Cool! Now there is a 'FREEDIVING' forum
anyway free divers or scuba divers, all lovers of the ocean.
Anyone keen on AIDA 2 star beginner courses with certification?
As long as you are comfortable in the water, you can do the course, no prerequisites (must be 16 yrs and above)
When: 11-14 September
Where: Moalboal, Cebu
includes AIDA 2 star course, 3 nights beachfront accommodation and private transfer from Cebu airport to Moalboal (2 hours by land) and back.
Excludes: Flights and meals (Please check Cebu Pacific for flights)
Below is the detail of what the freediving course will cover, it sounds like a lot but this is the foundation beginner course, really useful in terms of physiology and safety knowledge. and it sounds crazy but in 3 days you can easily dive to 20m!
AIDA 2 star freediver course consists of:
two theory sessions
one breathing and relaxation session
two confined water sessions (usually swimming pool)
three open water sessions
one exam to pass at the end
Details of the course:
- During the theory sessions:
You will learn the basics of Freediving physics and physiology
Breathing and relaxation for freediving
How to prevent blackout and LMC
How to rescue a freediver in trouble; how to safely improve your dives
- During the static apnea session:
Our instructor will teach you advanced breathing and relaxation techniques
So you will be able to extend your breath-hold times easily and safely
- During the dynamic apnea session:
You will learn what is the correct weighting to use
And you will receive precious advices on your finning technique and body position
- During the open water sessions:
You will practice Frenzel equalization
Our instructor will help you to improve your technique in Free Immersion and Constant weight: duck dive - Body and head position - streamline position during the descent - Finning technique
You will practice Safety and Rescue procedures from the depth and at the surface
You will learn how to use the safety lanyard
How to freedive close to the reef
Progressive adaptation to the depth.
To successfully complete the AIDA 2 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes breath-hold, swim 40m in Dynamic Apnea with fins and freedive to 16m in open water. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably to depths of 15/20 meters.
Ready to hold your breath? Let me know if you would like to join!