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Intro to Freediving Course - Calgary, Alberta

This 1-day intro freediver course is a pool course intended for anyone looking to get into freediving. Learn how to safely hold your breath, freediving safety and rescue skills. Join us in Calgary, Alberta.
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Intro to Freediving Course - Calgary, Alberta

Time & Location

Apr 03, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dive Shop, 4652 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2G 5E8, Canada

About The Event

Intro to Freediving Course - Calgary, Alberta

Please note dates and hours are subject to change due to pool closures, overbooking or other unforeseen events. A full refund will be guaranteed if the re-scheduling is due to Sea to Sky Freediving. Please read our terms and policies for more information.

PLEASE READ (1) to (7) below.

1) DESCRIPTION:

Intro to Freediving Course (AIDA 1)

This introductory course is intended for anyone interested in freediving, or apnea diving. After this course you will know the fundamentals required to be a safe freediver and can receive an international certificate of freediving (apnea) from AIDA International. This one day course will teach you to hold your breath safely, the necessary safety and rescue skills. 

The course includes:

  • AIDA 1 International Freediving Certificate (additional 10 Euro) 
  • Classroom Theory Session
  • Confined Water Session
  • Intro to Open Water
  • Learn the basics of safety and rescue in freediving
  • Learn static apnea

​Course Pre-requisites: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Able to swim 100 meters
  • Sign the medical statement and liability forms
  • Commitment: ​Introductory

Where: The Dive Shop in Calgary

4652 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2G 5E8, Canada

2) PRICING:

> COURSE PRICE: 250 $CAD + applicable taxes per person 

> PAYMENT REQUIRED DURING REGISTRATION

3) PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Able to swim 200 meters non-stop
  • Must be 18 years old (16 years old with parent/guardian consent)
  • Signed medical statement and liability forms
  • 100 $CAD deposit prior at time of reservation/booking
  • Full payment provided no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to date of course

4) EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Mask and snorkel 
  • Surfing, triathlon or snorkelling wetsuit (3mm to 5mm one-piece pool wetsuit) 
  • Weight-belt and weights
  • Change of clothes, towel and sandals
  • Water, warm beverage and lights snacks

5) PRO TIPS:

  • 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

6) SPECIALS/PERKS:

7) PAYMENT DETAILS & CANCELLATION POLICY:

i. Payment:

  • FULL PAYMENT DUE during registration. 
  • Due to COVID-19 we have limited spaces this year, and require payment in adavnce for planning and scheduling. 

ii. Payment Options:

  • E-Transfer: For Canadians only. Canadian e-transfer to info@seatoskyfreediving.com.   
  • PayPal transfers also available to Canadians and non-Canadians. 
  • Credit card payments secured by Wix Booking Online system.  

iii. Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund of PAYMENT 30 days BEFORE start date of event.
  • Full refund or credit issued if event is cancelled by Sea to Sky Freediving due to unforeseeable circumstances.
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