Advanced Freediver Course

16,000 pesos / 3 days

The Advanced Freediver Course is designed to take students to a whole new level of freediving.

By the completion of this course students will be surprised to achieve depths of over 30 metres 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 academic/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.

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.

The Advanced Freediver Course structure is as follows:

Day one

Classroom – 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
  • Water Session – 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

Day two

Classroom
  • 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 three

Classroom
  • Review of exhale dives from 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
  • Full preparation for a deep dive
  • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 30 metres
  • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 40 metres