A consecutive 2 days learning program by our team of Bluenery Academy certified instructors:
DAY 1: “CONNECT TO WATER”
“Bluenery Academy welcomes you to an introduction to freediving in the legendary bay of Villefranche-sur-mer.
This course is suited to all levels, no matter how familiar you are with the ocean : we provide an easy and efficient way to enter the underwater world.
During your first day, you will discover breathing and relaxation methods – exclusively developed by Guillaume Néry, and our entire team of certified instructors.
You will learn how to clear your ears underwater and practice one of the more relaxing disciplines of freediving : Free Immersion.
Your instructor will accompany you at all times regardless of depth, to give you the confidence and security to explore freely.
Learning objectives :
-Prepare your dives by using conscious breathing and relaxation techniques, an introduction to the Bluenery breathe-up.
-Start practising equalization : clearing your ears underwater.
-Train your first breath-holds.
Welcome to the world of freediving!
DAY 2: “GO FURTHER”
This course is designed for you to become more and more comfortable in the open water.
The day starts with a relaxing yoga class suited to all levels – a great warm-up and an excellent complement to freediving, as both disciplines place special emphasis on the breath.
Your morning stretch is followed by relaxation exercises, and breath-training.
Before going in the ocean, you will learn more about human-water connection, as we review the Diving Response – fascinating physiological adjustments triggered by underwater submersion.
During the water session, you will continue to practice Free Immersion, and discover another freediving discipline called Constant Weight, where divers descend and ascend by finning only, without pulling on the guide rope.
You will also train your duck-dive, a technique used to leave the surface and start your dive in an efficient and relaxed way.
Learning objectives :
-Refine your breath-up technique
-Become familiar with the Mammalian Dive Response
-Practise Free Immersion and Constant Weight
-Train your duck-dive
Keep learning the basics of freediving, and let yourself go !
The morning session starts at 8.45 am and ends at 1pm. Small groups only (maximum 3 students).
8.45 am: Meet your instructor for an introduction to freediving, followed by an open water session in the bay of Villefranche-sur-mer. The spot is a 10min boat ride from the harbour.
1pm: Back to the harbour, end of the course.
The afternoon session starts at 2.30pm and ends at 7pm. Small groups only (maximum 3 students).
2.30 pm: Meet your instructor for an introduction to freediving followed by an open water practice in the bay of Villefranche-sur-mer. The spot is a 10min boat ride from the harbour.
7pm: Back to the harbour, end of the session.
IMPORTANT and MANDATORY: At least 72 hours before your first freediving course, we kindly ask you to send us a medical certificate of non contraindication to the practice of sport. This document has to be provided by a doctor and less than 3 months old.
On your first training day at Bluenery Academy, please meet your instructor at the location and time noted on your course confirmation receipt. Please bring with you :
– a valid ID card or passport and your course confirmation
– Swimming suit and towel
– Sun protection, soap-shower gel.
– For minors, parental authorization to participate to the freediving course will be required.
Insurance: A Civil Liability (CL) insurance is mandatory in France to practice freediving.
If you don’t have a civil liability insurance, or a personal diving insurance, you will have to take out an individual diving insurance available from our insurer DAN Europe. Please remember to bring a means of payment (7,04€/day).
During the open water session, your personal belongings will be kept in our facilities. Please keep your valuables at home (Bluenery Academy will not be held responsible for any damages or losses).