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FREEDIVING

AIDA 1&2 CERTIFICATE

PORTUGAL

September 2019


Retreat dates: 22nd - 28th September 2019

Hosted by Mooana & Ruth Osborn in cooperation with TWOTHIRDS

Join us for a week of relaxation freediving and surfing in Portugal.

"Take a slow, long, deep breath in and exhale"

You have the option to certify as an AIDA 1 or 2 Freediver.
 

About Freediving
“In order to freedive – and hence live a healthy, balanced life – we must stop trying to control. We must stop doubting ourselves. We must stop pushing ourselves so hard. In order to freedive – and hence life a healthy, balanced life – we must trust in something greater. We must believe that we are part of the miraculous creation of the world around us. We must switch off our intellect and recognise that the greatest wisdom we will ever experience is contained already within our soul and our DNA.” - Sara Campbell

The AIDA Certificate

Everyone can be certified AIDA 1, for this they have to complete:

 

1 x theory session

1 x breathing and relaxation session

1 x pool session

1 x open water session

 

There's no exam and no minimum requirements for depth or breath hold.

 

For those interested (and I'd like it to be most if not all) they can certify AIDA 2, for this the minimum requirements are:

 

2 x theory sessions

1 x breathing and relaxation session

2 x pool sessions (one static and one dynamic)

3 x open water sessions

1 x exam

 

Depth: 16m

Static breath hold: 2 mins

Dynamic (in a pool): 40m

 

The Retreat
Over the week you will:

*learn how relaxation leads to efficiency under the water.
*understand how correct breathing can help you in daily living as well as when on breath hold freediving
*learn about the body's natural dive response
*how to equalise so that you can reach depths safely
*how to dive safely, be a good dive buddy and how to do rescues and you’ll learn how to move with ease and efficiency under the water.

You’ll explore your own comfort zones, your own mind.

Who is this for:

Anyone who loves the water and is active in the water and curious about their own physical and
mental capacities.

RUTH OSBORN

About Ruth
 

Ruth, an expert in most things aquatic (she swims and surfs as well as freedives), is happiest in the ocean and under the water.

 

Ruth Osborn is a competitive swimmer from childhood, a surfer for many years and she started freediving in Ibiza in 2015 certifying as an AIDA 2 that year, AIDA 3 in 2016, AIDA 4 in 2017 and as an AIDA Instructor in 2018.  

She is a UK ASA qualified swim instructor.

 

Her favourite place to be is in or under the water, preferably in Ibiza or the tropics.  She has competed in open water competitions in Ibiza distances ranging from 2-7km and was on the podium for most of them. She runs a successful private swim tuition business in Ibiza,  Ibiza Swim, which she set up ten years ago and (prior to getting hooked on surfing) she was coach for two seasons of Ibiza Masters and Club Natacio Portus – two of the local swim teams. She loves sharing her knowledge, expertise and passions for swimming and the water and watching as swim technique, along with enjoyment of swimming, is transformed under her tutelage.

Location

Located on the spectacular Costa Vincentina of Portugal, the house is just a 5 minute ride to the beautiful beaches of Porto Covo and in easy reach of other nearby towns and also surf breaks. Enjoy daily freedive sessions with your guide and coach, theory and meditation classes, nourishing organic healthy meals and a relaxing environment.

Program:
 

Arrival day will be introductions, a breathing and relaxation session, overview of the week and any questions and our first theory session.

 

Day two is another theory session and in the pool for your first static breath hold session.

 

The rest of the week we’ll be in exploring internal depths and external depths in the Atlantic ocean.   

 

More theory

 

Another session in the pool.

 

When you’re not free diving time is free for surfing.  


 

The dive sites are accessible by boat from Porto Covo.

 

Day 1 - Arrival

* Introductions, paper work, overview of the week and any questions.

* Breathing and relaxation session

* Theory session

 

Day 2

* Theory session   

* Static pool session (at local pool)

 

Days 3/4/5/6

* 1 pool session hopefully in a 25m pool

* 3 open water sessions for each person (so 6 sessions in total)

* 1 theory recap session

* Exam for AIDA 2

 

Day 7

* Departures



What is Included:

* 6 nights accommodation

* All meals

* Equipment  (fins, snorkel, mask, wetsuit and weight belt)

* Transport to and from freedive activities

What is not Included:

 

Transfers to and from the airport.

This trip is ideal for
This retreat is suitable for all ages, couples, friends and solo travellers are welcome.

Travel Info
More coming soon...

PRICING
Early Bird discount until 1st of June: 1190€

From 1st of June: 1290€

For single occupancy or our "Treehouse Special" please contact us for price information.

A deposit of non-refundable EUR 200 is required to hold your spot, full balance is to be paid 2 weeks before the start of the retreat.

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