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2-DAY SAILBOAT RETREAT - Spearfishing & Harvesting Expedition - Gulf Islands, BC

Join us on our beautiful 44-foot sailboat for a 2-day spearfishing and harvesting expedition out of Nanaimo, BC. Food and accommodation on the sailboat included. Four spots only total. Please note, we charge by the cabin, so this is an ideal couple's retreat. COST IS 1950 $CAD PER COUPLE.

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2-DAY SAILBOAT RETREAT - Spearfishing & Harvesting Expedition - Gulf Islands, BC
2-DAY SAILBOAT RETREAT - Spearfishing & Harvesting Expedition - Gulf Islands, BC

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2021, 8:00 AM – Aug 25, 2021, 6:00 PM

Nanaimo, Nanaimo Harbour, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Y3, Canada

About The Event

2-DAY SAILBOAT RETREAT - Spearfishing & Harvesting Expedition - Gulf Islands, BC

Please note that dates and times are subject to change due to pool closures or other unforeseen events. A full refund will be guaranteed re-scheduling is done by Sea to Sky Freediving. Please read our terms and conditions below for more information.

PLEASE READ (1) to (8) below. It's a lot to read I know, but there's plenty of info for you!

1) EXPEDITION DESCRIPTION:

Spearfishing is the sustainable way to gather one's own seafood and connect with the underwater world. Spearfishing can be a safe activity if properly learned and practiced. The first step is to become a competent and safe freediver. Knowing how to hold your breath, manage yourself underwater and identify risks is crucial in spearfishing.

What's included in the expedition: 

  • Molchanovs Base Training access to review online freediving theory, techniques and skills in freediving
  • Lifetime access to Molchanovs Online Platform 
  • Pre-expedition thoery review for safety, physiology, equalization and planning with instructor
  • Study the correct fish species and environments for fishing
  • Understand how to use DFO maps, and navigate fishing by-laws and restrictions
  • Learn how to gut, clean, prep your fish and store your catch
  • Learn about spearfishing equipment and gear we use
  • Gain the knowledge how to sustainably and safely catch your own food! 
  • SAILBOAT CHARTER WITH A FREEDIVING, SPEARFISHING AND HARVESTING ADVENTURE
  • STAY OVERNIGHT ON A 44-FOOT SAILBOAT (ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED!) 
  • 1 NIGHT INCLUDED: A CABIN FOR TWO PERSONS WITH A SHARED BATHROOM
  • SMALL & PERSONAL EXPEDITION: 4 PERSONS (2 COUPLES) MAX! 
  • FOOD INCLUDED: 1 DINNER + 1 BREAKFAST + WE'LL BE COOKING THE FISH WE CATCH! 
  • DRINKS INCLUDED (WE'LL PROVIDE BEVERAGES, WINE AND BEER!) 
  • Practice in water with professional safety and guidance by Luca Malaguti 
  • Learn advanced diving techniques and equalization
  • Learn about buoyancy control and gear management
  • Learn how to use a pole spear and a speargun
  • Small group size (maximum of 4 people OR 2 couples)
  • Multiple dives at secret dive sites along the Gulf Islands 
  • All-day adventure out in the water spearfishing and harvesting 

Your Instructor:

  • Luca Malaguti is a AIDA International and Molchanovs freediving and spearfishing instructor. Currently one of the deepest Canadian men in freediving, Luca has experience in deep competition freediving, safety training, coaching and spearfishing. Luca regularly dives to 70 meters (230 feet) on one breath and can stay at 50 meters (165 feet) for 1 minute. Visit Luca's social media profile here

*Please note times are subject to change based on weather and conditions.

2) EXPEDITION PRICING:

  • Expedition Cost: 1950 $CAD + applicable taxes PER COUPLE (PRICE PER CABIN FOR TWO PEOPLE) 
  • Course Payment: Due to limited spaces, we are asking for full payment upon event reservation.
  • Please note accommodation and food are included in the package price. 
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please see below.

3) SCHEDULE:

Day 1: 

  • Where: Pick up from Nanaimo Harbour, Nanaimo, BC 
  • When: 10AM August 24, 2021 - Take first ferry if coming from Vancouver, BC 

Day 2:

  • Where: Drop off at Nanaimo Harbour, Nanaimo, BC 
  • When: 6PM August 25th, 2021 - Time to take last ferry to Vancouver, BC 

4) PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Able to swim 200 meters non-stop & comfortable in an open water setting
  • Must be 18 years old (16 years old with parent/guardian consent)
  • Signed medical statement and liability forms
  • Signed COVID-19 liability and waiver form.
  • Signed assumption of risk and liability form for spearfishing activities 

5) EQUIPMENT INCLUDED:

  • Camera and GoPro for videos and photos 
  • Spearfishing guns and pole spears
  • Floats and floatlines 
  • Extra knifes, gloves, socks, belts and weights (if needed) 
  • Professional freediving buoy with depth lines and bottom weight
  • Lights and other additional accessories

Not included (i.e. personal items): 

  • Freediving specific wetsuit, two-piece (5mm to 7mm thickness recommend) or a 7mm surfing wetsuit with hood
  • Neoprene gloves and booties (make sure booties fit with fins)
  • Fins (freediving fins or snorkelling fins) with closed-heel
  • Rubber/nylon weight-belt and weights
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Warm clothes, change of clothes, towels and footwear
  • Warm beverages, snacks, energy bars in between diving

6) PRO TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Try not to eat 2-3 hours before any freediving session (i.e. static, dynamic or open water)
  • Do some light stretching or yoga at home before coming to a session
  • Wear a sweater, wool hat, gloves and socks (yes, even during summer time in Canada)
  • Bring warm and dry clothes 
  • Bring a yoga mat or any other equipment related to stretching, breathwork or meditation

7) SPECIALS & PERKS:

8) PAYMENT DETAILS & CANCELLATION POLICY:

i. Payment:

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions and limit spaces, we are asking for full payment upon event reservation.
  • No worries, we have a great cancellation policy. Please see below.

ii. Payment Options:

  • Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings and Stripe.
  • Canadian clients ONLY can e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com. Please contact us for this option.
  • PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (5% additional transfer fee).

iii. Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund of PAYMENT 30 days BEFORE start date of event.
  • Full refund or credit issued if event is cancelled by Sea to Sky Freediving due to unforeseeable circumstances.
  • No refund of PAYMENT 30 days or less BEFORE start date of event.

Cost

  • Spearfishing Expedition BC

    Payment Options: 1) Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings and Stripe. 2) Canadian clients ONLY can e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com. Please contact us for this option. 3) PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (5% additional transfer fee).

    CA$1,950.00
    Tax: +CA$234.00 GST/PST
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