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2-Day Freediving Workshop

August 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Abyss Freediving “Intro to Freediving” workshop is a two night (Tuesday and Thursday) classrom and pool event for the busy recreational diver. The workshop incorporates fundamentals of freediving safety and problem management, proper breathing and anxiety management, physics and physiology (equalization), proper equipment and in-water skill development. We combine classroom instruction with confined water (pool) skills practice (including proper weighting, surface entries, kicking technique, recovery breathing, and rescue and problem managment scenarios). Students will apply freedive safety concepts and proper breathing as they alternately perform and provide safety for in-water static breath-holds. Required equipment is a low volume mask, J snorkel, fins, weight-belt and full 3mm wetsuit (may be available at dive shop during class breaks).

The one day “Intro to Freediving” workshop is designed to meet the classroom and pool requirements for PFI’s “Freediver” open water certification, and includes a digital “PFI Freediver” Manual. Upon completion of workshop and all skill requirements, attendees will have the option to upgrade to a full open water “PFI Freediver” certification course for an additional $150, which inludes one additional pool based skills test session and two additional open water sessions of freshwater spring or ocean training (charter fees not included). Students may also achieve just a “PFI Freediver-Pool only” certification upon completion of the pool based skills test session (each pool skills test session is $35 and includes safety/skill review, entries, dynamic apnea test and a hard PFI certification card upon completion). Contact instructor Bill Van Deman 317-412-2626 upon completion of workshop to schedule open water and pool test dates. This PFI “Freediver” and “Pool only” course upgrade is non-transferable to other instructors and may not be available through all PFI instructors.


August 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm