This course is to provide the diver with the
skills and knowledge necessary to spearfish, take
game and collect specimens while minimizing the
diving risks of such activities. (May be for skin
or scuba divers.)
Coverage is to include skin diving techniques,
hazards and cautions, safety concerns, equipment,
conservation, fishing laws and regulations,
sportsmanship, specific techniques, utilizing the
catch, selecting specimens, preservation, shell
collecting, aquaria and diving locations.
Conservation material from the Underwater
Environment course is also to be included.
PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Minimum is 15 years. (Junior
certification for ages 12 - 14 years is allowed.
See “Policies Applying to All Courses”: Age,
NAUI Scuba Diver certification or the
equivalent is required. The instructor is to
ensure adequate student knowledge and capability
before any open water training and shall use skill
or other evaluations to do so.