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2015 FII Tenerife Freediving Camp

Date: July 25-31, 2015

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands

Cost: $595.00 USD

Explore Tenerife with the FII Freediving Camp! www.freedivinginstructors.com

 Welcome to the FII Tenerife Freediving Camp 2015! This camp is a way for you to train in one of the most desirable freediving locations in the world while receiving some of the best freediving instruction offered! It is situated in Tenerife (land of the eternal spring time) located in the Canary Islands, Spain. Not only will you have an amazing freediving experience, but you will have time to experience the island’s natural wonders such as volcanoes, cliffs, forests and of course, the wonderful gastronomy of Spain.

 

Who is the camp for? This camp caters to all experience levels from beginner to competitor. The camp offers an ideal daily depth training opportunity with a full safety set-up and highly experienced crew.  For competitors, this is an ideal depth build up for your competition calender. For beginners, this is a fun way to train in a safe environment, enjoy some recreational freediving adventures and meet the community!
FII freediver explores a wreck off Tenerife Canary Islands with FII Freediving Instructor Errol Putigna, www.freedivinginstructors.com

 

Pre-Requisites: Open to certified freedivers only. For non FII-certified divers (those freedivers who are coming from other agencies), you will be required to attend a 5 hour FII Basic Freedive Safety Course on the first day.  For non-certified freedivers, or new divers to the community Errol will be offering FII certified freediving courses prior to the camp week. For more info, email Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript

 

Freedivers will be limited to the depths of their respective certifications.

 

Participants must be in good physical condition – See FII Medical Release.

 

 

The FII Instructors:

FII Freediving Instructor Trainer, David Cani

 

David Cani - Director of FII Europe, FII Instructor Trainer, Head Coach of the Czech Freediving Team (2006,2008,2010), Cheif Organizer of Martin Stepanek Word Record Events and Chief Safety Diver.

Fluent Languages: Czech, English, Polish

 

FII Freediving Instructor Errol Putigna

 

Errol Putigna -  FII Instructor Trainer based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Errol was instrumental in the development of the FII Junior Freediver course curriculum and has been working alongside Martin Stepanek since 2008.

Fluent Languages: English, Spanish, Italian

 

 

 

 

 

What is included? Depth training sites during the FII Freediving Camp! www.freedivinginstructors.com

-          Welcome dinner!

-          6 day of freediving depth training with David Cani and Errol Putigna

-          Facility fees

-          Daily video reviews of freediving and technique

-          Guided beach wreck dive

-          FII Basic Freedive Safety Certification (required for non-FII freedivers)

-          FII Tenerife Freediving Camp T-shirt

-          Photos and videos of training dives

 

 

What is not included? Freediving training with FII Professionals. www,freedivinginstructors.com

 -         Flights, accommodation, rental car

-          Wreck trek by boat or whale watching

-          Extra excursions or entrance fees

-          Food or beverages at social events

 

 

Travel Assistance

 

Airport codes: TFN (closest airport to dive location), TFS (located in the south of the island)

 

Lodging: recommended staying in Santa Cruz or Candelaria (10 minute drive to freedive training location)

Great websites to find vacation rentals are Trip Advisor or Niumba

 

Rental cars: goldcar.es or kayak.com

For more detailed travel accommodations or recommendations, contact Errol Putigna at Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript FII freediver training in Tenerife with Errol Putigna

 

 

Additional Information

 

Payment(s): Total for camp participation is $595 USD. Non-refundable deposit of $250 USD is required to secure spot. Final balance will be due no later than June 1, 2015.

 

Final itinerary will be released on June 1, 2015.

 

For more information, please email the event organizer, Errol Putigna at Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript (Spanish & ENG).

 

Click here to register!

 

 


 


 
2015 FII Kona Freediving Camp

 

2015 CAMP DATE

 

October 17 - 24, 2015

Arrive October 17th (by 4pm), Depart October 25th (anytime)

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Set in beautiful Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, the FII Kona Freediving Camp provides participants with a specialized week long freediving training camp. Expertly tailored to cater to all experience levels and all interests from laid back water lovers to line-diving enthusiasts. The Kona Freediving Camp is the perfect recreational freediving vacation that easily fits into any family or individuals schedule. Join us for exciting blue-water freediving marine interaction trips, fun cultural evenings and unsurpassed daily freediving training  from FII's team of world class instructors. The FII Kona Freediving Camp is your ultimate freediving getaway.

FII Freediving Camp in Kona, Hawaii with Martin and Niki Stepanek www.freedivinginstructors.com"One of the most memorable experiences of my life and I will be back"

" What an amazing week in Kona with FII."

" thank you so much for another amazing life learning week of trust and fun and ocean diving I grow as a person every time I'm here!"

" I wanted to say thank you again for an amazing week in Hawaii. You did an absolutely fantastic job and I truly enjoyed every minute of it!"

 

Suitable for: Freedivers with a special interest in marine interaction, underwater photography, serious depth training or how about a week of just plain FUN!

 

Pre-Requisites: Open to certified freedivers only. For non-certified divers, a range of FII courses will be available directly prior to the Camp. Please Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript for more information.

You will be limited to the maximum depth of your certification (i.e. Lvl 1 Freedivers are limited to 66ft/20m). Please contact us if you have any questions.

Participants must be in good physical condition – See FII Medical Release.

 

Daily Schedule:

Events run from 9am-1pm daily, with the afternoons free to explore the island! Evening social events and meetings run on four nights of the week and the mid-week day off/beach BBQ day runs on Wednesday from 1pm-6pm. It's a full week and you're going to love it!

 

Included:FII Freediver and Shortfinned Pilot Whales during the FII Kona Freediving Camp

Six Days of Freediving Training with World-Renowned Freediving Instructors including 13-time Freediving World Record Holder, Martin Stepanek! World class training for all levels!

Daily Technique Video Reviews

Daily HD Videos

Exclusive 1hr  F.I.I. Marine Interaction Clinic with Martin Stepanek

Organised Beach Day Activities!

 

Not included:

Flights, Accommodation & Car Rental

Animal Interaction Boat Fee (optional & approximately $125.00 per trip)

Food & Beverages at Social Events

 

Travel AssistanceFII Freediver Training Under the Guidence of a FII Instructor

Airport Code: Kona International Airport (KOA)

Accommodation and Car Rental Recommendations:  For a full list of recommendations, please email Niki Stepanek at Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript . Shared options are available!

 

Additional Info

Final balance billed on June 17, 2015

All payments on camps are final

Full schedule of events sent out on June 17, 2015

 

Any questions can be directed to Niki Stepanek at Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript or 808.212.0012 (HST).

 

 

 

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Freediving: What is my limit?

FII Freediving Instructor Trainer Errol Putigna

By Errol Putigna

I often hear the excuse, "Oh, I'm fine. I never push myself..." This may be fine and dandy until something goes wrong. I have a friend that has a static apnea breath-hold of 5 minutes 30 seconds. He is definitely above the norm in the freediving world. As a general rule of thumb, your working time underwater is half of your static apnea time. So in his case, it was 2:45. I witnessed him having a loss of motor control (when you lose control over your muscles in which at this point you need the assistance of buddy to keep your airway out of the water so that you don't inhale water or if the situation escalates, blackout) after a dive that was only 1 minute 17 seconds.... Now the question is, what happened? Did he push his limits? We went over his dive and reviewed it..... To tell you the truth, I (and he) have no idea what happened except the fact that he had a properly trained safety buddy to bail him out of his situation.

This brings me to my next point on how to wrap your head around what freediving/spearfishing truly is: it is a sport in which there are so many variables that one can never be certain if and when they will have a hypoxic event (such as a Loss of Motor Control or a Blackout). The variables may be; what did you eat? Are you hydrated? Did you sleep well? Are you stressed about family or work? What was your breathing pattern before and after the dive? These are all variables that will interact with each other in a different manner on any given day. We just don't know.FII Freediver Training in Portugal

Having said this, there is one really simple solution to correct any possible mishap that may happen during a dive. Have a properly trained safety buddy! I cannot reiterate this enough. All it takes is one event of your safety buddy not being there and, well let's just say that it won't be good.... I always say, "I love spearfishing and freediving, but I love my wife and son a whole lot more." Keep everything in perspective. It's a sport we love to do but let's keep it safe! Take a formal freediving class and educate yourself on what you can do to be safe.

So, next time you're out there enjoying the outdoors, make sure that you have all of your safety plans in place and that you're not relaying on what your limits are!

 

 

Errol Putigna

Errol Putigna is an internationally recognized Freediving Instructor that works with Freediving Instructors International (FII) and 13 time world-record holding freediver and creator/founder of FII, Martin Stepanek. He helped develop freedive curricula along side Martin Stepanek, such as FII's Junior Freediver program and is one of the most sought after freediving instructors in the world, having taught professional athletes and Forbes 500 business entrepreneurs among others. He teaches both recreational level and professional level certification courses all over the United States, Bahamas and Spain. In addition, he has translated and adapted FII's materials for the Spanish speaking market.

Click here to view Errol's course listings.

 
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