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FREEDIVING COURSES

Apnea Academy Level 1

This beginner stage of free diving training is by far the most important, setting up the base of aquaticity and knowledge for your free diving career...

Learn how to dive to 20m, extend your breath hold times and explore the oceans on a single breath! 

The Apnea Level 1 program is a three day course in freediving that will give you a solid foundation into all aspects of the sport including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Freediving techniques, equipment and skills
  • Recreation and competition freediving
  • Nutrition
  • Yoga
  • Underwater photography skills, and much more!

Cost: $600AUD

Pre-requisites: Must be able to swim, have had previous snorkeling experience and medically fit (see below). Minimum age is 16 yrs.

Course Structure: 3 days

Dive Medical

You will be asked to complete a medical deceleration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is contradiction to freediving you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical.

 Please see the "Whats On" page to view courses locations and dates...

 Constant weight training in Tonga

Constant weight training in Tonga

Apnea Academy Levels 2 and 3

Want more? Experience a new level of freedive training...

Combined with more advanced knowledge and tecniques the Apnea Acadamy Level 2 and 3 programs will give you the skills to achieve up to 40m dives and experience new level of aquaticity!

These four day programs will explore more advanced skills in:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Equalizing
  • Streamlining and Technical Work
  • All freediving disciplines including variable weight training
  • Advanced Training, Equipment, Competition Diving and much more!

 Cost: $790AUD

Pre-requisites: Have completed Apnea Level 1 or equivalent and be medically fit (see below). Minimum age is 16 yrs.

Course Structure: 4 days

Dive Medical

You will be asked to complete a medical deceleration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is contradiction to freediving you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical.

 Please see the "Whats On" page to view courses locations and dates...

 Breathing up during a training session off Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW - Photo courtesy of Alex Frings Photography

Breathing up during a training session off Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW - Photo courtesy of Alex Frings Photography

 Training in Egypts "Blue Hole" - Photo courtesy of Tamoka Fukuda

Training in Egypts "Blue Hole" - Photo courtesy of Tamoka Fukuda

FSR Course

(Freediving Safety and Rescue)

Cases of freedivers blacking out or having hypoxic episodes are a common occurrence. Would you know what to do? Say your buddy coughs up blood on the surface. How would you respond?

The One Ocean International FSR course teaches students to react appropriately and calmly in an emergency situation. 

Whatever your experience level is, whether you are an experienced competition freediver, spearfisherman, freedive photographer, enjoy the weekend swim or have just got into the sport this course will teach you the skills to be able to look after yourself and others in the water.

 

Course Overview: 

The FSR Course will cover a broad range of topics from Anatomy and Physiology, Freediving Medicine, Freediving Emergencies, Emergency First Aid, Remote Area Care, Oxygen Delivery, In Water Rescues, Basic Life Support, Emergency Medical Equipment, First Aid Kits and much more… 

The course will be broken up into 3 in-depth and interactive theory sessions, 2 confined water practical sessions and 2 realistic and fun scenario based open water sessions to put the students to the test…

Each student will receive:

  • A DAN Advanced First Aid Certificate
  • A certificate of attendance detailing; subjects covered, practical scenarios and hours attended. All emergency medicine taught is in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. 

 

Maximum Students: 4

Cost: $650

Pre- requisites: 

Must be able to swim, have had previous freediving experience and be medically fit (see below). Minimum age is 16.

Course Structure:  2.5 Days

What is supplied?

  • Freediving mask, weight belt and weights.
  • First Aid Equipment
  • 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.

One Ocean International has a broad range of freediving equipment, to maxamise your enjoyment and performance we recommend you purchase your own freediving equipment that best suits your needs, talk to your instructor for more information.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to freediving you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. 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.

 

 

WATERMANSHIP COURSES

Basic Watermanship Course

Have you ever stood at the edge of the ocean and thought, “I wish I could just have fun playing in the surf and not be so scared of it…”, or have you been in a dangerous situation in the ocean or even had a near drowning experience and not moved through the fear of it…

This is why the Ocean Confidence course was designed…  to help people overcome their fears and get back in the ocean with a big smile on their face!

Course Overview:

The Ocean Confidence program is designed to give students the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy the ocean environment safely; whether it be deep ocean drop offs, open surf beaches or rocky points.

Through a series of theory lectures backed up by fun, challenging and realistic based confined water training , encompassing individual experiences and local beach conditions, students are given the knowledge and skills to feel right at home in the ocean.

“Irrational fear can render a person useless and lead to dangerous situations… with knowledge and skills this irrational fear is removed…”

Practical training covers areas such as:

·       Breath Hold

·       Swimming in the surf

·       Marine environment hazard identification

·       Ocean preparedness 

·       Sea Survival

·       First aid and Rescue

·       Panic / Fear management

Cost: AU$300

Pre- requisites: Must be able to swim and be medically fit (see below). Minimum age is 16.

Course Structure:  1 Day

What is supplied?

·       Freediving mask and Flotation aids

·       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.

Booking Requirements: Bookings on request only with a minimum of 4 students.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. 

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.

Please see the "Whats On" page to view courses locations and dates...

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Intermediate Watermanship Course

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 This course is designed for surfers who want to feel more comfortable in the surf and understand more about the skills needed to get out of situations like being stuck on the inside or long hold downs.

 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

Pre- requisites: Must be able to swim, have had previous surfing experience and be medically fit (See Below). Minimum age is 16.

Cost: AUD$500

Course Structure:  2 Days

The course also explores aspects of freediving, introducing surfers to some great training tecniques and super awesome flat day fun!

 Dive Medical

You will be asked to complete a medical deceleration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is contradiction to freediving you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical.

Please see the "Whats On" page to view courses locations and dates...

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Advanced Watermanship Course

For some of the water(wo)man population, its all about pushing the limits and surfing the biggest waves, windsurfing the most challenging conditions or paddling the longest open ocean distances… Its for this elite population of athletes that the Advanced Water(wo)manship Course was developed, to offer the best training to get athletes achieving their goals.

Course Overview:

By fine tuning existing watermanship skills, pushing beyond perceived limits of endurance, working as a tight knit team and analyzing and learning from past situations combined with exploring the reactions the human body goes through whilst in stressful situations like big wave hold downs and breaking this down step by step to give the student an insight into the actual processes that are taking place are just few of the key elements that make this course so unique.

To make sure that students are getting the best quality training each Advanced Course involves expert tuition from a guest instructor specializing in the fields like; freediving, professional life saving, big wave surfing, windsurfing or open ocean paddling. 

Training covers areas such as:

  • Breath Hold 
  • Specialized Training Techniques
  • White Water Swimming
  • Sea Survival
  • First aid and Rescue
  • Planning and Preparedness 
  • Mental Focusing Techniques

Pre- requisites: Must be able to swim, have had previous surfing experience, have had previous formal training in freediving or watermanship and be medically fit (see below).

Minimum age is 16.

Cost: AUD$750

Course Structure:  3 Days

 What is supplied?

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

What you need to bring?

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

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. 

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.

Please see the "Whats On" page to view courses locations and dates...

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

 The final day of a Specialist Waterman Program in Victoria with guest instructor, big wave charger - Skeeta Derham

The final day of a Specialist Waterman Program in Victoria with guest instructor, big wave charger - Skeeta Derham

Specialist Watermanship Program

What is your discipline? Is it Surfing? Surf photography? Freediving? Ocean swimming? or do you just like to push your self in the ocean? What ever your discipline is, the Specialist Waterman Program will contextualise the training to suit your needs and give you the broadest training in general watermanship possible.

The program covers principals from the freediving, FSR and watermanship courses. The training, equipment, location and assistant instructors will vary from program to program because each course is specifically designed for the attending students.

Pre Requisites: Must be physically fi, medically fitt and have good knowledge of general watermanship, e.g. surf, freedive, ocean swim, life guard or shoot in the ocean regularly. No prior training in watermanship, surf survival, breath hold or freediving is necessary.

Minimum age is 16.

Course Duration: 3 Days

Cost: $750

Booking Requirements: Bookings on request only with a minimum of 4 students.

What is supplied?

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

What you need to bring?

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

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. 

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 Specialist Waterman Program please email; info@oneoceaninternational.org

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Aquaticity for children

In Australia, children are exposed to far more risky ocean conditions than in other counties. Rips, undertows, currents, deep water, large waves are not an un common occurrence.

For this reason Aquaticity for children was developed, to prepare children both physically and mentally for the ocean. 

The principal aim of this course is to teach children to overcome their natural suspicion of the water by learning to go safely underwater.  Instruction is facilitated by using games and activities that children enjoy, and the instructor encourages the children to use their imagination.

 

As children develop they begin to understand that there are both predictable and unpredictable events.  With the increase in age the level of awareness, coordination and ways of thinking and perceiving all change, as does reasoning ability and judgement.  The ability to take into consideration and coordinate several different factors gives birth to a new consciousness that separates the child from the previous way of considering each concept separately. 

The objective of the course will be to extend these capacities whilst conveying the meaning of the exercises.

The program proposes exercises that are even vaguely competitive, such as the pursuit of a maximum time or distance. Instead we promote the other aspects, such as listening to the body’s sensations and signals, communication with the companion, and breathing technique, all in the pursuit of maximum safety and enjoyment.

ADVANTAGES FOR CHILDREN

Develop physical capacity

  • Improve vital capacity of respiratory system.
  • Develop control of breathing.
  • Gradual adaptation of thermal regulation, since water is an environment that involves rapid body cooling.

Improve physique and coordination

  • Strength, such as is necessary for surfing and ocean swimming.
  • Flexibility and mobility, e.g. in the shoulders in order to improve hydrodynamics.
  • Coordination in exercises of disassociation between arms and legs.

Develop powers of perception

  • Feel the body’s weight in water.
  • Feel the propulsive force of a movement.
  • Learn to feel the amplitude of the finstroke.

Control of emotions that can create dangerous situations

  • The desire to return to breathing.
  • Forms of panic and fear.
  • Claustrophobia.

Develop a respect for nature

Understanding of important laws of physics such as the Archimedes Principal and Boyles Law.

Age: 10 - 15

Duration: 1 Day (Special arrangements can be made on request to split the course up into three sessions)

Cost: $300

Maximum Course Number: 6

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)
  • Fins
  • Water
  • Zink/sunscreen 

Booking Requirements: Bookings on request only with a minimum number of 4 students. 

 

One Ocean International has a broad range of freediving equipment, to maxamise your enjoyment and performance we recommend you purchase your own freediving equipment that best suits your needs, talk to your instructor for more information.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration and unless you suffer a medical condition that is contradiction to freediving you will not be required to complete a medical examination. Students with contradicting medical conditions will be required to undergo a dive medical.

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