COURSES & WORKSHOPSDAHAB in SUMMER 2022 | PHILIPPINES IN WINTER 2022
Freediving courses taught with the utmost professionalism, safety and fun.
Inspiring the student to explore their natural capacity for freedom in the ocean.
Workshops aimed at the aspiring deep diver. Learn the fundamentals of health, flexibility,
physical conditioning, mobility, nutrition and supplementation for freediving.
For Freediving Courses and Workshops at Donny's school in Taiwan, please visit Freedive Taiwan 台灣自由潛水
INTERNATIONAL COURSES & WORKSHOPS 2022
DAHAB, EGYPT SUMMER 2022
Dahab is a small Egyptian town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, approximately 80 km northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Dahab itself has an amazing bay for freediving up to 50m and just north of Dahab lies one of the most famous freediving locations in the world, the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is submarine sinkhole around 100m deep, protected on all sides from the currents of the ocean.
In this 'Mecca of Freediving' I will be teaching his unique freediving courses and workshops in July 2022.
In association with the world famous freediving education centre Dahab Freedivers, I am offering freediving courses from beginner to master level.
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS IN DAHAB 2022
FREEDIVING LEVEL ONE (WAVE 1)
4 DAYS | JULY 14 - 17
The Freedive & Thrive Level One beginner’s freediving course (includes Molchanovs Wave 1 Certification) will teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and confident freediver, diving up to 20 metres deep on a single breath!
Unlike most Level 1 freediving courses that run over 2-3 days, this course is a minumim of 4 days. After many years running a freediving school and seeing hundreds of students pass through, I am keenly aware that the vast majority of people need more time in the water to comfortably pass their course. The four day schedule also really gives us time to integrate other practices such as yoga, breathwork and relaxation exercises, which may prove useful to the student.
Freediving has many dimensions. We freedive for health and fitness, physical and mental evolution, for fun and recreation, to hunt and catch food, to take underwater pictures and even to compete competitively as athletes.
Whatever your goal, on this course I promise to give you the best personal attention and patiently guide you through the process of learning.
FREEDIVING LEVEL TWO (WAVE 2)
5 DAYS - JULY 19 - 23
In the second level of freediving education (includes Molchanovs Wave Two Certification) we begin to experience what it truly means to dive ‘deep’.
We improve our ability to relax before our dives and practice advanced stretching and flexibility techniques. With patience and mindfulness we will refine our techniques and I will carefully examine the condition of each student so that we may understand what each individual needs to progress before going deeper.
Freediving is the great reflector of the soul. Progressing in depth needs attentiveness and honesty about the condition of your body and mind. I will help you understand that.
On the Level 2 course we begin diving with ‘freefall’, allowing the water to take us down into a new adventure, travelling to a new place in the ocean and also a new place within oursleves.
MASTERS COURSE (includes Molchanovs WAVE 3)
IN COLLABORATION WITH DAHAB FREEDIVERS
This special teaching of the Freedive & Thrive Masters Course (includes Molchanovs Wave 3 Certification) is the ultimate experience for the freediver who has fallen in love with the sport and wishes to dive into the world of freediving as an athlete or an instructor.
You will eventually dive between 30 and 40 metres beneath the surface of the ocean and become a Master Freediver.
On this course we spend a full 7 – 10 days learning advanced equalisation, yoga and meditation, advanced stretching and equalisation, strength and conditioning training for freediving and how to manage and maintain the freediving equipment.
The special Masters Course in collaboration with Dahab Freedivers includes all the content of the Freediving Essentials Workshop such as yoga for freediving, pranayama (yogic breath-work), mobility, nutrition and lifestyle practices and more.
The Master’s Program is an intensive experience best suited to the diver who wishes to unlock their deepest potential, both pysically and mentally.
7 - 10 DAYS , JULY 25 - 31
Note: If you wish to attend the Level Two or Masters Course and you're coming from a different organisation than Molchanovs you will need to complete the crossover assessment which will take 1 - 2 days. To arrange the assessment (theoretical component can be done online), contact Donny.
Fees to the Blue Hole national park are not included in the prices. Entry costs about 10USD per day.
LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2
LEVEL 2 & 3
FREEDIVING LIFESTYLE TOOLBOX WORKSHOP
IN COLLABORATION WITH DAHAB FREEDIVERS
Donny strongly believes that in order to become deeper divers in the safest and most satisfying way possible, we should first remove the obstacles to progress, rather than trying to add more advanced training techniques.
The main obstacles to becoming a deeper diver tend to be poor physical conditioning, digestive issues, lack of basic mobility and poor posture, poor dietary choices, lack of adequate sleep, recovery and rest, lack of control of the muscles of respiration, an inability to relax fully and an unsettled mind.
In other words, the foundations of health are often not present when divers try to change or level-up their training.
The Freediving Lifestyle Toolbox Workshop introduces a number of daily and weekly practices that address these issues with some specificity for the aspiring deep freediver.
Uddiyana Bandha, Agni Sara & Nauli
(Yogic practices for diaphragm mobility & digestive health)
Yoga Asana (postures). Daily Yoga Asana for respiratory control, strength & conditioning, flexibility, mobility & overall health and wellbeing.
Advanced Stretching & Equalisation Routine
Advanced & Targeted Mobility Routine
Pranayama (yogic breathwork) for respiratory control, CO2 conditioning and psychological equanimity.
Anapana (concentrative meditation) for a strong and clear mind.
Essential nutrition strategies and supplements for recovery.
Full-body guided relaxation and meditation.
JULY 10TH & AUGUST 20TH