Thursday, November 27, 2008

Spearfishing Training Course and Mentorship Specials

Well now, economic conditions are said to be tough at present, the media just love doom and gloom reports to sell their advertising. Interest rates are up and we are in the autumn/winter of the economic cycle. Typically these cycles last 6-8 years. So with the weak Rand spearfishing gear begins to cost more if imports are involved and inflation adds a notch or too as well.

I am a simple person and see financial cycles much the same as a weather cycle - west winds are like reducing interest rates and east winds are like rising interest rates - with some knowledge and experience once can benefit no matter where the cycle is, be it wind or money.

Everything is getting more expensive and some companies decide to keep their nice high new prices even after crude oil prices drop. Other drop to remain competitive as oil drops again.

From my side the news is good - I like to be a bit countercyclic so I decided to make one or two specials to reduce the costs of the training/spearfishing courses I offer.

I will now offer my online spearfishing mentorship program (Normally costs R800) together with the spearfishing correspondence course (Normally R395),
and my Divebook CD (Normally R120)
all for only R830.
The R30 is to cover normal postage for the manual of the correspondence course and the CD within SA.
Its a 37% discount!

And there is more...
You also get a small but useful bonus - In the package I will include some magic powder - add 1/4 teaspoonful to a liter of hot water to make a super lubricant to get into your wetsuit. No more soap to burn eyes, or aqueous cream sliming up your face etc. Those who have used it beg for more...

So some prices are dropping at least - training is not reliant on crude oil or the exchange rate.

Since I have had many queries lately some brief descriptions of these courses are in order:

My spearfishing correspondence course is designed to jumpstart beginners and give you all the basics to get going. There is an tutorial to get you through all the material and some really efficient training techniques. Very experienced divers would not learn much about spearfishing directly but the water movement dynamics of Algoa Bay would be directly beneficial as it is a key to success.
Contents:
Introduction, Objectives and Outcome
Equipment
Hunting Techniques
Basic Training
Shoredives
The Port Elizabeth Area
Diving Conditions
Precautions
Blue Water Diving
Legislation
Ethics
Shoredive Sites of Port Elizabeth

It is a 58 page manual

My Online Spearfishing Mentorship Program lasts 52 weeks and each week a new lesson is available electronically on many a topic - the contents are given below. This program is a written summary of my 1700 spearfishing outings - kind of like a 17 year old whiskey or brandy -get what I mean?

Basically by the time you are done you have a 500 page book on spearfishing ranging from basic to very advanced topics.

The Mentorship contents are as follows:

Lesson 1 Welcome
Lesson 2 Success in Spearfishing
Lesson 3 Goals Attitude and Success
Lesson 4 Kaizen and Spearfishing
Lesson 5 Cycles & Spearfishing Part 1
Lesson 6 Cycles and Spearfishing Part 2
Lesson 7 Cycles Water Temperature
Lesson 8 Wetsuit Care and Masks
Lesson 9 Ocean Physics and Spearo Scoreboard
Lesson 10 Spearguns and more on Scoreboards
Lesson 11 Booties, Gloves, Fins and Additional Scoreboard
Lesson 12 Ethics and Weightbelts
Lesson 13 Sound in Water and its Applications
Lesson 14 Hunting Methods Part 1
Lesson 15 Hunting Methods Part 2
Lesson 16 Hunting Methods Part 3
Lesson 17 Equalizing
Lesson 18 Sinuses
Lesson 19 Review & Reef Finding and Evaluation Part 1
Lesson 20 Reef Finding Part 2
Lesson 21 Risks of Diving and Precautions
Lesson 22 Risks of Diving and Precautions - sharks
Lesson 23 Risks of Diving and Precautions Part 3
Lesson 24 Sixth Sense
Lesson 25 Mindset for Success
Lesson 26 Boats Part 1
Lesson 27 Boats Part 2
Lesson 28 Trouble-shooting & DIY Servicing Outboards
Lesson 29 Boats Part 4 Repairs & Trailer Maintenance
Lesson 30 Interferences
Lesson 31 Spearfishing Competitions - Strategies
Lesson 32 Financial Leverage and Spearfishing
Lesson 33 To Fish, or not to Fish
Lesson 34 Compass of the Spearo and Goal Review.
Lesson 35 Deep Diving Part 1
Lesson 36 Deep Diving Part 2
Lesson 37 Spearo Mistakes
Lesson 38 CPR for Spearfishermen
Lesson 39 Publication of Results and Introduction to Statistics for Spearos
Lesson 40 Preserving Fish and More Statistics for Spearos
Lesson 41 Preserving Fish II and More Statistics for Spearos
Lesson 42 Competitions Part Two & Modeling of Conditions
Lesson 43 More on Sixth Sense Development
Lesson 44 Performance Analysis
Lesson 45 Success in Spearfishing a Review
Lesson 46 Advanced Spearfishing Techniques
Lesson 48 Digital Photography and Video
Lesson 49 Ultra Deep Spearfishing
Lesson 50 Cave Diving
Lesson 51 A final Note on Modeling and Statistics
Lesson 52 Give it Back

(See www.freedive.co.za/mentorship.htm)

I am still not quite done with the course for Improving Depth and Bottom Time for Spearfishing but will surely be done soon - unless the diving gets really good!

OK tomorrow morning will give it attention - I just got a report of where the cold water lies and according to my model I will pass on the offer of an early morning dive - the probability of satisfactory success is too slim.

My son is waiting for a bedtime story about diving.

Goodnight

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