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Freediving Course with Bill Van Deman
May 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Join Performance Freediving International Instructor, Bill Van Deman in a course built for freedom, no tanks and being one with nature.
Bill is a local freediver and competitive spearfisherman who truly believes that although we love the water and we have a fascination for it, what is truly important is coming back up to the surface.
About the Course: The freediving course is based on experience level and focuses on freediving skills and best practices for open water including: pre-breathing, breath-holds, fin kick and head placement techniques, the physiology of freediving, emergency procedures and more.
About Bill Van Deman: Bill is an experienced local freediver and decorated competition spearfisherman. Bill’s team finished second in the state breath-hold spearfishing championship each of the past two years and took third place in the state in 2010. Bill is also a 3 time national qualifier finishing as high as 7th place team and 11th individually at 2012 Nationals. Bill is a past president of the Tampa Bay Spearfishing Club and the current president of the Florida Skin Divers Association that has held the state spearfishing championships since 1952. Bill has served as tournament chairman of both the Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge and the FSDA Southern Open State Championship.