Learn how to properly catch lobsters underwater!
Learn how to properly hunt for lobster underwater! More than just a boat trip, you will have lobstering guides who will provide you with decades worth of knowledge as well as 1 on 1 coaching in the water. This feedback and guidance will help set a foundation for your lobstering career that often takes years of lessons learned the hard way to develop. And even better, you'll most likely come home with dinner!
Safety is paramount with diving, so we do require that you have a certification from a freediving training agency. The depths we will be diving are largely between 10 and 40 feet so we won't be pushing any depth boundaries, but we want to make sure everyone is familiar with safety procedures and the basics of freediving.
- Evening boat trip
- Lobstering guides
- California Fishing License
- Lobster Card
- Freediving and Lobster Gear
- Tip for boat crew
We have all of the freediving gear to rent if you need it with the exception of the optional ear plugs and the lobstering items. You will have the option to add rental gear to your order at checkout.
Mask –A low volume spearfishing/freediving mask. A standard snorkel/scuba mask is OK.
Snorkel – A simple J. style snorkel
Wetsuit – This is your most important piece of equipment. For San Diego, it’s highly recommended to have a 5mm proper spearfishing or freediving two piece, open cell inner/nylon outer suit. If you don’t have access to this suit, then a very well fitting 5mm full neoprene suit, preferably with a hood is OK. A proper freediving suit will positively influence your course experience.
Fins – Longblade freediving fins. Standard snorkel/scuba fins are acceptable for the Level 1 Freediver course. We do not accept “split fins” or the full open heel and bootie style.
Weight belt – A rubber weight belt is preferred.
Weights – You will want more weight than you use for line diving...closer to 16-18lbs.
Lobstering kit- thick puncture resistant gloves, lobster bag, lobster gage, underwater light
Optional Items – If you are sensitive to the cold water, you may want to consider purchasing some VENTED Docs Pro Plugs.