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TRANSFORMATIVE FREEDIVING

Welcome to a world of new experiences

Getting involved in freediving is easy – The first step is to be passionate about water. the second step is to locate an instructor and go through a Freediving course. this will ensure learning all the important elements of freediving. Our first two courses are recreational by nature which means there is no performance pressure. Instead – you will learn how to relax, breathe, work with a buddy and develop skills which will help you build confidence and with it – bottom time.

Our vision: Increase exposure of freediving through delivery of high quality Freedive education while developing an understanding of the ocean. Our Philosophy We see teaching as a calling, a way to enhance someone’s life by sharing meaningful ideas and by developing a sense of wonder. Below you will find a text which beautifully articulates the way we see ourselves as educators.
Our Teaching philosophy

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.

Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason.

It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, and memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it, and conveying that passion to everyone, most importantly to your students.

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.

Stage A

The Stage A course is aimed to provide basic knowledge of the different freediving categories, the important rules of behaviour and the safest way to perform freediving while allowing the fastest improvement.

Instructor Course

The Instructor course is our highest level of training. The course is aimed to take everything you have learned on our courses, use all of your experience as a FreeDiver and add a set of teaching skills to it.

Surf Survival

Surf Survival training – Tackle bigger waves, improve your focus and relaxation. No matter what level of surfer you are, no matter what waves you surf – you could benefit from learning how to improve your breath-hold and core strength.

Stage C

This course is designed to improve the freedivers knowledge in the more advanced aspects of Freediving. During this course we discuss aspects of deep Freediving such as deep equalisation, packing, mouth-fill , exhale diving ( FRC) and variable weights.

Stage B

During this course, The students will be exposed to the physiology of the human body, and how it changes during immersion, will learn techniques to improve the relaxation during their dives and training and will enable them to freedive and keep training in a safe & proper way.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

As part of our continued effort to minimise our environmental footprint we have decided to stop printing manuals and move into an “All Digital” system. this will reduce impact caused by paper printing and postage around the globe.

We currently offer plastic certification cards but will stop offering them as standard and instead – will provide students with Digital certification which are accessible through the student profile. Students will still have the option of purchasing a plastic card though their profile should they require the plastic card.

EDUCATION

We are passionate about education. Our education programs focus on marine knowledge, respect and responsibility.

Our accredited trips focus on introducing guests to traditional cultures, their connection to the ocean and all include activities which help in increasing awareness, such as beach clean-ups.