Monterey, California USA

Upcoming Courses

Location Info

Classroom and Pool Sessions

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CSUMB Aquatic Center Building: 90/100 100 Campus Center Seaside , CA 93955 Phone: (831) 582 3010/4552

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From Southbound 101 (San José/Gilroy)

Follow Highway 101 south toward Salinas .
Merge onto Highway 156 west toward the Monterey Peninsula .
Highway 156 becomes Highway 1 south.
Take the CSU Monterey Bay/Fort Ord Main Entrance exit. You will circle back over the highway onto Light Fighter Drive .
At the third traffic signal, turn left onto Gen Jim Moore Blvd.
Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location.
From Northbound 101 (San Luis Obispo/King City)
Follow Highway 101 north to Salinas .
Take the Monterey Peninsula exit ( Sanborn Road ). At the stop sign, turn right to go back under the highway.
Sanborn Road will bend to the right and become Blanco Road .
Remain on Blanco Road until it bends to the left and ends at a traffic light.
At the light, turn right to merge onto Reservation Road .
Turn left at the second traffic signal onto Imjin Road .
Turn left again at the next traffic signal onto Abrams Drive .
Wind through the CSUMB Housing area, then, when the road ends, turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road .
Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location.
From Northbound Highway 1 (Monterey Peninsula/Seaside)
Follow Highway 1 north.
Take the CSU Monterey Bay/Fort Ord Main Entrance exit.
At the third traffic signal, turn left onto Gen Jim Moore Blvd.
Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location.
From Southbound Highway 1 (Santa Cruz/Moss Landing)
Follow Highway 1 south.
Take the CSU Monterey Bay/Fort Ord Main Entrance exit. You will circle back over the highway onto Light Fighter Drive .
At the third traffic signal, turn left onto Gen Jim Moore Blvd.
Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location.

Open Water Sessions

We will be doing all three open water session aboard the Silver Prince boat. It will leave at 2pm on Sun and Monday and at 9am on Tuesday from the Monterey Municipal Wharf . Figueroa Street off Del Monte Avenue .

Directions to the Silver Prince

Traveling south on Highway 1:

  1. SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY ONE (1)…Take the “Monterey” Del Monte exit. Stay on Del Monte and continue toward the downtown section of Monterey.
  2. Enroute you will pass the Aquarius Dive Shop (on left), then Naval Postgraduate School (on left). Approximately 1/2 – 3/4 mile you will pass a large recreational lake (left side), then a McDonalds restaurant, also on the left. Continue to the large sign which identifies Fisherman’s Wharf (Figuroa) and make a right.
  3. You will be driving towards wharf #2. Before actually going onto the wharf make a left into the parking lot area (L, M, N, O & P lots). You will see a large 2-story building with the London Bridge Pub on the bottom level to the left of the wharf. Pull along the waterfront near the steps that lead down to the walking path (about 100′ to the left of the Pub). After moving your gear to the large concrete area overlooking the water…you can then park your vehicle and return to the “K” dock loading area

A charter boat fee of no more than $225US (for all three days) should be paid by the start of class.  The cost is divided between the students so we will know the exact cost by the start of the program.

Nearby Hotels/Motels

Monterey is a tourist town, so the hotels can be a bit on the expensive side. However, its neighbor Seaside has more reasonably priced hotels & motels.
For hotel information in the Seaside area check out this Google search.
For hotel information in Monterey check out this Google search.

Equipment Requirements

  • Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins or mono fin.
  • Wetsuit with gloves and boots – 5mm-7mm (7mm preferred) 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. The final schedule will be emailed to those who have registered one to two weeks before the start of the clinic.
Intermediate Freediver, Monterey, CA

Day 1

8:00am – 12:00am Classroom CSUMB Aquatic Center
Introduction
Registration
Emergency Procedures
Proper Ventilation’s
1:00pm – 2:30pm Classroom CSUMB Aquatic Center
Equipment
Physics of Freediving
3:00pm – 6:00pm Pool session CSUMB Aquatic Center
Static Apnea Development
Rescue Skills
Technique Evaluation / Development

Day 2

8:00am – 10:00am Pool session CSUMB Aquatic Center
Static Apnea Development
Technique Evaluation / Development
10:30-1:00pm Classroom CSUMB Aquatic Center
Physiology of Freediving
Pool session CSUMB Aquatic Center
Static Apnea Development
Technique Evaluation / Development
2:00pm – 6:00pm Open Water Diving
Warm-ups
Free Immersion / Buoyancy Check
Technique Development
Rescue Evaluations / Scenarios

Day 3

8:00am – 12:00pm Classroom CSUMB Aquatic Center
Physiology of Freediving
Psychology of Freediving
2:00pm – 6:00pm Open WaterDiving
Warm-ups
Technique Development
Rescue Scenarios

Day 4

9:00am – 12:30pm Open Water Monterey Municipal Wharf – Express

Warm-ups
Technique Development
Rescue Scenarios
1:00pm – 3:00pm Class/Social TBA
Training Techniques of Freediving
Course wrap-up
Celebration

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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