High Quality Freediving School in Eilat
What is FREE DIVING according to Apnea Diving Freediving School:
Freediving is above all learning to breathe and to relax.
Then it’s about moving freely and safely underwater, while feeling all the pleasure and good sensations that only freediving can give you.
It is very important to understand that a gradual progression is essential for each new depth and there is no short cut to the depth.
A gradual adaptation of our body to each new depth is necessary to pass from “man” to “dolphin-man”.
In short we wish to show you how natural it is to hold your breath and be able to dive easily to any depth according to your level of progression.
At last freediving can be practiced in different ways: from simple snorkeling and skin diving to depth competition, spearfishing, submarine photography etc…
Freediving, a new form of self-awareness:
Although freediving is still considered an extreme sport, it is in fact a rather new form of Yoga and meditation reuniting body and mind.
Freediving as for livelihood has been practiced since the past by ancient civilizations, like Assyrians and Greeks, and by contemporaneous native people like the Bhajos from the Philippines and the Haenyo women from Korea.
Unlike freediving, SCUBA diving is very recent; it appeared in France during WW2 and became a popular activity in the 60’s thanks to Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Paradoxically freediving is much safer than SCUBA diving since one does not depend on any external equipment such as regulators and compressed air tanks. As a freediver, you will be the owner of your self-progression and aquatic skills.
Thanks to a proper training you will learn how to combine safety and pleasure in this adventure of exploring the underwater world and yourself.
“Only freediving allows us to move freely in 3D (which means in all directions). To acquire this capacity it only takes to understand the art of breathing and breathe hold. Then thanks to proper training we increase our apnea time and extend our underwater flight. While others are restricted to remain in 2D (sticking to the water surface), the freediver realizes that the exploration of the underwater world leads him beyond his imagination”
“The scuba diver dives to look around. The freediver dives to look inside.”
Umberto Pelizzari, funder of APNEA academy
APNEA ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL
The Apnea Academy was founded in 1995 by the multi record man, Umberto Pelizzari (17 world records) together with his professional team of divers, doctors and apnea researchers.
The Apnea Academy is a sporting association and school that has chosen a precise direction: research and instruction. The idea is to train the student to draw personal health and well-being from the practice of freediving. The Apnea Academy therefore consider freediving a means of improving quality of life.
Some of the best freediver are Apnea Academy instructors such as the multiple record man William Trubridge.
The Philosophy of Apnea Academy: “Liquid Man”
Well-being and good sensations are your guides or the compass needle that will point into the direction of your maximum depth and breath hold.
Freediving is not about how deep you go but how good you feel when going to the depth. Quality is more important than quantity.
Our goal is to teach you true and natural apnea that will give you a safe foundation while bringing you to your deepest dives inwards and outwards.
The Apnea Academy method proven by the experience of champions is the safest the most direct path to progression towards the depth.
Meet Our Team
Yoga & Apnea Academy Instructor
Started his training with Satyam in 2010 in Taba (Egypt) according to Apnea Academy method. He joined in 2014 Umberto Pelizzari School and became Apnea Academy instructor. He’s been teaching Freediving and Yoga in Eilat since then.
Yoga & Apnea Discovery Instructor
She trained under Umberto Pelizzari since 2003. She was the first Israeli female freediver that touched 48 meters in constant weight and record woman of dynamic apnea in 2005. Satyam has been training freedivers and teaching apnea discovery in Eilat and in Italy since 2005.