August, 07, 2009 - 06:14AM

FREEDIVEGILI is the new place that you can learn to freedive in South East Asia, located at Manta Dive (www.manta-dive.com) on the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan in Lombok, just a short distance from the holiday island of Bali.

Apnea Total Instructor Mike Board will teach you breathing and relaxation techniques that will make you feel more comfortable holding your breath and allowing you to dive longer and go deeper.  Whether you are interested in competitive apnea, spearfishing, or just improving your snorkelling and confidence underwater, FreeDiveGili is the ideal place for you to learn.

FREEDIVING although a relatively young sport is the oldest method of diving. It is the most natural way to experience the underwater world, swimming freely, silently and allowing you to get much closer to marine life without disturbing it.

Gili Trawangan has been one of Indonesia’s premier dive attractions for many years with its crystal clear waters, beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life. This also makes it the perfect place to learn to freedive with beautiful dive sites only a walk off of the beach.

FREEDIVEGILI  teaches the Apnea Total system of freediving education. For more information visit www.apnea-total.com
FREEDIVER COURSE
The Freediver Course is an entry level course designed to teach  the fundamental skills of breath holding and freediving. This course is suitable for anyone interested in improving their overall comfort underwater, or for those with previous freediving experience, interested in developing the correct techniques to extend their limits. This two day course is comprised of two theory sessions and four open water dive sessions.
Courses

FREEDIVEGILI  teaches the Apnea Total system of freediving education. For more information visit www.apnea-total.com

FREEDIVER COURSE
The Freediver Course is an entry level course designed to teach  the fundamental skills of breath holding and freediving. This course is suitable for anyone interested in improving their overall comfort underwater, or for those with previous freediving experience, interested in developing the correct techniques to extend their limits. This two day course is comprised of two theory sessions and four open water dive sessions.
Day One

Theory
–    Introduction to different freediving disciplines and freediving equipment
–    Freediving skills: duckdiving, finning technique, the ascent and descent, equalizing
–    2 section breathing
Water Session One (Diving on a vertical line)
–    Warming up and preparation
–    Equalizing
–    Duck diving, finning practice, streamlining
–    Dives to 12m
Water Session Two (Fun dive/boat dive)
–    Practice skills whilst diving on a reef at 5 – 12m
Day Two

–    Safety in freediving
–    Pranayama (Yoga breathing practices)
–    Correct  pre-dive and post-dive breathing
Water Session (Diving on a vertical line)
–    Preparation and warm ups
–    Free Immersion to 20m max
–    Constant Weight (with fins) diving to 20m max
–    Practice recovery of an unconscious diver (black out) underwater
ADVANCED FREEDIVER COURSE

The Advanced Freediver Course is an intensive program for freedivers wishing to dive deeper and longer safely. This course builds on the fundamental skills already acquired through the Freediver course. The pre-dive breathing technique is developed further by introducing a 4 section breathing method and divers will learn different techniques to prepare the body and mind for deeper diving. Divers can expect to reach depths of 30-40 meters and achieve static apnea breath hold times of over 3 minutes.  This course lasts for three days and consists of both theory and water sessions.
Day One

Theory
4 Section breathing technique
–    Pre-dive breathing pattern
–    Warm-up routines
–    Deep equalization techniques
Water Session
–    Warm-up and preparation
–    Exhale (FRC) dives
Day Two

Theory
–    Training techniques
–    Deep diving skills
–    Breakpoint and gliding
–    Stretching
–    Safety
Water Session
–    Preparation and warm-up techniques
–    Negative pressure static dives (NPSD)
–    Deep dives (max 40m)
Day 3

Theory
–    Mammalian Dive Reflex (MDR)
–    Advanced Static Apnea preparation
Water Session
–    Static Apnea
–    Safety during Static Apnea