What does a freediving course entail?
A beginners course combines theory sessions, dry sessions (where you practise skills outside the water), pool sessions and open water sessions. Every agency will have their own ways, but in general they all combine these 4 aspects. Let’s take a minute to look at each one of these a little more in-depth so you have an idea of what to expect.
Normally this is the most misjudged portion of the course when students are just thinking when am I gonna get in to the water! But, this part is not only essential but in my opinion, FASCINATING.
During this section you’ll learn what happens to your body while you hold your breath. What do the feelings and sensations you have when holding your breath actually mean? This will lead to knowing how oxygen in our body behaves helping us understand how safe Freediving can be. You will go over physiological changes, what happens to our lungs when we are at depth, and realise how similar we are to dolphins, orcas, seals!! It will remind us that we are mammals, which sometime we forget.