Level 1

Discover the freediving world

Purpose

The purpose of the Level 1 Apnea Academy course with Apnea Life Tenerife is to set the basis to instruct students to practice freediving in a aware and satisfactory level. In a more specific way than the discovery course, the contents of the level 1 will be oriented towards the technical study of breathing and relaxation in order to facilitate the students to improve their sensations underwater.

The aim of the course is to create a change in the way in which our students experience their relation with water, allowing them to acknowledge the basis for a greater safety and awareness in the management of their body and emotions in the marine environment.

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Requirements

Being older than 14
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To swim indepentently
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Medical certification of good health
(the medical visit can be done at one of the affiliated center in the zone of Adeje)

Results to achieve

The execute in a correct way the excercises of the course
( duck dive, finstroke, … )
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To hold your breath during a static apnea for at least 1’45”
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Swim 30 meters in dynamic apnea
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To reach 8 meters depth in constant weight
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To score at least the 80% at the test at the end of the course

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Course outline

The topics discussed during the Apnea Academy Level 1 course will be:

THEORY LESSONS

  • Freediving equipment
  • Anatomy and phisiology of the cardiovascular and breathing systems
  • Equalization
  • Basic law of phisics for freeediving
  • Risks of freediving
  • Breathing and relaxation
  • The marine environment

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

  • Physical relaxation
  • Breathing techniques

TRAINING IN THE WATER (open water and swimming pool)

  • Use of the equipment
  • Finstroke
  • Duck dive
  • Underwater breaststroke
  • Equalization
  • Free immersion along the guide rope
  • Constant weight freedive (CWT)
  • Dynamic apnea at 5 mt depth
  • Static apnea

The theory courses will take place at the center of Surf Life Tenerife in Playa de Las Américas.

The open water session of the Apnea Academy Level 1 course will take place in the bay of  La Caleta de Adeje.

The lessons in the swimming pool will be held at associated centers.

Complete course

PRICE

The cost of the course is :

€ 330,00

Duration

The complete Level 1 Apnea Academy course consists of
30 hours organized in 5 days (6 hours each).
At the end you will receive the certificate of participation and the certification card.

Complete course

Price

The cost of the course is :

€ 330,00

Duration

The complete Level 1 Apnea Academy course consists of
30 hours organized in 5 days (6 hours each).
At the end you will receive the certificate of participation and the certification card.
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Useful information

  • The course is open from a  minimum of 2 persons to a maximum of 12 participants ;
  • Every 6 students there will be an instructor ;
  • The course include all the equipment necessary for the open water session (wetsuit, masks, snorkel, weight belt, weights, fins), the insurance and videos and pictures of the experience ;
  • It can be organized according to the needs of students, in 5 consecutive days or every other day ;
  • The organization of the course will be flexible depending on the marine conditions ;
  • The open water sessions will be held during the morning, the moment of the day with the best marine conditions ;
  • For a good perfomance during the course, we recommend having a good breakfast at least one hour before the beginning of the lessons. It is advisable to bring water and dried fruit with you to consume during the course or at the end of the session in the water.

Freediving course for residents in Tenerife

For residents in the island, we offer the possibility to organize the course during the evening over 2 months.

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Parque Santiago 3

Underground level
Av. las Américas 2 , local 82
38650 - Arona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Spain

+34 670 44 76 74

info@apnealifetenerife.com