This training seminar is addressed to accomplished Spearos, who are familiar both with the theoretical knowledge and techniques of underwater hunting with apnea and want to develop from recreational to professional level.

The purpose of the training seminar is for the participants to acquire knowledge on teaching techniques and demonstration of theoretical and practical subjects, to acquire skills of organizing, controlling, and planning trips for groups of up to 6 people, and to learn practices of identifying, predicting, and problem-solving.

The seminar includes, among other things, the elaboration of essays and presentations both on specific and general topics, final written evaluation, and final lecture evaluation on one of the subjects to be taught during an underwater hunting training seminar of Spearfishing Level 1 * Incipient Spearo, Spearfishing Level 2 ** / Advanced Spearo and Spearfishing Level 3 *** / Master Spearo recreational levels.


The theoretical part of this program, which includes 40 one-hour lessons and takes place in the SpearfishingWW auditorium or online through a special platform, analyzes all the useful information that will prepare participants for the requirements of preparing, organizing, and processing spearfishing training seminars of Spearfishing Level 1 * / Incipient Spearo), Spearfishing Level 2 ** / Advanced Spearo, and Spearfishing Level 3 *** / Master Spearo of recreational level.

The subjects being taught include:

  • Structure of the international educational organization SII (Spearfishing Instructors International)
  • Basic teaching principles
  • Learning processes
  • Education methodology
  • Analysis of the educational programs and the educational objectives of each module of all the recreational levels, Spearfishing Level 1 * / Incipient Spearo, Spearfishing Level 2 ** / Advanced Spearo, and Spearfishing Level 3 *** / Master Spearo.
  • Difficulties in learning underwater hunting and teaching methods
  • The use of educational aids and video during a lesson
  • Certification procedures
  • Lectures in theoretical subjects
  • Analysis of practical exercises and educational objectives of the underwater hunting training seminars of all the recreational levels, Spearfishing Level 1 */Incipient Spearo, Spearfishing Level 2 **/Advanced Spearo, and Spearfishing Level 3 *** / Master Spearo.
  • Analysis and evaluation of the skills of the candidate Instructors
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - training and teaching methods
  • Local spearfishing legislation

Subsequently, in the practical part of the training seminar, the candidate instructors, through the corresponding trips to the sea and / or the pool, perform a predetermined series of customized exercises and procedures in order to lay the right foundations and experiences in the following subjects:

  • Briefing and debriefing procedures for practical subjects
  • Teaching techniques of breathing preparation and rehabilitation
  • Predicting, preventing, and solving problems in open-sea lessons
  • Identification of the ideal buoyancy per educational level and per hunting technique - balance - ways of achievement by the trainees
  • Maintain control of students and groups in open-sea lessons
  • Demonstration of skills and exercises of the recreational levels spearfishing training seminars, Spearfishing Level 1 * / Incipient Spearo, Spearfishing Level 2 ** / Advanced Spearo, and Spearfishing Level 3 *** / Master Spearo.
  • Rescue procedures and first aid protocol from a depth of 15 meters - candidate's evaluation
  • Rescue and first aid - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (practice and teaching methods)
  • Finding and selecting new places for teaching practical subjects

Participation requirements

Documents and conditions of participation

  • Τhe participant must be over 20 years old
  • Identity Card or Passport
  • Medical certificate issued within the last 12 months
  • Certification SII Underwater Hunting of the third amateur level (Spearfishing Level 3 *** / Master Spearo), or corresponding SII Cross Staging certificate.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certification (BLS)
  • Disclaimer form (to be completed at the beginning of the procedure)