LEARN TO FREEDIVE IN THE CARIBBEAN

LEARN FROM A LEGENDARY ATHLETE & INSTRUCTOR

All of our courses are led by Carlos Coste (AIDA/PADI Instructor Trainer) supported by  Gabriela Contreras (AIDA Judge) and are recognized internationally as the safest learning experience provided by AIDA & PADI standards.

Courses are available in both Spanish and English. All boat fees included, Marine Park fee not included (10$)

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AIDA is the worldwide rule and record-keeping body for competitive freediving events. It aims to set standards for safety, Official World Record attempts and freedive education.

1 DAY WORKSHOP (Standard & Personalized)

Standard-Basic option: 

A great way to get started and try the sport or improve your level for 1 day (4.5 hours). Include a theory briefing presentation, breathing/stretching warm up, 1 natural pool and 2 open water sessions. Basic Freediving gear included.

The schedule normally runs like this: 09:00-12:15 lunch break, 15:30-17:00

PRICES: $130 (2-6p), $180 (1p) 

Personalized – Coaching option: 

Carlos Coste will focus on you with a personalized workshop (for 1-2 students), including video analisys and freediving gear use. 1 day (4.5 hours). Include a theory briefing presentation, pranayama/yoga warm up, 1 natural pool and 2 open water sessions.

Depth range: 0-35m

The schedule normally runs like this: 09:00-12:00 lunch break, 15:30-17:30

PRICE: USD$ 250 (1-2 students)

 

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AIDA 2 STAR

For those who are already confident in the open water, snorkelers and/or swimmers,  this course is a good starting point.

We build on a foundation of the basic techniques and safety so that you can explore the reef and deeper waters. Includes: 2 Theory, 2 Pool, 3 Open water, and 2 yoga/breathing sessions. Training depth range: 5-20m. Basig freediving gear included.

PRICE: $ 400 (2-3p), $ 600 (1p)

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AIDA 3 STAR

This is the core of more advanced freediving, it teaches you the techniques and physiology behind diving deeper.

It will help to improve your confidence, performance and safety skills. Includes: 3 Theory, 2 Pool, 4 Open water and 3 Yoga-pranayama sessions. Depth range: 16-30m. AIDA2 certification required. Basic gear use & Video technique analisys included.

PRICES: $ 450 (2-4p), $ 600 (1p)

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AIDA 4 STAR

Reach  a whole new level of mastery in your freediving. Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but you will also learn more about conditioning your body for apnea training & performance.

AIDA 4  is the highest level a recreational freediver can achieve (AIDA) and will push your freediving skills to the limit. Depth range; 24-40m. CPR and AIDA3 Certification required.

PRICES: $ 500 (2-4p), $700 (1p)

AIDA Instructor

This intensive course runs over a 9-14 day period and involves nearly 40 hours of instruction. You will have to prove your endurance and be able to comfortably dive to 40 meters and hold your breath for over 4 minutes. But the key skills are communication, teaching, being a role model for new students in the water and the classroom. Becoming a Freedive Instructor with Deepsea School means to learn from one of freediving’s legends Carlos Coste.

PRICES: $ 1300 (2-4p), $1800 (1p)

Freedive Course instructor

Please email us for the best PADI course prices and availablity at deepseabonaire@gmail.com

PADI, the world’s largest Scuba Diving Training agency recently launched it’s a brand new Freediver program. We are proud to be the 1st PADI Freediver Center in the Caribbean.

PADI FREEDIVER

This course teaches you about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™.

Confined water session to learn breath hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. 3 Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy & safety procedures. Depth range: 0-16m. Basic freediving gear included.

PRICE: $ 350

PADI ADVANCED

This course teaches you about advanced freediving techniques and equipment. You’ll study independently using the PADI Freediver Touch™

Confined water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea. 3 Open water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy and rescue techniques. Depth range: 16-24m.

PRICES: $ 400 (2-4p), $ 500 (1p)

PADI MASTER

This course teaches you about nutrition, relaxation and advanced breathing techniques. You’ll study independently using the PADI Freediver Touch

2 Confined water sessions to improve static and dynamic apnea attempts, including no fins dynamic apnea. 4 Open water sessions to practice mouthfill equalization,  perform warm-up and workup dives for free immersion and constant weight freediving. Depth range: 24-40m

PRICE: $ 450 (2-4p), $600 1 student.

PADI INSTRUCTOR

Becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor lets you take your passion for freediving to the next level and allows you to do what you enjoy as a profession. You must earn the PADI Freediver Instructor rating, but you gain a job that lets you share incredible underwater achievements with others – transforming their lives for the better while enriching yours.

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Please email us for the best PADI course prices and availablity at deepseabonaire@gmail.com

To enrol in an AIDA course, you must be at least 16 years old and physically fit to freedive, as indicated by the AIDA Medical Medical Statement. Since the AIDA Education system is based on a gradual progression both in performance, in-water ability but also in theoretical knowledge, each course builds on the knowledge you learned in the previous level. It is therefore necessary to have successfully completed the previous level in order to enrol in a subsequent AIDA Course. The more advanced courses (AIDA 4* freediver and AIDA Instructor) also require the student to be certified in First AID/CPR.