ADVENTURE FREEDIVING

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If you find yourself curious about what lies beneath the waves, dreaming of interacting with marine life or exploring underwater structures, keen to learn about marine fauna and flora and doing so in the most natural way possible – adventure freediving is for you! The focus is on providing you with the specific freedive knowledge, skills, confidence and insight to make your ocean adventures as safe and fun as they should be. Open to everyone 12 years and older who are capable swimmers and in good health. No previous freediving experience is required. Freedive gear is provided.

Adventure Freediver I Course

The Adventure Freediver I is an entry-level freediving foundation course that promotes best freedive practice and safety skills. Gain confidence as a capable open-water freediver and freedive buddy. 

Adventure Freediver I Course

Entry Requirements

+18 years of age | +16 years of age with signed parental consent | +12 years of age with signed parental consent, physician's signature on the Medical Questionnaire and accompanied by a parent/legal guardian | Capable of swimming and snorkeling | Completed Course Register, Indemnity Form and Medical Questionnaire

Duration

2 days

Cost

R3,300 | Includes: use of freedive gear, international certification & student manual.

Content

Freedive theory: advanced physiology, freefall, expanded risk assessment and safety awareness. | Breathing techniques: breathing reflexes, training methods to increase breath hold, comfort and tolerance. | Equalisation: Frenzel technique, advanced equalisation essential for deeper diving. | Body awareness: mental and physical challenges and limitations, training methods to progress beyond limitations. | Freedive technique: freefall, advanced training methods, flexibility, relaxation and efficiency to conserve O2 and energy. | Freedive safety: advanced buddy diving, risks and rescue scenarios at depth - including practice. | Ocean awareness: dive site assessment and safety protocols.

Completion

Once you have completed your course, you will be diving up to 10m and comfortably extending your dive time. You will also be able to join the Adventure Freediver community which is open to all our students. This will open a whole network of freedive buddies with lots of adventure dives to join. You will become a member of Pure Apnea and receive an internationally recognised certification.

The perfect place to expand with a new skill and open up the amazing underwater world! I loved that this challenged me physically and mentally while feeling I was in super capable hands. Plus every single member of the team went above and beyond - from my first emails to the final goodbyes. They went the extra mile wherever they could, even making a plan to add my siblings to do the course with me last minute. They took their time and showed patience, and constantly gave us more than we expected and were super accommodating. Equipment was in excellent condition, the balance between theory and practical was perfect, and it was so much fun! I can't wait to do more!!

Gal Ezra - Adventure Freediver I Student

Adventure Freediver II Course

The Adventure Freediver II is an advanced freediver course focussing on the physiological changes, risk and safety elements encountered when freediving deeper and for longer. This course equips you with the knowledge, advanced skills and techniques to limit risk factors and increase your awareness, ability and confidence as an advanced freediver. The AFII is open to all students who have completed the AFI course.

Adventure Freediver II Course

Entry Requirements

+18 years of age | +16 years of age with signed parental consent | Certified as a Pure Apnea Adventure Freediver I | Completed Course Register, Indemnity Form and Medical Questionnaire

Duration

3 days

Cost

R4,400 | Includes: use of freedive gear, international certification & student manual.

Content

Freedive theory: advanced physiology, freefall, expanded risk assessment and safety awareness. | Breathing techniques: breathing reflexes, training methods to increase breath hold, comfort and tolerance. | Equalisation: Frenzel technique, advanced equalisation essential for deeper diving. | Body awareness: mental and physical challenges and limitations, training methods to progress beyond limitations. | Freedive technique: freefall, advanced training methods, flexibility, relaxation and efficiency to conserve O2 and energy. | Freedive safety: advanced buddy diving, risks and rescue scenarios at depth - including practice. | Ocean awareness: dive site assessment and safety protocols.

Completion

Once you have completed your course, you will confidently be diving up to 20m in open ocean and have vastly improved your dive time, confidence and comfort whilst diving. You will be able to join our depth training sessions and be able to enrol on our Adventure Freediver Instructor course if teaching is something you wish to explore.

I completed my Adventure Freediver II advanced course with Cape Town Freediving today and I am thrilled. Instructor Stephan is highly experienced, calm and has eyes in the back of his head it seems! He kept a very constructive eye on each of us and was an excellent teacher. Doing a course with Cape Town Freediving I highly recommend because of both the diving and the safety skills you gain. Heads up: Stephan can talk underwater 😉

Yvette Oosthuizen - Adventure Freediver II Student

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