About the Course:
Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.To enrol in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADIFreediver Touch™ App
- Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
- Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet.
About the Instructor:
I have always felt the Call of the Wild from as early as I can remember, a profound Love of Nature, and an insatiable desire to be under the sea. The ocean entices me more strongly than ever, and with it a great passion for underwater exploration, especially free diving. I love the feeling of being suspended, weightless, breathless, free of gravity, immersed in the serene beauty of the underwater landscape. This is the experience I want to share, my love of the ocean, the relaxed state of freedom, and the amazement of wildlife interactions with majestic creatures such as the Humpback Whale, Manta Rays, Turtles and sharks.
I have a strong Yoga background, with over 20 years of self practice and extensive teacher training. I am currently completing Bachelor Degrees in both Marine Science and Indigenous Knowledges and have worked in Environmental Conservation and Indigenous community. I am a certified PADI and AIDA freedive instructor, facilitating freedive and yoga training in Tonga, Byron Bay, the Solomon Islands, and other paradisical locations around the world.
Home is beautiful Byron Bay, Northern NSW. When I`m not surfing, diving or exploring, I`m working as a freelance cameraman and facilitating Freediving workshops.
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