What is free diving?
Freediving is a method of diving where the diver holds his breath for as long as possible to achieve as much dive time, depth and distance as physically possible before returning to the surface to breathe.
Freediving depends on the diver´s physiological fitness and ability to overcome the body´s natural desire to breath.
The diver must learn to breathe with the diaphram to completely relax, both mentally and physically as well as cover topics such as diving theory and physiology.
Due to the international standards established by the scuba diving industry, free diving has been opened up to the public as a viable alternative to scuba diving to explore the underwater world without the need for scuba equipment.
Freediving Courses with Diving Javea
We run Apnea Academy and CMAS Freediving courses and certifications. We train in local waters with clear visibility most of the year, little or no currents and provide all the equipment for our students, including training lines and transport to the dive training sites.
What is involved in the courses?
- Approaching Apnea
- Adapting the body to water and Apnea
- Breath and relaxation
- Underwater relaxation
- The Fin Stroke
- Formation in confined waters
- Formation iun open water
- Training for Apnea
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 marvelous underwater world, made of lights and colours no elsewhere found. Min age 14.
‘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
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 following performances: 1’45” static apnea, 30 m in dynamic and 8 m in depth. Min age 16.
Level 1 is required for this course.
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 m dynamic and 15 m depth. Min age 16.
Level 2 is required for this course.
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 free diver will be able to reach 3′ static, 70 m dynamic and 25 m depth. The course includes advanced compensation at depth techniques like “mouth-fill”.
Apnea Academy Stage is an intensive training course which length and intensity will vary from time to time. The stage will include sea dives both on constant and variable weight, static and dynamic tests in the pool, breathing and relaxation techniques and theoretical lessons. Every student can attend this stage.
Freediving Excursions can be arranged, with the main requirements being certification card and insurance.
To find out more about freediving excursions, courses and prices, contact us here.