2020 was a challenging year to many of us. For freediving it also hit us by limited our training and traveling to the island. many of us now has to start from scratch again to make progress in freediving.
For freediving there are many elements involved where all our diver can master. We are very ambitious to educate our freediver about our sea and also in more depth about freediving specialty like no-fins, monofin and also safety aspects like an emergency responder. To see our freedivers become well rounded diver will be our objective this year.
With the Free SSI Specialty Marine Ecology we encourage all our diver to upgrade their knowledge and experience into specialty freediver. As minimum as Basic Freediver, if you complete two specialty program including ecology program you can earn Specialty Freediver. We take this chance to encourage our students to go for Training Techniques. To suit with current lock down condition in Kuala Lumpur, we encourage our student to do training Technique program where we structure it to suit with stay at home program. you can complete 5 academic sessions online and compete 2 pool session after MCO. we also package it with Level 2 program to widen our diver's knowledge in freediving. For Level 2 freediver, they can complete 2 freediving Specialty to earn Advanced Freediver.
We also our offering Level 3 program now to prepare our freediver to progress their deep dives. Level 3 is the last level in Freediving education. It is very important for us to educate our freediver to get proper knowledge and enugh experiences before they progress in their 30-40m dive. we are focusing our Level 3 diver now to build up their stamina and prepare for pool training after MCO and candidates can logged their freedive training and see their progress.
We have good news to share. We are expanding our operations to Kota Kinbalu. Now you can learn to freedive or continue your freediving education or continue your training or train to be an instructor. We provide program from beginner to instructor level.
Once again, I had opportunities to share my experience in freediving. Recently I was invited as a speaker in DRT show in Kuala Lumpur to talk about two topics in freediving. As the interest in freediving now become popular in our region, so to reach more people and give them exposure how to start is the best topic i can think of to talk in an event like this. Thank you so much to all my followers that try to make time to attend my talk. hopefully we will see again in any freediving events.
Apnea Odyssey for the first time organise it's first Freediving Instructor Training Course (FITC) for SSI Freediving Pool instructor to it's four freediving pool instructor candidates on last 29 December 2018.
All the candidates need to go through intensive training how to be a professional SSI freedive instructor.
Requirement to attend FITC Pool:
has completed and certified Level 1 (minimum),
Has completed 50 logged training session (minimum),
Has Completed SSI Specialty Training Techniques course.
After completed and pass the FITC, SSI Freediving Pool instructor will be able to teach:
SSI Freediving Pool course
SSI Freediving Basic Course
SSI Training Technique
SSI Try Freediving
minimum days to run FITC pool will be as minium 7 days to 10 days depend on the level of the cadidates. In the FITC candidates will be assessed in many area including water performance, freediving performance, academic presentations, Pool presentation, professionalism and knowledge about Freediving.
We have 4 candidates and they are familiar faces in Apnea Odyssey and to all our pool training and open water trips, some of them has completed SSI Freediving Level 3, Level 2 and some of them has represent Malaysia to competed in freediving competition.
It was an intense training days because we have to make sure that we produce quality freediving instructor. Now we have new four SSI Pool Freediving Instructor in Malaysia, They are based in KL, Kedah and Kota Kinabalu. We will have soon FITC Pool course and FITC level 1 in February 2019.
For the first time, Apnea Odyssey invited to teach SSI Freediving Level 1 course in Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is an interesting place to offer freediving program for beginner as it has many beautiful island to visit and frequent flight from all over places.
We are invited by Like Scuba, an SSI DIve centre in Kota Kinabalu to teach their Level 1 candidates.
Congratulations everyone. Everyone pass with good performance and achievements.
On ID APnea Competition 2018 in Jakarta, Apnea ODyssey send a team to compete and gain experiences in pool competition. Jakarta is close to Kuala umpur and easy to travel makes it as a best choice to go for pool competition, with friendly environment and nice facilities.
In this event we manage to see many white cards from our team and good team work by everyone which this is what is more important in a competition environment. Azua, once again broke her previous national records in Dynamic No fins to 111m.
For Dynamic, we have to give big credits to our team member Yi Ling, for her first competition she got silver , swim with monofin.
We hope next year we can send more members to experience a real freediving competition.
We have new colour for Mares Freediving Nose clip, Pink colour. to all pink lovers you can add pink Mares Freediving nose clip to your collection
We are selling Seac motus Freediving Fins, and the smallest size starting from size 36-38.
This give solution to all smaller size to look for freediving fins.
Retail Price is RM520.00
Azua Shafii is a Malaysian Female record holder for multiple discipines for freediving in Malaysia. She is also the first SSI Freediving Instructor for Singapore, Malaysia Brunei.