Survival Apnea and Open Water Training Program

The main objective of this program is to bring a full training where you are instructed by the best of the best in each of their sector. Free diving, Apnea, Open Water Swimming, Rescue Techniques and Surfing. All situations that you may experience in every day ocean activities. It’s expected that you end the program being able to fell really safe and comfortable in the water, no matter the weather conditions and strength that the ocean may present you.


Our strength is found in our experience instructors. Each of them have international certifications in their specifically sector: International Red Cross Water Rescuer, Lifeguard & Swimming Red Cross instructor, Apnea Total, Molchanovs, Survival Apnea, Xpt Performance Breathing Coach, ISLA (International Surf & Lifeguarding Association)


During this Course, Freediving Costa Rica™ & Survival Apnea™ will take people through the amazing world of Conscious breathing and Breath Holding.

This Course was designed by Freedivers and Big wave Surfers. Gathering both communities' knowledge, you will learn and experience the true power of breath and human potential.


The course starts with Basic Freediving Theory and knowledge, in order to build a solid Foundation and understanding before jumping into the physical practice.

Afterwards, we will have a Breathing and Breath holding dry session and we will finish the experience with a full swimming pool session (2 to 3 hours approx).


Speaking of the Open Water, Private and group Swimming teams with international Red Cross Certificate Lifeguard and Instructor that swim and work in this waters every day. You will have a first theoretical short Lesson about how the sea works but more in particular how it behaves at the spots where you will swim. Afterwards, they can take you as far as you feel comfortable to the inside of Costa Rica Pacific Ocean. Its a 1-1:30 hours swim in the shore or inside beach where swimming instructor and lifeguards will teach you theoretical and practical knowledge of the beaches while having an incredible experience of swimming deep inside open waters.


6 Days Survival Apnea and Open Water Training Program

Package Highlights:

-4 Night Accommodation in Hotel La Posada

-2 Surf Lessons

-Full Daily Breakfast


-Full Equipment

-Welcome Smoothie

-Surf Boards Rental


ApneaTraining Highlights (6hrs Total):


-  Plan for the day: our focus and goals

 - Introduction to Freediving disciplines

 - Freediving as a tool to develop Self Awareness and Self Control

 - Freediving Physiology: how does our body work during Apnea?

 -  "The Breath Journey": The 4 stages of Breath Holding

 - Urge to breathe

 - Diving Reflex

 - Breathing and breath holding dry session

 - Breathing techniques and Training

 - How to use 100% of our Lung Capacity

 - Diaphragmatic Stretch

- Swimming pool session: Full Co2 Tolerance training

- Surf Specific Training drills in the water (Surf Simulation)

 - Static Breath Hold practice in the pool

 - Coaching and Safety Protocol


Open Water Highlights (6hrs Total):

-Swimming techniques.

-Basic Rescue and First Aid CPR Techniques.

-Theoretical introduction to waves and tides.

-Ocean observation for currents.

-Psychological training for long distance and deep water swimming.

-Personal Lifeguard and instructor during the swimming.

-Swimming & safety equipment.

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