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June 2024 | Sharm el Sheikh | Deep Zen Freediving training weeks, AIDA courses (all levels), intern programs...




A FULL MONTH TO GROW AND DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE OF FREEDIVING


A full month to discover, practice and master the subtleties of freediving. Courses and masterclasses, practice and personalized coaching at sea and on dry land, the guidance of Kosho Loïc Vuillemin, founder of Deep Zen Meditation & Freediving, AIDA instructor trainer and current Swiss record holder in CWT, FIM and CWTB; an ideal spot, videos and images for the debrief and memories, the possibility of passing your AIDA levels (all levels), equipment to test, a shop, fair prices and great people to meet... in short, everything is there for an exceptional month full of great teachings.




FANAR BEACH, THE PERFECT SPOT TO LEARN AND TRAIN RECEREATIVE FREEDIVING


You wonder about the diving spot? Please also check this page: https://www.deepzen.net/freediving-sharm-el-sheikh-fanar






FULL TIME STUDENT, VISITORS AND INTERNS


We of course advise you to block out the whole month and register for the entire event. You will thus benefit from the full options and will be able to participate in all the workshops that appeal to you. For those who have less availability, we offer other options such as participating in one-off events or only on certain days or weeks. Whatever you decide in the end, we cannot urge you any more to contact us today so that we can register you, guide you or possibly plan a program specific to your needs.


We will happily help you arrange your accommodation and can organize outback excursions for you if you wish.


CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION


To participate in the activities (apart from those planned in the classroom such as masterclasses and theoretical courses), you must first have given us a signed medical questionnaire and a risk acceptance charter. You will be able to take out insurance if you wish. Freediving is a sport that presents certain dangers and we are very keen to preserve your safety and integrity when practicing this sport.


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In addition to these documents, we ask that you can swim effectively and that you are comfortable using a diving mask and snorkel.


AIDA 4 AND INSTRUCTOR COURSE


The requirements to be certified at these levels are important and it is hardly conceivable to do it at the last minute. If you wish to apply for level 4 certification or that of AIDA freediving instructor, contact Kosho Loïc Vuillemin as soon as possible to set up your learning program ahead of June The ability offered by Loïc to provide online support will save you valuable time.


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT


You will need to have your own equipment to participate in the sea sessions. Although it will eventually be possible to rent equipment for those following an AIDA2 or 3, we nevertheless recommend that you bring your own to optimize your comfort and/or familiarize yourself with it if necessary. We are happy to help you acquire the necessary equipment; do not hesitate to contact us to receive our advice on this matter. In June, a 3mm wetsuit is perfectly fine, the water will be around 26-28C.


You don't have equipment and wish to participate to AIDA 2 and/or 3, please contact us.


You will need at least a neoprene suit, a mask and snorkel, fins and a safety lanyard. At best, don't hesitate to bring all your freediving gadgets.



 

DEEP ZEN FREEDIVING MONTH - TRAINING & CERTIFYING OPTIONS


AIDA 2 certifying course


During this month dedicated to freediving training, you can sign up for an AIDA course. The entry level is level 1 but if you are already used to snorkeling and diving a few meters underwater, you can register for level 2 directly. Over three days, you will learn how to breathe to achieve long static apneas, you will go snorkeling the reef and learn to descend vertically along a rope up to a maximum of 20m. You will follow theoretical courses and will be familiarized with the concepts of safety and emergency rescue skills. AIDA Level 2 is a complete freediving course and the opportunity for a memorable experience.


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Once certified level 2 of AIDA, or if you already have equivalent training, you can then register for level 3.


AIDA 3 certifying course


AIDA Level 3 is an advanced level during which you will learn the basics of training and deepen your knowledge and practice of freediving disciplines. How to increase your tolerance to CO2, understand the challenges of deep diving and the necessary safety conditions, AIDA level 3 is a complete 4-day course for those who wish to become experienced freedivers and capable of organizing their training sessions with friends or in a club. Alike the AIDA level 2 program, AIDA 3 features static apnea, snorkeling, vertical rope diving and a theoretical exam.


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AIDA 4 certifying course


With the level 4 stars of AIDA international education system, the goal is to become an expert freediver and te be able to assist freediving instructors. This is a big step ! Achieving Aida level 4 is the last step before to become a master freediver able of diving safely up to 40m deep. An intense course during which you will learn the skills of experts in the field.


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AIDA INSTRUCTOR certifying course


... and contact us asap!



TO KEEP IN MIND...


AIDA courses are intensive courses and it is necessary to be in good physical shape to take part. It's tiring to dive every day and have to match constant requirements. This is why we offer other options during this month of June dedicated to training so that you can also consider another pace.


You are allowed to participate in a maximum of two in-water sessions per day. After three consecutive days in the water, you are advised to take a one-day break to rest and study in the dry. It's important to plan rest days so that you can integrate your new skills and stay in shape.


HOW TO REGISTER?


Please let us know what is your project by contacting us the way that suits you (easiest for us being email or whatsapp).




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