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discovery Freediving course

Discovery Freediving Course

Duration 1 day
CommitmentCurious
SupervisionInstructor personal support
Maximum Depth 10 meters
Discovery Freediving Course

If you’re curious about freediving but you’re not sure if you’re ready for a full course, this discovery day is for you. You’ll learn the basic breathing techniques and immerse with your instructor. Get into waters enjoy the underwater world safely.

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Includes: Theory, Relaxation & Breathing, Open Water session
Price: Php4,800.

The freediving discovery course is perfect for those who don’t want to commit to a full course but are interested in freediving. With its calm and clear waters, El Nido is perfect for freediving courses and first-timers. After completing this program, you’ll be more confident whenever in the water.
The day before: Meet your instructor and chose your equipment.
08:00: Meeting at Freediving Dimension and theory session
09:00: Breathing & Relaxation
10:00: Static breath hold at the pool
12:00: Lunch & Rest
14:00: Open Water Session
16:00: Back at the Center for Debriefing
16:30: You’re released 🙂
Our discovery 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).

 

Beginner Freediving Course

Duration 2 days
CommitmentRecreational
SupervisionInstructor personal support
Maximum Depth 20 meters
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
Price: Php12,500

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 onerelaxation 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.

Advanced Freediving Course

 

Duration 3 day
CommitmentPerformance
SupervisionAutonomy development
Maximum Depth 30 meters

Advanced Freediver Course

Over the next few days, you’ll practice various drills designed to help you progress in oxygen management, deep equalization and safety. The goal is to prepare you to independently plan and participate in freediving activities with other experienced buddies. After going through the theory online, the fun begins with the in water training.

Days: 3
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Includes: Theory, Relaxation & Breathing, Open Water session
Price: Php18,000

If you are here, you already know that you love freediving. Now, you can take your freediving to the next level. You will master the free fall and improve your oxygen management, practice deep equalization and provide advanced safety.
Day 1: In the morning, you’ll design your own warm up and coaching routines and perform a static breathold. After the lunch break you will do your first open water session, getting back in the water and practicing frenzel. By 4:00pm, we’ll be back in Freediving Dimension for a debriefing.

Day 2: Start the day by designing and performing your own dynamic tables during our second confined water session. In the afternoon you’ll do your second open water session where you’ll get to start practicing the the free fall.

Day 3: On the 3rd open water session, you’ll try out different drills and safety exercises. The 4th open water session will be the time to put what you learned together and why not get a new personal record!

Our Advanced 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).

Our package does not include the Eco Tourism Development Fee and it has to be paid in cash. This ticket costs Php200 and is valid for 10 days.