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Who Can Benefit From My Freediving Courses?

I can help you with anything from conquering your fear of the water (aquaphobia) or in achieving national records or just experimenting with something novel that you didn't think you could do.

1) Snorkel/Scuba:  My freediving courses can help with technique and safety in the water.  My process is based on a rigorous and methodical program that provides a secure foundation for increasing your confidence underwater.

2) Yoga, Tai-Chi, and Meditation Practitioners:  Freediving offers a unique way to train the mind to choose your thoughts. 

3) Human Potential Engineering: The nature of freediving lends itself to team building and helping one redefine personal potential. 

4) Training for National and International Freediving Competitions:  With fourteen years of competitive freediving experience on the international and world circuit and having guided several students to national and world records, I have the experience and confidence to help prospective students realize their dreams.

5) Custom Packages:  Beyond free diving, I offer custom packages that can be tailored for a variety of needs including a family fun trip, adventure tour, or peaceful island retreats.  These packages can incorporate yoga, massage, meditation, biking, swimming, boating, paddle boarding, triathlete training, and many other fun activities designed to stimulate the senses and release the mind from the daily grind.


What is Freediving?

As someone who has practiced freediving and yoga intensively for over fourteen years, I can only describe freediving to be a form of meditation.  This has beco
me apparent to me as I observe how closely coupled my life experiences are, with my freediving practice.  Daily mental and physical stress or lack thereof manifest themselves throughout a dive session.

Freediving is fundamentally the art of breathing and developing a high level of self awareness.  In a weightless fluid environment, one can move in any and every direction, so you have to be able to develop a strong sense of spatial awareness.  Freediving requires fine tuning the small movements that are required to glide effortlessly through the water column. 

I have discovered more and more that the practice of yoga compliments the discipline of freediving.  Through yoga, I train my students to move and breath consciously with a complete commitment to the moment. We awaken every fiber of our body, such that the right arm knows what the left toe is doing.

On a more descriptive level, freediving consists in performing a dive on one single breath.

My Training Program:

My training program involves providing my students with several different toolboxes.  Each toolbox focuses on a separate subsection of the freediving process.  For example, in
the first toolbox or "Pre-Dive" I teach my students a set routine that involves deep relaxation techniques and methodical breathing.  This first toolbox enables my students to program their mind and body, so that preparing for a dive becomes an automated reaction.  The second toolbox, which I refer to as "dive immersion" involves clean entry into the water, timing/equalization, and precise fin technique, which are designed to optimize the dive experience. The third, final, and most important toolbox, which I refer to as, "return to surface" involves practicing safe return to the surface of the water.  With this toolbox, I teach my students a life saving skill, which consists of respecting their limits - respecting the total time that they safely spend underwater.  And a return to surface breathing pattern that will prevent LMC (loss of motor control) or blackout due to most commonly stress and the less likely occurrence of hypoxia (lack of oxygen).