Take your freediving skills to the next level
~ Deeper dives & longer breath-holds ~


Peace in Every Breath - Advanced Freediver Course


  • Price: upon request (depends on the location)
  • 3 days
  • Maximum depth of 40 meters
  • 3 classroom sessions + 1 pool session + 2 open water sessions
  • Student must have completed the Freediver Course or equivalent from other organisation
  • Certification under Apnea Total and online course material

Advanced Freediver Course

The Advanced Freediver Course is designed to take your freediving skills to the next level.

By the completion of this course students will be surprised to achieve depths of over 30 meters on one breath. The most advanced breathing techniques together with our specific preparation for deep dives will make this possible, even if you have just recently completed the Freediver Course or an equivalent from other organisation.

The Advanced Freediver Course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 classroom sessions, 1 pool session and 2 open water sessions. We begin with static apnea (breath-holding) of over 3 minutes in a pool. Now you might think this is impossible, but Gert will reveal with success your true breath-hold potential! You’ll be amazed!

During our deep diving water sessions you will progressively achieve new depths with knowledge, control, comfort and fun. Gert will be by your side at all times while underwater, and will guide you with precise instructions for breathing, relaxation and techniques necessary to achieve these depths.

Upon completion of the Advanced Freediver Course, you will receive a certification under the Apnea Total Education System as well as private online access to the Advanced Freediver Course materials.


Course structure

Day 1: Breath-hold (static apnea)

Classroom session (1,5 hrs):

  • Mammalian dive reflex
  • Preparation for static apnea
  • Specific breathing technique for static apnea, pool and dry training
  • Breath-hold exercises
  • Relaxation, mind and body control techniques
  • Training routine for increasing breath-hold capabilities

Pool session (1,5 hrs):

  • Body position and relaxation
  • Preparation for a maximum breath-hold
  • Maximum static apnea attempts
  • Minimum 3 minutes breath-hold
  • Safety procedures and practice
Day 2: Exhale dives

Classroom session (1,5 hrs):

  • Advanced 4-section breathing technique
  • Pre-dive breathing pattern
  • Negative pressure static apnea (n.p.s.a.)
  • Benefits and techniques of exhale dives
  • Body adaptation to bigger pressure

Open water session (2 hrs):

  • Preparation with n.p.s.a.
  • Specific breathing for exhale diving
  • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 25 metres
  • Practice of equalisation technique
  • Body relaxation and energy efficiency in the water
  • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 30 metres
Day 3: Deep dives

Classroom session (1,5 hrs):

  • Review of exhale dives from day 2
  • Stages and preparation for a deep dive
  • Visualisation
  • Thoracic stretches
  • Lung capacity increasing exercises
  • Deep equalisation techniques

Open water session (2 hrs):

  • Stretching and breathing exercises on the boat
  • Full preparation for a deep dive
  • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 30 metres
  • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 40 metres

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