Beginner Freediving Course, What’s it Like?
“Breath” I heard Stephanie say loudly as I broke the surface. I had done my pre-breathing, used the arm and kicking techniques I just learned, and successfully completed by first dive in our beginner freediving course.
SSI Freediving Level 1
It was an exciting day in San Diego! We made it through the classroom portion of the SSI freediving level I class, and now it was time for pool training. We arrived at the pool to meet our course instructor, Michael of Dive California, who would teach us fundamentals and rescue techniques of freediving. Everyone had their new long freediving fins and wetsuits. The gear is different than scuba diving gear because this is a whole different style of diving.
Our Pool Training
Michael explained about how to attach our snorkel to our mask with a zip tie, and how to wear our weights down low on our hips. It is important to keep the weights low so they do not interfere with your breath holds. After we prepped our Mares gear, we all jumped into the pool and slipped into our fins.