The highly acclaimed Apnea Total Freediving Organization and Education System has grown and flourished around the world.
Extremely qualified and experienced instructors have established their own Apnea Total freediving centers around the world, offering courses in South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe.

FREEDIVER


Freediver Course is designed for any individual,regardless of aquatic experience, who is interested in the incredible experience of apnea (breath-hold) diving.

The Freediver Course enables you to dive comfortably and safely as deep as 20 meters. Our experienced team of instructors guides you through unique breathing and relaxation techniques in a supportive, non-competitive environment to ensure a successful and fun experience.

This course consists of two academic sessions and two aquatic sessions. In the classroom, instructors interact with students using demonstrations, videos, and one-on-one feedback, ensuring students master the techniques and knowledge to dive with comfort, safety, efficiency and correct style.

In the water, instructors dive with each student, regardless of depth, to give personalized attention and feedback, and to increase your confidence and safety.

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

ACADEMIC SESSION 1

  • Introduction to freediving and the different disciplines
  • Familiarization with equipment
  • Duck-dives – Effective underwater entry technique
  • Kicking technique
  • Equalization techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Recovery breathing
  • Hydration and diet

AQUATIC SESSION 1

  • Preparation of equipment
  • Stretching
  • Practice of efficient breathing techniques in the water
  • Free-Immersion dives
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Duck dives and kicking technique
  • Constant Weight dives
  • Maximum depth of 12 meters

ACADEMIC SESSION 2

  • Review and feedback from Aquatic Session #1
  • Fine-tuning the breathing technique
  • Safety considerations, partial-pressure and physiology
  • Safety and rescue procedures in the water

AQUATIC SESSION 2

  • Pranayamas and Bandhas
  • Yogic breathing and stretching with application to freediving
  • Warm up dives
  • Free-Immersion and Constant Weight Dives
  • Safety procedures and practice
  • Maximum depth 20 meters

Price US $238 (+19% tax)

ADVANCED FREEDIVER


The Advanced Freediver Course is designed to take students to a far deeper level of this sport. Upon completion of this course, many students will achieve depths greater than 30 meters on one breath. Our specialized advanced breathing techniques, together with our progressive preparation for deep dives can make this possible even for newcomers to freediving.

The Advanced Freediver Course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 academic/breathing sessions, 1 pool session and 2 deep water aquatic 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.

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

ACADEMIC SESSION 1: STATIC APNEA

  • 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

AQUATIC SESSION 1: STATIC APNEA

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

ACADEMIC SESSION 2

  • 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

AQUATIC SESSION 2

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

ACADEMIC SESSION 3

  • Review of exhale dives from Day 2
  • Stages and preparation for a deep dive
  • Visualization
  • Thoracic stretches
  • Lung capacity increasing exercises
  • Deep equalization techniques

AQUATIC SESSION 3

  • Stretching and breathing exercises on the boat
  • Full preparation for a deep dive
  • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 30 meters
  • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 40 meters

Price US $272 (+19% tax)

MASTER FREEDIVER


The Master Freediver Course is an internship of 3 to 6 weeks and an intensive course that will take your freediving skills to a truly superior level. This course is tailor-made to meet your specific goals. whether these are continuing to become an instructor, entering the world of competitive freediving, or, like most of our students, simply developing expert competency and the ability to fully experience any dive site without using scuba. Any freediver who has attained the level of an Apnea Total Advanced Freediver can enroll immediately in the Master Freediver Course.

DAILY TRAINING ROUTINES

  • Stretching
  • Breathing exercises
  • Lung-capacity increasing exercises
  • Thoracic flexibility
  • Equalization work-out
  • CO2 tolerance

WATER TRAINING SESSIONS

SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE MASTER FREEDIVERS WORKSHOPS INCLUDING

  • Deep equalization techniques
  • Maximum pressure dives
  • Ultimate diaphragmatic stretches
  • Effective diet for deep freediving

LEARNING TO SET UP AND MANAGE A TRAINING SITE

  • Evaluating conditions
  • Triangulation
  • Dive site relocation
  • Rope work
  • Anchoring
  • Boat handling
  • Underwater mooring set up and maintenance

TAILORED TRAINING TO THE INDIVIDUAL ACCORDING TO PROGRESS AND RESULTS.
ASSISTING INSTRUCTORS ON THE FREEDIVER AND ADVANCED FREEDIVER COURSES FOR CLASSROOM AND WATER SESSIONS.

Price US $722 (+19% tax)

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