- Minimum Age: 16
- Open Water Training: 2 sessions
- Static Session + Dynamic Session
- Course results in an international certification from Apnea International
Over the two day course you will cover the following:
- Freediving categories.
- Safety for Freediving. Rules of behavior for Freediving.
- The buddy system and the role of the buddy and diver in training.
- Training session planning.
- The difference between a depth session and a Spearfishing session.
- Equipment for Freediving. Which mask, snorkel, fins and suit to choose when you go training…
- Physiology of Freediving.
- Proper breathing for Freediving. We will discuss the first of 3 stages of proper breathing.
- Relaxation techniques for static training. Relaxation is the most important aspect of static training.
- Equalisation techniques.
- Preventing pressure injuries (barotraumas) whilst Freediving.
- Freedive emergencies.
- Avoiding and reacting to blackout and “surface samba” (loss of motor control).
The Training sessions include Static breath-hold tables and Deep water sessions.
- The emphasis is on energy efficient movement in the water.
- The main idea is to prolong the dive time and not only the depth.
It is important to understand that with proper training and knowledge a Freediver will improve the depth as well as the dive time.
Most courses are held over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday). This schedule is only for general knowledge, and times will be confirmed closer to the course date date.
- Start around 09:00. Theory until 12:30.
- Static and dynamic training until 16:00.
- Theory to 17:00-17:30.
- Meet for theory / go for a dive – depending on sea conditions and boat.
- We need 3 hours of theory + time for 2 dives (each dive – 1 hour).
- Finish the course after a final exam around 16:00-17:00.
Over the two days you will be doing dives in the Batemans bay area and will need to bring with you: