Key West, Florida USA

Upcoming Courses

Location Info

Classroom and Pool Sessions

Florida Keys Community College at 5901 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040

We will be on the second floor of the Public Safety building in the very back of the complex. You can view a map of the school at www.fkcc.edu under the “future students” tab.

Open Water Sessions

We will be using Lost Reef’s boat for all of the ocean sessions. The boat will be $240 total for all three days plus tax and that goes directly to the dive shop. The address for Lost Reef is:

261 Margaret St.
Key West, FL 33040

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

Conch House hertiage Inn: 625 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 293-0020,Get directions

If you do an internet hotel search for Key West you will find many other options for hotels and inns. Key West is small so as long as you are staying in Key west you will be close.

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

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-upsFree 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-upsFree 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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