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In Blue Discovery we believe freediving can change your life. We will help you to explore the blue element and feel comfortable and confident in it. Based in Dahab, Egypt, we conduct freediving courses from beginner to professional level, organizing training camps, workshops, and trips providing you the knowledge and skills in a professional, safe and fun way. Practicing, training, competing and teaching freediving for many years we make sure to deliver the most progressive methods and techniques to our students.

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INSTRUCTORS

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VIKTOR RESHETNIAK

SSI Instructor Trainer

AIDA Master Instructor

Viktor is a multiple National Record holder from Ukraine and he is the first Ukrainian Freediver who reached 100m (click here to watch the video) depth mark in the discipline of Constant Weight with Monofin.

He started freediving in 2008 and became Freediving Instructor in 2009. After years of teaching 1000+ freedivers from beginners to professionals, Viktor decided to set up his own freediving school and share his passion with students in the best freediving destinations around the world.

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JIHYANG SURK

SSI / AIDA Instructor

300 hours Yoga Instructor

Jihyang started freediving in 2013 and now can dive down to 60m. She's been teaching freediving around Asia since 2016 while achieving a healthier and happier lifestyle through the sport and enjoys sharing her experience. She is a patient guide and delightful cheerleader at the same time. She can also help you to deepen relaxation and understanding of your body and mind through yoga.

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WHAT WE OFFER

We offer all levels of AIDA freediving courses, personalized private or group training sessions to help you dive deeper and safer. Also please stay tuned for the upcoming workshops on specific topics. SSI Freediving courses (SSI Level 1, 2, and 3 Freediving courses, SSI Level 1 and 2 Freediving Instructor courses, Level 3 Freediving Instructor Upgrade, SSI Freediving Specialty courses) can also be arranged. Please contact us for inquiries.

COURSES

AIDA1 Introduction to Freediving

1 day - 120 euro

This course offers a basic knowledge of freediving and introductory skills such as relaxation of body and mind, finning techniques, duck dives, and equalization.

AIDA2 Freediver

2.5 days - 250 euro

The static and dynamic sessions in confined water are used to teach relaxation, breathing, finning and safety techniques.

In the open water sessions, students will apply the skills they have learned in the pool/confined water sessions and combine them with the basic skills of open water freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming, body positioning, turns, and use of buoyancy.

The freediving theory will include Introduction to Freediving, Freediving Breathing Cycle, Basic Physiology of Freediving, Equalization, Freediving Techniques, Safety in Freediving, Equipment in Freediving, Freediving Disciplines.

AIDA3 Advanced Freediver

4 days - 320 euro

The course is designed to further develop skills from previous levels, acquire new skills, and gain a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques. The new techniques that are introduced are freefall, Frenzel Equalizing, the use of training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure, and also how to minimize these risks. Students will train these skills in the most common disciplines of freediving: Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Free Immersion, and Constant Weight.

The theory will include: Physiology, Equalization, Barotrauma, Lungs at Depth, Buoyancy, Shallow Water Blackout, Training Concepts, The Mammalian Dive Response, Decompression Sickness, Surface Intervals and the Freediver's Code of Conduct.

AIDA4 Master Freediver

5 days - 400 euro

This course familiarises students with techniques, knowledge, and safety procedures for deep freediving that go beyond recreational freediving. The new techniques will include FRC diving, mouth-fill equalization, and packing. The skills are developed within these categories of freediving: Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Constant Weight, Free Immersion, and Variable Weight. In addition to the in-water skills, this course introduces full body warm-ups and stretching, specific stretching of breathing muscles, training concepts, and diet that benefits the freediver and helps shape their development as a diver. You will also be acquainted with packing and reverse packing, mainly within vital capacity as a part of the dry lessons.

An important set of skills concerns managing open water equipment. The use of appropriate knots and braiding techniques, setting the depth on the dive line, constructing a safe bottom weight from a weight belt and diving leads, safe handling of other additional equipment (bottom plate, torches, lanyards, etc.).

One of the purposes of this course is to prepare successful candidates for the role of "Assistant Instructor". This new role will include leading an appropriate warm-up session for confined and open water freediving and supervising students of all course levels during their confined or open water sessions.

The theory sessions will include: Physics - Dalton's Law, Boyle's Law, Henry's law, Decompression Sickness, Nitrogen Narcosis, Failure Depth and how to increase VC and decrease RV, FRC Diving, Mouth-Fill, Packing, Fitness and Training, Nutrition and Diet for Freedivers.

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TRAINING SESSIONS

If you're are already a certified freediver, join our training sessions to improve your diving skills. Constant attention, personalized feedback, and advice from your instructor will make your dives enjoyable and your progress inevitable. We do our training sessions in easily accessible and most popular freediving sites in Dahab. Depends on your needs you can choose between: 

LIGHT HOUSE

Situated just in the heart of Dahab this is the favorite place for beginner and intermediate courses, casual training, allowing to practice all basic skills in perfect diving conditions. Sheltered bay with no current and depth up to 40 meters.

 

1 person: 50 Euro per session

2 persons: 35 Euro per session

3 persons: 30 Euro per session

BLUE HOLE

World famous and one of the best sites for advanced and experienced freedivers. Magic, unique, spiritual, magnet place for freedivers from all around the world. 90 m deep with the Arch for sightseeing.

1 person: 60 Euro per session 

2 persons: 45 Euro per session

3 persons: 40 Euro per session

* Price includes transportation and entrance fee to Blue Hole.

MOUTHFILL COURSE

3 days - 350 euro

Frenzel-Fattah (Mouthfill) equalization technique makes it possible to dive really deep and safe. Right explanation, dry exercises, and in-water practice will help you to master one of the fundamentals of deep freediving. This course is highly recommended for those who can already dive to 30m depth comfortably with Frenzel equalization and perform proper freefall but want to improve their equalization techniques and skills to dive deeper. This is a 3 days course including theory sessions, dry and open water practice with continuous feedback.

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DAY 1

  • Theory session about Mouthfill 

  • Dry exercises

  • Thoracic cavity stretching

  • Open water session practicing Mouthfill (Lighthouse)

  • Rest/lunch break

  • Open water session practicing Mouthfill (Lighthouse)

  • Feedback and analysis of open water session 

  • Dry exercises

DAY 2

  • Theory session about Mouthfill, FRC, and RV diving

  • Dry exercises

  • Thoracic cavity stretching

  • Open water session practicing Mouthfill (Lighthouse)

  • Rest/lunch break

  • Open water session practicing Mouthfill (Lighthouse)

  • Feedback and analysis of open water session 

  • Dry exercises

DAY 3

  • Theory session about Mouthfill and Packing/Reverse Packing

  • Dry exercises

  • Thoracic cavity stretching

  • Open water session practicing Mouthfill (Blue Hole)

  • Rest/lunch break

  • Feedback and analysis of open water session

  • Open water session practicing Mouthfill (Blue Hole) 

  • Dry exercises

PRIVATE ONLINE COACHING

One-on-one private sessions online (Zoom) only as we believe you can have a better outcome with our full attention this way. You are welcome to ask about any topics related to freediving – from beginners to advanced levels such as:

- Stretching for freediving

- Training routines

- Workouts

- Frenzel and mouthfill equalization

- Techniques for specific freediving disciplines (all depth and pool disciplines)

- Mental preparation

- Teaching tips for instructors

 

Single 90 mins session : 50 euro

3 sessions : 130 euro

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