The course has four fundamental pillars and takes approximately 5 hours to run.
The cost is R750pp.
Discovering your mammalian dive reflex and learning how to use it.
Conscious breathing. Breath up, the breath and recovery breath. Remember a lot of this in surfing is hypoxic and adrenalised, which is very different to free diving.
Efficiency underwater. We speak a different language down there and the smallest things underwater can make a massive difference. Slow is Pro! When transitioning from above to below the surface we have to learn to press the ‘reset’ button. I run several drills that deal specifically with wipeout and caught inside scenarios as well as how to behave underwater when this happens.
Safety. We always do waterwork with a buddy, be conservative, understand contractions and C02, never hyperventilate, understand the difference between blackout (your mammalian dive reflex preventing you from drowning) and drowning by breathing in water. Understand and share deepwater resuscitation , it could save your life!
Because this field is so dynamic and we’re constantly learning more about how our bodies are capable of operating underwater, this year I’m including an advanced training session for students who have already completed the first course.
This is effectively a ‘training session’ based on what we’ve developed with the elite squad I’ve been working with in Durban.
It will include:
Macro and micro problem solving tasks
Blindfold (disorientation) work
Adrenalized hypoxic breath hold.
This takes 2 hrs to run and costs R300pp.
I hope this gives you a better idea of what this whole thing is all about and ideally piques your interest to come and share in what we’ve learned.
1 December - East London
2 December - Port Elizabeth
3 December - St Francis Bay
4 December - Stillbaai
5 December - Cape Town
6 December - Cape Town
7 December - Cape Town
18 December - George
19 December - Plett