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Beginner Freediving Course
Welcome to our entry level course. This 2 days program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a certified freediver. Set solid foundations thanks to a combination of theory and in-water training. Our experienced instructors will introduce you to the wonderful world of freediving in a relaxed and safe manner. It’s easy, exciting and fun!
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Includes: Theory, Relaxation & Breathing, Static, Dynamic, Depth training
Theory Pack: Before starting your in-water training, you need basic knowledge about freediving. You can get an early start and study back home at your own pace before showing up in El Nido ready to freedive. To get the access to the student manual, we ask first for a 50% deposit through Paypal.
Course Orientation: The day before your first day of diving, we’ll be waiting for you at Freediving Dimension for your course orientation. You’ll meet up with our team, be introduced to your guide, fill out papers and fit your equipment. We will answer questions you might have about our operations and you can get some useful tips about El Nido.
Day one: relaxation session – static apnea – open water session
We will go over some of the theory in the morning. You will then start by practicing breathing and relaxation techniques. Time for a static apnea session in our pool, by learning to control your body and mind you will achieve longer and easier breathold. After a freshly cooked, healthy lunch break, Our boat will take you to the islands for an open water session. By 4:00pm, we will be back in Freediving Dimension for a debriefing.
Day two: dynamic session – open water session
After looking at some of the more technical aspect of the dive in the classroom, once again we head out for the water. Ready for a dynamic training session where you will improve fining technique and streamlined body position thanks to the advice from your instructor. During your last open water session you will realize how much you have improved thanks to the Freediving Beginner Course.
Our Beginner Freediving course package includes:
- Full freedive gear
- Instructor fee
- AIDA instructive materials
- AIDA certification card
- Boat travel
- Warm lunch made from fresh local ingredients
- The undivided attention of our friendly dive staff.
You can pay by cash or by Paypal. A 10% fee applies on a PayPal final payment (no fee on PayPal deposit).
Do I have to do the discovery day first? This is our entry level course and you don’t need to do the Discovery day before joining. The discovery day is perfect for people who just want to get more confident in the water or don’t have the time to do a full course.
Can I freedive if I smoke? Even if smoking is not recommended in general, as long as you’re in good health you will be fine. Recreational Freediving is more about the mind set than physical capacity.
Static sessions are all about preparation and relaxation. You only have to hold your breath while laying at the surface. Easy you would say? Yes if done properly but it can also be a real mental challenge.
Dynamic sessions are the best time to improve fining technique. You will be swimming horizontally a few meters below the surface. The goal here is to be as efficient as possible in order to cover the greatest distance on a single breath.
Open Water sessions are the time to put it all together. This is what freediving is all about, you will be descending along a safety line serving as a guide and gradually getting comfortable with the depth.