26/09/2560 – 1/10/2560 At Ban Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand
We, Freediving Coaches Of Asia (FCOA) are a non profit organisation. Our Missions are:
1. To teach ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY! how to survive at sea. To reduce the nonswimmer rate and to reduce the yearly drowning count. (Drowning is the no.1 cause of death among Thai youngsters aged below 15, each year 3000 Thai kids drown)
2. To teach freediving to everyone, once people start loving the sea they take care of it.
3. To train DIVE COACHES because if we seriously want safe our oceans and seriously want to teach survival at sea to everyone, then we alll need to become teachers!
We “Freediving Coaches of Asia” love Thailand, it’s a country worth DIVING for. Do you also want to DIVE for your country? Then follow our program, become a dive coach and teach nonswimmers how to survive at sea under the supervission of our experienced instructors.
FREEDIVING 6 DAY DEAL 500 per day
(Nonswimmers are welcome)
Day 1″Intro to freediving”
Day 2 “Rescue & Selfhelp for freedivers”
Day 3 “Navigation
Day 4 “Ropework&weightuse
Day 5 “Coach training & Medic first aid”
Day 6 “Depth training”
(All lessons are available each training day)
1 lesson per day,
Logbook for first timers
Places to stay and eat:
rooms available between 300 and 800, also camping posibilities
contact us for options.
There are limited slots so make secure to secure your booking trough full paiment to
Paypall account [email protected]
Then PM your proof of payment together with your phone number. You’ll get then added to a facebook groupchat where we keep you up to date.
Thai Kao Lak Residents can dive for free, you still make the payment but you get your money back after the 6 day course.
LESSON 1 INTRO TO FREEDIVING:
20 min briefing
2 minutes of meditation
Measuring pulse, armspan, breathhold time and respiratory volume
Equalizing of the ears
Down the rope
and Logbook use
LESSON 2: RESCUE & SELFHELP
How to be a safety
Transport of a victim.
Exiting a victim
Dealing with a panicking swimmer
Intro to freediving can get done on any event day.
LESSON 3: NAVIGATION AND TIDAL FORCASTING
-reading tide charts
-recognition of currents
-how to make a fix
-predict jump in time
-creating a fix
-recognition of currents
-applying a drift correction (optional)
-drift dive (optional)
-compass use (optional)
LESSON 4: WEIGHT USE & ROPE WORK
-knot practice, bowline, clovehitch, daisy chain and storage.
-A lecture on weight use.
-Make your own syringe depth meter
-Compression of the lungs
-weightbelt donning with 2lbs
-Setting up a dive line
-identifying the neutral point
LESSON 5: COACH TRAINING & MEDIC FIRST AID
– Role play
– Monkey see monkey do
– Managing group pressure
– Participants with traumas
– Participation in the teaching of real students.
– Conducting a 5 minute part of the briefing
– Participation in team teaching
– Safeguarding and leading participants during the dive
LESSON 6: DEPTH TRAINING 10 METER
– Shallow water blackout
RV breathhold time NOTE IN LOG
2.Roleplay Emergency Simulation
3.No mask down, cleared mask up
4.Duration dive. 1/2 duration = UP time
6. RV measurement NOTE IN LOG
7. Bubble Catch Vision
8. Pulling up the diver
FURTHER TRAININGS AVAILABLE
– Self relient diver training / Survival at sea
– Variable Weight Training
– 10 Meter plus training
– 20 Meter plus training
– 30 Meter plus training
– 40 Meter plus training
– 50 Meter plus training
To get the most out of our trainings. View the next link about how to practice breathholding at home.
And get to understand how your ears work:
The Equipment you use is for sale and if you break it you buy it. Mask 600B Snorkel 150B Fins 900B
HOW TO GET THERE / ITINERARY
1/63 Moo 5 Tambon Khuk Khak Amphur Takua Pa Phang Nga Thailand 82220
Travel Instructions will follow
09:00 Equipment fitting
10:00 Water session
13:30 Late lunch
14:30 Next days briefing (be in time)
15:00 Independent dive with buddy
17:30 Nightdive briefing (optional)
THINGS TO BRING:
• Y Slippers that can get wet for foot protection.
• Sun protection. T-shirts/ rashguard/ swim caps and leggings.
• Bring food for the day.
• your gopro and a bungy cord to tie the camera accros your chest to keep your hands free.
• An ID to exchange for your rental gear
• A water bottle to keep you hydrated, you can refill at our filling station.
• Headlamp or torch for the night (sometimes there is no power)
• There is no reliable ATM so bring cash
• 12Cc syringe to use as depthmeter
• 10 meter of 5mm rope to have your private diveline
• A waterproof watch that reads seconds, preferable with a compass
• Mobile apps “Capture” and “Share it” for file tranfer
• Mobile app “Open CPN for offline navigation
• Vinigar or Zinc oxide + Calamine from Mercury drug store against jelly stings
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
• Don’t swim, snorkel, or dive alone. Always have a buddy when in the water.
• Many people get sunburned while swimming or snorkeling, you simply don’t feel it’s happening until its to late. Make sure to swim and snorkel with a T shirt on.
•Please don’t bring alcoholic drinks or other narcotics, manage your trash, don’t leave light stuff laying around cause occasional gusts of wind will blow them in the sea.
If you have questions about your ears then watch this video.