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Wave 2 Intermediate Freediving Course

May 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021

Are you ready to advance your freediving abilities from 24 -30 meters deep (78 - 98 feet) in one of the most unique diving sites in the world? With instructor Chris Jackson you will learn proven techniques in a small group. This freediving course is for everyone that has already taken a level one...

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New Molchanovs F1 Bifins, Blade Stiffness - Soft, Pathos Foot Pockets 40-42 One pair are available now in Playa del Carmen. $400 USD or $8000 Mxn

We remain fully open and operational with modified practices, and small class size. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 please request a reschedule of your course with no additional costs or penalties. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Testimonials

a month ago
I have trained with Dreams freediving many times in the cenotes and I love it every time. Chris is a great instructor, super patient and always has the best feedback. He has helped me improve in many ways and I always feel safe in the water with him. Highly recommend training and taking courses with Dreams freediving!!
- Maribel P
3 months ago
Having taken a class at another local shop, I can say Chris (and the Molchanov system) is a step above. I came in having problems with equalization and we went in depth to understand why and improve my technique so it wasn't a problem. Chris is incredibly knowledgeable and patient and obviously loves what he does. Great facility, gear and beautiful cenotes. Highly recommended. Coming back soon for more training sessions and Wave 2!
- Ryan W
a month ago
Chris is an amazing coach, my freediving training with him it was amazing, i tried a new techniques and i loved it and i got better my FIM technique and my equalisation. I love traning with him because everything is very cool, the traning, the place, the people, his girlfirend is a lovely person. Chris and Tessa thanks for everything. I love training with u! we will see each other very often
- Kyralina M

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  • INTRODUCTION TO FREEDIVING (39-66ft/12-20M)
  • ADVANCED FREEDIVING COURSE (78-98ft/24-30M)
  • CENOTE LINE DIVING AND COACHING


EQUIPMENT TO FREEDIVE

  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Weight Belt (Lead provided)
  • Wetsuit (provided)
  • Freediving Fins (provided)

WHAT IS FREEDIVING?

Freediving is the practice of holding your breath when diving underwater without the use of breathing equipment. It is undertaken for a variety of reasons: to become more physically and emotionally aware of your body, to be free from heavy scuba equipment, as a way to take underwater photos, to catch food, or to compete professionally. Freediving is a safe and increasingly popular activity. To some it always remains recreational, to others it becomes a way of life. 

FREEDIVING IS DEVELOPING IN FOUR MAIN AREAS:

GENERAL HEALTH AND FITNESS 

Freediving is accessible to anyone with good health and fitness. Regular and focused freediving improves your physical fitness and mental well-being through anaerobic exercise. Anaerobic exercise generally promotes strength, power and fitness while building lean muscle mass and physical endurance. Light hypoxic training, whereby oxygen availability in your body is limited by using specific training techniques, is known to have positive effect on your physiological systems. Freediving can also improve your mental health by increasing your ability to consciously relax, to manage stress, to focus and concentrate, and to become more mindful and self aware.

RECREATIONAL FREEDIVING

Recreational freediving remains a leisure activity aimed purely at seeking pleasure from a freedive and is non-competitive. You can learn and develop new techniques to freedive underwater, while also enhancing your physical, psychological and emotional state. Training can cover general diet and fitness, techniques such as the breath-hold as well as relaxation exercises. Recreational freediving either in a pool or in open water, can help to reset your mind, allow you to feel renewed, and help you to find harmony with nature and your inner calm.

APPLIED FREEDIVING 

Applied freediving signifies the more advanced skills and techniques used by freedivers to support their daily underwater activities such as hunting for seafood, exploring the underwater world, providing assistance as part of rescue training or undertaking scientific research with Giant Manta Rays. Freediving as part of daily life has been undertaken all over the world for thousands of years. The female ‘Ama’ divers in Japan hunt for seafood and pearls while the Bajau people, indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines live at sea and spearfish. Freediving is their life and their existence. 

COMPETIVE FREEDIVING
 
Competitive freediving focuses on the specific skill development of a freediver for competition and record attempts. There are different disciplines for pool and open water freediving, including static apnea (breath-hold without moving), dynamic apnea (diving to distance with breath-hold) and various forms of depth diving. Freedivers perform these disciplines while competing against others to achieve personal bests and to break records. There are different rules and equipment for each discipline. Reaching the top of the competitive freediving community requires total commitment as a professional athlete, to physical fitness and skills development as well as mental training, diet and rest. Competition freedivers have a strong social community where experiences, skills and knowledge are shared regularly.


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Chris Jackson is both a Molchanovs and AIDA certified freediving instructor with a love for deep diving. Chris has the experience and knowledge to bring the highest level of quality to your freedive courses and coaching sessions sharing the knowledge passed down from his training with champion athletes Alexey Molchanov, Dean Chaouche, and Adam Stern. Simultaneously you will experience the amazing and unique cenotes of Mexico.

Whether it is your first freediving course, you are an experienced spearfisherman / woman, or you need improvement on your equalization, freefall, CNF, DNF, FIM, CWT, or binfin technique, you will be satisfied with your experience at Hypoxic Dreams Freediving School.  

Unlike many other schools who outfit their students in old scuba wetsuits, you can count on us to put you in quality equipment. Dreams Freediving has an inventory of all sizes of Waihana Essentials wetsuits for men and women for you to use for free or purchase during your course.

If you are struggling with selecting the correct freediving equipment for you, send us a chat. We are here to answer your questions, and would love to help you. It's our passion actually.

Tap here to chat with Chris and share your goals, and to schedule your Molchanovs freediving course or coaching sessions.  

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Avenida Flor de Ciruelo MZ 05 LT 1
Paseo Los Olivos Cerrada Rivarolo
77714 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Mexico

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