PFI Freediver course + Inclusive Training/Hunting Retreat (Kona, Hawaii Big Island), June 11 - 17

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Escape to Hawaii for a week long first level class and freediving retreat! This combo PFI Freediver certification class and turn-key freediving retreat with instructor Lance Lee Davis includes ACCOMMODATION ON 5 ACRE PRIVATE ESTATE, TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM SCHEDULED CLASSES AND DIVES, AND SELECT MEALS. After the first three days of the certification class, students will have the opportunity to train in the mornings and then in the afternoon explore a few of the Big Island's many underwater attractions, either with a speargun or camera. Or, students are welcome to finish the 3 day certification class and then rent a car to explore island on their own! Students wishing to spearfish must carry DAN insurance.

Lodging is shared cottages, with 2 students per cottage. Each cottage is approximately 400 sq/ft and includes full bathroom, multiple beds, kitchenette (everything except oven), BBQ grill, wi-fi, cellphone service, and veranda. The Big Island is very spread out, so included in this package price is transportation to/from all scheduled locations. To keep it even simpler, breakfast and lunch during the busier classroom days are also included--all you need to do is take advantage of uncommonly low airfares to Hawaii (KOA is the airport code), take a taxi to our location, and enjoy a week of uninterrupted freedving! If you would like to bring non-diving guests or wish to stay longer, this may be possible on a limited basis--contact for details. If you are wishing to take the 3 day certification class but arrange all your own transportation and lodging please contact for local option pricing.

During the class students will dive up to 20M (66') and do static breathholds of up to 4 minutes. Freedive specific equipment is recommended, including wetsuit. The water is warm but we will be spending hours at a time in the ocean so either a 5mm freediving top, or 1.5mm - 3mm full freediving wetsuit is recommended. There are some freedive shops on the island (we recommend Kona Honu Divers) but inventory is not guaranteed so it is best to come fully prepared.

Total package cost is $2000. To register and secure your spot, pay $1000 nonrefundable deposit today (after paying the deposit, any change of date fee is $100 and dependent on availability). Balance is due before 48 hours before the start of class. After registering you will receive and email with additional information about the class as well as a link to pay your balance. Course manual will provided at the beginning of class.

What to do to prepare for the class? Before the class, checkout the 'EQ 101' article on my blog ( Most students find it very beneficial to do a little bit of ear homework before the class. Equalizing ability (not breathhold!) is the most common limiting factor for students when it comes to ocean work.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS: THE ISLAND OF HAWAII, PARTICULARLY THE BIG ISLAND--THANKS TO ITS GEOGRAPHICAL ISOLATION, ROBUST TESTING/CONTACT TRACING, AND MANDATORY 10 DAY QUARANTINE FOR MOST OF 2020--HAS, SINCE SPRING OF 2020, BEEN ONE OF THE SAFEST AND MOST COVID-19 FREE REGIONS IN AMERICA. At the time of this writing, the state of Hawaii is open to outside visitors and has relaxed the mandatory 10 day quarantine PROVIDED INCOMING TRAVELERS SUBMIT A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS OF BOARDING THEIR FLIGHT. Immediately on arrival, all passengers must undergo a second free Covid-19 test at the airport. Accepted pre-flight rapid tests are available at LAX with a 5 hour turn-around, or from a variety specific vendors/Trusted Partners throughout the city. For information on traveling to Hawaii and the testing requirements: As always, participation in any class activity is voluntary. By registering and participating in this class you hereby acknowledge that strict social distancing procedures may be impossible to follow during a normal freediving certification class such as this, and despite best efforts of instructors and vendors you assume any and all risk of contracting a communicable disease such as Covid - 19. Class size is limited to 6 students plus instructor, Lance Lee Davis.

Friday, June 11
12:00pm - ?? | ARRIVE ON ISLAND AND TAXI TO LODGING/RESIDENCE (20 minutes from KOA airport)

Saturday, June 12
8:00am - 8:30am | BREAKFAST PROVIDED (Lodging/Residence)
8:30am - 12:00pm | CLASSROOM - FREEDIVE SAFETY AND TECHNIQUE (Lodging/Residence)
12:00pm - 1:00pm | LUNCH/TRAVEL PROVIDED
1:00pm - 5:00pm | CONFINED WATER/POOL (Kailua-Kona)

Sunday, June 13
8:00am - 8:30am | BREAKFAST PROVIDED (Lodging/Residence)
8:30am - 10:00pm | CLASSROOM - FREEDIVE SAFETY AND TECHNIQUE (Lodging/Residence)
10:00pm - 10:30pm | TRAVEL PROVIDED
10:30pm - 2:30pm | OCEAN SESSION 1 (Old Airport State Beach)
2:30pm - 3:00pm | LUNCH PROVIDED

Monday, June 14
7:00am - 8:00am | DRY STRETCHING, CONDITIONING, AND BREATHWORK (Lodging/Residence)
8:00am - 9:00am | BREAKFAST PROVIDED
9:00am - 9:30am | TRAVEL PROVIDED
9:30am - 12:30pm | OCEAN SESSION 2 (Old Airport State Beach)
12:30pm - 1:30pm | LUNCH PROVIDED (Old Airport State Beach)
1:30pm - 3:30pm | OCEAN SESSION 3 (Old Airport State Beach)

Tuesday, June 15
7:00am - 8:00am | DRY STRETCHING, CONDITIONING, AND BREATHWORK (Lodging/Residence)
10:00am - 11:30am | CONFINED WATER/POOL TRAINING (Kailua-Kona)
2:00pm - 5:00pm | PLAY/HUNT/SPEARFISH (Keahou Bay)

Wednesday, June 16
7:00am - 8:00am | DRY STRETCHING, CONDITIONING, AND BREATHWORK (Lodging/Residence)
10:00am - 3:00pm | TRAIN/PLAY/HUNT (Honaunau Bay)

Thursday, June 17
?? - 11:00am | CHECKOUT

NEAREST AIRPORT: Kona International (KOA)
CLASSROOM/LODGING: Orchid Isle Manor, Holualoa, Kona coast, Hawaii Big Island
POOL/CONFINED WATER: Kailua-Kona, Kona coast, Hawaii Big Island
OCEAN SESSIONS: Old Airport State Beach, Kailua-Kona, Kona coast, Hawaii Big Island

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