Spearfishing and free diving are extraordinary sports, accessible to most persons, but shall not be taken lightly.
Dessault America acknowledges that free diving is an extreme sport and the consequence of what would be an incident could turn into drama.
We believe in safety and responsible attitude. “The goal should not be to catch the bigger fish now, but to live longer to catch more of them!”
For these reasons, Dessault America supports education, training, socialization and preach the following rules:
Rule No.1 Never free dive alone, employ direct supervision & safety which includes:
*One Up - One Down
*Wait 30 sec on surface supervising your partner
*Weight yourself for positive buoyancy on surface with exhalation
*Apply a minimum double bottom time for your subsequent surface intervals
(rules provided by Performance Freediving International)
Rule No.2 Learn with a dedicated free diving school
Rule No.3 Socialize and train with other sport adepts or join a spearfishing club
Dive Wise website about blackout risks and how to improve your safety.
Performance Freediving (PFI) provide frequently scheduled classes for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Evolve Freediving offers Freediving Basic Level courses from the PFI cursus.
Immersion Freediving teaches PFI Freediving classes in South Florida. They have a Freediver class, and an Intermediate Freediver class, as well as private classes and private training after the course. Upon completion of a course you can come on and do training on their private boat where you can bring your gun and combine what you learned in class with spearfishing. Look at their course schedule at ImmersionFreediving.com or call 954-324-4444 with any questions.
The Broward Longfins is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Meets monthly the third Monday at the Dania Beach Bass Pro Shop @ 7:30 pm.
Miami Freedivers or South Florida Freedivers is located in Miami, Florida. Meets monthly each 2nd Thursday at Scotty’s in Coconut Grove @ 7:30 pm.
Palm Beach Freedivers, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Underwater Society of America organization
Freediving and Spearfishing Forums:
DISCLAIMER : Dessault America has no economical interest with the above mentioned groups, school and organizations. Dessault America does not accept any liability from practices or information received from these sources. Spearfishing or freediving are inherently risk activities and should be practiced under your own responsability.