Freediving Beginner's Course

Apnea Total Freediver

We are training our students according to the Apnea Total education system. The practical part of our courses takes place in the the best underwater classroom of the world, the breath-taking Cenotes of the Riviera Maya, in which we encounter absolutely perfect conditions all year round.

The beginner's freedive course is designed for those with no experience under water and for those with experience who haven't had formal education in freediving yet (e.g. spearfishers). In this course you will get to know your incredible underwater potential and gain the confidence to safely & comfortably freedive to depths of up to 70 feet / 21 meters.

 

Content

  • Disciplines

  • Rules

  • Equipment

  • Technique

  • Equalization

  • Breathing

  • Safety Diver

  • Hypoxia

  • Rescue Procedures

  • Pranayama

Duration

3 days (example schedule further down)

Location

In a wonderful Cenote at the Mayan Riviera. Whenever possible, each lesson will take place in a different cenote.

Price

USD 320

Includes

  • Professional instruction & safety

  • Certification (qualifies you to freedive autonomous with a buddy)

  • Insurance

  • Rental equipment

  • Transfer (school <=> cenote)*

  • Entrance fees

  • Drinking water (BYO bottle)

  • Snacks

  • Local lunch

Precondition

  • Able to independently swim 200m, with or without fins.

  • Minimum 15 years old; parental authorisation required for minors.

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Our expert guidance combined with the unique Apnea Total breathing techniques packed in a very effective course structure, create an educative and fun environment for a successful freediving formation. The Freediver Course is divided into two classroom lessons and two water sessions*. During the classroom sessions our instructors interact with you using various presentation methods, quizzes and different exercises to build up your understanding, knowledge and techniques prior to the water session. During our water sessions we have a maximum student-teacher ratio of 3 to 1; allowing for greater personalized attention. Under water our instructors are with you at all times regardless of depth, thus increasing your safety as well as your confidence.

 

Upon completion of the Freediver Course, you will receive your hard-earned certification as well as exclusive lifelong online access to our course materials.

 

If you fall in love with freediving and have four more days for learning you can continue with the "Advanced Freediver Course" right afterwards.

Schedule (example)

Day 1

08:30 - 10:00: Classroom lesson #1
(Disciplines, Equipment, Technique, Equalization, Breathing)

10:00 - 10:45: Transit from school to cenote + preparation

10:45 - 13:15: Water session #1

13:15 - 14:00: Cleanup + transit from cenote to restaurant

14:00 - 15:00: Local lunch

15:00 - 15:15: Transit from restaurant to school

 

Day 2

08:30 - 10:00: Classroom lesson #2
(Safety Diver, Hypoxia, Rescue Procedures, Pranayama)

10:00 - 10:45: Transit from school to cenote + preparation

10:45 - 13:15: Water session #2

13:15 - 14:00: Cleanup + transit from Cenote to restaurant

14:00 - 15:00: Local lunch

15:00 - 15:15: Transit from restaurant to school

Day 3

08:30 - 09:30: Transit from school to cenote + preparation

09:30 - 12:00: Reinforcement of what has been learned and/or fun & enjoyment

12:00 - 13:00: Cleanup + transit from Cenote to restaurant

13:00 - 14:00: Local lunch

14:00 - 14:15: Transit from restaurant to school

*Hereby we declare the transport from our freediving school (base) to the cenotes and back explicitly as gratuitous service. An individual pick-up is officially not possible.