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Blue Element Freediving

Beginner Freediver Course - PRIVATE COURSE - Soufriere, Dominica

Learn the basics of freediving by uncovering your natural underwater ability. You will learn how to dive down 20 meters, develop techniques to hold your breath longer and rescue/safety skills. This course offers dry training, confined water and open water diving for your freediving education.

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Beginner Freediver Course - PRIVATE COURSE - Soufriere, Dominica
Beginner Freediver Course - PRIVATE COURSE - Soufriere, Dominica

Time & Location

Jan 12, 2023, 9:00 AM PST – Jan 14, 2023, 5:00 PM PST

Blue Element Freediving, Soufriere, Dominica

About The Event

Molchanovs Wave 1 - Private Freediver Course - Dominica, West Indies

PLEASE READ (1) to (8) below. It's a lot to read I know, but there's plenty of info for you! 

1) COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Wave 1 Freediver Course from Molchanovs Education is intended for anyone interested in freediving up to 20 meters (65 feet) and learning the fundamentals of breath-holding underwater. The Molchanovs Education program places a strong focus on safety, technical skills and training. As a course participant you will be part of the Molchanovs Community, have access to online Base Training and coaching with the Molchanovs online platform.

Course Includes:

  • Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediver Course (accepted and acknowledged world-wide)
  • Online Theory + Knowledge Study
  • Access to online manuals, videos and training platform
  • Online Theory + Knowledge Review Session
  • Confined Water Session*
  • Three Open Water Sessions
  • Learning the Frenzel Equalization technique
  • Learn rescue and safety skills in freediving
  • Practice static and dynamic apnea
  • Introduction to breathwork and pranayama
  • Learn relaxation and visualization techniques for deep diving
  • Option of only completing pool training part of course (Lap 1)

*Please note if pools are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the confined water session will be replaced by an additional open water session at no additional cost. 

Passing Requirements:

  • 1 min 30 sec static
  • CWTB & FIM 12-20m
  • CWTB Buddying 6-10m
  • Rescue from 6-10m

Insurance (Optional): 

  • Free medical coverage for students: an exclusive benefit for DAN Professional Members.
  • Offered at no cost to the student.
  • Up to US$25,000 coverage for medical expenses for injuries occurring during entry-level training.
  • Coverage ends 180 days after registration or until last certifying dive.

2) COURSE PRICING:

  • Course Cost: 899$CAD + applicable taxes per person 
  • Course Cost Includes Wave 1 Freediver Certificate
  • Course Payment: Due to limited spaces, we are asking for full payment upon event reservation.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please see below.

3) SCHEDULE:

The Molchanovs Wave Program is one of the most intensive open water freediving courses available. Please expect a full weekend of diving, learning and fun!

Day 1 (Online): Online theory review, Q & A session, Molchanovs Dashboard use & intro to Base Training

Day 2 (In Person): Open water part 1, confined water session*, intro to techniques & equalisation skills 

Day 3 (In Person): Open Water Part 2 and 3, rescue and safety skills, breathwork & yoga

4) COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Able to swim 200 meters non-stop & comfortable in an open water setting 
  • Must be 18 years old (16 years old with parent/guardian consent)
  • Signed medical statement and liability forms
  • Signed COVID-19 liability and waiver form. 

5) EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Freediving specific wetsuit, two-piece (5mm to 7mm thickness recommend) or a 7mm surfing wetsuit with hood
  • Neoprene gloves and booties (make sure booties fit with fins)
  • Fins (freediving fins or snorkelling fins) with closed-heel
  • Rubber/nylon weight-belt and weights
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Warm clothes, change of clothes, towels and footwear
  • We suggest to bring a warm beverage for before and after diving
  • Visit the Freedive Wire Shop for an excellent selection of freediving equipment: https://shop.freedivewire.com/ 
  • Receive 10% off selected Molchanovs Equipment using code "SEATOSKY10" here: https://molchanovs.com/

6) PRO TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Try not to eat 2-3 hours before any freediving session (i.e. static, dynamic or open water)
  • Do some light stretching or yoga at home before coming to a session
  • Come well dressed and warm (yes, even during summer time in Canada)
  • Bring extra warm/dry clothes and extra warm beverage, snacks and light food
  • Bring a yoga mat or any other equipment related to stretching, breathwork or meditation
  • Ginger Tea is an excellent way to stay warm beforehand, read why here

PAYMENT DETAILS & CANCELLATION POLICY:

i. Payment:

  • Due to limit spaces, we are asking for full payment upon booking.

ii. Payment Options:

  • Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings and Stripe.
  • Canadian clients can e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com. Please contact us for this option.
  • PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (3.5% additional transfer fee).

iii. Cancellation Policy (Starting January 2022):

  • Full refund 60 days before the event starting date.
  • 50% refund between 60 days and 30 days of event starting date.
  • No refund after 30 days of event starting date.
  • Please note refunds might be subject to withholding of payment/transfer fees.

Cost

  • Molchanovs Wave 1 Course

    Payment Options: 1) Secure credit card transactions protected by Wix Bookings and Stripe. 2) Canadian clients ONLY can e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com. Please contact us for this option. 3) PayPal transfers also available to non-Canadians (5% additional transfer fee).

    CA$899.00
    Tax: +CA$107.88 GST/PST
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