SSI Freediving Level 1 Ocean Training, It’s Fun!
Our goal, to finish the open water training section of our level 1 SSI freediving class in the ocean. The boat pulled up, and the excitement was mounting. After boarding, we grabbed seats on top. We watch the scenery during the crossing from San Diego to Catalina Island. There were six dive students along with our SSI, Scuba Schools International instructor.
Arriving at the dock, we all grabbed our gear bags and headed over to Casino Point. All six of us were looking forward to the day in the water. We would get a chance to practice our dive skills in the open water, and that was exciting.
Gearing up for Level 1 Training
We geared up, with Mares gear & Suunto computers. Feeling more confident after yesterday’s beginner skills freediving instruction in the La Jolla pool. We decided how much weight we would need to add for the added neoprene we intended to wear. Once all suited, we headed out, and our instructor set the float which had a marker at 30 and 60 feet for practice.