freedive in costa rica

Learn to freedive – explore the ocean a whole new way

In Freediving, Go Pro Costa Rica by scubabunnycr@gmail.com

It was a few years ago that I discovered the whole new amazing experience of freediving. I embarked upon a training program in England of all places and ended up diving in an inland lake, convinced I was going to freeze to death, but honestly what an incredible experience.
There is something amazingly calming about not having a tank on and an extra tranquility too. Wildlife around you isn’t so scared off by the bubbles and you can have some amazing experiences. Even in the lake in the south of England, I had a very surreal experience swimming alongside some scuba divers , just cruising along whilst holding my breath. It was very cool and gave me a huge wave of inspiration to continue on my freediving path.
Now that was a few years ago and as usual life has caught up with me, but now, there is an slither of time in the ever crazy schedule of life that has allowed us to finally put together the first ever freediving event in Manuel Antonio. I am super excited about this and would love you to come and join us. During the first week of December we are holding the first two courses in the PADI freediver curriculum successively. Firstly starting with the PADI freediver program and then continuing on with the PADI Advanced freediver program.

This is a fantastic way to start exploring the ocean in a whole different way. Tale a breath a dive down beneath the waves, learn to freedive with me in Costa Rica. Check out the information on the two courses below and contact me if you have any questions.

The PADI freediver program will be running from December 6th and 7th and then the PADI Advanced freediver will follow it running on December 8th until the 10th. Materials are included as well as certification and rental of equipment. It is highly recommended that you have your own mask, snorkel and fins for this program though. Equipment is available at Oceans Unlimited in the marina in Quepos if needed.

So, what do you think? Come explore the ocean world with me!

PADI Freediver Course

This is your first course on the freediving ladder. This is where you will learn the basics and fundamentals of freediving including safety aspects and techniques. You need to be at least 15 years old to enroll in this program and the course includes your materials and your certification.

The course is divided in three sections, your knowledge development, confined water sessions and open water session.

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through a mixture of independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch and instructor led sessions.
  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet.

PADI Advanced Freediver Course

The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills. It allows you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

To enroll in this program you must have a PADI Freediver certification (or a qualifying certification from another freediver organization).

The course is divided in three sections, your knowledge development, confined water sessions and open water session.

  • Knowledge development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment. There will be a mixture of independent study and instructor led sessions..
  • Confined water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 2 minutes, 30 seconds (2 minutes for freedivers younger than 18) and dynamic apnea of 50 metres/165 feet (40 metres/130 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
  • Open water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques. Goal – constant weight freedive of 20 meters/65 feet (15 metres/50 feet for freedivers younger than 18)

Contact me today about freediving

If you want to take part in one or both of these fun courses in December then drop me a line. I would love to have you onboard.

Contact me about freediving