Here at Diversworld we offer Freediving Courses with comprehensive training and in-water development through world class agencies by our world class athlete instructors.
Want to get more out of your in-water experience? Want to know how to spend minutes underwater on a single breath? Or is the thought of hunting your prize catch and landing the fish of your dreams?
We are now proud to announce we have three of Australia’s most reputable freediving and spearfishing experts all calling Cairns home.
Diversworld freediving and spearfishing courses are all inclusive courses with an internationally recognized certification through PADI, Apnea Total, AIDA or Apnea International.
Focuses on knowledge development covering:
- course materials and pool training
- breathing and relaxation
- dynamic apnea and static apnea
We use the pool as the perfect backdrop to learn and perfect our aquatic abilities.
By the end of your two day course you will have a greater understanding and knowledge of:
- Breathing for freedivng
- Equalisation for freediving
- Proper equipment use and selection
- Protocols and Safety required when freediving/ Spearfishing
- How to avoid and how to respond to Recue scenarios for inwater emergencies.
- Tips and techniques for better freediving in the disciplines of static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight
We can also arrange full equipment hire for your entire course for only $60.
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Freediving, is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. Recognized examples of freediving activities include traditional fishing techniques, competitive and non-competitive freediving, competitive and non-competitive spearfishing and freediving photography, synchronized swimming, underwater football, underwater rugby, underwater hockey, underwater hunting other than spearfishing, underwater target shooting and snorkeling. The term ‘freediving’ is often associated with competitive breath-hold diving or competitive apnea. However, while some regard freediving as a specific group of underwater activities, for others it is merely a synonym for breath-hold diving. The activity that attracts the most public attention is the extreme sport of competitive apnea in which competitors attempt to attain great depths, times, or distances on a single breath.
Freediving was practiced in ancient cultures to gather food, harvest resources like sponge and pearl, reclaim sunken valuables, and to help aid military campaigns. In ancient times free diving without the aid of mechanical devices was the only possibility, with the exception of the occasional use of reeds and leather breathing bladders. The divers faced the same problems as divers today, such as decompression sickness and blacking out during a breath hold. Because of these dangers, diving in antiquity could be quite deadly
For upcoming course dates and more info please contact the shop on 07 4041 4004 and speak to one of the boys or send us your enquiry HERE.