Malibu Divers, 21231 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 Tel.: 310.456.2396
Pepperdine University Pool- 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
Open Water Sessions
For the open water training the group will be heading over to Catalina Island. Here is a link to driving instructions from Malibu Divers to the Ferry at Downtown Landing.The ocean sessions will be from shore at Casino point.
In Catalina you will be staying at the Atwater Hotel in Avalon (Booked through PFI) – 125 Sumner Avenue Santa Catalina Island CA. Students will share a room with 2 double beds.
Please note that the extra fees for boat training, hotel on Catalina and round trip ferry ride usually come to about $250. This will need to be paid to PFI via cash on the Sunday of the course.
Nearby Hotels/Motels in Malibu area
Casa Malibu Inn, 22752 Pacific Coast Hwy , 310-456-2219
Malibu Beach Inn, 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy , 310-456-6444
Malibu Riviera Motel, 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy , 310-457-9503
Topanga Ranch Motel, 18711 Pacific Coast Hwy , 310-456-5486
- Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins or mono fin.
- Wetsuit with gloves and boots – 5mm-7mm freediving suit is required for pool and ocean sessions. Good freediving suit with attached hood is perfect. You will also need socks and gloves of at least 3mm in thickness.
- 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.
The following schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will be emailed to those who have registered one to two weeks before the start of the clinic. If you are doing the Basic clinic then you will take part in the first two days.
8:00am – 11:00pm Classroom – Malibu Divers
Introduction & Registration
Proper Breathing Techniques
4:30pm-7:30pm Pool session – Pepperdine University Pool
Static Apnea Development
8am-11am- Pool- Pepperdine University Pool
12:00pm – 5:30pm Classroom – Malibu Divers
Physics of Freediving
6:55pm- Travel to Catalina
9:00am- 12:00pm: Open Water Catalina Island – Avalon
Land Based Training Exercises
Psychological Aspects of Freediving
2:30pm – 4:30pm Open Water Catalina Island – Avalon
8:00am – 12:00pm Open Water Catalina Island – Avalon
1:00pm – 3:00pm Wrap up session
Training Schedule Development
Travel Back to LA