Epic times in Belize! 

Epic times in Belize! 

It’s been an amazing journey so far, meeting many inspirational people and diving some great locations, but there is work to do… so at the moment I am with Josh Knox from Sails and Sandals with his yacht “Kuhela” on the Rio Dulce, Fronteras, Guatemala doing some maintenance and getting ready to store her for the hurricane season.

 Sailing up the Rio Dulce

Sailing up the Rio Dulce

Next stop… El Salvador!

*Courses for Bocus del Toro, Costa Rica and Trinidad will be happening Nov – Dec, specific dates are to be confirmed.

One Ocean will be running surf survival courses in El Salvador beginning around the 27th September starting at El Zonte and K59 and running for 1 week.

Surf Survival El Salvador

Whether you are a beginner paddling out for the first time or an experienced surfer towing in to your first 15ft bomb, this course will give you the confidence.

The aim of the surf survival program is to give candidates the knowledge, skill and confidence to enjoy themselves in the ocean, whilst keeping themselves and others safe.

 The count down! 

The count down! 

Course Overview:

Courses are designed to enhance students existing waterman skills in a relaxed, fun and safe atmosphere.

This is done by exploring the reactions the human body goes through whilst in stressfull situations like big wave holdowns, and breaking this down step by step to give the student an insight into the actual processes that are taking place.

This theory is then backed up by fun, challenging and realistic based training in a safe environment to put this knowledge into practice.

Practical training covers areas such as:

  • Breath Hold
  • Sea Survival
  • First aid and     Rescue
  • Panic / Fear     management

Cost: US$150 (discounts are applicable if the course is filled)

Maximum Students: 4

Pre- requisites?

·         Must be able to swim, have had previous surfing experience and be medically fit (see below).

Dates:

 Disorientation Drill

Disorientation Drill

27th September – 4th October 2013

Course Structure:  1 Day

  • Theory – 2.5     hours
  • Lunch – 30 min
  • Practical – 4     Hours

What is supplied?

  • Freediving mask,     weight belt and weights.
  • Tea, water and     juice
  • Fruit

What you need to bring?

  • Towel
  • wetsuit (board     shorts/bikini and radiator minimum)
  • water
  • zink/sunscreen
  • pen and notepad
  • lunch.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship training you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Medical conditions that are of concern are: lung conditions, heart condition, epilepsy, diabetes, any ear problems or any other major medical conditions.

If you are in any doubt regarding your medical eligibility please don’t hesitate to contact One Ocean.

For more information on the upcoming events please contact Joe at info@oneoceaninternational.org.

Whats Next???

When Josh and I return to the yacht in the middle of October we will be heading to Utila…

Watermanship Training Utila!

Whether you want to feel more confident in the ocean, understand the marine environment better or learn the art of diving on a single breath this course will give you the skills…

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Course Overview

These unique 1 and 2 day courses are designed to deliver students a broad range of knowledge and skills in ocean adventure and exploration!

Some topics to be covered are:

·         Freediving

·         Sea Survival and Ocean Awareness

·         First Aid

·         Fish Identification and Marine Education

·         Underwater Photography and much more…

 Good bottom time brings in the fish for great photos... 

Good bottom time brings in the fish for great photos... 

Cost: To Be Confirmed

Dates: 27th October – 4th November (Weather Dependent)

Pre-requisites?

•             Must be able to swim, have had previous surfing experience and be medically fit (see below).

Course Structure:  1 and 2 day courses

1st Day: 0900 - 1600

·         Theory – 2.5 hours

·         Tea Break – 30 min

·         Practical – 4 Hours

·         Lunch – 45 min

2nd day: 0900 - 1600

·         Theory – 1.5 hours

 Lone Barracuda  

Lone Barracuda  

·         Tea Break – 20min

·         Practical – 4 Hours

·         Lunch – 45 min

What is supplied?

·         Freediving mask, snorkel weight belt and weights.

·         Tea, water and juice

·         Fruit

What you need to bring?

·         Towel

·         Wetsuit or board shorts/bikini

·         water

·         zink/sunscreen

·         pen and notepad

·         lunch.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship training you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Medical conditions that are of concern are: lung conditions, heart condition, epilepsy, diabetes, any ear problems or any other major medical conditions.

If you are in any doubt regarding your medical eligibility please don’t hesitate to contact One Ocean.

For more information on the upcoming events please contact Joe at info@oneoceaninternational.org.

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