Advanced Freediver Course

Advanced Freediver Course

Advanced Freediver CourseDuration: 3 – 4 days
Price: 7000 baht

Ready to dig deeper within yourself to dive deeper with more comfort?

This course readies you to explore the depths beyond 20m of up to 30m and will improve your comfort and skill for freediving. With academic work, two confined water sessions and four open water dives.

You will learn advanced freediving theory and how pressure at greater depth will effect your body. Understanding the concept of visualization you will maximize relaxation and overcome any problems you may encounter to extend your your free diving ability. To improve your flexibility your instructor will show you thoracic stretching techniques for freediving.

In confined water session you will perfect your technique from your Freediver training, drastically improving your dynamic apnea (DYN) and personal bests. Together with your instructor you will practice dynamic no fins (DNF) technique and increase your breath-hold dramatically with correct breathing and relaxation techniques. During a static apnea sessions you will experience how long you can hold your breath.

In open water we’ll help you achieve deeper limits and longer dives with personalized coaching. The first two dives of this course focus on streamlining adjustments, correct finning techniques and learn the free-fall technique using negative buoyancy to your advantage.

Building on your improvements and successes we’ll introduce you to new techniques, like free immersion (FIM) and perfect Frenzel equalization as we free-fall to deeper depths of up to 30 meters. Beyond that your will learn all the necessary skills to set up and rig buoy and ropes on your own.

Rehearsing buddy system, safety and rescue skills from your freediver course and performing these from deeper depth will make your a more safe and confident freediver.

Your instructor will accompany you at all times to give you personalised instruction and feedback.

Upon completion of the course students will be certified to freedive to a depth of 30 meters (99ft) with a freedive buddy of equal or higher certification. The certification is valid for the rest of your life, meaning that you can freedive with any freediving centre, anywhere in the world!

Itinerary – Advanced Freediver Course

Day 1 – 14:00 to 17:00
Orientation
Academic Session I

Day 2 – 07:00 to 17:00
Confined Session I
Academic Session II
Quizzes and Exam
Open Water Session I

Day 3 – 06:30 to 17:00
Stretching & Breathing Session
Confined Session II
Open Water Session II

Day 4 – 07:00 to 17:00
Open Water Session III + IV
Sign off & Certification

The itinerary can be adapted to complete the advanced freediver course within 3 days. Contact us for some more information via e-mail to freediving@roctopusdive.comThe course includes:

  • WSF / RAID freediver course e-manuals, quizzes and exam
  • WSF / RAID certification (upon completion of all requirements)
  • Rental of freedive equipment (recommended to start getting your own equipment)
  • Academic Sessions
  • Two Confined Water Session and four Open Water Sessions
  • Online freedive logbook
  • Roctopus taxi pick-up from the pier on arrival

Pre-requisites:

  • Be at least 15 years of age (with written guardian consent if under the age of 18 years)
  • Have completed the WSF RAID Freediver program or equivalent
  • Be able to swim at least 400 meters / 437 yards non-stop without fins or buoyancy device
  • Complete all online registration requirements on the WSF training website
  • Have a completed medical history form showing no contra indications for Freediving activities or have a medical form signed by a licensed medical practitioner

If you would like your freedives filmed by our in house professional videographer, we offer this service for an additional fee.

Later that evening we meet up at our beach bar, Victor’s, for a special screening of your open water movie and to celebrate your first night as a fully certified freediver…Roctopus style.

We can arrange accommodation for you upon request. Have a look at our Accommodation pages for more info…

If you have any questions, please email us at freediving@roctopusdive.com

 

Hooked by your course and want to perfect your skills for better performance?
Extend your course by a day to focus on any of the following areas during our coaching sessions.

Dynamic training: With an additional confined session, we’ll work on your technique, buoyancy, control and positioning. With longer and more control dynamic apneas, you’ll be amazed at your open water performance.

Static Apnea workshop: we’ll guide you through a breath-hold workshop, getting your static apnea to 2-3 minutes or more!

Additional Open Water dive: craving more diving? Want to get those extra few meters? Head to another site and check out the reef and marine life? We’ll take you out for another session of coaching and fun diving!