Club meeting is NOT this week

Hi all,

Just an FYI – our calendar had the incorrect date listed for this months club meeting. The calendar incorrectly listed this months meeting as being this Wednesday (tomorrow).

Our club meeting is in fact next Wednesday, 6:30pm, at the Sir Charles Hotham hotel. Apologies for the confusion.

All are welcome at the club meetings, member or not, so drop in for a meal, a drink, and a chat about diving on a single breath.


The weather gods frown upon us

This weeks social dive, and the potentially rescheduled 1st photofishing competition, will not be happening this weekend, due to the particularly poor conditions forecast for this weekend.



1st Photofishing comp set to be postponed (again)

With this weekends forecast being almost as bad as last weekend, the committee have regrettably decided to once again postpone the scheduled Photofishing comp.

We’ll keep an eye on conditions over the coming week, with the vague hope of being able to call the comp on for next weekend.

Watch this space.


Australian Depth Nationals

The AFA Depth Nationals starts today and finishes off on the 24th. We would like to wish everyone competing goodluck and safe diving but especially to our own Danny Hurst who has been putting in some serious work in Bali in preparation for this competition.

Todays line up:


For more information see the event on facebook or the AFA’s page



Photofishing comp postponed

The weather has blown up more than we ere expecting (hoping) which wont lead to any decent photo’s being taken tomorrow. Therefore we are going to bank on the long range forecast and postpone the event till next weekend.

At this stage we will leave it open for either Saturday or Sunday and make the call later in the week.


1st Photofishing Comp

Our first Photofishing comp is being called on for this Sunday at the Eagle Rock Marin Sanctuary at Aireys Inlet. A photo comp is very enjoyable and challenging event and hosting it in a sanctuary gets us out diving places we normally wouldn’t go. It still challenges you to find different species and to get up and close to them to take a nice photo.

For more information please visit:

We would also like to thank our sponsor for the event Ninepin wetsuits who have kindly donated a wetty to the series winner, even more reason to enter! If that isn’t enough to get you down then maybe the return of the GFD famous BBQ pork will entice you 😉

Date:  21st October
Time: 9am
Sign up at:



The Geelong Freedivers Inc. Introduction to Spearfishing handbook is (finally) here!

The wait is over! The official “Geelong Freedivers Inc. Introduction to Spearfishing  Student Handbook” is finally rolling off the (virtual) press!

Its available on our website in PDF format for only 12 dollars!!!

This is a first “alpha” release, is a constant work in progress, and has yet to go through any form of formal / professional editing or publishing, but this is reflected in the price ($12!).

This document was put together to accompany our up-and-coming “Geelong Freedivers Inc. Introduction to Spearfishing” practical course, aimed at beginner spearfisherman looking to get into the sport, or novice spearfisherman looking to expand their knowledge. The course itself is also a work in progress, and more details on this are to come.

If you have any feedback or general suggestions, please send your feedback to


Photofishing Competition Series – 1st event in two weeks!

The first event in the Geelong Freedivers Inc. Photofishing Competition Series is scheduled for October the 21st  (Next weekend!).

Specific time and location will be announced on the Thursday prior to the event in the news section of the GFD website.

We will try and hold the comp at one of the many marine parks or sanctuaries along the Surf Coast, but due to inclement weather we might be forced to move the location to within Port Phillip.

Rules & Score card can be found on the events page:

Photofishing Competition Series


Monthly Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the Geelong Freedivers monthly meeting is running this Wednesday 18:30 – 20:00

It’s held at:

Sir Charles Hotham Hotel, 3 Brougham St, Geelong, Victoria 3220

It’d be great to see you there.. Bring any questions, gear etc.. that you would like to discuss.