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THE FREEDIVER COURSE: ADD-ON 5500 THB

DURATION: 2 DAYS

The Freediver Course is the first step into freediving for people with no experience in the ocean or whoever wants to discover this amazing sport.

This is a course designed to enjoy the experience on a comfortable and safe environment guided by experienced instructors. With the help of the right techniques together with the effective structure of the course program you will be able to dive with confidence up to depths of 20meters

The Freediver Course runs for 2 days and is divided into 2 academic lessons and 2 water sessions. The academic class will gradually go from the basics of freediving up to safety procedures and practices. The sessions are focused mainly in the practice developing as our most important tool, the breathing technique.  During our water sessions we have a normal ratio of 2 students for 1 Instructor, with an absolute maximum of 3 students for 1 Instructor. The sessions are individually design for each student in order to follow each freediver needs increasing student confidence and safety.

SCHEDULE:

DAY 1

Classroom:

Introduction to freediving and disciplines

Familiarization with equipment

Duck-dives

Kicking technique

Equalization techniques

Breathing techniques

Recovery breathing

Hydration and diet

Water Session:

Preparation of equipment

Practice of efficient breathing technique in the water

Practice of duck-dives and kicking technique

Buoyancy test

Freedives on the dive-line

Maximum depth of 12 meters

DAY 2

Classroom:

Review of the freedives of Day 1

Fine-tuning the breathing technique

Safety regulations

Safety procedures in the water

Pranayamas – yogic breathing with application to freediving

Water Session:

Warm up dives

Practice of new breathing technique

Buddy team work

Safety procedures and practice

Maximum freedives on the dive-line of up to 20 metres

THE ADVANCED FREEDIVER COURSE: ADD-ON 7000 THB

DURATION: 3 DAYS

The Advanced Course is an ideal course to have a complete understanding of the practice of the sport. The freedivers will learn about the amazing physiological adaptations that help our body to extend our period of breath hold up to 3 minutes and dive to new deeper depths. The most advanced breathing techniques together with our specific preparation for deep dives will make this possible even if you have just started in the sport.

The Advanced Freediver Course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 academic/breathing sessions, 1 pool session   and 2 deep water sessions.

SCHEDULE:

DAY 1

Classroom - Static Apnea:

Mammalian dive reflex

Preparation for static apnea

Specific breathing technique for static apnea, pool and dry training

Breath-hold exercises

Relaxation, mind and body control techniques

Training routine for increasing breath-hold capabilities

Water Pool Session - Static Apnea:

Body position and relaxation

Preparation for a maximum breath-hold

Maximum static apnea attempts

Minimum 3 minutes breath-hold

Safety procedures and practice

DAY 2

Classroom:

Advanced 4-section breathing technique

Pre-dive breathing pattern

‘Negative Pressure Static Apnea’ (N.P.S.A.)

Benefits and techniques of ‘Exhale Dives’

Body adaptation to great pressure

Water Session:

Preparation with N.P.S.A.

Specific breathing for exhale diving

Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 25 meters

Practice of equalization technique

Body relaxation and energy efficiency in the water

Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 30 meters  

DAY 3

Classroom:

Review of exhale dives from Day 2

Stages and preparation for a deep dive

Visualisation

Thoracic stretches

Lung capacity increasing exercises

Deep equalisation techniques

Water Session:

Stretching and breathing exercises on the boat

Full preparation for a deep dive

Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 30 metres

Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 40 metres

THE MASTER FREEDIVER COURSE: ADD-ON 25000 THB

DURATION: 4 - 5 WEEKS

The Master Freediver Course is an intensive training program of 4 to 5 weeks that prepare the students to discover their true potential as freedivers and break personal limits inside a high level of comfort and safety.

For those who do not have enough time, the course is also available for shorter periods. The detailed program consists of:

Daily training routines which include stretching, breathing exercises, lung-capacity increasing exercises, thoracic flexibility, equalization work-out…

Water training sessions tailored training to the individual according to progress and results.

Dry training sessions to increase high CO2 tolerance, breatholds and relaxation.

Assisting Instructors on the Freediver and Advanced Freediver courses for classroom and water sessions.

Maximum Depth of 50 meters.

Apnea Total provides all equipment necessary for this course however Master Freedivers are encouraged to have their own personal freediving equipment. The minimum recommendation is to own a snorkel, mask and rubber weight belt.

THE FREEDIVER INSTRUCTOR COURSE: ADD-ON 25000 THB

DURATION: APPROX 2 WEEKS

The Apnea Total Instructor Course is designed for those who are interested to teach freediving and to spread the sport of freediving around the world with a safe and fun methodology.

The Instructor Course consists of intensive personal workshops to develop your freedive knowledge, teaching skills and personal training techniques; as well as workshop sessions in the water and practical sessions teaching students. The Instructor Course lasts for a period of 2 weeks. Previous requirements are to complete the Apnea Total Master Freediver Course and to have assisted Apnea Total Instructors while teaching students for both the Freediver and Advanced courses. Following the completion of the 2 week Instructor Course, it is required to teach at least two Freediver Courses and two Advanced Courses at the Apnea Total Freediving Centre in Koh Tao.

Our aim at Apnea Total is to produce highly experienced Instructors who have all the required teaching skills and freedive knowledge to be successful in their Instructor career. The Apnea Total team will provide you with both knowledge and experience, as well as the possibility of employment at the Apnea Total Freedive Centre in Koh Tao, other Apnea Total schools around the world or even to establish your own freediving centre with the support from the Apnea Total Headquarters.

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