RAID FreeDiving

 

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Discover Freediving

The perfect introduction to experience freediving.

We start with an hour introduction presentation to understand what freediving is and to go through breathing techniques to prepare you for our pool session.

After our breathing session we will go to the pool for some breath holding while swimming with freediving gear, the instructor will be with you every step of the way, helping you to get comfortable and enjoy the experience.

Additional Option:

An extra 1 hour theory session followed by an introductory Open Water Freediving session to a maximum of 10 meters.

Note:

Participant for Discover Freediving Pool needs to be 10 years +

Participant for Discover Freediving Open Water needs to be 12 years +

The completion of the Discovery course does not certify the participant as a freediver.

Freediver Course

3 Hour Theory session 1:

  • Introduction and equipment theory
  • Freedive Physiology
  • Breathing techniques
  • Breath hold session
  • Co2 table training
  • Pressure and equalization

3 Hour Theory session 2:

  • Diving reflex
  • Blackout theory and prevention
  • Different squeezes and prevention
  • Rescue techniques
  • Skill theory and videos
  • Full Body stretching session
    • Exam done online

1.5 hour pool session 1:

  • Static breath hold try out
  • Dynamic skill demonstration
  • Dynamic swimming (flutter kick and dolphin kick)
  • Buddy safety system
  • Towing and cramp removal
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, entry and exit, surface protocol)

1.5 hour pool session 2:

  • Dynamic 30m attempt
  • 15m Arms only attempt
  • Mask off practice
  • Rescue techniques
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, entry and exit, surface protocol)
  • Duck dive sequence practice (pool depth depending)

1.5 hour open water session 1 (10m max):

  • Equalization on line (5m)
  • Free Immersion (pulling yourself up and down the line)(10m max)
  • Finning Technique
  • Relaxing dives, confidence building
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, recovery, breath-up)
  • Duck Dive practice
  • Tired diver tow and cramp removal

1.5 hour open water session 2 (20m max):

  • Warm up dives >10m
  • Free Immersion (pulling yourself up and down the line)(15m max)
  • Finning Technique, duck dives
  • Relaxing dives, confidence building
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, recovery, breath-up)
  • Skills attempt:
    • Constant weight dive to 10m (Duck dive down kicking down and up)
    • Constant weight dive to 10m and arms only up (cramp simulation)
    • Constant weight dive to 10m and mask off swim up (mask emergency)
    • Constant weight dive to 10m and rescue instructor from 10m to surface.
  • 15m max if both open water sessions done in one day.
  • 20m max if 15m was reached on a previous day.
  • Fun Dive session if possible ( coastal 2nd dive)

Note:

All Skills must be completed to be certified as a WSF Freediver with a minimum of 4 logged in water sessions.

These skills can be completed within 6 months after the course during additional training sessions with the Freediver course Instructor.

Participant has to be 12 years +

Young freediver making huge ring bubbles underwater and gliding near it

Young freediver making huge ring bubbles underwater and gliding near it

 

Advanced Freediver Course

3 Hour Theory session 1:

  • Introduction and advanced equipment theory
  • Freedive Physiology recap
  • Breathing techniques recap
  • Freefall theory, Frenzel equalization workshop
  • Lung measurements

3 Hour Theory session 2:

  • Diving reflex recap
  • Blackout theory and prevention with videos
  • Squeeze theory recap
  • Rescue techniques continued
  • Skill theory and videos

3 Hour Theory session 3:

  • Disciplines and competition
  • World Records
  • Static and Dynamic theory
  • Advanced freedive training
  • Breath hold table practice
    • Exam done online

2 hour pool session 1:

  • Static breath hold warm up
  • Static attempt 2:30 sec
  • Loss of motor control and Blackout static Rescue
  • No fin Dynamic technique
  • Static Co2 table

2 hour pool session 2:

  • Dynamic warm up
  • Dynamic Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, entry and exit, surface protocol)
  • Turning practice
  • 50m Dynamic attempt (done with good technique)
  • Dynamic No fin technique
  • Dynamic Rescue
  • Dynamic Co2 table

1.5 hour open water session 1:

  • Free Immersion warm ups 10-15m
  • Finning Technique, Body poisoning, duck dive practice
  • Frenzel equalization
  • Shallow freefall practice 5-15m
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, recovery, breath-up)

1.5 hour open water session 2:

  • Free Immersion warm ups 10-15m
  • Deep Freefall Practice 15-23m
  • Finning Technique, Body poisoning, duck dive practice
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, recovery, breath-up)

1.5 hour open water session 3:

  • Warm up dives 10m
  • Free Immersion (pulling yourself up and down the line)(15m min)
  • Finning Technique
  • Relaxing dives, confidence building
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, recovery, breath-up)
  • Skills attempt:
    • Constant weight dive to 20m (Duck dive down kicking down and up)
    • Constant weight dive to 15m and arms only up (cramp simulation)
    • Constant weight dive to 15m and mask off swim up (mask emergency)
    • Constant weight dive to 15m and rescue instructor from 10m to surface.
    • Constant weight free immersion to 15m
  • Constant weight no fin dive practice.
  • Fun Dive session if possible

1.5 hour open water session 4:

  • Free Immersion warm ups 10-15m
  • Finning Technique, Body poisoning, duck dive practice
  • Shallow freefall practice
  • Technique adjustment (Body Positioning, Finning technique, recovery, breath-up)
  • Skills attemptRefer to Open Water session 3.

Note:

Participant must be certified as a RAID Freediver (or equivalent certification) before starting the RAID Advanced Freediver Course with a minimum of 4 logged in water sessions.

All Skills must be completed to be certified as a RAID Advanced Freediver with a minimum of 10 logged in water sessions.

These skills can be completed within 6 months after the course during additional training sessions with the Advanced Freediver course Instructor.

Participant has to be at least 15 years +