Apnea Zen

The desire to dive through the waves and open that door to discover a new world takes your breath away … so dive now!
. . . by Freediving.

Book your freediving adventure in Malta and Gozo now … for a breath- taking experience!


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Nicozen

… I sensed this feeling first-time years ago and ever since that day I never stopped.

From a hobby, it has turned out into a lovely profession, attaining the Apnea Academy instructor rating in 2003, and later progressing my career achieving the qualification of Master Instructor Freediver PADI.

My three great masters were Umberto Pellizzari, Davide Carrera and . . . The Sea.

I have explored different oceans: I lived in the Maldives, the Seychelles, Egypt, Tanzania and onmany small Italian islands, beholding unique

experiences such as dancing with dolphins, swimming alongside sharks and flying with eagle rays.

Every time I dive, it’s like the first time.

Its strong attraction, its immense colour and its scent make me feel good with my soul.

And when I return home, I feel happier knowing that tomorrow I can swim again to feel free … to feel Freediver.

Nicolò Ciocia

Courses

PADI Basic Freediver

The first step … a real full dive to taste the world of freediving.

You will learn the basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breath-hold techniques (one breath free diving courses) in one of Gozo’s amazing bays.

It consists of:

  • Knowledge development, where you will learn the fundamentals of freediving.
  • Confined water session to learn how to breathe properly and later-on learn breath-hold techniques.
  • A session in a bay, where we will have fun practicing static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures.


We will provide all the equipment for the whole day (fins, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and weight system).

Prerequisites:

12 years, ability to swim comfortably and be in good health.

Duration:

1 day

Price:

€60.00

PADI Freediver

This is an excellent and extensive course, where you learn the fundamental basics to be able to develop them with experience.

It consists of:

  • Knowledge development about the freediving principles of underwater physiology and physics, safety, equipment, and the various sport categories.
  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea.
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures.


We will provide all the equipment for the whole course (fins, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and weight system).

Prerequisites:

15 years, ability to swim comfortably and be in good health. No previous freediving course is required.

Duration:

2/3 days

Price:

€270.00

PADI Advanced Freediver

This course is designed to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

It consists of:

  • Knowledge development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment.
  • Practical sessions of breathing exercises (pranayama) and zen yoga.
  • Confined water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea.
  • Open water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques.


We will provide all the equipment for the whole course (fins, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and weight system).

At the end of the course you will receive a certification card which is recognised worldwide.

Prerequisites:

15 years, holding PADI Freediver qualification, ability to swim comfortably and be in good health.

Duration:

3/4 days

Price:

€360.00

PADI Master Freediver

During this course, through focused sessions, you will bring your static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight skills to the next level.

It consists of:

  • Knowledge development about nutrition, relaxation and advanced breathing techniques.
  • Confined water session to improve static and dynamic apnea attempts, including a no fins dynamic apnea.
  • Open water sessions to practice the Frenzel / mouthfill equalization and perform warm-up and workup dives for free immersion and constant weight freediving.


We will provide all the equipment for the whole course (fins, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and weight system).

At the end of the course you will receive a certification card which is recognised worldwide.

Prerequisites:

18 years, holding PADI Advanced Freediver qualification, ability to swim comfortably and be in good health.

Duration:

5 days

Price:

€420.00

Exclusive Freediver Guide

I will accompany you to explore the most fascinating spots on the island, exploring secret locations such as caves, wrecks, arches and reefs, always ensuring your safety and well-being.

Each dive includes:

  • A Zen yoga session where you will learn new effective apnea techniques.
  • An open water session.
  • First aid kit and Oxygen kit.
  • An appropriate buoy with a weighted thick line.

Price:

€36.00
(Two sessions in one day
€60.00)

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