Freedive Course

Freedive Course

with Gauthier Ghilain

  • August 18, 2019 - August 20, 2019
  • August 21, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Freediving: the practice of swimming underwater using a single breath of air. No oxygen tanks. Just the diver, and the sea.

It has been said that freediving begins as a mental discipline, then evolves into a physical one. To begin, one learns to relax and calm the physical body, and apply that calmness to the physical management of breath.

Being fully submerged in the underwater world is a sensory experience: completely enveloped by the sea, suspended in weightlessness, moving in ways that are impossible on land. There is a silence and a calmness of this reality below the surface that brings a sense of tranquility and peace. Freediving calls upon the diver to mindfully surrender, trusting that the body will signal for everything that it needs.

This course is for those who have dreamed of experiencing oneness with the sea, gliding through the ocean free as a dolphin.

Freediving promotes fitness and health while offering incredible, serene views of the unique ecosystem of the underwater world. Freediving brings an opportunity to enjoy nature in the most natural way.

 

Freediving Level 1 (August 18-20)

Learn proper breathing techniques, become familiar with diaphragmatic breathing, and take a deep breath like never before. In the Freediving Level 1 course (3days), participants acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in Freediving to depths of 20m/66ft in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. Develop the skills necessary to train the body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility, and learn new skills to take Freediving to the next level.

 

Course content:

  – Theory: Freediving equipment, physiology, techniques and safety

  – Breathing, relaxation and stretching techniques

  – Confined water: Finning technique, static and dynamic apnea, safety skills

  – Open water: Equalization, duck diving, body positioning, streamlining, safety

At the end of the course students will be able to hold their breath for at least 1:30 minutes, swim 30m/100ft in dynamic apnea and perform comfortable dives beyond 10m/30ft depth.

 

Freediving Level 2 (August 21-23)

Course content:

  – Theory: Advanced freediving physiology and techniques

  – Confined water: Improvement of static and dynamic apnea with/without fins techniques

  – Stretching techniques

  – Open water: Frenzel equalization, freefalling, constant weight and free immersion

At the end of the course students will be able to hold their breath for at least 2:30 minutes, swim 50m/165ft in dynamic apnea and perform comfortable dives beyond 20m/65ft depth.

All participants (those completing Level 1 or both levels) will receive a certification. This course is AIDA certified.

*Pricing does not include the cost of transportation to/from pool and ocean sessions.

*This course has a minimum enrollment of 4 people, and a maximum of 8.

Price

Details$US
Level 1$450
Level 2$450

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