U/W Hunter & Collector

The purpose of this specialty course is to actively allow the student to engage in the collection of certain marine objects and to demonstrate and explain the necessary rules of underwater hunting. Prudent and conservative techniques of both aspects must be exercised. The SDI Hunter/Collector Diver Course covers the “how-to’s” of hunting and collection of marine life.

What you can expect to learn

The SDI Hunter/Collector Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Survey of marine life
    • Salt water
    • Fresh water
  • Ecology and conservation
    • Ecology
    • Salt water
    • Conservation
  • Collecting techniques
    • Where to look
    • What to take
    • How much to take
    • How to take it
    • Legal aspects of collecting
  • Spear fishing techniques
    • Handling of the spear gun
    • What fish may be taken
    • Limits of taking
    • Hazards of spear fishing
    • What not to shoot
    • Legal aspects of spear fishing
  • Spear fishing rules
    • Rules by law
    • Rules by diving courtesy
  • Invertebrate collecting
    • Conch, clams, scallops, etc
    • Lobster

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Learn how the collecting device works; for example, how to load and shoot the spear gun
  • Use underwater targets for the student to practice shooting, and reloading spear gun underwater
  • Teaching how to hunt for lobster, show some of the different habitats in which you may find the species (if conducting this type of hunting and collecting)
  • Demonstrate how to collect a certain species, making sure that all local laws are followed
  • Enjoy the catch

Course Equipment Requirements

  • Basic Scuba Equipment
  • Catch bag or stringer 3. Collecting tool; spear gun, tickle stick, etc

Course Prerequisites

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

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