Freediving in Aqaba


Freediving in Aqaba/Jordan

Abood Freediver, teaching Freediving Courses in Jordan-Aqaba-Red Sea.

We also conduct workshops and coaching on advanced equalization, free-immersion technique, monofin technique, and all of the freediving disciplines

What is Freediving?

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Broadly, any diving that doesn’t involve breathing apparatus is considered “freediving.” In this sense, snorkeling, skin diving and even swimming underwater with no equipment at all are freediving.
As it has advanced, however, more serious freediving has separated as a distinct underwater activity

Freediving differs from casual skin diving and snorkeling in at least three fundamental ways:

- Freediving emphasizes the physical and mental performance of the sport. It is more inwardly focused, and more athletic. For many freedivers, this is the primary characteristic that attracts them to the sport.
- Freedivers use equipment that differs from similar equipment used by snorkelers, skin divers and scuba divers, and they use some of it somewhat differently.
- Freediving involves much longer breathholds and deeper depths.

Freediving is an entirely different way to experience the underwater world. You’ll dive deeper, stay down longer,
and feel part of the ocean itself.
Freediving can also be a competitive sport.
Divers around the world train for years to set world records in deffrent disciplines, like (static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight freediving).

Why Do I Need a Freediving Course?

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There is a lot to know about safety and physiology. A non-trained freediver risks ear, sinus, and lung injuries, blackouts, and could potentially drown.
An experienced, insured freediving instructor can help you advance your skills and avoid serious risks.
If you already have some freediving experience, the expert techniques taught by our Freediving instructors can help you quickly increase depth and time underwater but also enhance your personal and buddy-related safety skills.

people are learn freediving for a different reasons, but there are five general ones you hear often.

1- Relaxation and peace. Being underwater holding your breath and “weightless” is a great stress reducer. It helps people relax and be “in the moment.” Many freedivers say that the “free” in “freediving” doesn’t just mean free of gear, but free of the outside world.
2- Simplicity. Because it involves less gear, it’s easier to have your gear with you and there’s less involved with going freediving than other watersports. This often makes freediving more spontaneous and accessible than other watersports, including scuba diving.
3- Close to nature. Freedivers move quietly and quickly through the underwater world, much like they belong there. You can get much closer to many shy organisms than you can by most other means, including conventional scuba.

4- Challenge and competition. For some, freediving is about the challenge – internal competition in which you try to improve your own performance, and/or external competition with other freedivers. It is one of the few forms of competitive diving.
5- Journey into yourself. All forms of freediving require you to learn about yourself, your body and how you think. It is a process of keeping fi t and growing – a journey – that continues as long as you freedive. For most freedivers, this is a primary – or at least important – reason for freediving, regardless of what else attracts them to the sport.

Freediving in Gulf of Aqaba/Red Sea
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Why freediving in the Gulf of Aqaba - Red Sea?

The Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea is characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the year, ranging from 21° in winter to 27° in summer. As is known, the visibility in the waters of the Red Sea is clear, as it can be seen meters up to a distance of approximately 30 What is distinguished in the Gulf of Aqaba is the lack of high waves, which may be annoying to some freediving practitioners, in addition to the lack of water currents.

Who should take the freediving course?

Freediving is about inward power,
discipline and control.
If you've always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.
Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.
Ask us how to schedule your next dive course!

What will you learn in the Freediving Course?
  1. Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
  2. Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal - static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
  3. Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight freedive of 10 _16 metres/30 _48 feet.

Contact us and get the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app. The Touch is an interactive study tool that gives you the background information you need to freedive safely and allows you to learn at your own pace. Your Instructor will check on your progress and make sure you understand important freediving information.

Next Step in Diving:
Advanced Freediver

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you will learn by this program,
some basics of freediving skills
which you need to freedive
5 - 7 M Discover Freediving
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fun freediving tour
from the shore for
certified freedivers Fun freediving
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you will learn by the PADI freediver
course the skills which make you able
to freedive 16 M Freediver course
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you will learn through
the PADI basic freediver course
all skills which you need to be a freediver Basic freediver course
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any certified freediver
needs to take a training session
with a PADI freediving instructor. Training session
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you will learn through
PADI Advanced freediver course
How to freedive up to 24 M comfortable Advanced freediver

How is the freediving in the red sea like & what I can see?
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The Red Sea is one of the world's premier diving and snorkeling destinations, and its warm waters and rich biodiversity make it particularly appealing to freedivers.

what you can expect when freediving in the Red Sea?

The Red Sea is renowned for its exceptional visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet). This clear water allows freedivers to explore underwater landscapes with great clarity, It is also home to some of the most beautiful and diverse coral reefs in the world. These reefs are teeming with colorful coral formations and a variety of marine life, including fish, rays and invertebrates, It houses a wide range of marine species, including tropical fish, reef sharks, dolphins and turtles. It is a paradise for underwater photographers and nature lovers, is dotted with historical shipwrecks, providing interesting sites for freedivers to explore. Some popular wrecks include the SS Thistlegorm and the Blue Hole in Dahab, warm waters make it a year-round destination for freediving. Water temperatures remain relatively constant, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius (72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit).

what can I see & make me enjoy freediving in Aqaba?

The Gulf of Aqaba offers unique underwater landscapes, including coral pinnacles and canyons,
These geological formations provide interesting environments for freedivers to explore, and popular freediving sites in the Gulf of Aqaba include the Japanese Garden,
the Cedar Pride wreck, two different aircraft wrecks, and the recently sunken Military Museum, These sites are famous for their easy access and the diverse marine life they host.