he SSI Freediving Phuket Level 1 : the second level of the freediving course in the SSI Methodology.
Continuing from the first level, you would have managed static apnea that lasts 90 seconds and 25m for dynamic apnea.
Now, the target for the SSI Freediving Phuket Level 1 Course would be to complete these objective with an additional challenge : to dive to the depth of 20 meters.
Discover the ocean in a different way thanks to SSI Freediving Level 1 !
To successfully complete SSI Freediving Level 1 in Phuket, you will have to perform:
- 2 minutes breathold. (static)
- swim horizontally 40 meters underwater with fins. (dynamic)
- dive to 16-20 meters in open water
SSI Freediving Level 1 Phuket is a 3 days course (THB 9,900) and also available in 2 days programme for skilled swimmer/spearfisherman (THB 7,900)
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Days Trip Itinerary | SSI Freediving Level 1
DAY 1 : Pool Session
- 8:30 am – 1 pm: Meeting at SSS Phuket – Training static apnea and dynamic in a swimming pool
DAY 2 : Kata Reef
- 8:30 am – 1 pm: Meeting at SSS Phuket – Training in Open Water at Kata Reef
DAY 3 : Racha Yai Island Day Trip
- 7:30am – Meeting at your hotel
- 8:00am – 9:30 am – Make your way to the island of Phuket with breakfast on board the boat
- 10:00am – First dive
- 12:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sun bathing after lunch.
- 13:00pm – Second dive.
- 15:00 pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong Pier
- 15:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier
- 16:00pm – Return to Hotel
Visited Islands with SSI Freediving Level 1
Koh Racha Yai, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket.
Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.
The better place for diving is located on the East coast along the hard coral reef where there are shipwrecks and good drifts.
There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.
Why Us ? / Why Phuket ?
Nice pool designed for diving and freediving
Experienced Freediving Teachers
They have a many years of teaching, professional and fun!
The Very First and Genuine Freediving Center in Phuket
More than a decade of freediving training in Phuket
SSI Freediving Phuket Level 1
Discover the physics of freediving
During free diving course, you will experience physicals conditions that affects your body. Indeed, when you dive, a plenty of phenomenon activate in your body. You will learn what’s happening, how to appreciate it and how to avoid risks and dive better
> Feel the pressure
You won’t have to dive too deep to feel the pressure but the deeper you go, the better your will feel the pressure. At 10m deep, the pressure is 1 bar ata, it means that your feel twice as much pressure than when you’re out of the water. Every 10m deep, you add 1 bar, as at 30m deep you would feel 4 atmospheres!
- Why do we care about pressure? Pressure doesn’t affect liquid but it can compress gas, that is one of the reason why we « feel »pressure. The gas volume reduces of one half at 10meters deep. As the gas volume reduces inversely and proportionally to the pressure, it means that i twill be one third of is size at 20m deep and keep going.
The body is almost fully composed of water, as it doesnt compress, you will feel the pressure where you have air spaces in your body (ears, lungs, mask, wet suit…). During the freediving course, you will learn how to keep these air space in balance with the surrounded pressure, and manage to dive deeper without feeling pain because of the pressure.
About your senses
First of all, depth affects your sight. The first way it does it is because of the water reflexion that bend light rays, that phenomenon is even stronger when you go deeper. The second reason why your sight is affected is because depth absorb the light rays, as your perception of colours is very different, as it disappears. Very relaxing for your brain even if he still makes the difference because a compensation response.
The second effect on your senses is about earing. You have already noticed that sound is different underwater. Depth is a very quiet world; you may can hear your own heartbeat. In the water, the sound travels faster than in air. It makes things sound much more closer than they are. As the sound reaches your both ears at same time, you can’t determine where does the sound come from. As when you hear a sound, it sounds like being all around you!
About feeling of temperature
In the water, heat is absorbing faster than air. So you have to control your body temperature wearing a wet suit to stay comfortable during an extended period. During free diver course, you will also learn how to choose the right wet suit, the one that could make you stay in the water indefinitely.
Buoyancy reduces your perception of gravity, that is why you may be disoriented. Where is up? Where is Down? You will learn how to maintain you orientation visually.
With this course, you would be put into practise the different techniques that you have learnt in level one and of course to refine it. The big step towards real diving in apnea!
The next steps to continue after the SSI Freediver course are :