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Freediving in Cabo
Freediving: take on the new challenge!
Freediving is about exploring our natural capacities
Freediving is a liberating activity, it allows us to experiment the weightless sensation in the water, that can be compared to flying, that joy that feels like entering another reality, to let our mind fly without restrictions and also connects us more to the here and now. Freediving is about exploring our natural capacities, developing a balanced state with our environment, about seeing the underwater world with our own eyes and at the same time diving deep inside ourselves.
From the treasures that offers this activity the relaxation stands out, allowing us to achieve a present state to transform each breath in unique experiences. Although all of this sounds as knowledge reserved for athletes, Yogis, or enlightened people, the truth is that it is more of a recreational activity than an extreme one, that means that “everybody can practice and enjoy it”. This way the real challenge here is to learn to live the life one breath at the time.
Our freediving Courses
As we already said, you don’t need superhuman skills to be practicing freediving, you just need a few basic skills and knowledge, such as learning how to fully relax your mind and body, how to equalize your ears and how to get the best use of your equipment. In our educational programs you can learn this step by step and develop the skills necessary to enjoy this activity in a safe way. Discover the wonders of this sport by living the Freedive Baja Experience, learn the foundations of the sport in our basic levels, or learn how to improve your abilities with our Advanced Level Courses.
Every course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge development about free diving principles. This happens through independent study that is followed by a classroom session.
A confined water session to learn breath-hold techniques. At the same time, we teach you static and dynamic apnea.
Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives.
AIDA 1 STAR:
Entry lever AIDA 1 Star course is designed for everyone who wants to get in touch with this new way to explore the Ocean. No performance requirements are needed to complete the certification. In this course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own. Courses take about 1 day to be completed. Prerequisites: be at least 12 years old, be in general good physical conditions and need adequate swimming skills, no prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving needed.
PADI Basic – AIDA 1 STAR includes:
AIDA 2 STAR:
The AIDA 2 Stars course is more demanding therefore more of a challenge to complete. Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control: during the 2 days of training you will learn how to reach the goals for this course. AIDA sets the goal to 20 m (60ft.) of depth. Part of the course is also to learn static and dynamic breath holding techniques.
Prerequisites: be at least 16 years old, be in general good physical conditions and need adequate swimming skills, no prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving needed.
AIDA 2 STAR includes:
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Any certified diver can enroll in the PADI Scuba Tune-Up course. Also you will have access to a tablet.
Working with a PADI Professional, you’ll practice putting a scuba unit together and doing a predive safety check. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills – with a focus on good buoyancy control.
PADI Scuba Tune Up eLearning will be available for one year from the time of program registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Scuba Tune Up Manual through the PADI Digital Library app. The PADI Scuba Tune Up eLearning should take approximately 2 hours to complete.
Using home-study material, you’ll review important dive safety concepts, dive planning, and problem management.
The cost of PADI Scuba Tune Up eLearning varies by region and is nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and unlimited access to PADI Scuba Tune Up eLearning via the PADI Digital Library. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the in-water portion of your course.
Once you finish PADI Scuba Tune Up eLearning, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical portion of the course. At the end of the PADI Scuba Tune Up eLearning program, you will need to print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort, or email it to them.
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