Waive the cost of the Free Diving Course with the purchase of Free Diving gear!
What is Free Diving?
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 free diving 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 spear fishing (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 for free, you will need to come to the shop to sign your student waiver and purchase your gear 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.
If you already have all of your gear and would like to take the course, the cost is $600, 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.
XS Scuba Marseilles Rubber Weight Belt
Regular price$48.00 USD
14 in stock
Heavy-duty natural rubber strap
Depth-compensating from stretch rubber material
Marseillaise SS buckle has a tilting check pin for quick-release
59” overall length with a belt width of 1.75”
0.16” thick rubber material
Three rivets placed close to buckle to prevent buckle from rotating in belt
Riffe Marseilles Rubber Weight Belt w/SS Buckle
Regular price$48.00 USD
4 in stock
Marseilles style weight belt for freediving and spearfishing
Stainless steel marseilles roller buckle
57" (145cm) Marseilles style weight belt for freediving and spearfishing offers a flexible belt that stays in place while diving. While on deeper dives as your waist compresses, this flexibility allows for a snug fit ensuring the weight belt doesn't slip up across your chest. Heavy duty stainless steel roller buckle makes releasing the belt in case of an emergency a cinch.
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