Advanced 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.

Advanced Freediver Course

By the completion of this course, students will be surprised to achieve depths of over 30 meters on one breath alone. The most advanced breathing techniques together with our specific preparation for deep dives will make this possible even if you have just started in the sport.

The Advanced Freediver Course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 theory/breathing sessions, 1 pool session, and 2 deep water sessions. This includes static apnea with breath-holds of over 3 minutes in the water, even if you think that this is impossible our Instructors will reveal with success your true aquatic potential. During our deep diving water sessions, you will progressively achieve new depths with knowledge, control, comfort, and fun. The highly-experienced Apnea Total Instructors will be by your side at all times while underwater and will guide you with precise instructions for breathing, relaxation, and techniques necessary to achieve these depths.

Upon completion of the Advanced Freediver Course, you will receive a certification as well as private online access to the Advanced Freediver Course materials, so that you can maintain your freediving knowledge.

Prerequisites: Apnea Total Freediver Certification, or equivalent certification level from another freediving organization.

DAY 1
Theory Session
Mammalian dive reflex
Preparation for static apnea
Specific breathing technique for static apnea, pool and dry training
Breath-hold exercises
Relaxation, mind and body control techniques
Training routine for increasing breath-hold capabilities

Water Session
Body position and relaxation
Preparation for a maximum breath-hold
Maximum static apnea attempts
Minimum 3 minutes breath-hold
Safety procedures and practice

DAY 2
Theory Session
Advanced 4-section breathing technique
Pre-dive breathing pattern
“Negative Pressure Static Apnea” (N.P.S.A.)
Benefits and techniques of ‘Exhale Dives’
Body adaptation to great pressure

Water Session
Preparation with N.P.S.A.
Specific breathing for exhale diving
Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 25 metres
Practice of equalisation technique
Body relaxation and energy efficiency in the water
Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 30 metres

DAY 3
Theory Session
Review of exhale dives done on Day 2
Stages and preparation for a deep dive
Visualisation
Thoracic stretches
Lung capacity increasing exercises
Deep equalisation techniques

Water Session
Stretching and breathing exercises on the boat or shore
Full preparation for a deep dive
Practice of safety/buddy system
Body positioning during free fall
Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 40 metres

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: 3.0
Total number of hours of course: 14.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Intermediary level
Specific freediving course offered: Apnea Total Advanced 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
Safety standards guarantee: Established freediving center
Listing created Jun 10, 2020

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