pool and open water sessions  (real action conditions on boat)


Professional Level 2: Head Spearfishing Instructor

For Spearfishing Instructors who have gained a certain level of experience by training and certifying over 120 spearos: Spearfishing Head Instructor candidates have to pass certain physical performance tests and a mandatory final written evaluation. 

A Head Spearfishing Instructor will be able to:

1. Organize an ITC and train Spearfishing Instructors with the mandatory participation of at least one member of the SII Instructor Trainer Board.

2. Organize and participate as a Spearfishing Instructor in specialized training seminars, Competitive Spearfishing Training, and all Spearfishing Specialty Programs.

3. Consult and recommend potential Spearfishing Instructors to the SII Instructor Trainer Board.

course duration: 2days, theory, pool and open water sessions  (real action conditions on boat)