Freediving Lessons

Freediver Basic & Level 1

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Freediving is one of the fastest growing factions of diving and it’s roots go deep into the history books. Allow yourself a new experience and see if you can discover a whole new part of you with the professional guidance of Chesapeake Bay Diving Coaching Team.

The level one freediving class is broken down into 2 parts. The first part of the course is called the Basic Freediving Course. This program consists of pool and classroom training and runs all year long.

The second half of the Level 1 Freediving Class are the open water dives. The dives run in the mornings of the second 2 Sunday classes for the Basic programs that run through the Spring Summer or Fall. These dives can be completed as part of the course you are signed up for or months later if you completed the basic program during the winter.

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learn to freediveSteps to becoming a Freediver

Step 1: Home study

Step 2: Academic review and pool

The Basic Freediver program consists of home study, classroom & pool training and is offered all year long.

Step 3:  Level 1 Freediver.  Open water dives up to a depth of 66 feet (20 meters).

This takes place at Lake Phoenix in Rawlings VA. These dives are run from May through October. This can be completed as part of the course you are signed up for, or months later if you completed the basic program during the winter.

Minimum Personal equipment required by each student for class:

Mask, Snorkel, & Basic Fins.

Prerequisites

  • Be able to swim 200 yards.
  • Be able to tread water for 10 minutes.
  • Be at least 15 years of age.
  • Provide fitted mask, fins and snorkel.
  • Must have a clear medical history (medical statement) or doctor sign off.

Price

Step 1 & 2 : $295+Tax

Included in price: Instructor fee, Diamond digital training system, SSI Freediving Log, Digital Certification Card, use of weight belt, weights, and scuba wetsuit.

Step 1 & 2 classes run all year,  Step 3 Seasonal 

Freediving Course Schedule

Virginia Beach  Location

Current Class schedule

 

Wednesday

6:00pm - 9:30pm  Classroom | Pool

Thursday

6:00pm - 9:30pm  Classroom | Pool

Friday

6:00pm - 9:30pm   Classroom | Pool

Saturday

12pm - 5pm  | Pool

Sunday

9:00am - 5:00pm

2 sessions Dives

Open Water at Lake Phoenix - Rawlings VA

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Basic Freediving Classroom & Pool includes:

  • Proper stretching for freediving.
  • Proper breathing.
  • Post dive recovery.
  • Black out and loss of motor control theory & safety.
  • Static apnea performance and safety.
  • Dynamic apnea performance and safety.
  • Proper stretching for freediving.
  • Constant ballast performance and safety.
  • Student materials.
  • 1:6 instructor to student ratios.

 

Step 3: $180.00 Open Water Dives

Date & times TBA

Included in price: Lake Phoenix admission, use of Freediving rig, lead weights, use of scuba wetsuit, Instructor fees, & digital certification card.

(Seasonal, we will continue in Late May when water is warmer)     

Minimum Personal equipment required by each student for Open Water Dives:

Mask, Snorkel, & Freediving Fins, weight belt, timing & depth device  (recommend freediving computer)

Included in price: Lake Phoenix admission, use of Freediving rig, lead weights, use of scuba wetsuit, Instructor fees, & digital certification card. 

Level 1 Freediving Open Water Dives:

  • 1 Day Open Water Instruction                (2 sessions)
  • Pre-Dive Stretching Session
  • In Water Safety & Rescue Scenarios
  • Target Depths up to 66ft (20m)
  • 4-5 hours of in water dives with use of Freediving Rig
  • Digital Certification Card

Check our Calendar for Class dates.

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