Spearfishing Class on Long Island

FII Spearfishing Class on Long Island
Date for 2017 TBA

Spearfish Long Island.jpgThe FII Spearfishing course is a collaboration among world-renowned spearfishing and freediving experts Cameron Kirkconnell, John Dornellas, and Martin Stepanek. This inovative course was developed to fulfill the need for spearfishing safety education in the community, with an emphasis on nurturing this craft as the most sustainable and selective method of fishing. Whether a seasoned underwater hunter or just starting out, participants leave this course armed with the skills necessary to be a well-rounded, safe and ethical hunters.

Throughout this course students learn the knowledge and proven techniques used by world record spearfishermen and women, all delivered in a comprehensive and easy-to-learn format. The curriculum includes spearfishing safety, location safety, spearfishing equipment, hunting techniques, spearfishing ethics and catch management.

The spearfishing course manual is one of the most extensive references ever written on the craft of spearfishing.

Additional Information

Course Duration: The spearfishing course begins with five hours of classroom instruction followed by three hours of confined water training. An optional add-on spearfishing day is available in some locations offering students the oppourtunity to refine new techniques in their local environment.


Equipment Provided: Custom FII dummy spearguns, mock underwater structures, float and float line.

Equipment To Bring: Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, freediving fins, weight belt, weights and spearfishing gloves.

Course Pre-requisites: FII Level 1 Freediver or equivalent. The minimum age requirement for this course is 16 years and older.

About the instructor:
John Dornellas is a spearfishing world record holder, world traveler and avid freediver based in Florida. He spends most of his summers in New York teaching windsurfing, surfing, SUP, sailing and freediving safety to kids and adults and has done so for ten years. He is experienced in all forms of athletic and academic instruction, making sure his students are taught in the way that best suits their learning style. John writes for several spearfishing magazines, capturing his experiences through the lens as a surf and underwater photographer.