Perfect for beginners! Learn the basics before booking Open Water!
- 3 hr3 hours
- 330 US dollars$330
- Remote / Haigh Quarry / Swimming Pool
A freediving pool, also known as a dive tank or apnea pool, is a swimming pool specifically designed for practicing freediving, which is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding rather than the use of breathing apparatus. Freediving pools are typically deeper than regular swimming pools, ranging from 3 meters (10 feet) to 5 meters (16 feet) or more in depth. They also often include platforms or ledges at various depths to allow divers to rest or practice specific skills. The pools are usually equipped with safety features such as underwater mirrors, underwater communication systems, and safety divers or lifeguards trained in freediving rescue techniques. These features ensure the safety of the divers and enable them to properly train and improve their breath-holding capabilities, underwater swimming techniques, and relaxation skills. Freediving pools are used by both recreational and competitive freedivers to practice and train for various disciplines within freediving, such as dynamic apnea (underwater -holding), and depth diving. They provide a controlled and safe environment for divers to push their limits and improve their performance. Ready to learn and dive in, but not comfortable with extreme depths? This option is for you! This course will lead you through the initial steps towards mastering freediving in a safe and contained environment. I. THEORY Your freediving journey starts with a self-guided online study followed by a one-hour Zoom class. As soon as you sign up, you will receive an e-learning code through email. Once you're done, you will schedule your one-hour Zoom info session with an instructor to learn equalization techniques, safety skills, equipment, etc. II. CONFINED WATER* You will learn and practice essential breathing, safety, and underwater swimming skills for safe and effective dives up to 12 feet. You will have a chance to hold your breath for up to 4 min and swim underwater up to 82 feet on a single breath. Optional: Confined Water certificates are available for an additional $25. EQUIPMENT: Snorkel* Mask* Fins Weight belt 3-7 mm wetsuit (depending on water temperature) Assorted weights *We ask that you provide the snorkel and mask, as these are personal items. The rest of the equipment can be rented or borrowed from us.
STUDENT RESCHEDULE AND CANCELLATIONS To maintain reasonable pricing for the certification classes, and to promote respect and fairness to your fellow freedivers' time and efforts, we have a strict cancellation policy: A cancellation two or more weeks prior to a class: refund of the tuition fee minus $25 administration fee. A cancellation less than 10 days before the class - No refund, but credit for a future class with $50 administration fee. A cancellation less than 72 hours before the class / NO SHOW - No refund, No credit except with proof of a medical or family emergency; in such a case, credit for a future class is allowed with $50 administration fee. CHICAGO FREEDIVING CANCELLATIONS There are times when it is not safe to dive due to adverse weather conditions (like thunderstorms, strong winds, extreme temperature, etc.) When a class is canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond Chicago Freediving instructor control we try our best to accommodate the needs of the students. We offer the option to pay $25 in order to hold a dive spot in upcoming class (as the numbers permit). When the availability is open you are welcome to pay the $25, and join for any open water class you need in order to complete your certifications.
1845 North Leclaire Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA