RAID Basic Freediver
In the RAID Basic Freediver course you acquire the proper skills and knowledge to partake in Freediving to depths of 20 meters in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. You will develop skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with oxygen, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to explore your Freediving potential to the maximum.
NOTE: Persons new to freediving – this Level provides you with a recognised diver certification to be able to freedive in a safe and concise way.
This program is broken into two sections:
This is the theory or academic section, which any person may take and complete, followed by, without obligation, the Practical Section which is the session where you can learn, with your instructor, the underwater skills necessary for this level of training and complete your certification. When you purchase this program on-line you are effectively purchasing the access for 6 months to the theoretical content, knowledge reviews and exam for this level of diver training, which consists of downloadable PDF manuals with detailed information.
There is such a wealth of information in these comprehensive manuals and is well worth the cost alone! RAID provides you with more information and knowledge development than any Instructor led lectures only, or short video can provide in a limited time period generally offered. Purchase this course and you will receive the comprehensive academic training package, without the need to complete the practical session (no obligation). The on-line academic training package includes: PDF Manuals Quick Quiz and Exam (open book) 6 month access to manuals (for download).
With your RAID Instructor – Confined water (minimum 2) Freediving sessions. This is where the theory goes into practice, the core techniques for Freediving that you will use for a lifetime are developed during the first sessions, proper breathing and relaxation, efficient finning techniques and correct body position for maximum hydrodynamics, the buddy system and safety are all covered.
The confined water sessions are like an open water simulator, this gives you the chance to become comfortable with the Freediving skills before taking them to Open Water. Open Water (minimum 2) Freediving sessions. The real magic happens in the open water where Dive Newcastle can explore our own potential and the amazing underwater world, put all the confined water practice into play and further develop your Freediving skills with Equalisation strategy to become comfortable and confident with freediving to depths safely.
- Certified RAID Freediver or equivalent.
- To be a minimum of 10 years old (with written guardian consent up to the age of 18 yrs).