Freediving and Spearfishing Safety Day - 2 December 2023

We hosted an Ocean Safety Day on December 2, 2023 at Lake Pupuke. It was a great success, with lots of current and new club members coming together to share their love of the water and learn how to do so safely. Coast Guard New Zealand joined us and there were lots of smiling faces coming in from a depth trianing session.


Check out some photos from the day:


What's it all about?

Its a day is for those who explore and dive beneath the surface of Aotearoa's seas, whether you're a Sunday-fun-day snorkeler, boozy boater or hardcore kingfish slayer. 

With summer around the corner and people spending more time diving in our moana, Auckland Freediving Club (AFC) wants to kick off the season with a focus on Safety. The day will consist of practical dive sessions lead by experienced divers and talks by experts from various disciplines. 

This day is great if:

  • You haven't been diving much lately and want to get back into things
  • You want to learn the fundamentals of diving safely
  • You want to meet new dive buddies and the wider diving community
  • You want to get into free diving, snorkeling or spearfishing

Open to the public

The Safety Day is free and open to all members of the public, but if you are interested in learning more about the club, our regular training sessions and other benefits:

Practical Details

Where: North Shore Rowing Club (1A Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622)

When: 2 December 2023

What to bring: bring your own dive gear if you want to join for the practical dive sessions

How to join: you must book via for one of the two sessions using the buttons above



  • 9:00 - 9:45        Freediving & Spearfishing Theory Session 1
  • 10:00 - 10:45    Practical Session 1
  • 11:00 - 11:45    Coast Guard talk
  • 12:00 - 12:45    Freediving & Spearfishing Theory Session 2 (repeat)
  • 13:00 - 13:45    Practical Session 2 (repeat)

Practical Sessions

45 Minute sessions lead by a senior / experienced club member. Sessions will be run on an ad hoc basis between 10:00 - 15:00, whenever there is interest.

  • Groups of 2 - 3 divers per group leader
  • 0 - 15 meter diving on a fixed line
  • Learn how to do rescue dives, BLT (blow, tap, talk), buddy diving, etc.
  • Get some tips & tricks along the way