FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

The Frenchman Spearfishing is based in Plymouth, Devon. We are delivering courses and charters in South Devon and  East Cornwall.

WHEN DO YOU RUN THE COURSE? WHEN IS THE COURSE SEASON START?

Weather permitting we are running courses from 1st of June till 30th of September. Earlier and later courses can be arrange/plan but often on very short notice (i.e for the next day)

I DON'T SEE THE DATE THAT I WANT. CAN YOU OFFER ANOTHER DATE?

We are very aware that everyone’s schedules are different and will always try to assist you in finding a date that suits you.

CAN YOU OFFER SPECIFIC 1-1 TRAINING, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A CERTAIN GOAL?

Yes, this is all we do. The 1 to 1 course is the core of our courses. However, we are promoting safe practice and encourage you to come with your buddy. Then you learn together safe and best practice of buddying-up.

DO I HAVE TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT TO DO SPEARFISHING?

You don’t have to be incredibly fit, although you must be comfortable in the water, a fairly confident swimmer (200m swim), and have a basic level of fitness. Our courses require the completion of a self medical declaration. If you have any questions regarding this please just get in touch.

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO TAKE PART IN THE SPEARFISHING COURSES?

Yes. In order to enjoy and safely learn in an open environment.

I HAVE A CHILD WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN. ARE THEY ALLOWED TO JOIN A COURSE?

Yes, however we are following the BSA recommendation of a minimum age of 14 years old for spearfishing with a speargun. For under 14y old we can offer snorkelling and foraging and pole spearing experience. An adult responsible for the under 16y old will need to be on board during the course.

CAN I GET A REFUND ON A VOUCHER I PURCHASED?

Vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable, they have an expiry date of 24 months from the date of purchase.

WHAT IF I CANT EQUALISE ON THE DAY?

If your equalisation fail during your course. You must STOP diving. Which means you won’t be able to complete part of your course. A retake of the assessment at a later date will be offered.
No refund.

WHAT IF I SUFFER FROM MOTION SICKNESS?

Unfortunately the water based part of your course or charter is over and we will drop you back to shore.
No refund.

AFTER THE COURSE WILL I BE ABLE TO SPEARFISH?

Spearfishing is dependent on your own abilities so we can not guarantee you will become a great spear fisher in a two day course. However, we will deliver to you all the safety and knowledge possible for you to give you a safe starting point.