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Progressive EducationWith advanced teaching methods and a worldwide presence, there is always an Apnea International freediving instructor nearby.
We believe being a freediver is not all about diving deep, swimming far or holding our breath for a very long time. Spending a few seconds in the presence of a whale, playing with a dolphin, flying like a manta Ray or sharing space with sharks – all while holding our breath is all that it really takes.
Not all agencies are created equal
There has been a spike in the popularity of freediving in recent years and the big Scuba agencies see the potential. as a result more of them begin to offer freediving programs. Apnea International was established by freedivers for freedivers – we do not teach Scuba and only focus is on the art of breath hold. By doing this we guarantee the quality of our training and of our instructors.
Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason.
Good teaching is about substance and treating students as consumers of knowledge.
Good teaching is about listening, questioning, being responsive, and remembering that each student and class is different.
Good teaching is about not always having a fixed agenda and being rigid, but being flexible, fluid, experimenting, and having the confidence to react and adjust to changing circumstances.
Good teaching is also about style. Should good teaching be entertaining? You bet!
This is very important -- good teaching is about humor.
Good teaching is about caring, nurturing, and developing minds and talents.
Good teaching is supported by strong and visionary leadership, and very tangible institutional support -- resources, personnel, and funds.
Good teaching is about mentoring between senior and junior faculty, teamwork, and being recognised and promoted by one's peers.
At the end of the day, good teaching is about having fun, experiencing pleasure and intrinsic rewards
This article was written by Richard Leblanc, Ph.D. and reprinted here with his permission.
Meet The Team
Head of Education and General ManagerErez has been active in the freediving community since 1997. He has held the world record for CNF in 2001 and has taught thousands of students around the world. He is the principal instructor for Apnea Australia. Apnea Australia
Head of MarketingDean has managed World of Freediving for many years and has certified hundreds of students. He is active as an AIDA Canada president and runs Instructor courses around north america. World Of Freediving