BFA Affiliated Clubs
If you have a UK club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it listed below.
Welcome to the Revolution! A freediving club based in central London, Mainly in Victoria, at the Queen Mother Sports Centre, Apnea Revolution teaches and coaches all levels of freedivers and supports their individual goals by allowing freedivers to train in their own way in buddy pairs or as part of a structured training session.We provide a safe and chilled out environment for freedivers to develop their skills at their own pace and approach the sport of freediving in a way that works for each individual. We also provide safety and AIDA courses throughout the year and invite world renowned coaches to supplement training.www.apnearevolution.com email@example.com
We effectively make up the Northern contingent; we have divers mainly from North Wales, North East and North West England and have a club in Scotland in our ranks just South of Glasgow, which can be reached from Edinburgh.We run professional AIDA Freediving courses for those in good health and over 18 years of age. Our initial course is run in the Manchester area, but more recently the Head Freediving Coach Steve Millard has been travelling for decent sized groups wanting to learn. We have our club meets in North Manchester and South Manchester, Stockport, Walkden, Liverpool, Altrincham and other informal sessions too.We train depth at Capernwray in the lake district and Vivian in Llanberis (North Wales) and Dosthill in Tamworth (Birmingham). Our true home though is Dorothea Quarry (North Wales); no-where else is deep enough. We run trips, and freediving events, throughout the year. One such event is the UK National Pool Championships, and internationally recognised, Great Northern Pool competition. Contact details: Website: freedivers E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ApneistsUK Facebook: facebook.com/ApneistsUKSchoolYou Tube: www.youtube.com/user/apneaboy1111Apneists UK head coach, Steve Millard
Apneists UK: Crewe
This British Freediving Association affiliated club is headed by experienced freediver and former National Record holder Mandy Buckley. Our ethos is helping those around us to reach their potential and safe steady progression through repetition. All divers must gain an AIDA qualification before joining us. This can be arranged through our attached school www.freedivers.co.uk you then have the option to come and train at our pool sessions and Open water. If you are already qualified you can come and meet up with us or we can arrange for you to continue your training.The Club gets together once a week for a pool session. Pool sessions are held every Monday evening (except Bank Holidays), from 9.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m. in Crewe. This session take place alongside a SCUBA club. We also travel to train with our sister groups in Liverpool and Stockport on Fridays and Sundays.Contact details: Website: freedivers E-mail: email@example.com Twitter: @ApneistsUK Facebook: facebook.com/ApneistsUKSchoolYou Tube: www.youtube.com/user/apneaboy1111Apneists UK head coach, Steve Millard
Apneists UK: Scotland
Apneists UK: ScotlandWe have been training Scottish Freedivers for a number of years now, and finally we have enough to maintain a regular group and run courses in the Scotland area in both 2013 and 2014. The Glasgow session runs on Monday evenings, and we are looking at establishing an Edinburgh session in the next two months.We are merging the North West England and North East England clubs for Open water training in the lake district (Cumbria) and establishing some Open water sites for regular diving in the Scotland area. Come and join us and get involvedThe original course will be held in either Glasgow, Edinburgh or Manchester, please contact us for current dates, you can book at www.learn2freedive.com and then after certification you are free to join ApneistsUK for £15 per year.Contact details: Website: freedivers E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ApneistsUK Facebook: facebook.com/ApneistsUKSchoolYou Tube: www.youtube.com/user/apneaboy1111Apneists UK head coach, Steve Millard
Apneists UK: Yorkshire
We have established Yorkshire as an area with several venues to train, including Huddersfield, Sheffield and we are starting to get a group starting in Leeds. We have many of our experienced divers in these groups and the first Yorkshire pool competition in November 2013 to really establish interest in the area.Some of the sessions are dedicated, and some are shared with Scuba groups, one particular session, in a 6 metre deep pool in Ponds Forge Sheffield is a great venue to train.The original course will be held in Manchester, www.learn2freedive.com and from then all groups are open to ApneistsUK member for £15 per year.Contact details: Website: freedivers E-mail: email@example.com Twitter: @ApneistsUK Facebook: facebook.com/ApneistsUKSchoolYou Tube: www.youtube.com/user/apneaboy1111Apneists UK head coach, Steve Millard
Aquacity freedivers is run by two people with a passion for water, Georgina Miller and Daan Verhoeven. We are based at the stunning Porthkerris Dive centre in the lizard, Cornwall. We teach both AIDA and SSI courses, with a strong emphasis on safety. The location of the dive centre is perfect for both shore and boat diving, with amazing facilities. We have a large, well- equipped classroom, hot showers on the dog friendly, family friendly beach, fantastic food and Porthkerris offer accommodation for your stay. There is also a well-stocked dive shop for all of your equipment needs.If you are interested in learning, wildlife, training for advanced divers, ship wrecks or just relaxing on the beach and taking in some of the beautiful scenery on the south-west costal path, come down to see us!We also have regular local pool sessions, while we wait for the swimming pool, which is soon to be finished on site.For more information see our websitehttp://www.aquacityfreediving.com/Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07748003457
At Blue Water Freediving School we offer high quality freediving instruction from entry level course through to instructor level training. All of our courses are in small groups, to ensure a fun, friendly atmophere and a good student to instructor ratio. We are based in Hertfordshire but most courses are held in London.
We're a friendly and fun not for profit club with regular pool sessions in Bristol year-round and open water diving during the warmer months. Home of Aida Pool World Champion 2015 and 4x national record holder Alice Hickson and 5x national record holder Rebecca Coales we coach both recreational and competitive divers of all levels and qualifications. We have 3 Aida certified instructors within the club who lead sessions and offer training and coaching for individual goals. Friday evening is our main pool session and is led as a group. Two additional session are available on Mondays for those with individual training plans. We've also team up with our local finswimming club Neptune Finswimmers to offer mono and bi-fin training on Wednesdays.
Crystal Freedivers are GO, once again. We have a lane in the newly refurbished 50 metre Crystal Palace swimming pool on Wednesday 6th January 2010, the session starts in the pool 8.30 pm until 9.30 pm, but let's meet at 8pm for a chat and a catch up. This will be the regular weekly slot. We've already got some old friends coming along but please LET US KNOW if you are going to be coming.
FDC was formed at the beginning of 2011. We're a very small and friendly club with one instructor, and members ranging from newbies up to 4star. We share our pool session with the Surrey Aquanauts scuba club, and head open water to explore various local puddles, and abroad to warmer waters whenever possible!We meet at "Pool In The Park", Woking, on Thursday evenings. Chatting and dry session from 8pm, in the water from 9-10pm.Please get in touch with Ady for more details!
Based near Falmouth, Freedive Cornwall is run by AIDA Instructor Trainer Sam Kirby. We specialise in teaching people how to enjoy and explore the sea, on a single breath. Whilst we can run the full range of AIDA courses, we prefer to concentrate on tailoring your training to help you stay down longer, swim more efficiently and perfect your technique so you get the most from your dive. This might be to help your spearfishing, to take photos, undertake marine surveys, or just see the most you can without needing scuba gear. We also help surfers with their breath holds so the washing machine waves on the north coast are not quite so scary and kayakers who are worried about their breath hold for rolling. Courses, pool sessions and guided freedives take place all year round and all over Cornwall so just get in touch if you think we might be able to help.
FreediveUK are based in Newquay, Cornwall and run by AIDA Instructor Ian Donald. We teach AIDA courses from our fabulous coastal location, always making the most out of the spectacular sea diving on offer, often meeting friendly seals and other stunning marine life on our dives.We also run short courses tailored to surfers, spear fisherman, scuba divers and those just wanting to find out what Freediving is all about.FreediveUK run a club night based out of the Atlantic Reach Resort where we meet to train on Tuesday nights, as a club we also arrange other activities such as sea dives, deep pool dives and even holidays.For more information please visit www.freediveuk.com or email email@example.com or call us on 01637 876 294
Go Freediving is run by AIDA and SSI Instructor Trainer Emma Farrell based out of Bath and Vobster in the West Country. We welcome students from all over the UK and beyond and also travel around the UK giving talks, instruction, and helping new clubs set up.
Based on our purpose-built, massive, comfortable and perfectly set up freedive platform at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow, Saltfree is the place to come to if deep water freediving is your thing. Through AIDA Instructor Trainer Sam Kirby and AIDA Instructor Hannah McGowan, we offer the full range of AIDA courses from beginner to instructor. We can also help with one-on-one specialist coaching for freedivers of all abilities. Many UK team freedivers have trained, and still do train with us.
Our facilities mean we are ideally suited if you want to improve your constant weight, no fins or free immersion dives. As well as courses, we run regular meets where you can dive with buddies of all abilities, learn from each other more informally and also enjoy a good weekend away. A visit to Saltfree typically includes some kind of revelation about the way you are equalising, a trip to The Boat Inn and marshmallows around a campfire. You'll learn a lot and find some good friends here.
Based in the centre of Dahab (only 1 hour from the resort and airport of Sharm el Sheik) Blue Ocean Freedivers offer AIDA courses and also personal coaching programmes for freedivers. We provide a small and friendly freediving experience for anyone from absolute beginner to national record holders.
We are an AIDA centre and are able to offer courses from beginner to instructor and everything in between.
We have not 1, not 2 but 3 bases in Dahab! And during your time with us you will probably visit all three. For the confined and theory we are based in our home dive centre which includes our own purpose built 30m Freediving pool and accommodation (1 bedroom villa that looks onto the dynamic pool). We also have a base in the bay in Dahab and obviously we need a base at the famous Blue Hole!
Blue Ocean Freedivers started in 2008 when we realized our dream to move to one of the best places in the world to Freedive, Dahab, Egypt. There are very few places in the world that you can step straight into the Blue Hole and have the ability to dive to 90 meters. We don’t need any boats to get to us to the best reefs and depths to dive. Established by Brian Crossland (AIDA Instructor Trainer) Blue Ocean Freedivers offers first rate facilities for both open water freediving and pool training.
Blueocean Freediving motto is to provide a boutique Freediving centre. We endeavour to provide not just your freediving courses or training but also we can help plan your whole holiday in Dahab, from transport, accommodation, rental of equipment and trips out to see other aspects of Dahab
In our freediving centre, boutique means a personalised approach to your training, maximum numbers of people on the course will be 4, more likely less. Training weeks tailored to your schedule and continued advice when you travel back home so that you can continue your freediving hobby.
Our passion is Freediving and Dahab. It’s what makes us want to jump out of bed every morning and go freediving and we love to share this passion with you.
Located just an hour from Bali, in Indonesia, Freedivegili provides a unique experience ,with current British record holder Michael Board, to train and pass all SSI freediving courses.Freedivegili is located right on the beach on the island of Gili Trawangan and has its own 25m swimming pool as well as its own accomodation.
Based on the beautiful island of Ibiza, this school is run by British Freedivers Louisa Collyns and Gary McGrath.
Manual Of Freediving:
Underwater On A Single Breath
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