From April 21-May 5, PFI will be holding its annual Deja Blue training camp. You can do either one or two weeks of the camp--it is as much fun as it is valuable. Each week consists of five depth sessions, unlimited static sessions, and two dynamic apnea sessions at a 25 meter pool. People from all over the world travel to Grand Cayman in order to train, form friendships, and explore their potential. Anyone who participates in Deja Blue can see dramatic improvement during their first couple of dives, and as the week goes on PBs are set all over the place.
The training camp is two weeks long, but can be easily extended into the full three weeks (until May 13). Although we promote Deja Blue as as a training camp and competition, the competition portion of the event is completely optional. Some of our veteran athletes come to Deja Blue strictly for training purposes. They come to enhance their dive capabilities without the worry of points or the stress of doing well while surrounded by cameras and judges. We encourage everyone to have fun. If this means competition isn't in the picture, no problem! Instead of participating in the competition during the third week, you can run your dives exactly the same way as in training camp. People on either side of you in the lineup may be competing, but this will have zero effect on you. If you change your mind during the week and decide to compete, you are welcome to do so.
At PFI, we want to make our divers as comfortable as possible. Training and competing with us means you get white glove service. You wake up relaxed, hop on the on-time shuttle, and get into the boat without any logistical hassle or travel worry. The crew gets up early to warm up, practice safety protocol, and make sure everything is prepared for you and your fellow athletes. Your only job is to show up and focus on your dives. After diving, you are escorted back to the condos for a break to rest, eat, and relax. Meanwhile, the crew breaks down equipment, unloads and edits footage for video review, and prepares for the pool sessions or the next day's dives. The video review sessions are offered daily for those who want to participate. It is highly encouraged! Video is a tool for you to see your technique and form in a new perspective--we provide it for both depth diving and pool sessions. There is a lot to understand and learn, and video is an incredibly efficient teaching method.
Grand Cayman Island is the perfect place to host Deja Blue. The water is warm, clear, and perfect for exploring. PFI has done extensive research to ensure everyone at the camp is included, even the kids, and we pride ourselves on being family friendly. We even have a Kids Competition during the third week. It is a great way to educate children about the importance of water safety and respect for the ocean. It's also a great way to bond as a family. During the Kids Competition, there are pool disciplines for distance incorporated in a fun way, like riding on a safety diver's back so the energy and propulsion is through the safety. In the ocean dives, the tags are set at various depths so there is no pressure. Just fun. The most important thing they learn is how to do proper and safe breathing throughout every dive's breathe up and recovery breaths. This instills invaluable knowledge for their own personal safety in the water.
Check out our videos in the gallery or click the social icons in the footer below to visit our Facebook page and Vimeo. You can check out our video blogs from the previous years of training camps and competitions.
Come join us, make friends, train, dive, and have fun!
*There are no refunds or credits for Deja Blue.
Spectators are more than welcome to be part of the fun.
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