Dive Courses

Level 1 Freedive Course $395

Upcoming Courses:

The Dive Source

*Oct 2nd/3rd *Nov 6th/7th *Dec 4th/5th

Neptonics Tampa

*Oct 16th/17th *Nov 13th/14th *Dec 11th/12th

Florida Dive Co.

*October 23rd/24th

This Two-Day Course Includes Level 1 Freedive Course +Intro To Spearfishing Course

Level 1 Freedive Course is PADI credited, tailored & focused on training divers to spearfish as well as line-dive! Contains four phases – knowledge development, a confined water session, open water sessions & intro to spearfishing. During knowledge development you learn about how your body reacts to breathholding and how water pressure affects you as you dive. You also learn about freediving & spearfishing equipment, important safety/rescue techniques and buddy procedures.

With a student to teacher Ratio of 4:1, we assure MORE time per student/instructor as well as more time in the water Developing valuable skills….our focus on SAFETY and PERFORMANCE driven curriculum touches on all aspects of Spearfishing & Freediving!

*Boat fees are not included; Fees range $100-$150/Diver depending on location of boat/dives.

**You have an option for a Spring’s only course so there will not be any Boat fees.

Day 1

9:00 AM-12:00pm Classroom:

12:00PM-1:00PM Break

1:00PM-4:00PM Confined Water Training

Day 2

8:00AM-4:00PM Offshore Open Water Training

We Will Hit A Local Spring If We Can’t Get Offshore Due To Weather.

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Level 2 Freedive Course $695

 

Upcoming Courses:

*September 10th-12th The Dive Source

*October 15th-17th Neptonics

*November 15th-17th Neptonics

*November 19th-21st The Dive Source

*December 13th-15th Neptonics

*December 17th-19th The Dive Source

This Three-Day Course Includes Level 2 Freedive Course & Spearfishing Fundamentals Course/Charter.

Level 2 Freedive Course is PADI credited, designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea. Includes free eLearning.

Course consists of four main phases: Knowledge development about advanced Spearfishing & Freediving techniques and equipment, Confined Water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static/dynamic apnea, Open Water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques.

Includes Spearfishing Fundamentals Course; whether you are a complete noob or seasoned Spearo with years of experience this course will set you on the right path to improve your breath hold, get comfy at depth, eliminate bad habits while acquiring new hunting/rigging techniques; showing you how to spearfish using the most efficient and safe freediving practices.

*Boat fees are not included; Fees range $150-$175/Diver depending on location of boat/dives.

* Must have Level 1 Freedive Certification before you can move on to Level 2 or Level 3 Freedive Course.

*You have an option for a Spring’s only course so there will not be any Boat fees.

Day 1

9:00AM-12:00PM Classroom:

West Coast: Neptonics Spearfishing 7610 Industrial Ln Temple Terrace, FL

East Coast: The Dive Source: 2450 State Rd 16 St. Augustine, FL

12:00Pm-1:00PM Break

1:00PM-4:00PM Open Water Sessions

West Coast: Buford Springs

East Coast: Troy Springs State Park: 674 NE Country Rd 425 Branford, FL

Day 2

8:00AM-4:00PM Open Water Secessions

West Coast: Offshore Port Hudson, FL

East Coast: Offshore St Augustine: Conch House Marina 57 Comares Ave St. Augustine, FL

Day 3

8:00AM-4:00PM Open Water Secessions

West Coast: Offshore Port Hudson, FL

East Coast: Offshore St Augustine: Conch House Marina 57 Comares Ave St. Augustine, FL

Level 3 Freedive Course $895

 

This four-day course includes Level 3 Freedive Course, Blue Water Hunting & Ocean Trauma +EFR. To become a better diver you need to train freediving & dive as much as possible. The more time spent diving & training; whether it is static, dynamic or depth training, the better you will become. When it comes to depth at some stage you will reach a plateau, where equalizing can stop you from getting further. At around 30-40m depth your lungs will reach what is called the residual volume. This simply means that your lungs are too compressed for letting air out. The air to equalize will run out and you will not be able to go any deeper.

Level 3 Freedive Course is PADI credited, designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

During your Level 3 +Bluewater Hunting Course you will master skills such as FRC diving, Variable diving, Dieting, Mental Preparation & Visualization, Blue Water Hunting Techniques, Ocean Trauma +EFR Course & more.  This Freediving course will provide you all tools needed to reach new depths & trophy fish!

*We only offer Level 3 Freedive Course through our Internship Program . Please call for more info.

*Must have Level 1 & 2 Freedive Certification

**Boat fees are not included; Fees range $100-$150/Diver depending on location of boat/dives.

Spearfishing Fundamentals Course/Charter $395

Spearfishing Fundamentals Workshop is a hands-on course tailored to the complete noob or seasoned Spearo with years of experience! This course will set you on the right path to improve your breath hold, get comfy at depth, eliminate bad habits while acquiring new hunting & rigging techniques; showing you how to spearfish using the most efficient and safe freediving practices.

5:00PM-7:00PM Classroom

The Dive Source: 2450 State Road 16 St. Augustine, FL

7:00AM-4:00PM

Offshore St Augustine: Conch House Marina 57 Comares Ave St. Augustine, FL

*Times are an estimate & are subject to change.

*Captain will make the “weather call” for offshore days, weather/vis doesn’t allow for us to get offshore we will hit one of the local springs.

Bluewater Hunting Course/Charter $495

The course was made by commercial spearo Ryan Rush from his tried and true techniques that he used to make SEAC’s international spearfishing team, rated as one of the world’s most prestigious spearfishing teams. The  information he shares comes from a three generations of dive instruction & commercial spearfishing!

This course is for all levels & focuses on; Physiology & The Bluewater Hunter, Bluewater Rigging, Drift Diving, Shrimp Boat Diving, Flasher & Chumming Techniques, Pelagic Hunting Techniques, Variable Diving For Deep Snapper/Grouper, Sharks, Survival In The Bluewater Environment, Spearo Ethics & Conservation, World Record Rules & more.

5:00PM-7:00PM Classroom

The Dive Source: 2450 State Road 16 St. Augustine, FL

7:00AM-4:00PM Charter

Offshore St Augustine: Conch House Marina 57 Comares Ave St. Augustine, FL

*Times are an estimate & are subject to change.

*Boat fees are not included; Fees range $150-$175/Diver depending on location of boat/dives.

*Captain will make the “weather call” for offshore days, weather/vis doesn’t allow for us to get offshore we will hit one of the local springs.

Ocean Trauma +Emergency First Responder Course $295

Your classic Emergency First Responder Course tailored for Spearfishing & Diving; focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study materials, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

*EFR Course meet the CPR and First Aid training requirements for the PADI Master Freediver course and all professional-level ratings.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I pay for my class?

Level 1 Freedive Course $395 +Boat Fee

Level 2 Freedive Course $695 +Boat Fees

Leve 3 Freedive Course $895 +Boat Fees

Spearfishing Fundamentals Course Bundle $2199 +Boat Fee

Spearfishing Fundamentals Course/Charter $395 +Boat Fee

Blue Water Hunter Course/Charter $495 +Boat Fee

Ocean Trauma +EFR Course $295

There are four payment options to choose from:

  • Venmo: @Ryan_Rush
  • Pay online at SavageDiving.com
  • Request an invoice lint sent via email that you can pay online 

*Please keep in mind that there is a $150 rescheduling fee to cover the costs associated with your spot in the course that we are not able to recuperate if you do not provide a minimum of 2 weeks lead time. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule to avoid additional fees.

2. What gear is required?

Mask (low volume), Fins (long blade), Snorkel, Wetsuit (3mm minimum thickness, full-suit recommend), Rubber Weight Belt, Weights (1lb hard weights, 4-6lb recommend) & Timing Device (water proof with the ability to count time).

3. What gear is recommended?

Low volume mask, simple j-tube snorkel, 3mm-5mm open cell two-piece wetsuit and a freediving specific dive computer.

4. Do you have gear I can rent?

Yes, contact Ryan for options.

5. What can I do to prepare before the course?

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Every class has a few students trouble equalizing, staying hydrated will help!

6. Can’t make the course I signed up for, can I reschedule?

You can reschedule, but we’ve already committed to the pool and boat that you’ll be in the course. We have fees that we’ve committed to for you, so if you need to change your dates there will be a $150 rescheduling fee to cover the costs associated with your spot in the course that we are not able to recuperate. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule.

7. My Ocean/Spring session was canceled due to weather, how can I make it up?

There are times when the weather doesn’t permit for us to go offshore, in this case we will train in the springs. In case of thunderstorm(s) we will reschedule Ocean/Spring session. If this happens to your course, please look on our website & contact the shop to re-schedule your session. Upon availability, we will add you to that session and work to get your certification completed. No extra charge.

8. I need to make up my pool session, how can I make it up?

Yes, contact us to let us know which date you’d like to make up. Upon availability, we will add you to that session to work towards completing your certification. Additional fees may apply.

9. I went out on my ocean/spring session, but I wasn’t able to equalize or finish all of my skills required to become certified. Can I go again to complete my certification?

Yes, just look at our website for upcoming course dates. Contact the shop to schedule when you’d like to complete your ocean/spring session. Upon availability, we will add you to that session and work to get your certification completed. There is a $100 cost to redo your ocean/spring session.

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Equipment Checklist:

Please be sure to bring the required items listed below.

• Mask- A low volume freediving mask is best

• Fins- Long Blade fins are preferable

• Snorkel- The simpler the better, a simple J-Tube snorkel is great

• Freediving Wetsuit- 3mm, open cell, two-piece for summer, an attached hood is best

• Weights- Please have some small weights: 1-2 lb.

• Rubber Weight Belt

• Freediving Computer or watch