O2FREEDIVING

2nd Level

PREREQUISITES

To enroll in the course, an individual must:
• Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
• Be able to swim at least 200m non stop without fins and at least 300m non stop with mask, fins and snorkel
• Have completed the Medical Form
• Have completed the Liability Release

COURSE PURPOSE

The 2nd level is the foundation freediving course covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a recreational free diver to safely freedive with or without a guide line. It is designed to be a freediving beginner’s course for students who are already confident and happy in the water.

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT
The theory sessions will include:
• Equipment for freediving
• Breathing for freediving
• Depth and Pressure- Equalization
• Safety- BO and LMC
• Respect for the Aquatic Environment
• Freediving and Scuba Diving
• Freediving Disciplines

OPEN WATER DIVE SESSIONS
• Perform an efficient, effective duck dive, remaining oriented to the guide line while descending and ascending with an efficient bi-fin-swimming technique to a depth of at least 16m while observing buddy and safety procedures
• Supervise a buddy as they perform a freedive, meeting the buddy on the ascent at a depth of between 5m and 10m
• Demonstrate rescue procedures for a freediver who experiences a Black Out at 5m. This will include lifting the freediver from 5m to the surface and rescue procedures once on the surface

EQUIPMENT
Student Equipment – mask, bi-fins, snorkel, appropriate exposure protection, weightbelt, lanyard (if appropriate)

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