Free diving is breath-hold diving, being in and under the water whilst holding one’s breath, without the use of a breathing apparatus or scuba gear. The origins of free diving can be found in Ancient cultures that used to dive for sponges, using weights tied to their body, to reach bottom of sea floor. Mentions of sponge by Plato suggest that free diving dates back as early as the Archaic Period. Today, free diving is exploding in popularity! Once only a sport for accomplished divers and photographers, it’s now becoming a sought after hobby for general sports and ocean lovers!
This course was specially designed by Blue Holic Scuba to teach students free diving skills and techniques, breath holding, equalizing, and safety (and spear fishing if you desire). Every week we will increase your capability to deep dive and maximize your ability to stay underwater longer. By the completion of this course the goal is for every student to feel confident to dive up to 40 feet for 2 minutes. This is a training course only, and will not include a PADI freediving certification.
The Blue Holic Free Diving Course will take a total of 8 weeks to complete (8 pool sessions and 2 ocean dive sessions). You will be required to attend 4 Saturday pool sessions before you will be ready for your first ocean session, and then 4 more pool practice sessions before your final ocean dives, where you will also have the option to learn spearfishing (this will require purchase of a spear gun and fishing license). These sessions do not have to be completed back to back and can be spread out over time to accommodate your schedule.
If you would like to attend this course, you will need to come to the shop to sign your student waiver and purchase your gear (if you do not have it already) before your first pool session. The next step is to reserve your pool session on our calendar page, and this will determine when you begin.
We carry all of this equipment in the shop and will offer you 15% off. Please stop by anytime to take a look .
If you already have all of your gear and would like to take the course, the cost is $400, and you can purchase through this page. You will also need to come to the shop to sign your waiver, and then purchase your first pool session on our calendar page to begin.
Silicone Weight Belt w/ Buckle 1.5M/59"
Regular price$48.00 USD
5 in stock
Our Best Selling Silicone Freediving Weight Belt
This popular freediving weight belt is made of high-grade silicone, micro-elastic, and is a good anti-slip because of its beautiful and smooth finish. Due to the shrinking of the wetsuit, this silicone weight belt will prevent any weights moving. This beautifully crafted ‘Enjoy Dive’ weight belt also comes with a marine-grade stainless steel 316 buckle which is easy to open in case of emergency.
Why we prefer this silicone weight belt!
Not only does this freediving weight belt have a smooth and beautiful looking finish. The weight belt is also strong, durable and resistant against salt, chlorine, UV and solvents.
A very special and unique feature of this silicone weight belt is the cutting lines printed onto the silicone to assist in cutting the weight belt to the perfect size.
This freediving weight belt comes in 1.5m/59 inches and is 45mm wide with a thickness of 4.5mm.
This weight belt is made of a high-grade and durable silicone gel which feels moderately soft while able to resist a pulling force of well over 200kg.
The silicone weight belt comes with a marine-grade 316 stainless steel buckle.
The buckle pin is positioned in a right angle so that it holds well, and can be easily undone in case of an emergency.
The belt body is equipped with cutting lines which can be cut to a comfortable length when the weight belt feels too long.
The smooth finish of the belt creates more than enough resistance to prevent any slipping on the freediver waist.
50 FT. VINYL FLOAT LINE ASSEMBLY
Regular price$116.00 USD
3 in stock
Riffe float lines link your speargun to a float. Once a fish is speared, you can rest assured knowing the location of your fish using the float as a marker. The float line and float tire the fish while you are able to surface for another breath. Also works as a marker for safety while in the water. Made in the USA
Vinyl floatline with a 680 lb (308kg) test Nylon core
(2) Quick Clips
50 ft. (15.2M)
SCUBAPRO SPECTRA SNORKEL
Regular price$47.00 USD
1 in stock
This snorkel is tops when it comes to breathing comfort and ease of clearing. The large-bore upper tube is rigid for stability and allows plenty of airflow, while the corrugated lower tube can be easily positioned when being used, and hangs out of the way when not being used. The semi-dry top helps prevent water from entering, the purge valve positioned at the lowest point makes quick work of any water that does sneak in.
Large-bore upper tube is fitted with a semi-dry top to deflect surface splash.
Corrugated silicone lower tube allows the mouthpiece to hang out of the way when breathing off a regulator.
Purge valve, positioned at the lowest point, takes care of any water that enters the airway.
Regulator-style mouthpiece offers good bite tabs for a comfortable fit, ideal for extended snorkeling adventures.
Exclusive paint process includes stylish duotone colors.