Posts Tagged ‘Discover Freediving’

Last Course of 2012!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

The last course of 2012 is taking place from 13th December – 15th December 2012 at The Marriott Hotel, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt.

AIDA** Freediving Course
This course is undertaken after completion of the AIDA * Freediver Course and is for people with experience of snorkeling and who feel comfortable in the water both on the surface and under the water.

Throughout this course you will learn safety procedures and techniques to enjoy breath-hold diving. You will learn the basics in Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea and Constant Weight Freediving.

You earn this certification by completing 2 theory sessions, 2 confined water sessions and 3 open water sessions from the shore or off one of our boats on the beautiful Red Sea. After completion you will be able to dive safely with a buddy of the same level anywhere in the world!

If you would like to join for the last course of 2012 please mail me at

Confirmed Course Dates for October

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

October 2011

Judging Sharm El Sheikh 1st – 10th October 2011

2 Star Course – 16th – 18th October 2011

If you would like another date please mail us and we can see when we can arrange some freediving fun for you!

New Confirmed Course Dates for September 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Come and join us for some freediving fun!

September 2011

1 Star Course – 6th Septebmer 2011

1 Star Course – 7th September 2011

2 Star Course – 8th – 10th September 2011

3 Star Course – 12th – 14th September 2011

1 Star Course – 19th Septebmer 2011

2 Star Course – 20th – 22nd September 2011

2 Star Course – 24th – 26th September 2011

If these dates don’t match with your requirements then mail me to tailor sometime to suit you!

The BFA Clubs Officer has changed!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

There are a number of tasks still to fulfil in the British Freediving Association clubs role this year and the committee was pleased to announce that Steve Millard volunteered his services to the AGM. Steve applied for the role noticing an advertised vacancy and the committee voted on the matter co-opting Steve into the role. If no one else stands for the role we will look forward to inviting him as a permanent member of next year’s committee. 

We wish Steve the best of luck on the BFA team and introducing freediving to the North of the UK.

Denise Discovers Freediving

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Denise has enjoyed snorkelling all over the world but had never had any instruction on how to freedive and couldn’t understand the pain in her ears when she tried to dive under the water.

When she met me she was thinking of giving Scuba Diving a try but was concerned about being under the water with so much water on top of her!  After a late night conversation she decided to give freediving a try.
The next morning although a bit nervous Denise was also excited to find out what freediving was all about. Throughout the theory session she had several light bulb moments finding out all about pressure and how it affects the air spaces and specifically the ears! Now she knew why she felt pain going down, she didn’t know how to equalise.

During the static session in the pool relaxing wasn’t easy as a spinning teacher and all round sporty fanatic the muscles in her shoulders are so used to being tensed they didn’t want to relax. A bit of in water massage always helps and she was happy to achieve a 1 minute 40 second breath hold! Dynamic was more fun and showed she was used to dolphin kick underwater rather than stereo fining, something she had been doing whenever she made it under the water.
denise after static
A trip into the Red Sea next to get some depth and see some fish! The fish liked to watch as she made her way down the line, swimming over to her to get a better look and then swimming for cover in their coral covered rope. Denise used all that she had learnt in the morning, put into practice in the afternoon and was happy diving down and swimming underwater.
She wanted to see the sunrise in the Desert so we combined this with her certification ceremony while watching the sunrise over the Red Sea with the Red Sea Mountain range in the background. What a wonderful way to learn how to dive.

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