Techniques and training
The theoretical part examines the physical laws that influence this activity, the equipment necessary for free diving and the techniques of descent, compensation and ascent. There is training in confined waters and one in open water, both free body and with the use of light equipment.
What does the Skin Diver Course consist of?
The Skin Diver course provides theoretical underwater knowledge on the marine environment and the best known freediving techniques. Training in water, on the other hand, is also very useful for those who love Snorkeling activities on the surface of the water, as it teaches some useful techniques for putting on and adjusting the equipment, entering the water, controlling buoyancy, swimming on the surface, emptying the water from the Snorkel (the mouthpiece) and return to the surface effortlessly.
It is interesting to know that freediving was the first form of diving practiced by man. The possibility of diving in apnea is based on the physiological adaptation called “diving reflex” that unites all mammals, from dolphin to sloth, from seal to dog, albeit in different degrees. The diving reflex is surprisingly developed in humans, although it is not a predominantly aquatic animal.