Freediving in Aqaba


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Freediving Courses & training in Aqaba/Jordan

Abood Freediver, teaching Freediving Courses in Jordan-Aqaba-Red Sea.

We also conduct workshops and coaching on advanced equalization, free-immersion technique, monofin technique, and all of the freediving disciplines

What is Freediving?

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Broadly, any diving that doesn’t involve breathing apparatus is considered “freediving.” In this sense, snorkeling, skin diving and even swimming underwater with no equipment at all are freediving.
As it has advanced, however, more serious freediving has separated as a distinct underwater activity

Freediving differs from casual skin diving and snorkeling in at least three fundamental ways:

- Freediving emphasizes the physical and mental performance of the sport. It is more inwardly focused, and more athletic. For many freedivers, this is the primary characteristic that attracts them to the sport.
- Freedivers use equipment that differs from similar equipment used by snorkelers, skin divers and scuba divers, and they use some of it somewhat differently.
- Freediving involves much longer breathholds and deeper depths.

Freediving is an entirely different way to experience the underwater world. You’ll dive deeper, stay down longer,
and feel part of the ocean itself.
Freediving can also be a competitive sport.
Divers around the world train for years to set world records in deffrent disciplines, like (static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight freediving).

Why Do I Need a Freediving Course?

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There is a lot to know about safety and physiology. A non-trained freediver risks ear, sinus, and lung injuries, blackouts, and could potentially drown.
An experienced, insured freediving instructor can help you advance your skills and avoid serious risks.
If you already have some freediving experience, the expert techniques taught by our Freediving instructors can help you quickly increase depth and time underwater but also enhance your personal and buddy-related safety skills.

people are learn freediving for a different reasons, but there are five general ones you hear often.

1- Relaxation and peace. Being underwater holding your breath and “weightless” is a great stress reducer. It helps people relax and be “in the moment.” Many freedivers say that the “free” in “freediving” doesn’t just mean free of gear, but free of the outside world.
2- Simplicity. Because it involves less gear, it’s easier to have your gear with you and there’s less involved with going freediving than other watersports. This often makes freediving more spontaneous and accessible than other watersports, including scuba diving.
3- Close to nature. Freedivers move quietly and quickly through the underwater world, much like they belong there. You can get much closer to many shy organisms than you can by most other means, including conventional scuba.

4- Challenge and competition. For some, freediving is about the challenge – internal competition in which you try to improve your own performance, and/or external competition with other freedivers. It is one of the few forms of competitive diving.
5- Journey into yourself. All forms of freediving require you to learn about yourself, your body and how you think. It is a process of keeping fi t and growing – a journey – that continues as long as you freedive. For most freedivers, this is a primary – or at least important – reason for freediving, regardless of what else attracts them to the sport.

Freediving in Gulf of Aqaba/Red Sea

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Why freediving in the Gulf of Aqaba - Red Sea?

The Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea is characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the year, ranging from 21° in winter to 27° in summer. As is known, the visibility in the waters of the Red Sea is clear, as it can be seen meters up to a distance of approximately 30 What is distinguished in the Gulf of Aqaba is the lack of high waves, which may be annoying to some freediving practitioners, in addition to the lack of water currents.

Who should take the freediving course?

Freediving is about inward power,
discipline and control.
If you've always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.
Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.
Ask us how to schedule your next dive course!

What will you learn in the Freediving Course?

  1. Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
  2. Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal - static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
  3. Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight freedive of 10 _16 metres/30 _48 feet.

Contact us and get the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app. The Touch is an interactive study tool that gives you the background information you need to freedive safely and allows you to learn at your own pace. Your Instructor will check on your progress and make sure you understand important freediving information.

Next Step in Diving:
Advanced Freediver

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Discover Freediving

you will learn by this program,
some basics of freediving skills
which you need to freedive
5 - 7 M Discover Freediving
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Fun freediving

fun freediving tour
from the shore for
certified freedivers Fun freediving
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Freediver course

you will learn by the PADI freediver
course the skills which make you able
to freedive 16 M Freediver course
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Basic freediver course

you will learn through
the PADI basic freediver course
all skills which you need to be a freediver Basic freediver course
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Training session

any certified freediver
needs to take a training session
with a PADI freediving instructor. Training session
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Advanced freediver

you will learn through
PADI Advanced freediver course
How to freedive up to 24 M comfortable Advanced freediver

How is the freediving in the red sea like & what I can see?

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The Red Sea is one of the world's premier diving and snorkeling destinations, and its warm waters and rich biodiversity make it particularly appealing to freedivers.

what you can expect when freediving in the Red Sea?

The Red Sea is renowned for its exceptional visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet). This clear water allows freedivers to explore underwater landscapes with great clarity, It is also home to some of the most beautiful and diverse coral reefs in the world. These reefs are teeming with colorful coral formations and a variety of marine life, including fish, rays and invertebrates, It houses a wide range of marine species, including tropical fish, reef sharks, dolphins and turtles. It is a paradise for underwater photographers and nature lovers, is dotted with historical shipwrecks, providing interesting sites for freedivers to explore. Some popular wrecks include the SS Thistlegorm and the Blue Hole in Dahab, warm waters make it a year-round destination for freediving. Water temperatures remain relatively constant, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius (72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit).

what can I see & make me enjoy freediving in Aqaba?

The Gulf of Aqaba offers unique underwater landscapes, including coral pinnacles and canyons,
These geological formations provide interesting environments for freedivers to explore, and popular freediving sites in the Gulf of Aqaba include the Japanese Garden,
the Cedar Pride wreck, two different aircraft wrecks, and the recently sunken Military Museum, These sites are famous for their easy access and the diverse marine life they host.

Frequently Answered Question

How long is a Basic freediving Course?

The duration of a freediving course can vary depending on the level and intensity of the course, as well as the organization offering it Typically, basic freediving courses for beginners can range from one to three days, covering essential theory, safety procedures, breathing techniques, and introductory practical sessions in confined water (e.g., swimming pool). Basic freediver course Freediver Course
Advanced courses may span several days to weeks, with more in-depth training, practice sessions in open water environments, and possibly certification requirements. Some organizations offer extended courses that last several weeks or even months for those seeking professional-level certifications or instructor training. Advanced freediver

What is the NO 1 rule in freediving?

The number one rule in freediving is safety. Safety should always be the top priority for anyone engaging in freediving activities This includes understanding and adhering to proper techniques, equipment usage, buddy procedures, depth limits, and always diving within one's limits. Additionally, being aware of environmental conditions, such as currents and visibility, and having a reliable buddy system in place are crucial aspects of ensuring safety in freediving. Ultimately, the goal is to enjoy the sport while minimizing risks and prioritizing personal well-being and that of others.

What is the best training for freediving?

The best training for freediving encompasses a combination of physical conditioning, breath-hold techniques, mental preparation, and safety education. like Breath-Hold Techniques, Physical Fitness, Equalization Techniques, Safety and Rescue Skills, Mental Preparation...etcMore info about Freediving training

Is freediving good for lungs?

Freediving can have positive effects on lung function and respiratory health, but it's essential to approach it safely and gradually, especially if you're new to the sport.

how freediving can potentially benefit the lungsClick to read How does it happend

How do I find freediving buddy?

You can Find a reliable freediving buddy in this places.
Local Freediving Clubs or Groups: Look for local freediving clubs, groups, or communities in your area. These organizations often host training sessions, social events, and group dives where you can meet other freedivers and potential buddies.
Freediving Courses and Workshops: Attend freediving courses, workshops, or certification programs offered by certified instructors or training agencies. These courses often involve practical training sessions with other participants, providing opportunities to connect with fellow freedivers who may become potential buddies.
Online Forums and Social Media: Join online forums, social media groups, and communities dedicated to freediving. Websites like Reddit, Facebook, or specialized freediving forums allow you to connect with other freedivers, ask questions, and seek out potential buddies in your area or for specific dive trips.
Local Dive Shops: Visit local dive shops or dive centers that offer freediving equipment, training, or activities. These establishments may have bulletin boards, events, or networking opportunities where you can meet other freedivers and find potential buddies.
Attend Freediving Events or Competitions: Participate in freediving events, competitions, or gatherings in your region. These events attract freedivers of all levels and provide opportunities to meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for the sport.
Ask Within Your Network: Reach out to friends, family members, or acquaintances who may have an interest in freediving or know someone who does. You might be surprised to find potential buddies within your existing social circle.

How far can beginner freediving?

For most beginners who are just starting out in the sport, it's common to see distances ranging from 25 meters (approximately 82 feet) to 50 meters (approximately 164 feet) or more in a controlled environment such as a swimming pool. However, it's important to note that these distances are not set benchmarks and can vary greatly from person to person.

As beginners progress in their freediving training and gain more experience, they may gradually increase their dynamic apnea distances over time through consistent practice, proper technique refinement, and physical conditioning. It's essential for beginners to focus on safety, relaxation, and building a solid foundation of breath-hold skills before attempting longer distances or deeper dives.

Does PADI do freediving?

Yes, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offers freediving courses and certifications alongside its scuba diving programs. PADI has developed a comprehensive freediving curriculum designed for individuals of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced freedivers. PADI freediving courses typically cover essential topics such as breath-hold techniques, safety procedures, equalization methods, relaxation, and diving physiology. Courses are conducted by certified PADI Freediver Instructors who provide instruction, guidance, and supervision throughout the training. PADI freediving courses are structured to cater to the needs of recreational freedivers, spearfishers, and individuals interested in exploring the underwater world without scuba equipment. Upon successful completion of a PADI freediving course, participants receive certifications indicating their proficiency in freediving skills and knowledge. PADI's entry-level freediving course is called the Freediver course, which introduces students to the fundamentals of freediving and lays the groundwork for safe and enjoyable breath-hold diving experiences. As students progress, PADI offers advanced freediving courses, specialty courses, and instructor-level training for those interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in the sport. Whether you're a beginner looking to explore freediving for the first time or an experienced diver seeking to enhance your skills, PADI offers a range of freediving courses to suit your interests and goals. It's important to train with certified instructors and reputable training agencies like PADI to ensure a safe and enriching freediving experience.

What is the difference between Basic freediver & freediver?

The terms "Basic Freediver" and "Freediver" are not standard designations used in freediving certifications or terminology. However, I can provide an explanation based on common usage and understanding within the context of freediving.

Basic Freediver: it's an introduction to freediving for the complete beginner. It aims to develop the skills, knowledge and safety procedures necessary to enjoy freediving safely within the student limits of experience. The PADI Basic Freediver course is not aimed for competitive freediving but more for recreational freediving. usually the particpant learn essential freediving skills in confined water, such as static apnea and dynamic apnea.

Freediver is the first step into freediving, The course is designed to prepare the particpants to freedive in the dynamic open ocean conditions. the particpant learn and practice fundamental skills so they can freedive safely and efficiently. After completing the course the particpant will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one of a responsible and competent buddy team. This is a comprehensive course where the particpants are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

How deep is the PADI level 1 freediver?

The PADI Basic Freediver course, which is often referred to as Level 1, does not have a specific depth requirement for certification. Instead, the course focuses on developing foundational skills and knowledge to safely and confidently engage in freediving activities. During the PADI Basic Freediver course, participants typically learn essential freediving skills such as breath-hold techniques, equalization methods, relaxation, and safety procedures. Practical sessions may include static apnea (breath-holding while stationary), dynamic apnea (swimming underwater on a single breath), and basic open water freediving skills. While there isn't a set depth requirement for the Basic Freediver certification, participants are typically introduced to freediving in confined water environments such as swimming pools or shallow open water settings. The emphasis is on mastering fundamental skills and building confidence before progressing to deeper dives. After completing the PADI Basic Freediver course, participants receive a certification indicating their proficiency in basic freediving skills. It's important to note that certification as a PADI Basic Freediver Level 1 does not necessarily mean that a diver has reached a specific depth, but rather that they have demonstrated competence in essential skills and knowledge for safe freediving practices.

How long does freediving training takes?

The duration of freediving training can vary depending on several factors, including the level of training, individual progress, and the specific curriculum of the course or program.
Basic/Entry-Level Courses: Basic freediving courses designed for beginners usually range from one to three days in duration. These courses cover essential theory, safety procedures, breathing techniques, and introductory practical sessions in confined water (e.g., swimming pool). The duration may vary depending on the training organization and the depth of material covered.
Intermediate Courses: Intermediate-level freediving courses typically span several days to a week, providing more in-depth training and practice sessions in open water environments. These courses build upon the skills learned in basic courses and may cover topics such as advanced breath-hold techniques, equalization methods, and deeper dives.
Advanced Courses: Advanced freediving courses can extend from several days to weeks, with intensive training and practice sessions aimed at enhancing freediving skills, depth capabilities, and safety awareness. Advanced courses may focus on specific aspects of freediving, such as deep equalization, advanced rescue techniques, or competitive freediving strategies.
Specialty Courses: Specialty freediving courses, such as spearfishing or underwater photography, may vary in duration depending on the specific focus and depth of material covered. These courses often build upon the skills learned in basic or intermediate courses and may range from a few days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the subject matter.
Professional-Level Training: For those seeking to become certified freediving instructors or pursue professional-level certifications, training programs may span several weeks or months. These programs include comprehensive theoretical instruction, practical teaching exercises, and evaluation components to ensure competency in instructing and mentoring other freedivers.

How long is a freediving Course?

This entry-level course typically takes around 2 to 3 days to complete. It covers the basics of freediving, including safety procedures, breathing techniques, and diving fundamentals. Freediver Course

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