LEARN TO FREEDIVE!
Special beginner courses for SHARK-LAB members only!!
Come explore the sea with Our AIDA 2 STAR Course!
Over the course of the summer, we will be offering the following group course to Sharklab members at a special members rate. We require a minimum of 5 students (max 8) to run courses.
Our first Aida 2 Star course will tentatively run on August 1, 2nd and 3rd. We will run more courses on other dates if enough interest is generated.
Please email us if interested in signing up!
This is probably the most challenging and rewarding AIDA course. For those who are already confident in the open water this course is your starting point. The course builds a foundation of good technique and safety so that you can buddy with other AIDA 2 star freedivers.
It is designed to be a freediving beginner course for students who are already confident and happy in the water. The purpose of the course is to familiarise the student with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, safety procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of breath hold freediving
- Breathing for freediving and exercises
- Static and Dynamic pool training
- Depth and Pressure- Equalisation
- Safety- BO and LMC (pool and open water)
- Diving techniques (pool and open water)
- Diving and training with your buddy
- Key rules to remember for freediving safely
Price: Regular group price €270 (One-to-one tuition = €300) - Includes Certification, Includes equipment hire
****SPECIAL SHARKLAB PRICE : 240 EUROS****
We require a minimum of 5 students and maximum of 8 students to run the course.
Prerequisites: Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
Our goal is to provide high quality training and fun and enjoyable courses with the final aim of creating skilled, confident and safe certified freedivers.
Underwater Photos and Videos:
We create great diving memories for you by offering video and photo recordings of your dives for an additional fee. Please inquire about our special photographic/video packages.
Yoga for Freediving
Want to improve your diving performance and increase your flexibility? Deep Med Freediving and Yoga offers yoga classes geared towards freedivers. Yoga instructor Lyndsay will guide through breathing exercises, stretches, strengthening poses and meditations that will prepare your body for your next deep immersion. Private and group classes are available.
Contact Lyndsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (356) 99947893 to book a class.
David is an AIDA 3 Star and SSI Level 1 freediving instructor and owner of One Breath Freediving. He is also PADI & SDI SCUBA instructor, a personal trainer and an underwater photographer. David is a patient and fun teacher and is also very knowledgeable about dive spots around Malta.
Lyndsay is an AIDA 3 Star and SSI Level 2 freediving instructor as well as a certified yoga teacher and artist. She is the owner of Deep Med Freediving and Yoga. Lyndsay is a fun and enthusiastic instructor who loves to share her passion for the water with others.
International Association for the Development of Apnea
Join freedivers David and Lyndsay for once in a lifetime opportunity!
We are Malta's ONLY AIDA certified freediving instructors. We are both sharklab members, are involved in marine conservation activities and are currently the only NON-spearfishing resident instructors on the island! We also offer yoga classes especially designed for free divers as well as photography services, where you can have this memorable experience captured forever! Most of all, we love to have fun in and out of the water!
FREEDIVING IS GUARANTEED FUN!!
Freediving is diving with a single breath of air without using any equipment that would make you breath under water. Freediving gives you total freedom of movement to dive without heavy, bulky and expensive equipment on your back. It also allows for interaction with the ocean creatures in a way many can only dream. Combining yoga breathing techniques with freediving we learns about the power of mind, the energy inside our body and the knowledge of breathing to develop and expand the confines and limitations into the deep blue water on only a single breath.
CAN ANYONE FREEDIVE?
Yes, all humans are all designed to freedive. The human body shares similarities with our mammalian relatives, whales and dolphins, which allow us to hold our breaths for extended periods while in the water. You do not need to be super fit to be able to freedive! We work closely with each student to encourage them and make sure they are happy and progressing well on their freediving journey.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE COURSE?
It is important not to put too much pressure on yourself during the course as a relaxed body and mind are necessary to freedive successfully. Our breathing and relaxation sessions will help you achieve this state before diving, but it is also beneficial not to focus on depth or times during diving sessions. These targets will come with the proper technique and with practice.
As a guide most students will achieve depths of 10-20m with the AIDA 2 star course.
DO I NEED MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
We will supply wet suits, masks and snorkels, weight belts, weights and fins, as well as buoys, and ropes. If you already have some of your own gear (as for scuba) you may opt to use it instead to ensure a comfortable fit. We also urge every diver to keep their own freediving log book to help track progress and to log freediving experiences.
WHAT CERTIFICATION WILL I RECEIVE AND WHERE WILL IT BE RECOGNISED?
All courses are certified by AIDA International which is one of the biggest and most widely recognised freediving agencies in the world. This means that you can continue your training anywhere in the world with thousands of locations available to choose from. Upon successful completion of your course you will receive a certification card which will display your personal qualification information.
PLEASE EMAIL US OR CALL US IF INTERESTED
We hope to see you in the water soon!
Lyndsay and David