California Coast Freediving

Learn to freedive along the California coastline. Dive into kelp forests and watch the sunlight filter down to the sea floor. Meet friendly otters, playful seals and curious sea lions.
In this class you will...

  • Freedive up to 40 feet deep in one of the world's most unique marine ecosystems, the kelp forests of San Carlos beach in Monterey

  • Learn about the gear you need to freedive on the coast of California, and how to safely enter, exit and navigate its beaches and rocky coves

  • Improve your core freediving skills of breathing, equalization and hydrodynamics

  • Have close encounters with local marine life, such as otters, sea lions, cormorants, rockfish and seals!
Class Schedule
9am
9am
Introductions, goals and gear.
9:30am
9:30am
Land class - progression of key freediving skills: breathwork, equalization and safety.
10am - noon
10am - noon
First freedive session - exploring the kelp forest.
12pm
12pm
Lunch break on shore.
12:30 - 2:30pm
12:30 - 2:30pm
Second freedive session - exploring the wall.
3pm
3pm
Class graduation.
Location

The class will take place at San Carlos beach in Monterey. San Carlos beach is a Marine Reserve, with an abundant kelp forest which shelters hundreds of species, from rockfish to seals, sea lions, egrets, cormorants and otters.
Prerequisites

You must be a certified freediver to join this class. A Fins and Foam Beginner certification (Aida 1), or any other equivalent certification (Wave 1, Level 1, Padi Freediver, etc) is sufficient. If you don't have a freediving certification yet, take the Fins and Foam Beginner Class before booking this class.

Gear

Bring:


...plus drinking water, lunch, sunscreen and a towel.


You can purchase any freediving gear you need from the Fins and Foam Gear Shop.

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