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Freediving Course in Kas

Freediving Course in Kas

October 10, 2018, 9:00am - October 12, 2018, 10:00am

Kaş
Kas,  07500

BEGINNER / ADVANCED FREEDIVING COURSE
IN KAS, TURKEY
October 10, 11, 12, 2018

This Open Water Freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, phisics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Pratical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, breifings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and underderstand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodyamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon (see website & info at www.reneeblundon.com)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is pratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Discplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Dahab, Egypt

PRICING:
295 euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certification upon completion, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:

Pricing does not include freediving equipment (you will need a mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins and weight belt). Equipment can be provided for an additional charge. Lead weights can be provided at no charge.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.

3 interested
PADI Freediving Course

PADI Freediving Course

January 4, 2019, 9:00am - January 6, 2019, 10:00am

Time cafe'
Light House
Dahab,  3600

PADI FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
January 4, 5 & 6, 2019

This PADI Freediver course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, physics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Pratical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, breifings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and underderstand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodyamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- PADI scuba diving instructors who want to eventually become freediving instructors!

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon (see website & info at www.reneeblundon.com and www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is pratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Videos
- Lectures / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- 1st Open Water Session (Free-Immersion & some Constant Weight)
- Theory
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving Practice & Rescue Practice
- Fun Dive session with underwater pics & videos!

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Time Cafe
Lighthouse
Dahab, Egypt

PRICING:
220 euros per person

Pricing includes PADI Freediver certification upon completion, equipment rental, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is included.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.

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Adventure Freediving Excursion

Adventure Freediving Excursion

January 11, 2019, 7:00am - January 12, 2019, 11:00am

Renee Blundon
Lighthouse
Dahab,  

Join me on a two day freediving adventure trip in the beautiful and remote Ras Abu Galum - one of my favorite places in the Sinai :)

We'll explore the incredible world-class coral reefs and underwater landscapes, as well as have sessions on land to practice relaxation techniques for the mind and body, breathing techniques for freediving and stress management, sunset meditation and more.

We'll also spend a little bit of time to go over the safety skills and equalization for freediving as needed.

I'll bring a couple of underwater cameras with me so we can take lots of awesome underwater pics and videos.

This trip is open to beginner freedivers and freedivers of all levels!

ITINERARY:

DAY 1

8:00 AM -10:00 AM - BY CAMEL TO RAS ABU GALUM
We will go by camel on Saturday morning, slowly transitioning from the busyness of everyday regular life into the relaxed and remote setting of Ras Abu Galum.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - SETTLING IN / LIGHT FOOD
Settling in to Ras Abu Galum, we'll enjoy tea, light food and chilling out

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - BREATHING TECHNIQUES / SAFETY
Learn and improve your breathing techniques for freediving and relaxation. We'll also review same safety skills before getting into the water

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - ADVENTURE FREEDIVING
We'll spend the hottest part of the day in the water freediving! Exploring the incredible world-class coral reefs and tropical reef fish along the coast!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - EAT LUNCH & CHILLING OUT
Late lunch and chilling-out as I'm sure we'll be famished after all that freediving

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - FREEDIVING PRESENTATION
I will present a topic that is most helpful and interesting for the group (equalization techniques, finning / duckdive techniques, mental training, physiology, philosophy, etc)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - SUNSET WALK & MEDITATION
The sunsets are absolutely stunning in Ras Abu Galum, so I really enjoy nice long walks along the coast at this time stopping for a relaxation 15-20 silent meditation.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - BEDOUIN DINNER, CAMP FIRE & STAR GAZING

DAY 2

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - TAXI TO BLUE LAGOON

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - TECHNIQUES OF RELAXATION & MENTAL TRAINING
A session to train the mind with the aim to increase it's efficiency in relaxation and focus in the present moment. I will guide you through a gradual journey to develop your awareness of the fact that the mind, self and thoughts are the result of how and what we think of ourselves. "The self has no limit - we create our own reality"

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM - STATIC APNEA IN BLUE LAGOON
Enjoy and relax into the clear peaceful waters of Blue Lagoon. Let the magic of the environment around you permeate into your breath-hold meditation.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - BREAKFAST / CHILLING-OUT
Enjoy a typical Bedouin breakfast and chill-out at the coast of the turquoise Blue Lagoon

12:00 AM - 12:30 PM - TAXI TO RAS ABU GALUM

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - ADVENTURE FREEDIVING
Freediving along the coast of the Ras Abu Galum coral reef in buddy pairs. Light food / snacks afterward

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - PACKING-UP

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - CAMEL RIDE BACK TO DAHAB
Transition from the relaxed setting of Ras Abu Galum back to the speed of everyday live. We'll relax, have a beverage and maybe an afternoon at Blue Hole!

Pics will be posted in the following days on Facebook & Instagram!

*Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice

Limited space! A 125 Euro deposit secures your spot!

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Past Events

Open Water Freediving Course

Open Water Freediving Course

February 23, 2018, 9:00am - February 25, 2018, 9:00am

Dahab
Dahab,  

OPEN WATER FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
February 23, 24 & 25 2018

This Open Water Freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, phisics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Pratical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, breifings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and underderstand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodyamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon (see website & info at www.reneeblundon.com)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is pratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Discplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Dahab, Egypt

PRICING:
240 euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certification upon completion, equipment rental, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is included.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.

6 interested
Advanced Freediving Course - AIDA 3*

Advanced Freediving Course - AIDA 3*

December 18, 2017, 9:00pm - December 20, 2017, 4:00pm

Renee Blundon
Lighthouse
Dahab,  

THE START OF DEEP FREEDIVING!

You're already a cetified freediver with some good experience!

You want to go deeper, stay longer in static apnea, and improve your freediving techniques!

The AIDA 3 Freediver Course is designed for people who are ready to take their freediving to the next level! This course is THE start of deep freediving! 3 Star freedivers are trained to dive up to -30m. You will be able to really experience the sensations of deep diving.

Much of the course will be spent building on the skills learnt in the AIDA 2 course, learning and practicing free-fall technique, advanced frenzel equalization techniques and training tables.

This course is ideal for freedivers wanting to get deeper than is taught in the 2* course. It opens up a whole new world of diving and offers the first glimpse in to what competitive freedivers experience. It is also a great course to enhance your rescue and buddy skills.

Note, as this course requires some quite serious deep diving to take place, for some locations (Dar es Salaam and Saint Raphael) a boat will need to be chartered for your safety and ease of access.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who completed their AIDA 2* course (or equivalent) and wants additional knowledge and training to dive deeper

Anyone who completed their AIDA 2* course (or equivalent) some time ago and wants to redo the course

THE AIDA 3 COURSE CONSISTS OF

Theory sessions
Breathing and relaxation sessions
2 confined water sessions (in the bay or swimming pool)
4 open water sessions
1 exam to pass at the end

DETAILS OF THE COURSE

You will learn what happens to the body (and lungs) when the surrounding pressure becomes greater and how the body adapts to this (mammalian dive reflex).

You will learn more about equalization techniques and how to perform or master the frenzel technique.

The confined water sessions will allow you to practice O2 and CO2 tables, learn training concepts for static and how to prepare a maximum attempt.

We will refine your freediving techniques, improve your streamlining position, and perform frenzel equalization efficiently while freediving.

You will learn and practice the free falling and how to be very relaxed when performing a freedive to depth.

More rescue scenarios at depth and on the surface will be practice.

THE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon, an American freediver, AIDA Freediving Instructor, PADI Master Freediving Instructor, Apnea Academy Freediving Instructor and EFR Instructor. She has taught / coached over 70 freedivers in the last two years.

You can find out more about Renee at www.freediving.life

LANGUAGE

English. (The course is mostly practical so perfect English is not necessary)

LOCATION

Course will be held in Dahab, Egypt

COST

240 Euros

THE COURSE INCLUDES

4 Freediving sessions
8 Theory topics with slides, videos, photos and demonstrations
2 Confined water sessions to train static apnea & dynamic apnea
AIDA 3 Star certification upon completion
Electronic PDF manual
Swimming pool rental (if needed)
Photos / videos of your dives
Access to the Freediving.Life Private Group on Facebook!

PRE-REQUISITES

Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
Have completed the AIDA ** Freediver course or equivalent, OR have participated in 5 AIDA ranked comps, within the last 6 years with AIDA ranked results of at least 35m CWT, 3.45min static and 75m
DYN and have passed the AIDA** Exam.
Have completed the AIDA Medical Form
Have completed the Liability Release

MEDICAL

While it is recommended that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.

MINIMUM PERFORMANCE REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION

To successfully complete the AIDA 3 Star course you will have to perform:

Perform a static apnea of at least 2:45
Dive in constant weight to at least -24 meters
Perform a dynamic apnea (with fins) of at least 55 meters
Have passed the AIDA 2 exam with a score of 75% or higher
At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably with an experienced buddy to depths of 25-30 meters.

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Advanced Freediving Course

Advanced Freediving Course

October 3, 2017, 9:00am - October 8, 2017, 10:00am

Renee Blundon
Lighthouse
Dahab,  

THE START OF DEEP FREEDIVING!

You're already a cetified freediver with some good experience!

You want to go deeper, stay longer in static apnea, and improve your freediving techniques!

The AIDA 3 Freediver Course is designed for people who are ready to take their freediving to the next level! This course is THE start of deep freediving! 3 Star freedivers are trained to dive up to -30m. You will be able to really experience the sensations of deep diving.

Much of the course will be spent building on the skills learnt in the AIDA 2 course, learning and practicing free-fall technique, advanced frenzel equalization techniques and training tables.

This course is ideal for freedivers wanting to get deeper than is taught in the 2* course. It opens up a whole new world of diving and offers the first glimpse in to what competitive freedivers experience. It is also a great course to enhance your rescue and buddy skills.

Note, as this course requires some quite serious deep diving to take place, for some locations (Dar es Salaam and Saint Raphael) a boat will need to be chartered for your safety and ease of access.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who completed their AIDA 2* course (or equivalent) and wants additional knowledge and training to dive deeper
Anyone who completed their AIDA 2* course (or equivalent) some time ago and wants to redo the course

THE AIDA 3 COURSE CONSISTS OF

Theory sessions
Breathing and relaxation sessions
2 confined water sessions (in the bay or swimming pool)
4 open water sessions
1 exam to pass at the end

DETAILS OF THE COURSE

You will learn what happens to the body (and lungs) when the surrounding pressure becomes greater and how the body adapts to this (mammalian dive reflex).

You will learn more about equalization techniques and how to perform or master the frenzel technique.

The confined water sessions will allow you to practice O2 and CO2 tables, learn training concepts for static and how to prepare a maximum attempt.

We will refine your freediving techniques, improve your streamlining position, and perform frenzel equalization efficiently while freediving.

You will learn and practice the free falling and how to be very relaxed when performing a freedive to depth.

More rescue scenarios at depth and on the surface will be practice.

THE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon, an American freediver, AIDA Freediving Instructor, PADI Master Freediving Instructor, Apnea Academy Freediving Instructor and EFR Instructor. She has taught / coached over 70 freedivers in the last two years.

You can find out more about Renee at www.freediving.life

LANGUAGE

English. (The course is mostly practical so perfect English is not necessary)

SCHEDULE

The course is usually 3-4 days but this particular course spans 6 days (some are full days, some are half days) with an off-day on October 5th.

So you can advance your skills in a relaxed way and have some free time to vacation, do yoga and enojoy Dahab.

DAY 1 - OCT 3RD - FULL DAY
Introduction & Paperwork
Theory session
Confined Water Session – Training Tables
Open Water Session

DAY 2 - OCT 4TH - MORNING
Confined Water Session - Static and dynamic apnea training
Theory session

DAY 3 - OCT 5TH - OFF

DAY 4 - OCT 6TH - AFTERNOON
Theory
Open-water Session 2

DAY 5 - OCT 7TH - FULL DAY
Open Water Sessions 3 & 4
Remaining Theory (if any)

DAY 6 - OCT 8TH - 1/2 DAY
AIDA 3* Test

Schedule is subject to change without notice

LOCATION

Courses are held in Dahab, Egypt (the mecca for freediving!) & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

COST

245 Euros

THE COURSE INCLUDES

4 Freediving sessions
8 Theory topics with slides, videos, photos and demonstrations
2 Confined water sessions to train static apnea & dynamic apnea
AIDA 3 Star certification upon completion
Electronic PDF manual
Swimming pool rental (if needed)
Photos / videos of your dives
Access to the Freediving.Life Private Group on Facebook!

PRE-REQUISITES

Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
Have completed the AIDA ** Freediver course or equivalent, OR have participated in 5 AIDA ranked comps, within the last 6 years with AIDA ranked results of at least 35m CWT, 3.45min static and 75m
DYN and have passed the AIDA** Exam.
Have completed the AIDA Medical Form
Have completed the Liability Release

MEDICAL

While it is recommended that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.

MINIMUM PERFORMANCE REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION

To successfully complete the AIDA 3 Star course you will have to perform:

Perform a static apnea of at least 2:45
Dive in constant weight to at least -24 meters
Perform a dynamic apnea (with fins) of at least 55 meters
Have passed the AIDA 2 exam with a score of 75% or higher
At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably with an experienced buddy to depths of 25-30 meters.

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Open Water Freediving Course

Open Water Freediving Course

September 28, 2017, 9:00am - September 30, 2017, 9:00am

Dahab
Dahab,  

OPEN WATER FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
September 28, 29 & 30 2017

This Open Water Freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, phisics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Pratical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, breifings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and underderstand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodyamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTORS:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon (see website & info at www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is pratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

FRIDAY SEPT 28, 2017
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Discplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

SATURDAY SEPT 29, 2017
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

SUNDAY SEPT 30, 2017
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Dahab, Egypt

COURSE FEES:
210 Euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certifiation upon completion, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is available

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionair on the first day of the course.

6 interested
Open Water Freediving Course

Open Water Freediving Course

September 8, 2017, 9:00am - September 10, 2017, 9:00am

Renee Blundon
Lighthouse
Dahab,  

OPEN WATER FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
September 8, 9 & 10 2017

This Open Water Freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, phisics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Pratical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, breifings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and underderstand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodyamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTORS:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon (see website & info at www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is pratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

FRIDAY SEPT 08, 2017
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Discplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

SATURDAY SEPT 09, 2017
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

SUNDAY SEPT 10, 2017
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Dahab, Egypt
(Exact address will be provided)

COURSE FEES:
Please send a message to request pricing.

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certifiation upon completion, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is available

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionair on the first day of the course.

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Mouthfill Equalization Crash Course

Mouthfill Equalization Crash Course

July 13, 2017, 7:00pm - July 13, 2017, 1:30pm

Saint-Raphaël, France
Saint-Raphaël,  

Equalization is a key element in freediving. If you are able to equalize without any stress, you will improve your freediving significantly.

This Mouthfill Equalization Crash Course you will learn the mouthfill equalization technique for freediving, and how to best train the mouthfill, by Renee Blundon, a certified Apnea Academy Advanced Equalization Instructor.

DETAILS:

A 1-1/2 hour course where we will cover the following:

- Specific steps for how to perform the mouthfill technique
- The management of the mouthfill
- Dry exercises to practice the mouthfill and management
- Exercises with the water pipe
- How to make your own water pipe at home
- Exercises to practice mouthfill in the pool
- Exercises to begin mouthfill during your dives
- And more, as time permits and questions arise

COST:
If there are 2 people who attend - €20/each
If there are 3+ people who attend - €15/each
(if there is 1 person who attends, the price will be €25 - or maybe the course will be rescheduled)

LOCATION:
1825 Avenue de Valescure
Batiment D
83700 Saint Raphael
France
Phone: +33 663-332-594

PRE-REQUISITES:
There are no pre-requisites.

It would certainly be better if you have attended the previous course, "Freediving Equalization Crash Course". But if you missed it, you can still come to this course. Maybe just think about doing a private session with me (€25) so you can get caught-up (can be before or after this course). Or you can try to get the notes from someone.

I will do a quick review of the previous course, but we just won't have time to go everything again in detail (and also it will be quite boring to everyone else who was in the first course).

**Note: this course is geared towards freedivers who are diving to -25+ meters. You may, of course, attend if you are not yet at that depth to satisfy your curiosity, and to learn skills for later on. But just note that this is more for slightly advanced freedivers. I will not be covering Frenzel or Valsalva techniques.

CAN'T FREEDIVE TO MORE THAN -8 METERS?

If you can't freedive to more than -8 meters, then you probably need to sort out your frenzel technique (before you learn mouthfill technique).

I offer private coaching sessions for €25 (1 to 1-1/2 hours, in-water and dry). Send me a message if that is something you are interested in :)

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Freediving Equalization Crash Course & Picnic!

Freediving Equalization Crash Course & Picnic!

June 27, 2017, 7:00pm - June 27, 2017, 2:00pm

Plage Du Debarquement St Raphael

A two-hour crash course on the frenzel and mouthfill equalization techniques for freediving.

We'll cover the following:
- equalization overview
- the psysiology involved in equalization
- dry exersises to control the soft palette, glottis and tongue
- the frenzel equalization technique (versus Valsalva)
- exercises for frenzel technique
- the mouthfill technique with step-by-step instructions on how to do
- mouthfill practice dry and with water jug

LANGUAGE: Course will be in English but can be translated a bit if needed

COST: FREE for Saint Raphael Apnee Club Members

LOCATION: (Has changed!!!!)
Plage du Debarquement, Saint Raphael
www.google.fr/maps/@43.4168134,6.8442921,544m/data=!3m1!1e3

9 interested  ·  11 going
Advanced Freediver Course 22-24 May

Advanced Freediver Course 22-24 May

May 22, 2017, 9:00am - May 24, 2017, 10:00am

ADVANCED FREEDIVING COURSE IN DAHAB!

Join Renee Blundon, competitive American freediver, AIDA, Apnea Academy and PADI Master Freediving Instructor for 3 full days to IMPROVE YOUR FREEDIVING. Experience the silence beneath the waves and freedive in Dahab’s Blue Hole.

For more info
call +2 01004040181
email info@desert-divers.com
or message us on fb

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take your freediving to the next level with an advanced freediving course. The advanced course is designed to fulfill personal needs, to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

You will learn advanced equalization and free-falling techniques, as well as expand your knowledge about physiology and physics. Over the course of three days we are going to work on your longer breath hold static apnea as well as longer distance on your dynamic underwater swims.

And of course we will go deeper on our open water sessions!

During the open water sessions you will progressively achieve new depths with control, comfort and lots of fun. Our certified freediving instructor will be by your side at all times while underwater and will guide you with precise instructions for breathing, relaxation and techniques necessary, allowing you to achieve your personal goals.

Pre-requisites:
To enroll in an advanced freediver course you must be:

Certified as beginner freediver, AIDA 2-star or equivalent
Be at least 15 years old

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PADI Master Freediver Course

PADI Master Freediver Course

May 5, 2017, 8:00am - May 6, 2017, 12:00pm

Desert Divers Dahab
Lighthouse
Dahab,  46617

DAHAB WINTER FREEDIVING COURSE SALE!

Join Renee Blundon, competitive American freediver, Apnea Academy Instructor and PADI Master Freediving Instructor for 2 full days to improve your freediving. Experience the silence beneath the waves and freedive in Dahab’s Blue Hole.

COST: 2500 LE (price is per person per course) Price includes PADI certification card, gear rental, electronic manual, 2 days of freediving training in Blue Hole.

EXTRA: Price excludes accommodation (which can be added for 150-200 LE for two nights budget accommodation in Lighthouse).

ONLY 8 PLACES! Deposit needed to reserve your spot!
(Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion and is only available for the specified dates)

For more info: email info@desert-divers.com or call 0100-404-0181

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

If you’re an advanced freediver who wants to learn how to fine-tune your lifestyle and training so that you can approach elite freediving levels, then a master freediving course is for you. Through focused sessions, you’ll go to work on your static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight techniques and mental training skills.

A master freediving course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge development about nutrition, relaxation and advanced breathing techniques.
- Confined water session to improve static and dynamic apnea attempts, including a no fins dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 3 minutes, 30 seconds and dynamic apnea of 70 metres/230 feet.
- Open water sessions to practice mouthfill equalization and perform warm-up and workup dives for free immersion and constant weight freediving. Goal – constant weight freedive of 27 metres/90 feet.

The course includes:

A master freediving course includes:
- Master freediving certification and certification card
- Rental of all freediving equipment

Pre-requisites:
To enroll in a master freediving course you must be at least 18 years old and have an advanced freediving certification from any approved freediving organization.

3 interested
PADI Advanced Freediver Course

PADI Advanced Freediver Course

April 7, 2017, 7:00pm - April 8, 2017, 3:00pm

Desert Divers Dahab
Lighthouse
Dahab,  46617

DAHAB WINTER FREEDIVING COURSE SALE!

Join Renee Blundon, competitive American freediver, Apnea Academy Instructor and PADI Master Freediving Instructor for 2 full days to IMPROVE YOUR FREEDIVING. Experience the silence beneath the waves and freedive in Dahab’s Blue Hole.

COST: 2500 LE (price is per person per course) Price includes PADI certification card, gear rental, electronic manual, 2 days of freediving training in Blue Hole.

EXTRA: Price excludes accommodation (which can be added for 150-200 LE for two nights budget accommodation in Lighthouse).

ONLY 8 PLACES! Deposit needed to reserve your spot!
(Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion and is only available for the specified dates)

For more info: email info@desert-divers.com or call 0100-404-0181

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take your freediving to the next level with an advanced freediving course. The advanced course is designed to fulfill personal needs, to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

You will learn advanced equalization and free-falling techniques, as well as expand your knowledge about physiology and physics. Over the course of three days we are going to work on your longer breath hold static apnea as well as longer distance on your dynamic underwater swims.

And of course we will go deeper on our open water sessions!

During the open water sessions you will progressively achieve new depths with control, comfort and lots of fun. Our certified freediving instructor will be by your side at all times while underwater and will guide you with precise instructions for breathing, relaxation and techniques necessary, allowing you to achieve your personal goals.

An advanced freediving course includes….
-PADI Freediver Course
-Freediving certification and card
-Rental of all freediving equipment

Pre-requisites:
To enroll in an advanced freediver course you must be:

Certified as beginner freediver or equivalent
Be at least 15 years old

3 interested
PADI Freediving Course - Learn Freediving!

PADI Freediving Course - Learn Freediving!

March 3, 2017, 9:00am - March 4, 2017, 11:00am

Desert Divers Dahab
Lighthouse
Dahab,  46617

DAHAB WINTER FREEDIVING COURSE SALE!

Join Renee Blundon, competitive American freediver, Apnea Academy Instructor and PADI Master Freediving Instructor for 2 full days to LEARN HOW TO FREEDIVE. Experience the silence beneath the waves and freedive in Dahab’s Blue Hole.

COST: 2500 LE (price is per person per course) Price includes PADI certification card, gear rental, electronic manual, 2 days of freediving training in Blue Hole.

EXTRA: Price excludes accommodation (which can be added for 150-200 LE for two nights budget accommodation in Lighthouse).

ONLY 8 PLACES! Deposit needed to reserve your spot!
(Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion and is only available for the specified dates)

For more info: email info@desert-divers.com or call 0100-404-0181

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

A beginner freediver course is your first step into freediving, the purest form of exploring underwater world. You don’t need any previous experience in snorkeling or scuba diving.

During this course you will learn proper breathing techniques, safety procedures and efficient finning techniques, which will allow you to dive down to 16 meters and hold your breath over 1:30 minutes.

Sounds impossible to do it in a few days? With the help of our experienced and certified freediving instructor you will achieve it in a fun and relaxed way.

A beginner freediving course package includes:
-PADI Freediver Course
-Freediving certification and certification card
-Rental of all freediving equipment

Pre-requisites:
To enroll in a beginner freediving course you must be at least 15 years old. Good fitness and comfortable in the water.

3 interested
PADI Freediver Course

PADI Freediver Course

June 25, 2016, 9:00am

Seabreeze Daressalaam
Msasani Slipway, Yacht club road, Msasani
Dar es Salaam,  EastAfrica

BE LIKE A FISH!
The PADI Freediver course is your first step into freediving, the purest form of exploring underwater world. You don’t need any previous experience in snorkeling or scuba diving.

During this course you will learn proper breathing techniques, safety procedures and efficient finning techniques, which will allow you to dive down to 16 meters and hold your breath over 1:30 minutes.

Sounds impossible to do it in a few days? With the help of our experienced PADI Freediving Instructor you will achieve it in a fun and relaxed way.

PRICING
Our PADI Freediver course package is $295 and includes:
-PADI Freediver course
-PADI Freediver certification card
-Rental of all freediving equipment

*The PADI Freediver touch manual is an additional $35. The manual covers all three PADI Freediver courses so you will only need to buy it once.

SCHEDULE
We conduct the PADI Freediver course over two days. The course consists of three parts - knowledge development, confined water session and two open water sessions. The course schedule is as follows:

DAY 1
Theory overview, breathing techniques and confined water training in Slipway Pool (static apnea, dynamic apnea and open water skills)

DAY 2
Open Water sessions

PRE-REQUISITES
To enroll in the PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. Good fitness and comfortable in the water.

INSTRUCTOR
American freediver, Renee Blundon, will be teaching the PADI Freediver course. She is a PADI Master Freediving Instructor and an Apnea Academy freediving instructor. She currently resides in Dahab, Egypt where she trains, competes and teaches all levels of freediving. She'll be coming to Dar es Salaam regularly to teach at Seabreeze Marine.

HOW TO SIGN-UP!!
To sign up for the PADI Freediver course and to meet your instructor come to Seabreeze Marine for a course briefing on:

-Wednesday June 22nd 6:00-7:30 or
-Thursday June 23rd 6:00-7:30

You can ask questions and receive your Freediver Touch manual!

QUESTIONS?
For questions about the course you can contact:
-Renee Blundon at +255-759-745-447 or
-Hannes at Seabreeze Marine at +255-754-783-241

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