Hi, I am interested in freediving and i am likely going to be enrolling with SSI in the Level 1 freediver course. However, I am not sure if I have what it takes. All the people I've seen freediving have been fit or have been in good shape. I am not necessarily fat but not fit I was wanting some feedback to see if others think I could still do it. I can do a 25 meter dynamic apnea with no fins (so using a breaststroke-like stroke) but thats all i can do as of right now. I know this is a ridiculous question, but do you think i have what it takes? I just would like some feedback.
Hi, I'm glad to hear that you are interested in freediving. Freediving is a wonderful sport that can be enjoyed by people of all shapes and sizes. There is no need to be fit or in good shape to start freediving, as long as you are healthy and comfortable in the water. The most important thing is to have a good attitude and a willingness to learn.
The SSI Level 1 freediver course is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of freediving. It will teach you how to breathe properly, how to relax your body and mind, how to equalize your ears, and how to dive safely and efficiently. You will also learn about the physiology and psychology of freediving, and how to prevent and deal with potential problems.
The course requirements are not very demanding. You only need to be able to swim 200 meters without stopping, and hold your breath for at least 90 seconds. You also need to be able to dive to a depth of 10 meters using a rope. These are achievable goals for most people, and you will have plenty of practice and guidance from your instructor.
So don't worry about your fitness level or your current abilities. You have what it takes to become a freediver. All you need is some training, some practice, and some fun. I hope you enjoy your course and discover the beauty of the underwater world
. Happy diving!