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Advanced Ocean Freediver

$695.00

Advanced Ocean Freediver

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older(16 years with parent or guardian consent).
  • Be certified as an AIDA 2 Freediver Or have completed the AIDA 2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freedive organisation (see below for more information).
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.

Purpose

This 22 hour freediving course builds upon the Ocean Freediver course covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a recreational freediver to confidently and safely freedive to a maximum depth of 30 metres. Students are expected to build upon their static breath hold times and dynamic distances in the pool. The first component of the Advanced Ocean Freediver course is knowledge and theory development for approximately 6 hours in total. The second component is pool based practicing the freediving skills of static apnea, dynamic apnea and rescues to an advanced level. This is approximately 6 hours (depending on student numbers). The third and final component is in the open ocean practicing the freediving skills of free immersion, constant weight, equalisation and safety to an advanced level. This consists of 4 open water sessions across two days (about 10 hours including boat travel time).

For time poor students unable to attend the face to face theory component in the classroom, we offer a self-study option for the more motivated students. We will email you the 97 page manual which you are expected to read and answer the Knowledge Review Questions which will be discussed with your instructor prior to the start of your pool and ocean components of your course. Please allow a minimum of 1.5 hours for this discussion. This self-study option is available for all AIDA 2 Freediver level courses and higher. Please inquire for further information about this option.

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver certification and is registered on the AIDA website Education Online System (EOS).

Medical Conditions

If you tick “Yes” to any medical conditions on the medical form you must see your General Practitioner prior to attending your course. Download Medical Form Here. Please complete the Medical Form and present to your Instructor at the beginning of your course.

Assistant Instructor

$995.00

Assistant Instructor

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older(16 years with parent or guardian consent).
  • Have completed the AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver Course Or have completed the AIDA  3 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freedive organisation.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.
  • Have completed a course in First Aid with CPR within the last 2 years.

Purpose

The Assistant Instructor course is the highest level of training attainable within the AIDA recreational freediving education system with students being able to achieve the AIDA 4 Master Freediver certification and be able to work in the capacity of Assistant Instructor.  This course has two primary purposes.

Firstly, the  purpose of this course is to familiarise students with the techniques of deeper freediving including FRC diving, mouth-fill equalisation and the associated safety procedures. Students will also continue their development in static apnea, dynamic apnea, constant weight, free immersion, and introduced to variable weight. Besides the in-water skills the students will be introduced to full body warm-ups and stretching, specific stretching of breathing muscles, training concepts and diet that will benefit their freediving development.  By the end of this course the student will be able to dive comfortably in the constant weight discipline in depths from 32 to 40 metres.  More importantly, the skills learnt in this course are fundamental to freediving beyond 40 metres depth.

The second purpose of this course is to prepare successful students for the role of Assistant Instructors. Students will learn to lead an appropriate warm-up session for confined and open water freediving. They will learn to supervise students of all course levels during confined or open water sessions. Students will learn how to set up freediving buoys and ropes with the appropriate knots and braiding techniques, setting the depth of the dive line, and safe handling of other freediving equipment such as bottom plates, and lanyards.

As with all AIDA courses, the student will be required to undertake three components: Knowledge Development (including exam), Pool (or Confined Water) and Ocean. The student has two options with regard to Knowledge Development. The student may undertake the Knowledge Development using the typical classroom format face to face with the Instructor for a minimum of three sessions (about 6 hours). Alternatively, the motivated student can study from the AIDA 4 Manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews which will be checked and discussed with the Instructor in a 90 minute session. Concepts not clearly understood by the student will be explained and clarified during this session.  Assessment will include a written exam and the student teaching a full body warm-up and stretching routine. The Pool/Confined Water component will consist of a minimum of 2 sessions (about 4 hours) performing statics, dynamics and safety procedures. The Ocean component will consist of a minimum of 4 sessions (typically 8 hours of freediving) over two days practicing the skills of mouth-fill, FRC dives, rescuing a blacked out diver from 20 metres, and simulating equipment failures and emergencies such ascending from 20 metres with only one fin or no mask and towing an inert freediver for a minimum of 50 metres. The student will also learn to prepare freediving buoys, lines and setting appropriate depths. The student will also have the opportunity to perform a variable weight dive to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA 4 Master Freediver certification and is registered on the AIDA website Education Online System (EOS).

Medical Conditions

If you tick “Yes” to any medical conditions on the medical form you must see your General Practitioner prior to attending your course. Download Medical Form Here. Please complete the Medical Form and present to your Instructor at the beginning of your course.

Carbon Freediving Fins

$345.00

Carbon Freediving Fins

  • We sell Leaderfins in Pure Carbon Black.
  • They are one of the few freediving fins in the world that come in a large range of foot sizes suitable for both females and males and for excellent value and performance for money.
  • Only Long Wings are available for fins over EU 45-46 (that means longer rails than Zorza foot pockets are available in foot pockets over the size of EU 45-46)
  • The foot pockets are made from soft and comfortable EPDM rubber.
  • Blade length is a standard 80cm.
  • Blade angle is 20 degrees (to help in streamlining).
  • An optional scratch resistant film protector can be added to either side of your fins but please note that this adds to stiffness and cost and will impact on blade performance.
  • We recommend all people to choose the “soft” option regarding stiffness unless particularly strong or larger. The trend in freediving is towards softer blades.
  • All Leaderfins have a one year warranty on materials.
  • We sell all sizes of Leaderfins Pure Carbon with the soft blade in our store (give us a call – we can usually see you between appointments at Parkside Medical but please call first).
  • Free postage to major capital cities in Australia. Regional Australia may incur high fees for Express delivery. Please contact us.
  • Allow 7-10 days for Express delivery. (Please contact us if you require these earlier)

Deep Dive Days

$95.00

Deep Dive Days

Prerequisites

To enrol in a Deep Dive Day (DDD) a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older(16 years with parent or guardian consent).
  • Be certified as a minimum as an AIDA 2 Freediver or equivalent level by an International organisation OR be in the process of completing a certification with Freediving Gold Coast.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.
  • Freediving Safety Lanyard (mandatory – hire option available).

Purpose

Deep freediving in Australia is not a myth! For the best freediving in Australia, our dive site allows us to dive to a maximum of 45 metres deep and it’s only a 20mins boat trip from shore. Freediving Gold Coast is the deepest freediving school in Australia and the only freediving school in Australia with our own purpose built boat offering you regular boat trips for regular training. This is a freediving school – you will be on the boat with only freedivers – not scuba divers.  We provide depth divers the opportunity to practice the deep freediving disciplines in all the depth they need to improve for maximal performances in competition, reaching personal bests or just more enjoyable depth dives. Train safely your free immersion, constant weight with no fins, bifins or monofins. Allowable depths are commensurate with a diver’s certification level.  Each Deep Dive Day typically consists of 2 sessions of deep freediving of approximately 90 minutes each or three hours in total. Pick up times are dependent on weather and sea conditions and are confirmed 24 hours prior to the day. These freediving days are typically from 7am to 11am or 8am to 12:00pm departing from in front of the Southport Amateur Fishing Club (unless otherwise notified) – see FAQ.

Freediving Gold Coast welcomes freedivers from other international organisations who wish to have a DDD out with us to continue to practice, maintain and challenge their skills. The saying “if you don’t use it you lose it”  very much applies to depth diving in the ocean. DDD are also ideal opportunities for students to further practice diving to meet course standards for certification (if the standards were not achieved during their enrolled course).

Medical Conditions

If you tick “Yes” to any medical conditions on the medical form you must see your General Practitioner prior to attending your course. Download Medical Form Here. Please complete the Medical Form and present to your Instructor at the beginning of your course.

Epsealon Snorkel

$24.95

Freediving Snorkels – Epsealon

  • The Epsealon Snorkel is our favourite freediving snorkels for comfort – its shape sits well in the mouth and sits very well in the ocean with our snorkel floats.
  • It is quite rigid and only slightly bigger in diameter than a shorter snorkel.
  • It does not get in the way of freediving when it is removed from your mouth while diving underwater.
  • There are no valves or anything else to go wrong.
  • A very user friendly shape and seems to fit all heads.
  • Hypoallergenic silicone mouthpiece
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

 

Freediving Belt Lanyards

$119.95

Freediving Belt Lanyards by FreeXperience

  • Ideal safety equipment for deeper diving, poorer water visibility and competitions while keeping your hands and legs free.
  • Worn on the waist with the inner side of the belt covered in anti-slip material.
  • Quick release mechanism behind your back.
  • Includes a removable and very visible velcro tag pad for competition bottom tags.
  • Includes 90cm cable with aluminium or heavier steel carabiner to attach to the dive rope.
  • Includes a mesh bag to store the belt and cables.
  • Beautiful ocean waves pattern on the belt.
  • 3 different sizes for different waist circumferences: Medium (75 to 85cm); Large (85 to 95cm); & Extra Large (95 to 105cm).
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

 

Freediving Fiji Adventure

$0.00

Freediving Fiji Adventure is learning to freedive deeper, safer and freer in one of the most pristine freediving environments on planet Earth, untouched by pollution, plastic bags and man made damage. Dive in crystal clear waters of up to 30 metres visibility, with water temperatures of 27 to 28 degrees centigrade with unlimited depth (except of course limited by your own ability and skill level). and with opportunities to observe beautiful corals and fish. You will come away with more than life long memories. Included is certification in the gold standard of freediving education with International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) with  AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver or AIDA 4 Master Freediver. Additional sightseeing adventures are available including freedivng Sandbar Reef, traditional Fijian BBQ (Lovo) on the last night, Saltwater Creek Drift Advanture, and freediving the Pearl Farm.

Your Freediving Fiji Adventure includes:

  • 7 days in total consisting of 6 morning of depth freediving from the dive boat (to allow maximum performance and recovery the schedule will be 3 mornings of depth diving followed by a rest day and then a further 3 mornings of depth diving).
  • All boat fees for morning depth dives.
  • AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver or AIDA 4 Master Freediving certification.
  • 6 afternoons of theory and confied water/pool sessions.
  • Traditional Fijian BBQ or Lovo on the final night.

Further details coming soon.

Freediving Lanyards

$89.95

Freediving Lanyards by FreeXperience

  • Ideal safety equipment for deeper diving, poor visibility conditions or competitions.
  • Simple quick release mechanism for attachment to the freediving rope.
  • Beautiful “ocean waves” pattern on the velcro attachment to wrist.
  • Can be worn around the wrist or ankle for Constant Weight or Free Immersion Disciplines.
  • One size fits all because of the simple but durable velcro attachment.
  • It is compliant with AIDA standards and rules so ideal for competition use.
  • 90cm cable length and total length 118cm from wrist connection to end of carabiner.
  • Tests performed with a Lloyd LRX Plus materials testing machine with 2.5 kN load cell show breaking points for the cable of 170kgs; full lanyard of 140kg; and wrist band of 255kg.
  • The FreeXperience wrist lanyard is the only company we know that provides safety specifications for its lanyards.
  • Choice of aluminium carabiner (weight of 149 grams) or the heavier steel carabiner (weight of 220 grams) that is attached to the freediving rope.
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

Freediving Mask – Epsealon Ceynote

$48.95

Epsealon Mask Cenote

  • Mask designed for the practice of apnea.
  • Low volume, low profile but with a wide field of vision.
  • Soft and comfortable black hypoallergenic silicone skirt.
  • Black polycarbonate strapping. Buckles with quick adjustment.
  • Polyglass optics.
  • Anti-fog properties

Freediving Neck Weights

$99.00

Freediving Neck Weights

  • Handcrafted for your neck size, body weight and wetsuit thickness.
  • Ideal for getting neutral buoyancy in the pool for dynamic training and competitions.
  • Ideal for ocean diving and competitions, especially during free falling and often eliminates the need of a weight belt for better streamlining.
  • Available in a choice of black, red, green and blue.
  • Weight is provided by fine lead shot in a rubber tube and protected by a heavy duty UV protected sheath for greater longevity, and security (it won’t easily break or leak).
  • The freediving neck weight is flexible and will not damage pool surfaces if accidentally dropped.
  • We have a range of freediving neck weights available for Freediving Gold Coast Club members to experiment with to get their weighting right and before purchasing a custom made neck weight.
  • Generally, add 4 cm to your neck circumference measurement to determine appropriate neck weight circumference (remember to allow for your wetsuit thickness with a hood). Alternatively, use a flexible tape measure to measure where you would like the neck weight to be. This latter measurement will be the inner circumference of the neck weight.
  • Phone or email if you have specific requirements regarding a specific weight or how loose you would like the neck weight to be around your neck.
  • Please note that postage costs are determined by the weight of your neck weight and location in Australia and this is not included in the price of the neck weight advertised here. Available only in Australia.
  • If you are from overseas please contact us prior to ordering so we can provide a quote for postage with international tracking to your country.

 

Freediving Nose Clips

$59.95

Freediving Nose Clips

  • Made from durable light weight aluminium.
  • Choose from a range of colours: blue, green, silver, red & gold
  • Ideal for pool or ocean freediving.
  • Short minimalistic lanyard around the neck.
  • Streamlined low profile.
  • Ideal for small to medium noses.
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

 

Freediving Nose Clips 2

$59.95

Freediving Nose Clips

  • Made from durable light weight aluminium.
  • Choose from a range of colours: blue, green, silver, red & gold
  • Ideal for pool or ocean freediving.
  • Short minimalistic lanyard around the neck.
  • Streamlined low profile.
  • Ideal for small to medium noses.
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

 

Freediving Snorkels

$29.00

Freediving Snorkels

  • The Cressi America is used on all our courses.
  • It is quite rigid and slightly bigger in diameter than most snorkels.
  • It does not get in the way of freediving when it is removed from your mouth while diving underwater.
  • Quite minimalistic – there are no valves or anything else to go wrong.
  • A very user friendly shape and seems to fit all heads.
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

 

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Freediving Weights Covered

$9.95

Land & Sea PVC Coated Weight

The Land & Sea PVC Coated Weights provide the perfect solution to freediving in public pools (many public pools require that freedivers have their weights covered to reduce any possible damage to pool facilities). These weights can be worn in the pool or ocean which means that you don’t have to buy two different sets of weights, one covered and one uncovered, to cater to both your pool and ocean training sessions. These PVC weights are made from 100% lead with a PVC coating and fit well on rubber and silicone freediving weight belts.  We sell freediving weights (covered) in both 1lb (0.5kgs) and 2lb (1kg). We recommend purchasing the smaller, lighter weights over the heavier weights to create less drag during your dives.