PFI Freediver - Kona, HI
Dive up to 20m/66ft on a single breath and learn to do it safely!
- 15 hr15 hours
- 375 US dollars$375
- Kona, HI, USA
Broken up into three 5-hour sessions, this course will equip you with all the skills you need to be a safe and competent freediver in depths up to 20m/66ft. Day one is our class room session, held on Zoom. Day two is the Confined Water Day where we introduce safety skills, practice our static breath hold, and break down some of the technical aspects of freediving. Day three is the Open Water session where we will dive up to 20m and refine technique and safety. 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 ---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
Only available during scheduled course hours. Napoopoo Road, Captain Cook, HI, USA