Welcome to the webpage of Geelong Freedivers Inc!
We are an Australian Underwater Federation (AUF) affiliated Spearfishing and Freediving club, formed in 2015. Club activities are based in Geelong, the Bellarine Penninsula, and the Surf Coast.
Note that due to Covid-19, the normal activities of the club have been revised to align with the prevailing government regulations. Club meetings are run on-line, the 2019-2020 competitions have been cancelled, and the 2020-2021 calendar schedule is being developed to provide activities that fit the DHHS guidelines.
Monthly Club Meetings
We hold a monthly club meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at the Sir Charles Hotham hotel in Geelong (usually in the back function room). Meeting kicks off at 6:30pm.
Club meetings are a good way to meet and socialise with fellow club members, get information for and discuss up coming club events, and keep up to date with club and general spearfishing news.
Meetings are open to members and non-members alike, so even if you aren’t in the club, feel free to drop in and say hello.
Club Spearfishing Championship
Geelong Freedivers Inc. offers a variety of competition options. We hold a year long spearfishing challenge for members called the “Club Spearfishing Championship“. This comp allows members to enter fish caught over the course of their normal diving to be scored against the fish captured by other club members.
Surf Coast Cup
We also have a series of single day spearfishing competitions collectively called the “Surf Coast Cup“. This competition format is set out in the calendar and may include “shore based”, “Boat based”, and “Pole spear only” comps combined with some of the AUF state-wide events such as the state titles.
We also run a series of Underwater Photofishing competitions for members. These are like our spearfishing comps, with points awarded for species identified as ‘caught’ on camera. This activity takes members into marine sanctuaries.
Geelong Freedivers Inc. holds a weekly pool training session at Geelong Aquatic Centre. Pool training is one of the more frequent club activities, and allows members to work on their dive form and technique under the guidance of our AUF qualified coaches, or as a way to work on their own diving fitness.
We hold a members social dive on the first Sunday of each month. These dives are a good way to meet fellow club members, find dive buddies, test out new gear, or seek advice from our AUF accredited spearfishing coaches in our “Spearo Clinics’. Best of all, it’s a great excuse to get in the water!
Gourmet Barbecues by the Beach
After our in-water club events, we often hold a barbecue! Even if you don’t dive, members (and non members!) are welcome to come on down post-event for a bite to eat and listen to the debrief on the days dive.
Club Camping Trips
We occasionally hold a club trips to various locations in and out of the state. These events are typically over long weekends based on member interest.
If you have any questions feel free to shoot an email to: geelongfreedivers@ gmail.com