Find the space to relax under pressure
Myself and the other Bondi Lifeguards were lucky enough to take an underwater survival training course with Erez and the team at Apnea Australia. We of all people know how dangerous the ocean can be so the skills we learnt will give us the confidence we need to handle just about any situation the ocean can throw at us. We can’t recommend Erez and his team highly enough. These guys really are the best of the best and we are grateful for their time and knowledge. 


Surfing is one of the world's most demanding activities. The level of activity can vary from calm, slow, easy surfs to explosive, fast and extreme experiences. 

No matter what level of surfer you are, no matter what waves you surf - you could benefit from learning how to improve your breath-hold and core strength.

Apnea Australia offers Surfing oriented breath-hold and core training workshops in Australia and the Pacific.

There have been many discussions as to what training is best suited for surfing in general and big-wave surfing in particular. Most surfers end up practicing the "rock running" drills and similar drills.

After years of experience in the field of breathing and high performance training we have developed a system that will maximize your ability to perform in the likely event of getting caught under a wave.


If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you


  • Improve your breathing & increase your breath-hold
  • Overcome pain and fear that limits your surfing
  • Master your nervous system
  • Develop effective warmup routine
  • Relax during hold downs
  • Recover faster between sets
  • Challenge yourself and experience something new

About the course.

We run the workshops around the country. Regular courses are held in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Minimum Age: 16 (13 with parental consent)
3 hour theory session
3 hour pool session
Course results in an international certification from Apnea International

Number of students - max' 8 per group

Gear required - Mask, snorkel, wetsuit. 

Prerequisites - None.

Ready to take things to the next level?

Join one of our clinics and experience it yourself

Event Registration

Below is a list of all events that are currently open for registration. Click on the event name to proceed.
Surf Survival
Start 11/11/2018
250.00 AUD
Event Capacity: 8 Show Spots: 8

Wish to be informed when a course is held in your area? send us an email with your desired location.

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The Stage A course is aimed at providing basic knowledge of the different Freediving categories, the important rules of behaviour and the safest way to perform Freediving while allowing the fastest improvement.


The Stage B course is designed to give the Freedivers further knowledge of the aspects of Freediving. During this course, students will be exposed to the physiology of the human body and how it changes during immersion. 


This course is designed to improve the Freediver’s knowledge in the more advanced aspects of Freediving. During this course we discuss aspects of deep Freediving such as deep equalisation, packing, mouth-fill , exhale diving ( FRC) and variable weights.


The Instructor course is our highest level of training. The course is aimed to take everything you have learned on our courses, use all of your experience as a Freediver, and add a set of teaching skills to it. The course results in an international teaching certificate through Apnea International

Apnea Australia Pty Ltd is a registered and fully insured company in Australia
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