Extreme Freediving Course - Stage A (Apnea Australia)
Want to learn how to Freedive? Want to dive deeper? Want to dive safely? This course is for you.



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Stage A

About the course.

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Location: 1/539 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 2100course2
  • Open Water Training: 2 sessions
  • Static session + Dynamic Session
  • Course results in an international certification from Apnea Australia

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.

On this course we will cover these subjects:

  • Freediving categories.
  • Safety for Freediving. Rules of behavior for Freediving.
  • The buddy system and the role of the buddy and diver in training.
  • Training session planning.
  • The difference between a depth session and a Spearfishing session.
  • Equipment for Freediving. Which mask, snorkel, fins and suit to choose when you go Training...
  • Physiology for Freediving
  • Proper breathing for Freediving. We will discuss the first of 3 stages of proper breathing.
  • Relaxation techniques for static training. Relaxation is the most important aspect of Static training.
  • Eequalisationtechniques.
  • Preventing pressure injuries (barotraumas) whilst Freediving.
  • Freedive emergencies.
  • avoiding and reacting to blackout and “surface samba” (loss of motor control).

course3The Training sessions include Static breathhold tables and Deep water sessions.

  • The emphasis is on energy efficient movement in the water.
  • The main idea is to prolong the dive time and not only the depth.

It is important to understand that with proper training and knowledge a Freediver will improve the depth as well as the dive time.

Course hours:

The course consists of TWO whole days 9-5pm and a small Friday night information breifing  from 6.30pm - 8.30pm, to allow us to increase practical time during the day time on the weekend.

First day-

  • Start around 09:00. Theory until 12:30.
  • Static and dynamic training until 16:00
  • Theory to 17:00-17:30.

Second day-

  • Meet for theory / go for a dive – depending on sea condition and boat.
  • We need 3 hours of theory + time for 2 dives (each dive – 1 hour).
  • Finish the course after a final exam around 16:00-17:00.
  • This schedule is only for general knowledge. Times may change according to sea conditions and the will of the group.

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