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Primitive Spearfishing Intensive
In this class, you will learn several different types of primitive fish spears and where, when, and how to use them. Using wood, bone, stone, and natural plant fibers, we will be making leichster spears, single-point spears, and spear guns. You will learn how to use them from land and in the water, and how to modify them accordingly. We will go to a different place each day to spearfish, so you will get to see some beautiful places on the island.
Basic free-diving techniques will also be covered, so your skills in the water will be enhanced. Underwater, there is a whole ecosystem to explore, and we can’t help but include that as part of the class as well. We believe in conservation, so therefore it is vitally important to learn the ecosystem’s species and their current population health. We will be going after mostly lionfish, since they are an invasive species here in the Virgin Islands.
Primitive hooks and line as well as lobster nooses are also some skills we can get into with time permitting.
Dates: December 10th-15th, 2024
Total Cost: $700
Class begins with dinner on Sunday evening (the 10th) at 6pm and ends late morning on the 15th.
Tent camping is included in the cost of the class. To read more about our camp facilities, visit mtvictorycamp.com. If you wish to upgrade to a cabin, there is an additional fee of $175 for the 5 nights of the class. Cabins fit up to 4-5 people so you can also split that cost with a fellow traveler or student.