Freediving is a life-long journey of self discovery. Whether training for depth, honing your hunting skills, or simply just trying to improve your comfortability in the water, there will always be something to learn in the sport, or about yourself.
Whether a complete beginner with no snorkeling experience, or an advanced waterman, you will find that the water is always teaching you new things. Taking classes, or hiring a coach, can help speed up your process of learning and get you on your way to depths you never thought possible.
Below you will find the courses and trainings that I offer. Let's get you out there and expand your world just a little bit more.
Intro to Freediving
This course offers you a glimpse into the freediving world. With tons of new knowledge and skills it can be hard to immediately apply it to open water. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of freediving, and apply that knowledge to skills you will practice in a pool. From there you will be able to take those skills and practice as much as you need before heading into the open ocean to finish the Level 1 Freediver certification.
Level 1 Freediver
Whether a complete beginner or an informally trained freediver/spearfisherman with years of experience, this course will set you on the right path to eliminate bad habits and show you the most efficient and safe freedive techniques.
During this course students train the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format operating between the classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters.
Level 2 Freediver
The F.I.I. Level 2 Freediver course builds upon the foundation established during the Level 1 Freediver course by teaching students how to effectively use the human body processes to safely and comfortably operate up to depths of 100 feet and more.
The physiology information provided during this course will dispel common myths of the average human’s diving ability and target specific practices to harness their full aquatic potential. The course will also troubleshoot depth-related hurdles such as deep equalization and provide key training techniques to avoid possible injuries applicable to diving within the depth zone of 66 feet/20 meters to 132 feet/40 meters.
This class is a must for all enthusiastic freedivers/spearfishermen wishing to expand their knowledge and advance their comfort level to deeper depths.
The FII Spearfishing Course is a fully standardized spearfishing program developed by world-renowned spearfishermen and freedivers Cameron Kirkconnell, John Dornellas and Martin Stepanek.
This inovative course was developed to fulfill the need for spearfishing safety education in the community, with an emphasis on nurturing this craft as the most sustainable and selective method of fishing. Whether a seasoned underwater hunter or just starting out, participants leave this course with the skills necessary to be a well-rounded, safe and successful hunters.
Throughout this course participants learn the knowledge and proven techniques used by world record spearfishermen and women, all delivered in a comprehensive and easy-to-learn format. The curriculum includes spearfishing safety, location safety, spearfishing equipment, hunting techniques, spearfishing ethics and catch management.
This course sets our new generation of freedivers/spearfishermen on the right and safest path to enjoy this sport. Students build safe habits while advancing their watermanship skills and knowledge by learning how to be a responsible and effective diver.
The academics of this course have been specifically adapted by grade school teaching professionals to be easily digestible and fun. The junior freediver practical curricula offer students games and activities that cleverly integrate fundamental freediving skills and key safety protocols. During this course students are trained to dive to a maximum depth of 50 feet (15 meters). The junior freediver course has a maximum student–instructor ratio of 4:1, providing the safest and most effective learning experience for our new generation of free divers.
This course is a must for your son or daughter to learn the proper freedive safety techniques.
Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.
Not located in San Diego, CA? That's okay!
I do coaching via online, phone, and will even travel to you! I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to many different places around the world, and continue to add places to my resume.
So if you're thinking "I wish this guy was closer", reach out! I bet we can make it work!