FREEDIVING

Kyriakos Dikelas was born in 1975. He is the owner of Dikelas Dive Center - Fishing Store located in Karystos. It is a free and scuba diving center and is also engaged in the retail sale of fishing, diving equipment and underwater hunting.

Kyriakos deals with the submarine hunting since 1995 and scuba diving since 2000. Since 2007 he is a Padi Divemaster. In 2005 he has successfully completed the 3rd amateur freediving level and in 2009 became a freediving instructor of the freediving institute and apnea FDI.

1st level is an introductory course to freediving and is aimed to divers with little on no freediving experience. It is a course, designed to offer friendly, simple and quick learning to enable the new freediver to move in the underwater environment with safety.
Skills Certification At the end of the 1st level, the freediver will be able to dive with an experienced dive buddy, applying safe freediving techniques, and will be certified by FDI for the basic freediving knowhow and skills of: 1 min static apnea, 25m dynamic apnea, 10m diving with constant weights.
Participation Qualifications Minimum age 18 yrs Swimming skills Good health certificate 15 years old can participate in the school as long as one of their parents is also present Duration
The minimum course duration is 3 days. The minimum sessions in the sea are 3.

2nd level This is the FDI middle level freediving course and is aimed to freedivers that already possess the FDI 1st Level certification, or a certification of another organisation of similar stature, or self-taught freedivers and spearfishers who posses the skills and qualifications of the 1st level course. It is a course designed to offer specialized knowhow, both theoretical as well as practical, in order to assist the freediver to primarily improved on his/her technique and safety. The significant improvement on the freediver’s performance (in breath hold, depth attained, etc.) comes as a natural result of applying the aforementioned techniques.
Skills Certification The 2nd level graduate will be able to dive with a partner of any level, applying safe freediving techniques, and will be certified by the FDI for the basic freediving knowhow and skills of: 2 min static apnea , 40m dynamic apnea, 18m diving with constant weights.
Participation Qualifications Minimum age 18 yrs Good health certificate 1st level Certification
Duration The minimum course duration is 3 days. The minimum sessions in the sea are 3.

3rd level course is the highest level freediving course of the FDI. During this course, the freediver will be trained to achieve higher results, and execute the practical exercises with a perfect technique, according to the FDI standards. In the theoretical part, all freediving-related subjects and techniques will be presented and analyzed, in order to improve the knowhow and technique of the trainee to the maximum degree. The 3rd level course material, is very close to FDI Assistant instructor course, and therefore, it is fair to characterize the 3rd level graduates as excellent freedivers.
Skills Certification The 3rd level graduates are fully trained and educated freedivers, able to dive with a partner of any level, applying safe freediving techniques. The graduates will be certified by the FDI for the basic freediving knowhow and skills of: greater than 2 min 30sec static apnea , more than 60m dynamic apnea, freediving with safety at depths greater than 25m with constant weights. They will also be able to participate in FDI courses as Instructor Assistants.
Participation Qualifications Minimum age 18 yrs Good health certificate 2nd level Certification
Duration The minimum course duration is 5 days.

s/nFREE DIVING PROGRAMPRICE PER COURSE €
1 1st LEVEL 250,00
2 2nd LEVEL 300,00
3 3rd LEVEL 350,00

These values are referred in groups 2-6 people.
For the first level the diving equipment is included.
Note: The above prices include VAT. The above rates are subject to change without notice.

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