Blue Immersion teach the sport of Freediving with SSI and Molchanov certifications. In our opinion those two education systems are the very best and this is why:
As soon as you register for your Freediving training, you will have access to online manuals and exams from home. You can then study the theory at your own pace before heading to Blue Immersion. This allow the instructors to focus more on the practical part of your training. You will have more time to practice static breath hold, perfect your swimming technique in the pool before going in the sea. The more you understand about the physiology of the sport, the more confident you will fell.
-Smart Phone App:
The app gives you access to all your Freediving certifications so you don’t need to worry about losing your plastic cards anymore and you make a favor to the environment. The courses are available in lots of languages. The app include many features like Freediving photos, videos, feeds of other students, discussion forums, research engine to find your next Freediving instructors and more…
-Freediving Student records:
Freediving is a sport that require patience. In case you do not complete few part of your course, all your results will be register digitally for your next freediving instructor. You will not have to listen or study the same theory or repeat skills that you already comfortable with.This allow all students to continue their education anywhere at their own past.
Freediving Teaching experience:
SSI Freediving education is represent in more than 110 countries with over 2.500 schools around the world. Finding a place to train or to work as instructor will never be your problem. The student manuals are available in 30 different languages.
Molchanov Freediving education was create by the two World champions Alexey and Natalia Molchanov. The athletes who made so many break through with freediving techniques and physiology. The skills and theory in the courses are by far the best we ever seen. All courses included a ‘’Base training” which is your training exercises for after your course. The training schedule is update every week so you never stop learning.
WHY DIVING CERTIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT:
All sports can be potentially dangerous and Freediving is not an exception. Martial arts, swimming, football, athleticism and all other sports rules and education are regulate by agencies. Few years ago Freediving was not regulated and potentially dangerous because it did not have teaching rules and standard techniques for students and athletes. Some schools were teaching unsafe techniques such as hyperventilation to make breath hold easier but more dangerous, valsalva equalization and deep exhale dives that are dangerous for your lungs etc …Unfortunately Freediving is still a new sport and some independent organisation might still use techniques that are not safe for you.
THE AGENCIES WHO REGULATE DIVING ACTIVITIES:
-The ISO (International Organization of Standardization). They began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London and decided to create a new international organization ‘to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’. ISO specifies minimum program content requirements for training organizations such as scuba diving and Freediving.
-The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) was founded in 1999 and is dedicated to creating minimum diving standards for the various diving certification agencies across the world.
-The European Underwater Federation (EUF) is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of diver training organisations.
If those agencies do not recognized the certification you are getting in your next Freediving school, that simply show a lack of quality in their teaching methods and knowledge of the sport. You might learn techniques that are dangerous for you and might not be able to continue your diving training in your country without paying for the same course again. The most well known internationally recognised certifications are SSI and PADI as you probably know. But there is many others which specialised in Freediving too. We listed it for you:
THE FREEDIVING CERTIFICATIONS THAT ARE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED:
-SSI – PADI – MOLCHANOV – APNEA ACADEMY – CMAS – FII– PFI – AIDA – RAID –