Description

This training seminar addresses sea lovers who already have a little familiarity with the marine environment and all those who wish to learn the basic theory and techniques of Freediving to obtain the necessary bases for their further development with comfort and safety.

The purpose of the trainers and the educational process is for the participants to acquire the necessary basic knowledge on freediving techniques and equalization of pressures in the middle ear to be comfortable and safe in the first steps of their dives and acquire some skills of organizing and planning safe excursions.

At the end of the seminar, you will be able to hold your breath for at least 90 sec, do a dynamic apnea of 25 meters and dive to depths of up to 10 meters.

Instructors/Students 1/4
Duration 3-4 days

Content

The theoretical part of this program, which includes at least 8 lessons of one hour and takes place in our specially designed space or online through a particular platform, analyzes all that helpful information that will prepare participants for their upcoming free diving in the pool and sea.

The subjects taught include:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Diving Techniques
  • Free Diving Equipment and auxiliary equipment
  • Physics of freediving
  • Physiology of freediving
  • Upper respiratory tract anatomy and middle ear pressure equalization techniques
  • Effects of the marine environment on the human body
  • Hypoxia – Loss of consciousness (LMC-BO)
  • Marine environment and the freediver’s attitude towards it
  • Risks and safety precautions
  • Diving buddy practice in freediving (Buddy system)

Subsequently, in the practical part of the training seminar, the participants, through the corresponding visits in the pool and the sea, perform a predetermined series of customized exercises to lay the right foundations and experiences in the following subjects:

  • Relaxation
  • Breathing technique
  • Static Apnea (STA)
  • Dynamic Apnea (DYN)
  • Diving technique
  • Finning technique
  • Duck Dive techniques
  • Underwater propulsion
  • Middle ear pressure equalization techniques
  • Buoyancy (Neutral Buoyancy Point)
  • Constant weight diving (CWT)
  • Development of underwater agility
  • Risks and safety measures
  • Diving buddy practice in freediving (Buddy system)

Participation requirements

Documents and conditions of participation:

  • Τhe participant must be over 14 years old
  • Identity Card or Passport
  • Medical certificate issued within the last 12 months
  • Disclaimer form (to be completed at the beginning of the procedure)
  • Parental consent document in case the interested party is under 18 years old