Freedive Course Overview

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Freediving or breath-hold diving is a type of advanced snorkeling and in-water adventure that allows enthusiastic people to experience the sights, sounds and challenges of the most natural of underwater experiences. Freediving allows you to peacefully interact with the aquatic environment.

The purpose of Freediving is to be able to enjoy diving in waters to depths of up to 30 metres whilst remaining unhampered by breathing apparatus such as scuba equipment. Freedivers on a single breath of air can explore the underwater realm for minutes at a time with relative comfort. Human evolution and development has ingrained us with an underwater potential the same as our marine cousins, whales, seals and dolphins. Research shows that we were once aquatic animals which lived and breathed in the sea. The memory of that former self still resides deep within us and it has even been studied and named - the mammalian diving reflex. This term describes the physiological changes that occur when mammals (whether whales, dolphins or potentially us) hold their breath and dive beneath the sea for extended periods of time. The nature of Freediving allows you to slip without falling into the depths of the blue in a state of euphoria and relaxation. Freediving is about the comfort and exploration of the ocean realm for recreation, competition or personal discovery.

The courses available are suitable for Beginners and Intermediate Snorkeller and Freediving levels. The snorkelling courses for children and adults would include teaching how to snorkel in safety (including ensuring that someone is watching you in the water). Tuition is also available for divers on understanding relaxation and breathing techniques whilst in the water. These techniques can extend dive times for scuba divers due to relaxation and economical use of air whilst diving. Using these teaching methods students gain confidence and achieve new levels of mental control and ways of moving that provides the ultimate in underwater efficiency, whilst also maximizing their air supply.

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