Lap 1 Freediver - Introductory Course
Duration: 1 Day
Max Depth: 10 meters
Certification: Lap 1
Cost: 275 $CAD + taxes
Discover the underwater world in the most natural way by holding your breath. The Lap 1 will take you introduce freediving in a fun and safe way.
Anyone can join the Lap 1 course. By the end of this 1-day course, you will have the basic knowledge to safely freedive.
You will learn about breath-holding, relaxation, statics and Free Immersion (FIM) on the dive line.
Lap 1 introduces equalization techniques in freediving.
You will have access to the Molchanovs Community for online Base Training, for the Workout of the Week and coaching.
Lap 1 certification is included in this course.
You only need be generally healthy and be capable of swimming 200 meters.
Frequently Asked Questions
What freediving course should I sign up for?
We recommend to sign up for an Wave 1 Freediver course if you have little to no experience, but are comfortable in an open water setting. A pool based course (such as the AIDA 1 Freediver Course) will help you achieve a comfort underwater while holding your breath if you feel unready for open water.
What prerequisites do I need for the Lap 1 course?
For a Lap 1 Freediver course you must be able to swim 200 meters non-stop in a pool setting and sign the appropriate medical and liability forms.
What equipment should I bring in the pool session?
For a Wave 1 pool session you will need a wetsuit, a mask and snorkel. A wetsuit must be used to stay warm while practicing statics and dynamics in the pool.
Is freediving a suitable activity for me?
Freediving is an activity suitable for everyone, irregardless of experience or background.
What equipment should I bring for the open water session?
An open water session in Canada requires specific freediving equipment to maintain comfort, warmth and protection in the water. In the summer months, the surface water may be warm, however thermoclines persist at depth.