Freediving beginner course — SSI Freediving Level 1
This was beyond INCREDIBLE! We had an unforgettable experience, learned very valuable skills, had lots and lots of fun, and saw soooo much beauty like never before! We’ll be back! Life will never be the same again
Price: USD 240
SSI Freediving Level 1 course is an important, smooth and measured introduction to the soundless world of freediving. Everyone is welcomed to take this course even if this would be their first experience of water activities. It is a perfect opportunity for you to build a connection with water and start to enjoy being in it.
You are going to have 2 full days of study starting at 8 am till 5 pm (including a break for lunch). The course includes the theoretical and practical ways on the land, 2 confined water and 2 open water sessions.
Before entering the sea you will get a lot of interesting and useful information, that is needed to understand what happens to your body while doing the breath-holding dive (apnea).
You will learn how the underwater pressure affects our body and gain a proper skills of pressure alignment — equalization.
You will learn proper techniques of breathing before and after dive and hopefully, you will be able to do your deepest breath ever.
With fully understanding the physiology and the psychology of the processes, students will realize, how to prepare their body and mind for a smooth and safe dive.
We are going to learn about human physiology when they stays in the water, as well as mammalian diving reflex.
You will go through special stretching and yoga for freedivers, relaxations and visualizations techniques — all would improve your body preparations for the dive.
Special attention will be paid on safety. You will learn how to save yourself and some other basic rescue techniques.
During this course we do not aim for the deepest depth. Our main focuses are for technique and comfort. Our training is always adjusted to the needs, interests and abilities of each particular student.
We are going to dive with constant weight using fins and dip following the line to the maximum depth of 20 meters. Majority of the students can go as deep as 10-20m just after the first course. The skills you will get during this course will help you to reach this depth in the safest and most comfortable way.
Every open water session will be finished with freediving on the coral reef with rich underwater life.
All skills and knowledge that you will get during this course will give you a new way to interact with the ocean, and you will be able to dive safely and explore the underwater world with friends!
Please be aware that the Level 1 course is scheduled for 2 days. Some people may need additional training days to properly equalize and reach depth requirements for certification.
If you don’t have previous experience in the water we recommend you to attend the Extended Level 1 course (2.5 days) with one more open water session for USD 290$ (+50$ extra).
After this course and some additional training, you can continue your study on SSI Freediving Level 2.
Also after the course, you can join some of our Manta Trips and experience freediving with awesome Manta Rays.
Reviews from students
- Nico Tupas3/01/2020 - Facebook
very accommodating people!Alexander Redrin10/29/2017 - Facebook
Great instructor and nice atmospher in the school, i recommend to beginners and to experienced freedivers!Desandy Maulana3/24/2019 - Facebook
I Love Freediving..Hope I'll follow the courses with Best Instructure of the world..
- Ириша Талалаева4/21/2020 - Facebook
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You don’t necessarily need to bring anything to your course. We have all the gear you might need but if you have your own gear like fins, mask, wetsuit, be sure to bring it with you.
Freediving with your own gear is always more convenient.
Of course, it can be beneficial but you do not have to. Freediving is an activity for anyone even if you have never dived before.
It’s our pleasure if you could spend your first time freediving experience and discover underwater freedom with us.
This is one of the popular doubts for beginners but it appears only due unknowing.
During your basic freediving course you will learn proper breathing and relaxation techniques.
Almost all the students reach breath-hold times of well over 2 minutes without any problems during the first lesson!
No, you don’t need to be on an expert swimmer level to start freediving, but you need to be comfortable in open water.
When we do our open water sessions, you won’t see the ocean floor, and open water swimming is something different than swimming in a pool or snorkeling near the beach.
If you can swim comfortably in the ocean about 200 meters without seeing ocean floor, you are good to go.
If you are not confident in water, you can take a private class about swimming and water confidence before the course to be better prepared for further freediving experience.