SPEARFISHING ACADEMY

Join the Freedive Greece Spearfishing Academy and upgrade your skills. Safely enjoy the underwater world and become an SII (Spearfishing Instructors International) expert!

Level 1: Discover Spearfishing (*)

Open to qualified Level 2 Open Water Freedivers who want to learn about the philosophy, principles, essential equipment and basic techniques of spearfishing.

Course duration: 1 day – Includes theory and an 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 which part of the world he/she dives.

Course duration: 3 days – Includes theory, pool and open water sessions.

Level 3: Master Spearo (***)

For qualified Level 2 Advanced Spearos or for those recommended externally (an interview is required for skills and performance assessment.)  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 – Includes theory, pool and open water sessions (real-action conditions on a 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 – Includes theory, pool and open water sessions (real-action conditions on a boat.)

Professional Level 2: Head Spearfishing Instructor

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

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

Course duration: 2 days – Includes theory, pool and open water sessions (real-action conditions on a boat.)