Grand Cayman, BWI

Upcoming Courses

Location Info

Classroom and Pool Sessions

102 Coconut Bay in West Bay.  It is just past the Turtle Farm and The Cracked Conch.  If you have problems finding it please call Kirk on his Cayman cell at 345-517-6116.

Open Water Sessions

For the open water training, we’ll be diving from boat leaveing from West Bay Dock which is located about 5-10min from Cobalt Coast Resort. Directions will be given at the start of the course. The extra cost for the boat will be about $65/day.

Nearby Hotels/Motels

Coconut Bay on the North West point of the island and very close to Cobalt Coast Resort where the class and pool sessions will most likely be held. There are rooms or full 3 bedroom condos to rent at a very good price. This is where the PFI staff will be staying.  Contact Duncan at: dheard4505@aol.com

Cobalt Coast on the beautiful north west point of Grand Cayman will be the main staging area and they provide a very beautiful, comfortable and scenic location for divers and non-divers alike. www.cobaltcoast.com or 1-888-946-5656

Jeff’s Guest House are inexpensive homes near north-west point for those with a budget in mind. www.jeffsresorts.com or (715) 686-2232 Dollar Rent A Car dollar@candw.ky (345) 949-0700 Thrifty Car Rental thrifty@candw.ky (345) 949-6640

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. Cayman is warm water (about 79 degrees so you don’t need boots and gloves but think socks help protect your feet from the foot pockets)
  • 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. If you are doing the Basic clinic then you will take part in the first two days. The course starts at 8am sharp on Day 1. Full course payment is due at this time.

Day 1

8:00am – 10:00pm Classroom
Introduction & Registration
Emergency Procedures
10:30am – 12:00pm Pool session
Rescue Skills
Technique Evaluation
1:00pm – 3:00pm Classroom
Equipment
Proper Ventilations
3:30pm – 5:00pm Pool session
Technique Development
Static and Dynamic Evaluation

Day 2

8:00am – 10:00am Classroom
Psychological Aspects of Freediving
Land Based Training Exercises
10:30am – 12:00pm Pool session
Pool Training Exercises
Static
1:00pm – 5:00pm Open Water – Boat from West Bay Dock
Warm-ups
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development

Day 3

8:00am – 12:00pm Classroom
Physiology of Freediving
Psychological Aspects of Freediving
1:00pm – 5:00pm Open Water – Boat from West Bay Dock
Technique Development

Day 4

8:00am – 12:00pm Open Water – Boat from West Bay Dock
Technique Development
1:00pm – 5:00pm Classroom
Training Schedule Development
Class wrap-up

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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