Safety is fundamental to Freedive Fiji operations. Our safety policies and procedures eclipse the international standards established by professionals from Australia, the recognized authority in this field. We use only state of the art equipment, provide extensive guide training, and conduct our charters in a safe environment. All charters and dives are guided, which means one of the Freedive Fiji crew members will be in the water with the customers at all times to help with the spearfishing gear, to identify approaching fish and aid in all situations. Our guides will also be carrying the newest technology in shark deflection, the Freedom 7 Shark Shield™.
Our charter boat is top grade and contains state of the art electronic equipment including a Marine Radio, Raymarine offshore fishfinder, Weather Sonar Chart plotter, GPS extra large color with maps, Epirb device and safety gear stocked per the fishing regulations in Fiji. The boat, equipment, and dive gear are maintained daily and inspected prior to every charter departure.
Restrictions of who can spearfish and dive with Freedive Fiji are based on each participant's physical condition. Participants must be in good to moderate health. All participants are expected to be able to see and hear commands and directions given by the guides during the safety briefing, on the charter, and in the water. Participants will need to be moderate swimmers with sufficient mobility and strength to be able to swim and dive the reefs and waters of Fiji. Individuals with health concerns, disabilities, back, neck or shoulder problems, or those who are pregnant should speak to Freedive Fiji directors prior to booking. This tour is not recommended for persons with heart trouble, seizure disorders, balance problems or beyond the first trimester of pregnancy. Weight requirements are from 19 KG (50 LBS) to 136 KG (300 lbs) and are established to ensure accurate fitting of the spearfishing gear and equipment. Children age fourteen (14) and above are welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Our boat captains and dive staff are specially trained to handle all diving and boating emergencies and are certified in first aid and oxygen administration. Before entering the water, each diver will be given a full dive and spearfish briefing which will also include safety procedures. All Freedive Fiji employees comply with the Fiji Marine Authority and are very experienced at cruising and diving in and around the waters of Fiji. Customers are under the constant care and supervision of our extensively trained guides who have received formal training in spearfishing and charter operations and safety techniques. Freedive Fiji’s knowledgeable and friendly guides will assist our customers every step of the way, from the time they depart Pacific Harbour until they are on their way back to their resort.