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 2112 Armory Drive, Santa Rosa, CA  |  707-542-3100   |

Introduction to North Coast Freediving

Most freediving courses are geared after the Mediterranean model done in deep, warm water. Even the PADI program has expanded their approach to meet the tropical model. So we have designed our own program applying those same tried and proven practices, while incorporating the unique demands of colder, north coast diving. We will meet at the dive location @ 8:30 am and start with a discussion, followed by a freedive. The dive could last from 1-3 hours depending on everyone’s stamina and ocean conditions.

Prerequisites: Minimum age 15. Please print and fill out prior to equipment check at SEALS

Course content: Learn to think like a diver, dive planning, evaluating conditions, planning for emergencies, diving hazards, communication, fishing regulations and laws , breathing techniques, equalizing, weight check , proper use of equipment and more.

Your safety is important to us. Before signing up, please print and fill out this Medical Form
To participate you must have adequate swimming skills, be in good physical health, and properly fill out a medical questionnaire.

  • Please note: a medical evaluation by your doctor may be required to properly complete the medical form. Please complete the medical questionnaire first, so you have time to schedule a doctor's appointment, if needed. 
  • There are no refunds for failing to properly complete the medical form.

Cancellation Policy
We ask that you are committed to your dates before you sign up for class. You may cancel or change the date up to 3 weeks prior to your class date with a 4% processing fee. Any cancelations or date changes after the 3-week cut off will incur a $50 fee per student. Starting 1 week prior to your class date there are no refunds for cancelations or transfers. Failure to show up or call will forfeit your tuition. If you do not complete all your skills in the pool, or Open Water Dives. Private Dives can be scheduled at an additional cost. Tuition is non-refundable once your class begins, completed or not. 
Please review the medical form before signing up. Rescheduling due to needing a physician's release is subject to our policy above.

Please call the shop for available dates 707-542-3100

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Ability to swim and tread water and basic snorkeling skills.
Requirements: Basic equipment needed: Low volume mask, streamline non-purge snorkel, long free dive fins, 5mm or 7mm wet suit, hood, neoprene socks and gloves, weight belt and lead. This is the preferred gear for optimal performance but other styles can work for this introduction. Bring your personal freediving gear into SEALS for evaluation if you plan on using it in the class. If you need to rent the basic gear for your class we have a special weekend rate for $50 for class students. Other recommended equipment: Freedive watch, float line, float, line cutting tool or knife, safety whistle, SMB (surface marker buoy), game stow. Optional equipment: Fishing license if hunting, hunting gear. Release of liability , Medical Form , Freediver Safe Practices

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.