APNEA AUSTRALIA

STAGE A - FREEDIVING COURSE

Embarking on the journey of freediving is like embarking on a fascinating adventure of self-discovery, where you delve into the depths of both your body and mind.

Initially, holding your breath might seem a bit unfamiliar, but as you gain knowledge and undergo training, you'll find that it transforms into a source of joy, becomes effortless, and brings about a profound sense of calm.

Freediving, though challenging, has the power to be a truly transformative experience. The Apnea Australia Stage A Freediving Course serves as your gateway to the purest form of diving. Throughout the course, you'll not only discover the significance of breathing but also gain insights into the physiology of a breath hold – understanding why you feel what you feel and discovering safe ways to extend this experience, both on land and in the water.

By participating in this course, you'll acquire skills that elevate your freediving or spearfishing to new heights. Together, we'll focus on enhancing the flexibility of both your body and mind, making this journey an enjoyable and rewarding one.

Discover the space between two breaths & learn from the best

Location: Newcastle / Port Stephens, NSW

Dates: June 15th, 16th & 22nd 2024

Investment: $825 / $285 Deposit

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Location: Newcastle / Port Stephens, NSW

Dates: August 3rd, 4th & 10th 2024

Investment: $825 / $285 Deposit

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From birth, a man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has to only sink beneath the surface and he’s free

Jacques Cousteau

COURSE RESULTS IN AN INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION FROM APNEA INTERNATIONAL

Please see if you can source your own freediving gear – mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt, socks & gloves. To do this course you must be healthy and comfortable in the water.

Minimum Age 16
Expected depth 20m max
Days 3
Webinar 1h Equalisation
Open Water Training 2 sessions
Pool Training Static Session + Dynamic Session + Deeper pool Session

 

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About Michaela

From my early days as a competitive swimmer in Slovakia to chasing my dream of an ocean lifestyle in Australia at 19, I've always opted for a life filled with adventure, where the ocean has remained my constant companion.

My journey took an unexpected turn in 2009 when, struggling with scuba equalisation, I discovered freediving. Since then, I've never looked back, leaving scuba tanks behind. In 2016, I became one of Australia's first freediving instructors under the guidance of World Champion Erez Beatus.

Fueled by a burning desire to see how far I can get on a single breath, I sought mentorship from the renowned "Coach of the Champions," Martin Zajac. Amidst Covid lockdowns, I unearthed unconventional training methods, achieving personal best dives in all pool disciplined and deepened my understanding of mental training.

In November 2023 I set a new Guinness World Record by completing 101 x 25m laps of underwater breaststroke (DNF - Dynamic No Fins) under one hour. My freediving journey continues to evolve as I plan to dive deep into Egypt’s Blue Hole in May 2024.

I value quality over quantity. You are sure to receive personalised attention from one of the best and most experienced freedivers in Australia. 

AS A CERTIFIED APNEA AUSTRALIA STAGE A FREEDIVER, YOU'LL GAIN ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO ENSURE SAFETY AND CONFIDENCE IN YOUR UNDERWATER ADVENTURES

SUCH AS:

  • Prevent Emergencies: Acquire knowledge to proactively prevent emergencies associated with diving to depth.
  • Emergency Response: Learn how to effectively monitor and respond to emergencies using the correct rescue techniques.
  • Efficient Water Movement: Master techniques to move through the water with ease and efficiency
  • Depth Confidence: Develop the confidence to dive to at least 10 meters and stay down for at least 30 seconds
  • Stressful Situations: Learn how to react calmly in stressful situations in the ocean
  • Mask Clearing: Acquire the skill to clear your mask at depth

Embark on this empowering journey to enhance your freediving and spearfishing skills and safety, making every underwater adventure safe and unforgettable.

Freediving is a journey of self discovery and a celebration of the beauty of the underwater world.

Umberto Pelizzari

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