Activity book and Spot guide Cape Town

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Want to surf bigger waves? Then you need to know how to hold you breath!


Freediving at its purest! You want to surf bigger waves, join a spearfishing trip or just enjoy to be under water?

Our education system is designed to equip the average man and woman in the street with the knowledge and skills to leave the world of air behind and safely explore the breath-taking world below the waves.

Level 1: Freediver (14m) This is a 2-day foundation course that covers the basics of freediving. It includes: breathing, relaxation, physiology, equipment, equalization, freediving technique and safety. At the end of the course you will be able to: - Freedive to 14m (max 20m) - Perform a rescue from 8m - Complete a 2 minute static breath hold - Achieve a 70% minimum pass rate for the theory exam



Where: Houtbaai

Price: R1800 per person for a 2 day course Prerequisites: +18 years of age, comfortable swimming and snorkelling, signed medical statement and liability release form.

Level 2: Advanced Freediver (26m) This is 4-day core freediving course designed to equip freedivers with the knowledge and skills to become proficient advanced freedivers. Students will learn to become energy efficient; to prepare their bodies for pressure; to train on land and in the water; to perform advanced equalization techniques; to organize and run training session; and to do it all safely! To complete this course, students will need to fulfill these core requirements: - Freedive to 26m (max 30m) - Perform a rescue from 15m - Perform a 30m rope rescue - Complete a 3 minute static breath hold - Achieve a 70% minimum pass rate for the theory exam