Underwater Hunter and Collector

OVERVIEW

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.)

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Age. Minimum is 15 years. (Junior certification for ages 12 – 14 years is allowed. See “Policies Applying to All Courses”: Age, Junior Certification.”)
  • Certification: 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.

Policies Applying to Specialty Diver Courses