FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA

FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA (photo credit Brenna Dornelius)
FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA (photo credit Brenna Dornelius)

Freediving Instructors International (FII) has launched its first FII Spearfishing Course, a fully standardized program developed by world-renowned spearfishermen and freedivers Cameron Kirkconnell, John Dornellas and Martin Stepanek.

Kirkconnell, a world record spearfisherman and course coauthor, said:

“With the growth in spearfishing and freediving, it goes without saying there is the need for structure and proper training to help people dive safely and responsibly. FII has a fantastic platform with the freediving courses, and being able to combine what they’ve done with our spearfishing knowledge was a perfect fit. Both of these sports have their dangers that with proper training can be mitigated or avoided altogether. I hope it allows people to enjoy this sport more, do it safely and appreciate the ocean even more.”

Launched during this weekend’s Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the FII spearfishing course provides the community with immediate access to key spearfishing safety information, proven techniques and increased awareness of ethical hunting practices, promoting resource sustainability and preserving the future of this craft.

For more info, check out the FII website at www.freedivinginstructors.com.

FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA (photo credit Cameron Kirkconnell)
FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA (photo credit Cameron Kirkconnell)
FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA (photo credit Freediving Instructors International)
FII Launches First Standardized Spearfishing Course In USA (photo credit Freediving Instructors International)

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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