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Freediving Courses With Kasai Village Dive Academy

Basic Freediving

Freediving Basic is your chance to get wet and experience what basic freediving is all about. Signing up for a Freediving Basic course is a great way to decide whether getting a freediving certification is right for you.

This is nothing short of awesome!

COURSE CONTENT

Learn the necessary skills and knowledge to partake in the recreational sport of Freediving (Breath-hold diving) in a safe and enjoyable environment and achieve the following performance standards:

  • Dynamic swimming for 30 meters
  • SWB Rescue, LMC Surface Rescue
  • The equipment for free diving, its importance and how to select the correct pieces to suit you
  • The physiology of freediving is key to understanding how your body reacts and performs in the underwater environment
  • Breathing and breathing techniques and breathing training – you’ll be surprised by how much you improve
  • The correct in-water techniques for executing a dive
  • Effective finning techniques and streamlining for efficiency
  • The value of and how to effectively dive with a buddy
  • Dive planning and emergency management
  • An understanding of water conditions and the marine environment as they relate to freediving

During the course you will get lots of time to practice your breathing techniques and diving skills too.

You will learn and practice

  • Dynamic (horizontal swimming)
  • Duck dive
  • Fun dive – simply explore the reef showing off your new mermaid like skills

 

Course price: $200
Duration: 1 Day
Min. Age: 10 Years Old

Freedivng Course Level 1

If you love the ocean then you are going to love this. Whether you are a scuba diver already or not, it doesn’t matter! Free diving or breath-hold diving is the practice of making dives in the ocean on one breath. You might think that’s crazy and you won’t get long enough, but the course will teach you to extend your breath holding capabilities.  You will surprise yourself!

The peace, calm and quiet of the underwater, without bulky and noisy equipment, is freedom itself and you won’t scare the wildlife either. This is nothing short of awesome!

COURSE CONTENT

The SSI Freediving courses are designed to give you a thorough understanding of freediving and the techniques you will need to enjoy it.

  • Breathing and breathing techniques and breathing training – you’ll be surprised by how much you improve
  • The equipment for free diving, its importance and how to select the correct pieces to suit you
  • The physiology of freediving is key to understanding how your body reacts and performs in the underwater environment
  • The correct in-water techniques for executing a dive
  • Effective finning techniques and streamlining for efficiency
  • The value of and how to effectively dive with a buddy
  • Dive planning and emergency management
  • An understanding of water conditions and the marine environment as they relate to freediving

During the course you will get lots of time to practice your breathing techniques and diving skills too.

You will learn and practice

  • Dynamic (horizontal swimming)
  • Duck dive
  • Free Immersion ( diver pulls down a weighted line to depth)
  • Constant Weight (diver used fins to propel themselves – weight remains constant)
  • Emergency procedures
  • Fun dive – simply explore the reef showing off your new mermaid like skills

Course price: $370
Duration: 2,5 Days
Min. Age: 12 Years Old

Freedivng Course Level 2

Level 2 Freediving will equip you with further knowledge of the mammalian diving reflex and how to initiate the best response for Freediving. You will learn new advanced equalization techniques and apnea training methods to carry you past 60 ft. (20m) and develop the skills necessary to freedive to depths up to 90 ft. (30m).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Advanced freediving equipment
  • Greater depth of knowledge of the physiological  aspects of free diving and how best to use oxygen
  • The Mammalian Reflex
  • Practice and further development of breathing techniques
  • The principals of proper buoyancy for freediving
  • Advanced equalisation techniques
  • Competitive freediving disciplines
  • Training for freedivng
  • Revision of emergency procedures

Course price: $420
Duration: 3,5 Days
Min. Age: 15 Years Old
Min. Certification: Freediving Level 1

Freedivng Course Level 3

The apex of the SSI Freediving Program, Level 3, will take you to depths of 40 meters. Freediving well below the residual volume of the lungs, this is the specialist deep diving course and will equip you with the proper knowledge to take you into the deep blue and beyond.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Dynamic swimming for 75 meters
  • Constant weight dive to 30 meters minimum, 40 meters maximum
  • Static breath hold for 3.30 minutes minimum
  • SWB Rescue from 20 meters and Tow 25 meters surface, LMC Surface Rescue.

PREREQUISITE

Be able to swim at least 400m non-stop without fins; have completed the SSI Level 2 Freediver course (or Equivalent); have a first aid certification and logged a minimum of 30 Freediving Sessions (SSI Freediver Log book).

Course price: $495
Duration: 4 Days
Min. Age: 18 Years Old
Min. Certification: Freediving Level 2