Freediving Class Level 1

$499.99
FII-LEVEL-1
In stock
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SAT/SUN

 

Jan21/22, 2023


2555 East Main Street, VENTURA, CA 93003

$499 + boat fee $120. Saturday ~8:00-4pm Sunday ~7-4pm

LEVEL 1 FREEDIVER

Whether a complete beginner or an informally trained freediver/spearfisherman with years of experience, this course will set you on the right path to eliminate bad habits and show you the most efficient and safe freedive techniques.

FREEDIVER

Learn to freedive down to a maximum depth of 20m/66 feet!

This program teaches fundamental freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of 20m/66ft. You will also practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort.

Your PFI Freediver course will cover fundamental topics such as:

• Essential safety procedures for breath-holding at Freediver Level
• Proper breathing techniques for freediving and snorkeling
• Confined water skill development
• Open water skill development
• Equalization for depth diving
• Equipment for freediving and snorkeling
• The fundamental physics and physiology of freediving

Is this course for you?

• You’re interested in learning the fundamental techniques of freediving
• You’re new to freediving
• You typically dive in the shallows
• You want to hold your breath longer
• You want to dive deeper

Format/Duration

This course is taught by highly trained PFI Instructors at locations all over the world. The PFI Freediver course includes, at a minimum:

• Classroom sessions
• Confined Water sessions
• Open Water sessions

Skills

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform at the end of the PFI Freediver course are:

  • Safety skills as a buddy
  • Perform a 1:30 static breathhold in the pool with opportunity to increase to maximum capacity
  • Dive with proper technique to 10 meters constant weight and free immersion with proper recovery breathing

Prerequisites

  • Swimming or snorkeling experience
  • Good health and fitness
  • 10 years of age with guardian permission

Course Components

Classroom

  • Complete the manual or eLearning Program.
  • Attend all classroom teaching sessions
  • Stretching and equalizing workshops
  • CO2 and O2 workshops

Watermanship and Stamina

  • Swim test
  • Survival float
  • Snorkel

Confined Water

  • Minimum of four consecutive static breath-holds without any hypoxic symptoms minimum 1:30
  • Recovery breathing and coaching
  • Optional: Three dynamic performances
  • Optional: Complete a minimum 25m dynamic apnea
  • Manage LMC, blackout on surface and underwater

Open Water

  • Recovery breathing and coaching
  • Six target constant ballast dives reaching minimum 10m/33 feet
  • Four free immersion dives to a minimum depth of 10m/33 feet
  • Emergency rescue and problem management (rescue scenarios)
  • Managing an LMC and blackout on surface and underwater blackout
  • Full mask flood and ascent from depth

Equipment Used:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Appropriate exposure protection
  • Weight system
  • Timing device or freedive computer
 

 

Please note that Freediving and spearfishing are inherently dangerous sports and should only be undertaken by experienced, well-trained divers. More powerful spearguns must be fired with two hands and a locked elbow to prevent injury from excess recoil. Do not load or unload your speargun out of the water, treat every speargun as if it were loaded. Never point your speargun at anything you do not intend to shoot. Before you begin your dive, be sure to check all your gear. You should never dive alone and your equipment should be serviced regularly. You should always plan your dive and dive your plan. You should discuss safety precautions, your plan, and contingency plans with everyone onboard BEFORE you dive. Communication among divers and operators is imperative. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could potentially result in physical harm or death.  Blue Tuna Spearfishing is not responsible for any loss, damage, harm, or death caused by using any of our products.

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