Tampa, FL

Upcoming Courses

Location Info

Classroom and Pool Sessions (Day 1 & 2)

Calypso Divers Incorporated, 401 East Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33613 (813) 969-3483

Open Water Sessions (Day 3 & 4)

40 Fathom Grotto – 9487 NW 115Ave, Ocala, FL 34482

The last two days of the course will be all diving sessions and will be held at 40 Fathom Grotto. We will finish the class and pool sessions on the second day of the course and then travel up to Ocala that night, where we’ll be staying until the course ends. The cost of diving the spring is $50/day.

Equipment Requirements

  • Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins or mono fin.
  • Wetsuit with gloves and boots – 3mm-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. *The Grotto is cold at depth so a 5mm is preferred.
  • 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.

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 – 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

7:30am – 11:00am: Pool session
Pool Training Exercises – stretching/yoga
Static and Dynamic Performance
12:00am – 6:00pm: Classroom
Physiology of Freediving
Psychological Aspects of Freediving
Land Based Training Exercises

Day 3

9:00am – 6:00pm: Two Open Water Sessions
Warm-upsFree Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development

Day 4

8:00am – 12:00pm Open Water
Warm-ups
Free Immersion
Rescue Evaluations
Technique Development

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