About Freediving Level 1:
Freediving level 1 class is broken down into 2 parts. The first part of the course is called the Basic Freediving Course. This program consists of pool and classroom training and runs all year long. The pool and class training runs on 3 Sundays. The classroom runs in the early afternoon and the pool sessions run after in the evening.
The second half of the Freediving Level 1 Class are the open water dives. The dives run in the mornings of the second 2 Sunday classes for the Basic programs that run through the Spring Summer or Fall. These dives can be completed as part of the course you are signed up for or months later if you completed the basic program during the winter.
‘Freediving connects us with our breath, our life and the world that nourishes us. It enables us to touch our history, our soul, and feel peace on a profound level’ – Emma Farrell
The team at ECD loves to share the experience that Emma so beautifully describes. Freediving is one of the fastest growing factions of diving and it’s roots go deep into the history books. Allow yourself a new experience and see if you can discover a whole new part of you with the professional guidance of East Coast Divers Freediving Coaching Team.
Check out the rest of the page for a bit more information about the program, what it includes and how you can sign up!
Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at Brookline@ecdivers.com and we’ll do our best to help!
Note- All the paper work you’ll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab
Scheduling a class
Check out the calendar to see our upcoming availability for Freediving Level 1
Basic and Freediving Level 1 will be held between the shop, the pool and open water. The locations for the shop and pool are below. The open water location varies depending on weather, time of year and the instructor
Can’t make any of our pool sessions? Grab a couple of friends and sign up for a private course!
Freediving Basic Private Pricing:
|1 person: $475 total- $475 per person||3 People: $1245 total – $415 per person|
|2 People: $890 total – $445 per person||4 People: $1500 total – $375 per person|
Freediving Level 1 Private Pricing:
|1 person: $295 total- $295 per person||3 People: $705 total – $235 per person|
|2 People: $530 total – $265 per person||4 People: $780 total – $195 per person|
Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!
You’ll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send kim an email directly at Kim@ecdivers.com
It is best to complete the freediving course in dedicated freediving gear. As you will learn in your first class session there are fins, masks and snorkels designed to give freedivers the least amount of drag and make them extremely efficient in the water. If you need to try out gear, or have ordered gear from us and are waiting for it, we have a limited supply we can let you borrow for class. Freediving level 1 has an open ocean portion of it, for the ocean you’ll want to look into getting a wetsuit as well.
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Prerequisites (Level 1)
- Be able to swim 200 yards.
- Be able to tread water for 10 minutes.
- Be at least 10 years of age.
- Provide fitted mask, fins and snorkel.
- Must have a clear medical history (medical statement) or doctor sign off.
What’s included Basic
What’s included Level 1
- Proper stretching for freediving.
- Proper breathing.
- Post dive recovery.
- Black out and loss of motor control theory and safety.
- Static apnea performance and safety.
- Dynamic apnea performance and safety.
- Proper stretching for freediving.
- Constant ballast performance and safety.
- Student materials.
- 1:6 instructor to student ratios.
- Two days of open water instruction.
- In water safety and rescue.
- Target dives up to 66ft/20m.
- 4-6 hours of dive time.
- 1:4 instructor to student ratios.
- Certification card.