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Course Dates 2013

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

The following are AIDA course dates so far for 2013 if you would like to join in send us a mail :-)

If you are traveling at another time just mail us to check availability.

April 2013

Sharm Training

Cyprus Competition

AIDA 2* Freediver Course 29th April – 1st May

 

May 2013

2 Star Course – 2nd – 4th May 2013

3 Star Course – 5th – 7th May 2013

2 Star Course – 8th – 10th May 2013

1 Star Course – 26th May 2013

1 Star Course – 28th May 2013

2 Star Course – 30th May – 2nd June

June 2013

Depth Training Marsa Alam – 5th – 7th June 2013

1 Star Course – 8th June 2013

SSI Level 2 – 19th – 21st June 2013

Depth Training – 22nd – 23rd June 2013

 

July 2013

2 Star Split Course – 6th July 2013

2 Star Course – 12th – 14th July 2013 El Gouna

 

August 2013

Nordic Cup – Judging Sharm El Sheik 5th – 8th August

1 Star Course – 24th August 2013

1 Star Course – 30th August 2013

September 2013

1 Star Course – 1st September 2013

2 Star Course – 3rd – 5th September 2013

3 Star Course – 7th – 9th September 2013

Training Days – 2nd, 6th, 10th and 11th September 2013

1 Star Course – 14th September 2013

2 Star Course – 16th – 18th September 2013

3 Star Course – 20th – 22nd September 2013

October 2013

AIDA 2 Star Course – 1st – 3rd October 2013

AIDA 3 Star Course – 7th – 9th October 2013

AIDA 2 Star Course – 11th – 13th October 2013

AIDA 3 Star Course – 14th – 16th October 2013

Static and Depth Training –  20th – 24th October

AIDA 3 Star Course – 24th – 26th October 2013

 

November 2013

Sharm El Sheik – Training

 

If you would like to take part in a course on a different date please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We also run training days, safety freediver courses, competition training and first aid certifications too!  So come and join us for some fun in the sun!

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 Freedive@FreediveEgypt.com

AIDA Team World Championships Final Results

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Mens Results

Gold Croatia – photo from Vedrana Vidovic

Silver France – Photo from Ryuzo Shinomiya

Bronze Czech Republic – Photo from Ryuzo Shinomiya

Well done eveyone! http://aida-worldchampionship.com/fr/la-competition/results/223-men-result

 

Womens Results

Gold Japan – Photo from Ryuzo Shinomiya

Silver France – Photo from Ryuzo Shinomiya

Bronze Serbia – Photo from Ryuzo Shinomiya

Well done everyone! http://aida-worldchampionship.com/fr/la-competition/results/229-women-results

AIDA TEAM World Championships 2012 – Results from 14th September 2012

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Due to the official website going a bit screwy Apnea.cz have uploaded the retults in an easy to read format.

Clicking through to see the individual results here: http://apnea.cz/ranking.html?eid%3A1402

Thanks APNEA.cz!

AIDA World Team Championship 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

This years Team Championship is taking place in Nice, France.  This is a wonderful venue to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of AIDA International.

With over 35 countries taking part it is going to be a truly international event!

Kimmo Lahtinen’s editorial

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/home/kimmoeditorial

The competition started today and already great results have been achieved!

Good luck to all the athletes!  Dive Safe x

October Courses and Training Dates

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The following are confirmed AIDA course dates so far for 2012 if you would like to join in send us a mail at Freedive@FreediveEgypt.com :-)

If you are traveling at another time just mail us to check availability.

October 2012

1 Star Course – 5th October 2012

2 Star Course – 7th – 9th October 2012

3 Star Course – 11th – 13th October 2012

Static and Depth Training – 17th – 22nd October

 

If you would like to take part in a course on a different date please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We also run training days, safety freediver courses, competition training and first aid certifications too!  So come and join us for some fun in the sun!

September 2012 Course dates so far!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The following are confirmed AIDA course dates so far for 2012 if you would like to join in send us a mail at Freedive@FreediveEgypt.com  :-)

If you are traveling at another time just mail us to check availability.

September 2012

1 Star Course – 1st September 2012

2 Star Course – 3rd – 5th September 2012

3 Star Course – 7th – 9th September 2012

Training Days – 2nd, 6th, 10th and 11th September 2012

1 Star Course – 14th September 2012

2 Star Course – 16th – 18th September 2012

3 Star Course – 20th – 22nd September 2012

 

If you would like to take part in a course on a different date please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We also run training days, safety freediver courses, competition training and first aid certifications too!  So come and join us for some fun in the sun!

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 GREAT NORTHERN POOL COMPETITION

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I was lucky enough to be judging at this fantastic competition, the organiser Steve Millard wrote the following article:

This was the second year of the Great Northern pool competition in the UK. It was extended to two days this year to accommodate a DNF (no-fins) competition this year. It increased considerably in size due to the popularity of last years event. Only a handful of the UK’s top divers were unable to attend in some capacity, all the big hitters and some tremendous new talent were there.

On Saturday the 12th March I was proud to see John Moorcroft top the bill with a tremendous 130m DNF swim. He has a UK record in him for sure still after over a decade on the circuit. He did it for charity too so please follow this link http://www.justgiving.com/John-Moorcroft/. There were also good white card performances for second and third places from Dave King (last years overall winner) and Chris Laycock (last years best newbie.) 

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The ladies were led by a new UK National DNF record for Liv Philip using all her experience to pull out a white card, she has only had white cards in my competitions so i am thrilled for her achievement. Kattie Lussier and Meike Holzmann were DNF twins both finishing at the same point, well done.

On Sunday the 13th March which was UK Nationals day, the day almost all belonged to the mighty Dave King with a massive 226m Dynamic swim. Top dive mate, my respect!  I didn’t quite get to get over and see him surface as his top was at the same time as the mermaid of the pool Mandy Buckley. She has fought back this year from a very serious illness and she got in and equalled her personal best from last year and I needed to be there to see it and give her support. Apneists UK’s Mandy Buckley was fortunate enough to collect a new Orca Breath wetsuit from Orca, our generous sponsor. She is going to do a swim for charity in June and you can read more about her and sponsor a good charity here , a truly amazing story!

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=mandybuckley



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In the main event Apneists UK’s Chris Crawshaw decided to go for solid white cards and did a great and very easy 150m swim and a 5’30 static for a very respectable 2nd place in the UK Nationals in his first competition, followed behind closely by Tim Money in third place. Liv Philip won the title for the second year in a row, George Miller again cemented her place as one of the all time best female UK divers with a respectable 2nd place. Kattie Lussier skidded into third place overall with two exciting dives and Apneists UK’s very own Nikki Bream took the 3rd place in the UK Nationals. Her shocked look when she heard at the prize giving, and her joy when she realised she was on the podium was one of my favourite moments.

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The event ran smoothly, because of the hard work of many. I need to say a massive thanks to all the helpers. I counted over 40 individuals helping over the two days, and they were all essential. Even one of the jobs not being done would have made it extremely difficult if not impossible to run safely and without hiccups. I want to point out at this time they were all volunteers, using their different skills and expertise to help the athletes and I appreciate their help! I have had three days to reflect and it makes me prouder every day to see how our group has come together for this.  People were travelling from as far as London, Scotland, Yorkshire, Bristol and Wales. Oh, and the RED SEA!! Thank you!

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George Miller, current UK static record holder said "This year went really well! The event was at the Liverpool aquatics centre, a state of the art facility. I must say my jaw hit the ground when a staff member of the centre asked one of the organisers how deep he wanted the pool for the static competition! I didn’t know that pools could do that! In all seriousness, I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt privileged to be able to compete at such a top class facility.  

The seamless organisation and brilliant atmosphere saw many freedivers, both seasoned and beginner, from several different clubs across the country come together to make a really brilliant day. I think it was reflected in the results. We saw a fantastic national record from Liv Philip with dynamic no fins of 111m and a massive dynamic from Dave King of 226m. The most inspiring swim of the day was Mandy Buckley, who managed a formidable 150m swim. 

I would like to thank the organisers, Steve Millard and his crew from www.freedivers.co.uk , the Liverpool aquatics centre for having us and all those who took part. I’m hoping that next years event will see some international faces.
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Here is a selection of short videos including the two National records:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSNSIGxtQwA

http://www.youtube.com/user/seanpetersfoto#p/a/u/1/zS9rmfVYXOs

http://www.youtube.com/user/seanpetersfoto#p/a/u/2/Ue7jbbJ3snw

 

Thank you to the world class pool, the relaxed & super helpful staff and our generous sponsors:

Lifestyles Leisure

Sean Peters www.sppv.co.uk

George Stoyle www.earthinfocus.com

www.orca.com

Urban Gastropubs

Electrical lighting superstore

No-Tanx

Salt Free divers



www.freedivers.co.uk/team/stevemillard.asp 

 

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF GEORGE STOYLE OF EARTHINFOCUS.COM

 

Breatheology Safari with Stig!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Our accommodation for the week.At the beginning of this year I had the chance to join a unique safari on the luxury live aboard boat Infinity, run by Bella Safari’s.  Bella Safari’s run live aboard trips all over the Red Sea area.

This however was not the usual scuba diving safari!  This was the first Breatheology safari which combined a mixture of breathing techniques, meditation and freediving with personal life planning and goal setting.  This Unique experience was enjoyed by a select group of business owners.

This trip was a culmination of lots of planning from the group organizer Stig Avall Severinsen – the founder of Breatheology and Danish Team coach for the Freediving World Championship winners in Japan 2010. Stigs’ book ‘Breathology – the art of conscious breathing’ has now been translated into English and is available from Amazon together with a selection of T-shirts and sweatshirts.

The way to breathe!

The safari departed from the port of Marsa Ghalib which is only a 15 minute drive from Marsa Alam airport making it ideally located for southern safaris.

Our first stop was at a sandy bay to introduce the group to static breathold diving.  Holding the breath while lying face down in the water.

A meditation course was also being undertaken during this week run by Danish author Henning Daverne providing useful techniques which can be used in the business environment, everyday life and for freediving relaxation.

After an active first day of discovery we enjoyed a restful night at sea watching the sunset and a multitude of stars.

Morning yoga activated the body and mind for the day ahead to discover snorkeling and experience some beautiful marine life and start to explore the feeling of diving underwater.  For the majority of the guests this was their first time to see the wonders of the Red Sea and the first time to wear a mask and fins.  The journey of freediving discovery had begun!

The week continued to provide new personal insights and interactions with marine life.  We were very lucky to be able to interact with a large pod of dolphins and relive the experience in the evening after dinner as the dolphins enjoyed playing with the freedivers and swimming along with us under water.  We also saw a large white tip reef shark that came along to see what was happening when the guests were discovering their depths and swimming down a line.  This is called constant weight diving when you swim vertically down a line while wearing a fixed amount of weight, a mask and fins.

The lounge area was ideal for group work as well as relaxation where the group enjoyed watching the movies ‘The Big Blue’ and ‘The history of freediving’.

This was a unique safari tailored to meet the needs of this specific group.  I was very happy to be able to provide freedive safety and support for a great group of people and to witness the development of people with no previous freedive experience achieve breath holds of up to 5 minutes and depths of up to 30 meters.

A big thank you to Stig for all of his organization and to Bella Safari’s for enabling me to join this experience in the Red Sea.