SSI TRAINING OF THE FREE DIVING OR APNEA

SSI - FREE DIVING OR APNEA

Phuket dive center with CMAS PADI SSI Freediving courses, dive training courses for beginner-diver, Openwater Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster up to Instructor

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF FREE DIVING OR APNEA

Freediving, apnea freediving, breath-hold diving or skin diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear.

Freediving as a recreational activity is widely practiced and differs significantly from scuba diving.
Although there are potential risks to all freediving, it can be safely practiced using a wide range of skill levels from the average snorkeler to the professional freediver.

Besides the limits of breath-hold, immersion in water and exposure to high ambient pressure also have physiological effects that limit the depths and duration possible in freediving.

Freshwater springs, often with excellent visibility, provide good freediving opportunities but with greater risks.
Diving into spring caverns with restricted access to the surface is very different from diving in open water.
The time available to a freediver to solve problems underwater before hypoxia sets in is severely restricted in comparison with scuba.

Cave freediving is commonly discouraged in basic freediver safety training.

This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 30 meters.

Examples of freediving activities are: competitive and non-competitive freediving, competitive and non-competitive spearfishing, freediving photography and snorkeling.

Compared to scuba diving, freediving offers:
- Freedom from cumbersome equipment and short preparation times.
- Low cost.
- It is quiet and does not disturb fish, the noise of breathing and bubbles can be quite loud on open circuit scuba though rebreathers are much quieter.
- Mobility and speed, but for a much more limited period.
- No decompression time for deep dives, although it is possible to get decompression sickness, or taravana, from repetitive deep free-diving with short surface intervals.
- The lack of exhaled air bubbles on ascent gives greater visibility on ascent.
- Accessibility, if the site can be walked to it can, potentially, be dived.
- Appropriately skilled and fit freedivers can go as deep, or deeper than, recreational scuba divers, the depth being limited only by the willingness to accept the risks; scuba diving is restricted by the level of certification.

 

SSI TRAINING OF THE FREE DIVING OR APNEA

 

SSI TRY-FREEDIVING COURSE

Description
This program provides you with an introduction to the concepts and skills used by recreational freedivers, and allows you to dive dive in a confined water environment with an SSI Dive Professional. You will earn the SSI Try Freediving recognition rating after completing this program.
Conditions
- Minimum Age: 10
- Certification Prerequisites: None
- Academic Sessions: Online training
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1
- Open Water Dives: None
- Maximum Training Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet
- Suggested Duration: 1 day

 

SSI BASIC-FREEDIVING COURSE

Description
This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in pool/confined water environments to a depth of five meters. You will earn the SSI Basic Freediving certification after completing this program.
Conditions
- Minimum Age: 10
- Academic Sessions: Online training
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
- Open Water Dives: None
- Maximum Training Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet
- Suggested Duration: 1 day (6-8 hours)

 

SSI FREEDIVING LEVEL 1 COURSE

Description
This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 20 meters. You will earn the SSI Level 1 Freediving certification after completing this program.
Conditions
- Minimum Age: 12
- Certification Prerequisites: Must be able to swim.
- Academic Sessions: Online training
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 2+
- Open Water Dives: 2+
- Maximum Training Depth: 20 meters / 65 feet for divers of age 15+
- Suggested Duration: 2 days (16-20 hours)

 

SSI FREEDIVING LEVEL 2 COURSE

Description
This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 30 meters. You will earn the SSI Level 2 Freediving certification after completing this program.
Conditions
- Minimum Age: 15
- Certification Prerequisites: Must be able to swim be certified Freediving Level 1 at least 6 logged freediving sessions.
- Academic Sessions: Online training
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 2+
- Open Water Dives: 4+
- Maximum Training Depth: 30 meters / 100 feet
- Suggested Duration: 3 days (24-30 hours)

 

SSI FREEDIVING LEVEL 3 COURSE

Description
This program provides the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 40 meters. You will earn the SSI Level 3 Freediving certification after completing this program.
Conditions
- Minimum Age: 18
- Certification Prerequisites: 1/- Must be able to swim 400 meters / 1311 feet non-stop without buoyancy devices. 2/- certified as Freediving Level 2. 3/- logged 30 freediving sessions.
- Academic Sessions: Online training
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 2+
- Open Water Dives: 5+
- Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
- Suggested Duration: 4 days (30-35 hours)

 

PRICES FOR THE SSI FREE DIVING TRAINING COURSES

Freediving training course includes:
All transfers from Kamala, Kalim, Patong North and South, Karon, Kata, Chalong, Rawai and Naiharn beaches only (Pick-up from other beaches: contact us), breakfast, buffet-lunch, drinking water, soft-drinks, fruits and cakes, full equipment, instructor's fees, travel and dive insurances, digital teaching material and certification fees.

Freediving training course does not include:
Beers, soft-drinks, certification and teaching manual.

SSI FREEDIVING TRAINING COURSES
SSI Try-Freediving (1 day): 3,000 Baht
SSI Basic-Freediving (1 day): 3,000 Baht
SSI Freediving Level 1 (2 days):  7,900 Baht
SSI Freediving Level 2 (3 days): 9,900 Baht
SSI Freediving Level 3 (4 days): 12,900 Baht

Remark:
CMAS, PADI and SSI dive training courses such as Free DiverBeginner-DiverOpen Water DiverNitrox DiverDeep DiverSpecialty DiverAdvanced DiverRescue DiverMaster Scuba DiverDivemaster or Diving Guide, may be taught during day dive trips at almost all Phuket dive sites. Consult us.

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR BOOKING

Reservation for any dive tour (Mandatory by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports)

To book an excursion, a day of diving or a diving course with Seafarer Divers Phuket, we need to have this information:

- By participant: Name and surname, photocopy of passport, nationality, full address in Phuket (Hotel with room number, private house, condo, etc...), photocopies of the diving certification and the dive log book (certified diver only).

- By diver: Photocopies of the diver's certification and dive log (certified diver only), height, weight, size (XXL, XL, L, M, S, XS) of buoy and suit diving, the size of the feet.

SSI - FREE DIVING OR APNEA

Phuket dive center with CMAS PADI SSI Freediving courses, dive training courses for beginner-diver, Openwater Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster up to Instructor
Phuket dive center with CMAS PADI SSI Freediving courses, dive training courses for beginner-diver, Openwater Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster up to Instructor
Phuket dive center with CMAS PADI SSI Freediving courses, dive training courses for beginner-diver, Openwater Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster up to Instructor
Phuket dive center with CMAS PADI SSI Freediving courses, dive training courses for beginner-diver, Openwater Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster up to Instructor
Phuket dive center with CMAS PADI SSI Freediving courses, dive training courses for beginner-diver, Openwater Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster up to Instructor