Beginner Freediving Course in Panglao, Philippines (Apnea Total)

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Each freediving agency has its own particular methodology, a unique philosophy, and some slightly different objectives. At Conservation Freediver Bohol, we developed our own way of giving courses by integrating the latest developments in the sector and by mixing the different approaches we found in Apnea Total, AIDA and SSI freediving agencies.

We follow Apnea Total’s philosophy by providing a personalized experience based on the quality of the sensations and the beauty of the experience rather than focusing on the performance itself. Because finally, this is essentially what freediving is about: letting go, and enjoy.

We also integrated the professional and precise touch of AIDA and SSI freediving agency, and we propose along a more classic requirements-based program that will allow you to continue your freediving journey with a certification that is recognized everywhere in the the world.

In the end, you choose the path that suits you best and we adapt our style to your aspirations: discovery, experience, enjoyment, exploration, performance, evolution, precision, competition, … It’s all up to you.

And be assured that whatever you seek, we will bring it to you through comfort, relaxation and security.

“This is the way” – The Mandalorian


Apnea Total Freediving Organisation And Education System
Apnea Total is an international freediving organization that promotes the Apnea Total Freediving Education System and provides certifications that are recognized worldwide. Apnea Total upholds the highest standards of freediving safety, instruction, and education and is one of the largest certifying freediving organizations in the world.

Freediver Course
Duration: 2 days
Max depth: 20 meters
Requirement: none

DAY 1
Theory Session
Introduction to freediving and the different disciplines
Familiarisation with the equipment
Duck-dives and effective underwater entry technique
Proper body positioning
Kicking technique
Equalization techniques
Breathing technique
Hydration and diet

Water Session
Preparation of the equipment
The practice of efficient breathing techniques in the water
The practice of duck-dives and kicking technique
Practice and correction of body positioning
Buoyancy test
Freedives on the dive-line
Maximum depth of 12 meters

DAY 2
Theory Session
Review of the freedives done on Day 1
Fine-tuning the breathing technique
Safety regulations
Safety procedures in the water
Pranayamas – yogic breathing with application to freediving

Water Session
Warm-up dives
The practice of new breathing technique
Buddy teamwork
Safety procedures and rescue practice
Freedives on the dive-line
Maximum depth of 20 meter

Language spoken by the instructor:
Arabic
Bisaya
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Czech
Dutch
English
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian (Indonesian Malay)
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Malay
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Tagalog
Thai
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Duration of the course in days: 2.0
Total number of hours of course: 9.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Beginner level
Specific freediving course offered: Apnea Total Freediver
Appropriate age group(s) of the student(s):
6 - 11
12 - 15
16 - 77+
Possibility to be insured by a freediving accident coverage (cf. menu): Yes
My instructor will take pictures and videos of my dives: Yes
Level of the instructor: Instructor
Safety standards guarantee: Established freediving center
Listing created Jun 10, 2020

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