stage a

freediver

foundations

Minimum Age: 16 (13 with Parental consent)

Open Water Training: 2 sessions

Static Session + Dynamic Session

Course results in an international certification from Apnea International

On this course we will cover these subjects:

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  • Freediving categories.
  • Safety for Freediving. Rules of behavior for Freediving.
  • The buddy system and the role of the buddy and diver in training.
  • Training session planning.
  • The difference between a depth session and a Spearfishing session.
  • Equipment for Freediving. Which mask, snorkel, fins and suit to choose when you go training…
  • Physiology of Freediving.
  • Proper breathing for Freediving. We will discuss the first of 3 stages of proper breathing.
  • Relaxation techniques for static training. Relaxation is the most important aspect of static training.
  • Equalisation techniques.
  • Preventing pressure injuries (barotraumas) whilst Freediving.
  • Freedive emergencies.
  • Avoiding and reacting to blackout and “surface samba” (loss of motor control).
  • The Training sessions include Static breath-hold tables and Deep water sessions.
  • The emphasis is on energy efficient movement in the water.
  • The main idea is to prolong the dive time and not only the depth.
  • It is important to understand that with proper training and knowledge a Freediver will improve the depth as well as the dive time.

You will need to bring your own gear – Mask, Snorkel, fins and wetsuit. The gear does not have to be freediving gear but it is recommended. A gear session will be conducted through the course to help you choose the right gear.

If you do not have gear – please notify your instructor before the course so that he could provide you with options.

Most courses are held over 2 days.

First day-

  • Start around 08:00. Theory until 12:30.
  • Static and dynamic training until 16:00.
  • Theory to 17:00-17:30.

Second day-

  • Meet for theory / go for a dive – depending on sea conditions and boat.
  • We need 3 hours of theory + time for 2 dives (each dive – 1 hour).
  • Finish the course after a final exam around 16:00-17:00.
  • This schedule is only for general knowledge. Times may change according to sea conditions and the will of the group.

You will need to bring your own gear – Mask, Snorkel, fins and wetsuit. The gear does not have to be freediving gear but it is recommended. A gear session will be conducted through the course to help you choose the right gear.

If you do not have gear – please notify your instructor before the course so that he could provide you with options.

Most courses are held over 2 days.

First day-

  • Start around 08:00. Theory until 12:30.
  • Static and dynamic training until 16:00.
  • Theory to 17:00-17:30.

Second day-

  • Meet for theory / go for a dive – depending on sea conditions and boat.
  • We need 3 hours of theory + time for 2 dives (each dive – 1 hour).
  • Finish the course after a final exam around 16:00-17:00.
  • This schedule is only for general knowledge. Times may change according to sea conditions and the will of the group.
06 June

B4s “Surf Survival” – Sydney

06/06/2020 Dive Centre Bondi, Sydney $250.00 7 Qty Available
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16 - 17May

Stage A Freediving – Newcastle

16/05/2020 West Wallsend Pool, Edden Street / Nelson Bay $550.00 This course has passed
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23 - 24May

Stage A Freediving – Bondi, Sydney

23/05/2020 Dive Centre Bondi, Sydney $550.00 This course has passed
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12 March

B4s “Surf Survival” – Warrnambool (VIC)

12/03/2020 Warrnambool $250.00 This course has passed
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07 March

B4s “Surf Survival” – Sydney

07/03/2020 Dive Centre Bondi, Sydney $250.00 This course has passed
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28 - 29March

Stage A Freediving – Gold Coast

28/03/2020 $550.00 This course has passed
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COVID-19 and Apnea Australia

The Australian Government has just issued new public health orders to help protect the community and reduce the spread of COVID-19. In response, Apnea Australia will be making some temporary changes to business operations. As pool and ocean access is temporarily not possible, all pool and ocean sessions are cancelled until further notice. We encourage everyone to continue with dry training exercises. Courses will not be held on site as gatherings are not allowed, but we are working on online options which will be complimented by practical sessions once restrictions are lifted. As Australia slowly begins to lift restrictions, we will make the required adjustments to our activities and will update you here and on our other social channels on upcoming courses and training sessions. Stay safe and enjoy the silence

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