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Basic Monofin Freediving Course

Dahab (0)
from/per person 195
  • Freediving
  • Beginner Course
  • Certification provided


Start diving with a monofin

This specialized course will take you through the skills, theory and techniques necessary to start using a monofin efficiently, making your dives easier, deeper and longer. Course length: 3 days

Basic Monofin Freediver – Course content

Theory (5 sessions)

  • History of the Monofin, monofin construction, materials and design options
  • How to select the best monofin for you, and how to care for and maintain it
  • Physics and bio-mechanics of the monofin
  • Analysis of the technique in various freediving disciplines
  • Exercises and training with the monofin in the water
  • Exercises on stretching and physical preparation

Stretching and Physical Preparation for monofin diving (4 sessions)

  • Stretching exercises for freediving with the monofin
  • Exercises on conjunctures mobility
  • Exercises to strengthen the lombar, abdominal areas and specific zones

Confined Water Training with a monofin (7 sessions)

  • Free-body exercises (without fins)
  • Exercises with short fins
  • Exercises with monofin

What’s included

  • Apnea Academy Basic Monofin Freediving course
  • Freediving certification and certification card
  • Rental of all freediving equipment


Apnea Academy Level 1 or equivalent (SSI 1 / AIDA 2). Minimum age 14 years.

Minimum performances required for certification:

  • Perform all exercises satisfactorily with an adequate profile
  • Perform dynamic apnea distance of at least 75 meters
  • Be able to swim with the monofin and frontal snorkel on surface for 200 m


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