Intermediate Freediver in Clearwater, FL with PFI

Location Information

Classroom and pool sessions:

 

Carlouel Yacht Club
1091 Eldorado Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Open water: Boat Charter out of Clearwater or 674 NE Troy Springs Rd, Branford, FL 32008 if weather is bad.  If we use a charter boat the cost will be around $129/person for the first two dives and $132/person for the last dive session (this amount may change depending on number of students).  If weather turns bad we will dive at Troy Spring (Please note that diving depth may be limited due to the depth of the spring).  If this happens you will concentrate on achieving LONG bottom times at 60ft!

Equipment Requirements

If you need any of the following Freediving gear please contact Aquatic Obsessions Dive Shop, 6193 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL, 33710.  They carry a full range of Freedive gear.

Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume Freediving mask and long blade fins or mono fin.

  • Wetsuit with gloves and boots – 3mm freediving suit required for pool and ocean sessions. Good freediving suit with attached hood is perfect.
  • Weights and weight belt – Having an assortment of smaller weights to adjust for proper buoyancy is a must.
  • 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.

Clinic Schedule

The following schedule is subject to change. Any major changes to the final schedule will be emailed, to those who have registered, one to two weeks before the start of the clinic.

Day 1

8am-2pm Classroom (1hr lunch break around noon)

3-6pm Pool

Day 2

8am-3pm Classroom (1hr lunch break around noon)

4-6pm Pool

Day 3

9am-6pm Open Water sessions 1 & 2 (there will be a lunch/snack break in between dives)

DAY 4

8:00am – 1:00pm Open Water Session 3

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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