FREEDIVING COURSES

INTRO & GENERAL INFO

I love to teach, to coach, to learn and share my experiences. What do you want to do?

Maybe you want to learn how to improve your breath-hold time underwater, maybe you want to find out how to dive deeper - in a safe environment, maybe you want to satisfy your curiosity about freediving and just give it a try OR maybe you want to learn how to freedive, and realize a dream the moment you discover a place in the water where nothing else matters more than self enjoyment!

Just let me know, and we'll make it happen!

Tools to enable you

I teach freediving courses with a strong emphases on relaxation, equalization and freediving technique to help enable you to achieve your personal goals. My aim is, not only to give you the tools and necessary info for you to freedive most efficiently, but also to provide a space where you feel safe, so that you can relax, enjoy your dives and make the most of your freediving course.

Where are the courses held?

I conduct freediving courses in Dahab, Egypt, which offers the very best freediving conditions nearly year round. The closest airport is Sharm El Sheikh (SSH), it's about about 1-1/2 hours away. I am glad to arrange a taxi for you and recommend accommodation options.

Note, that I'm also available to teach and travel internationally. There would probably need a certain number of people signed-up in order to cover costs, but send me a message and we'll work it out!

How to book?

Please send me an email or fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and let’s hear what you are interested in. After that we can come up with a plan and set a date (s), and lock that date in with a deposit of half up front. Deposits are non-refundable unless your foot fell off or your mom needs you.

I look forward to hearing from you, and planning a great course for you. Come on, it'll be fun!

PS – Please feel free to write and just ask some questions too!

THE FREEDIVING COURSES

Freediving.life offers AIDA freediving courses, PADI freediving courses and Apnea Academy freediving courses. You can find the details about all the courses below.

If you are unsure about what course is right for you, check out "Which course should I do?" on our FAQ page or email: renee@freediving.life

AIDA FREEDIVING COURSES

Course

Description

Certification

The AIDA 1 Star Freediver course is one of the many ways to to get in to freediving. This is a one-day freediving foundation, pool and theory course. Think of it as a taster, where you can learn the basics about freediving and try it out! Note, that this course is basically the first half of the AIDA 2 Star Course. So if you like it you can proceed with the remaining 1.5 days of the 2 Star Course. Duration: 1.5 days. More Info...

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This course designed to prepare a freediver to train in open ocean conditions. This is a comprehensive course that will provide a freediver with the fundamental skills and techniques to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving. Duration: 3 days. More info…

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The AIDA 3 Star Freediver course is the start of deep freediving. 3 Star freedivers are trained to dive up to -30m and will start to experience the sensations of deep diving. Much of the course will be spent learning and practicing the free-fall technique as well as advanced frenzel equalization techniques. Duration: 3-4 days. More info…

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PADI FREEDIVING COURSES

Course

Description

Certification

PADI BASIC FREEDIVER

This is a confined water only certification and it includes development of basic knowledge and a pool session. This course is meant for students for whom an open water session is not feasible or desirable. Duration: 0.5-1 day

No certification card is released 

After basic knowledge development, this course provides basics in the pool before taking students to open water. The target depth after two days is 10-16 metres / 30-55 feet. The course also entails freedive buddying skills and practice in basic rescue scenarios. Duration: 2 days. More info…

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This course builds on the skills learned in the previous course and deepens the understanding of freediving and takes students to greater depths (16-24 metres / 55-80 feet in open water) and longer distances in the pool. Duration: min. 2 days. More info…

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In the master course, freedivers learn to improve their performance in all disciplines (STA, DYN, FIM, CWT) and improve their safety skills and knowledge accordingly. A lot of time is also spent on learning and practicing the mouth-fill equalization technique. Duration: 2-3 days. More info…

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APNEA ACADEMY FREEDIVING COURSES

Course

Description

Certification

Apnea Discovery is addressed to whoever wants to test the underwater free-diving with minimum equipment, still learning relaxation and breathing techniques and to “look inside himself” searching for the wellness provided by free-diving and to discover, in harmony with the environment the marvellous underwater world, made of lights and colors nowhere else found. More info…

No certification card is released 

INDOOR FREEDIVER

‘Indoor Freediver’ is the first course that AA is fully developed in the pool. The goal is to let the student discover the good feelings that only apnea can give with a correct management of breathing and relaxation but also development of sensitivity in water, by listening to your body to discover the pleasure to dissolve in the liquid that surrounds and become one with the water.

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OUTDOOR FREEDIVER

This is the other facet of the ‘Indoor Freediver’ course as it is developed in open waters or deep pools to discover the emotion of the depth. The goal is to let the student discover the good feelings that only apnea can give with a correct management of breathing and relaxation but also development of sensitivity in water, by listening to the body, to discover the pleasure to dissolve in the liquid that surrounds and become one with the water by experiencing the depth.

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Apnea Academy First Level represents the first approach to free-diving with a complete basic equipment. The objective of the course is to reach controlled free-diving by applying relaxation and breathing techniques in order to reach the following performances: 1’45” static apnea, 30 meters in dynamic and 8 meters in depth. More info…

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Apnea Academy Second Level is to improve the relaxation and breathing techniques by taking advantage of the experience acquired in the first level in order to reach following performances: 2’30” in static,55 meters dynamic and 15 meters depth. More info…

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Apnea Academy Third Level is the highest award for a free-diver. By a improvement of its ability to operate in the water, mental and technical training, the freediver will be able to reach 3′ static, 70 meters dynamic and 25 meters depth. More info…

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INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANT

This is the level before becoming instructor. Learn to manage a class of students by assisting a certified instructor during his classes. Once certified the assistant is allowed to teach by his own apnea discovery classes.

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APNEA ACADEMY SPECIALTY COURSES

Course

Description

Certification

Learn techniques and materials to start using a monofin in a pool. Addressed to students with at least a first level. Based on Swim-like-a-dolphin didactic. More info…

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Advanced techniques to train with a monofin in pools and depth. Addressed to students with at least a second level. Based on Swim-like-a-dolphin didactic. More info…

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ADVANCED EQUALIZATION

Learn how to manage deep equalization techniques (mouth fill) and techniques to train them. Addressed to students with at least a second level.

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MORE INFO

You can find out more about the different freediving schools and courses on the pages below

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