This course is based on Apnea Academy standards (and is eligible for a certification card upon completion).

The goal of this course is for you to perform satisfactorily and get you a good and thorough introduction to freediving so you have a solid foundation to continue your exploration.

The minimum amount of time for this course is 5 theory lessons, 4 breathing / relaxation / eustachian exercises lessons, 12 hours of pool training and 4 hours of open water training.

To pass this course, you need to perform a static apnea of 1:45, a DYN (dynamic with bifins) of 30m, a DNF (dynamic without fins) of 25m and a CWT (constant weight with bifins) of -8m.

We will discover freediving equipment and different disciplines, the physics of immersion, the oxygen cycle, the aquatic nature of man, equalization techniques, duck dives, the dangers of apnea, prevention, assistance, the ocean environment and moving in it, the system of pairs, basic breathing, relaxation and cleansing exercises, proper swimming technique, static apnea and assistance for it, buoyancy, technique underwater and diving in the open water in various disciplines.

I will provide water and some fruit for after we finish and will have an electrolyte solution on the buoy for us to stay hydrated and safe from cramps.

Apnea Academy Level 1

7 days / 400 euros

Theory / Pool session at a 25m pool in Zakynthos town.
Open water session anywhere depending on weather.

Required

  • - Mask / Snorkel
  • - Fins
  • - Wetsuit
  • Weight belt
  • - Exercise mat
  • - Fitness certificate from a doctor