Kauai, HI

Upcoming Courses

Location Info

Classroom Sessions

Seasport Divers at 2827 Poipu Road, Koloa HI 96756
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Pool Sessions

Kukuiula Harbor

Open Water Sessions

We will be using a boat for all of the ocean sessions. The cost of the boat is about $60/day.

Equipment Requirements

  • Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins or mono fin.
  • Wetsuit with gloves and boots – 3mm freediving suit is required for pool and ocean sessions. Good freediving suit with attached hood is perfect. If your hood is not attached please bring a seperate one.
  • Weights and weight belt – Having a rubber weight belt with an assortment of smaller weights to adjust for proper buoyancy.
  • Depth and/or timing device – A waterproof watch at the very least, better yet a freediving computer is perfect.

Check out general gear recommendations.

Don’t worry about lines, floats and those sorts of things, we’ll bring that. We also travel with an assortment of freediving computers for you to try out as well. Along with all of this we’ll video your clinic so you can review each day, your skills in the water as they improve.

Accommodation nearby

Some hotels nearby are Whalers Cove, Sheraton, Lawai Beach Resort, Hyatt, Marriott Waiohai

Clinic Schedule

The following schedule is subject to change. If you are doing the Basic clinic then you will take part in the first two days. The course starts at 8am sharp. Full course payment is due at this time.

Day 1

8:00am – 3:00pm: Classroom
Introduction & Registration
Emergency Procedures
Equipment
Breathing / Proper Ventilations
Physics of Freediving
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Pool session (3 hrs)
Rescue Skills
Technique Development
Static and Dynamic Evaluation

Day 2 – Sunday

8:00am – 10:00am: Pool session
Pool Training Exercises – stretching/yoga
Static and Dynamic Performance
11:0am – 1:00pm: Classroom
Psychological Aspects of Freediving
Land Based Training Exercises
2:00pm – 6:00pm: Open Water
Warm-ups
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development

Day 3

8:00am – 1:00pm: Classroom
Physiology of Freediving
Psychological Aspects of Freediving
2:00pm -6:00pm: Open Water
Warm-ups
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development

Day 4

9:00am – 12:00pm: Open Water
Warm-ups
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Wrap up session (optional)
Lunch

Please don’t plan flights out before about 6pm as we can’t guarantee what time the boat will get back to the dock.

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