San Diego, California USA

Upcoming Courses

Location Info

Classroom and Pool Sessions

Location TBD

Open Water Sessions

We will be doing the first two ocean sessions from shore at La Jolla shores beach located at the end of Avenida de La Jolla, La jolla, CA. 92037.  The last dive we will be using Waterhourse Charters (class size permitting). The cost of the boat is about $150 (depending on amount of students).

Waterhorse Charters
1617 Quivira Road, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92109

Equipment Requirements

  • Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins or mono fin.
  • Wetsuit with gloves and boots – 5mm 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 separate 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.

Clinic Schedule

The following schedule is subject to change. The course starts at 8am sharp. Full course payment is due at this time.

Day 1

8:00am – 11:00am: Classroom
Introduction & Registration
Emergency Procedures
12:00pm-3:00pm Classroom
Breathing / Proper Ventilations
Physics of Freediving

4:00am – 7:00pm: Pool session (3 hrs)
Rescue Skills
Technique Development

Day 2

8:00am – 4:00pm: Class Session

Psychological Aspects of Freediving, Physiology of Freediving, Psychological Aspects of Freediving and Land-Based Training Exercises and Pool

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Pool Session
Training Exercises – stretching/yoga
Static Performance

Day 3

9:00am – 4:00pm: Boat
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development

Day 4

9:00am – 1:00pm: Open Water
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Wrap up session over lunch (optional)

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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