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DAHAB WINTER SEASON
COACHING & COURSES
From October 15 2023 - 2024

Coaching - Emerald Freediving

COACHING

The best way to improve your freediving is to work with a coach.

Why not just "go-with-the-flow?" Training things like your technique improves not just "performance" but enhances your experience under water.

We offer personalized coaching [includes both dry and in-water sessions] to improve your breath-hold, equalization and diving technique.

 

By becoming more efficient, you will find your state of relaxation, meditation, and time enjoying the ocean will all benefit tremendously. As a by-product, so will your numbers!

Whatever your goals are, we'll help you move towards them by honing a strong foundation in a safe and fun environment.

Some key areas of focus that divers typically come to us for:

  • Equalization [beginner and depth/advanced]

  • Deepening relaxation

  • Competition training and coaching

  • Discipline specific focus [i.e. static, no fins, etc..]

  • Other - what are you hoping to work on?

Message here for more info. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, including discussing your specific dates!

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"Fantastic coaches! Very patient and knowledgeable with any questions you have. I really felt in safe hands with Emerald Freediving! Highly recommend!"

- Miriam Donohue

FULL-TIME COACHING


Weekly Package  €325

 

  • Personalized coaching plan

  • 5 In-water sessions [pool or open water]

  • 2 Dry sessions [i.e. EQ exercise, stretching, dry static, etc.]

  • Additional sessions can be booked based on individual need


Monthly Package  €1105 

  • Personalized coaching plan

  • 20 In-water sessions [pool or open water]

  • 8 Dry sessions [i.e. EQ exercise, stretching, dry static, etc.]

  • Online Coaching Consultation before arrival

  • Additional sessions can be booked based on individual need

PART-TIME COACHING

Weekly Package  €245

(minimum 2 weeks - contact for one-offs)

 

  • Personalized coaching plan

  • 3 In-water sessions [pool or open water]

  • 1 Dry session [i.e. EQ exercise, stretching, dry static, etc.]

  • Additional sessions can be booked based on individual need

* Freediving certification required, or relevant experience.

** Personal equipment not included - but we are happy to help you with purchase/rental ideas

*** Entry fees to diving/training locations are not included

Book Coaching

Full Time Coaching - Monthly Package

€1,095

1,095

Personalized Coaching Plan, 20 Water Sessions, 8 Dry Sessions, at least 4 Blue Hole Sessions

Valid for 6 months

Full Time Coaching - Weekly Package

€325

325

Personalized Coaching Plan, 5 Water Sessions, 2 Dry Sessions, at least 1 Blue Hole Session

Valid for 6 months

Part-Time Coaching - Weekly Package

€490

490

€245/week [Minimum 2 weeks] Personalized Coaching Plan, 3 Water Sessions, 1 Dry Session

Valid for 6 months

Freediving Foundations Course

FREEDIVING
FOUNDATIONS
COURSE

Curious about breath-hold? Wanting to improve your snorkeling or water-confidence? Open to freediving but not sure it's for you? Want to work towards certification?

 

Join us on our intro course - no experience necessary! We'll get into the fundamentals of freediving including:

  • Freediving physiology

  • Relaxation

  • Breath-hold

  • Equalization

  • Safety

  • Technique

  • Equipment

  • Lots of both dry and in-water practice

  • And much more!

  • AIDA 1 or AIDA 2 Certification! 

This course package runs over the course of a week! In our many years of experience, we find that students are much more successful in their learning, and enjoy the process much more by completing their program in this way. This approach gives you time to absorb what you are learning, have the time and energy to practice your skills and work towards passing requirements, instead of rushing and pushing to learn in just a couple of days.

Message here for more info. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, including discussing your specific dates! We look forward to hearing from you.

"I did the Introduction to Freediving Course and I loved it. I've been scuba diving for a long time but wanted to enjoy longer spells underwater without all the equipment. This was a great introduction to the sport.

 

Dave and Charlie combine fun with professionalism which is a great mix."

- John Dennehy

COURSE PACKAGE & PROGRAM INFO

€325

  • AIDA 1 or 2 Certification, as applicable

  • Personalized instruction and coaching

  • 5 In-water sessions [pool or open water]

    • Including 1 Session at Dahab's famous Blue Hole Dive Site​

  • 2 Dry sessions [Theory, breath-hold, EQ, exam, etc.]

  • Free Online Equalization check prior to course start 

  • Course manual and access to our Online Classroom Materials which cover all essential beginner theory.

  • Additional sessions can be booked based on individual need

* No previous freediving experience required! 

** Personal equipment not included - but we are happy to help you with purchase/rental ideas

*** Entry fees to diving/training locations are not included

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AIDA 2 - Freediving Course - Emerald Freediving
Book Foundation Course

Freediving Foundations Course

€325

325

AIDA 1 or 2 + Personalized Instruction & Coaching, 5 Water & 2 Dry Sessions, min 1 Blue Hole Session

Valid for 6 months

Intermediate/Advanced Freediving Course
AIDA 3 Freediving Course - Emerald Freediving

INTERMEDIATE/

ADVANCED

FREEDIVER

COURSE

​AIDA 3 and 4 level students will deepen their freediving skills and theoretical knowledge, and have the chance to learn topics and practice techniques such as:

  • Advanced Equalization/Mouthfill

  • Freefall and streamlining

  • Freediver Nutrition

  • Uddiyana Bandha

  • And much more!

 

They will learn more how to create and follow their own training plans and tables, enhance their safety skills, and become more confident in their practice of depth and pool disciplines.

 

This program runs over the course of a full week! In our many years of experience, we find that students are much more successful in their learning, and enjoy the process much more by completing their program in this way. This approach gives you time to absorb what you are learning, have the time and energy to practice your skills, study, and work towards passing requirements, instead of rushing and pushing to learn in just a couple of days.

 

This package offers you personalized industry expert instruction and coaching for your abilities, and is jam-packed with information, practice, and lots of fun!

Click button below for more info and/or message here for inquiries, or to discuss your specific dates!. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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"This course exceeds all expectations! I have been spearfishing for 6 years and had no formal training. I waited for Dave and Charlie to come to Ireland and I'm delighted that I did! The dry training was great and really engaging and interesting. They didn't waste any time and focused on the important things.

 

The in-water training was incredible. I didn't think I would enjoy diving without a gun but the tuition and instant feedback from Dave and Charlie made it so enjoyable and they guided my down to new PB depths with ease! Same could be said for the others on my course.

 

I've never got such a level of instruction in any sport prior to this! Highly recommend them to people of all levels."

- James Burke

COURSE PACKAGE & PROGRAM INFO

€325

  • AIDA 3 or 4 Certification, as applicable

  • Personalized instruction and coaching

  • 5 In-water sessions [pool or open water]

    • Including 1 Session at Dahab's famous Blue Hole Dive Site​

  • 2 Dry sessions [Theory, stretching, EQ, exam, etc.]

  • Course manual/materials

  • Additional sessions can be booked based on individual need

* AIDA 2 or 3 Freediving Certification required, or equivalent certification. 

** Personal equipment not included - but we are happy to help you with purchase/rental ideas

*** Entry fees to diving/training locations are not included

Book Intermedate Course

Intermediate/Advanced Freediver Course

€325

325

AIDA 3 or 4 + Personalized Instruction & Coaching, 5 Water & 2 Dry Sessions, min 1 Blue Hole Session

Valid for 6 months

Consultation Call

€50

50

Have an important question or two? Schedule a one-off call now to get the answers you need.

Valid for 6 months

Distance Coaching

DISTANCE COACHING

​Are you looking ​to train your freediving, but need some help developing a plan to hit your goals? Have your own diving buddies but want the knowledge, support, and accountability of an industry expert?

4 x Irish National Record Holder, Dave McGowan, offers coaching available to you wherever you are in the world! With over a decade of experience behind him, you'll be provided with the perfect environment to develop, work on, and realize your freediving goals!

Dave's areas of specialty include:

  • Advanced Equalization

  • Pool and Depth training plans

  • Technique

  • Visualization

  • Competition Preparation

  • And more!

Click button below for more info and/or message here for enquiries. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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"I cant recommend Emerald Freediving enough...

 

Dave and Charlie are both amazing instructors. I felt so privileged to have been taught by Dave - the humble Irish champion freediver - a natural teacher, gentle, encouraging reassuring, and challenging with the very best of Irish humour! And the beautiful Charlie with her infectious smile, while reiterating safety always as a priority in freediving. Her skills in psychotherapy and visualization makes the coaching so enjoyable.

 

Both their commitment to teach and develop training plans personalized to different students capabilities and goals make them a powerful team."

- Deirdre Carroll

ONLINE COACHING

Consultation Call

€50 for up to one hour

  • Have an important question or two you would like answered?

  • Getting conflicting information from your peers or social media? Schedule a call now to get the answers you need.

  • Receive support for your questions from industry experts on a call geared specific to your needs! Message here for enquiries.

Distance Coaching Package

€195 per month

  • Personalized coaching and training plans for pool or depth

  • Weekly check-in call

Freedive Training - Emerald Freediving No Fins Training
Book Distance Coaching

Distance Coaching Package [min 3 months]

€585

585

€195 per month. Personalized coaching and training plans for pool or depth. Weekly check-in call.

Valid for 6 months

Private Bookings
Private Bookings - Individuals and Groups Available - Emerald Freediving_edited

PRIVATE BOOKINGS

What are you interested in?

Let us know what you'd like.

 

From AIDA courses, cross-over certification courses, personalized coaching, mouthfill training, and more. We can arrange a plan with you to meet your freediving goals!

We can host individual, couples, and group private bookings!

Based on the Red Sea in Dahab, South Sinai from October 2023.

Click button below for more info and/or message here for inquiries.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Dave and Charlie are excellent coaches and facilitators. They made our whole experience really easy and comfortable. They are super nice, chill people to be around. They set a very relaxed and friendly vibe.

The guys couldn't have been more 'on it' in terms of organisation which made everything like logistics, etc. just really easy for us.

 

Lots of nice little touches too, like having snacks ready for us and organising meet ups in the evening etc.

 

I can't say enough good things about Dave and Charlie, they are lovely to be around, I would dive with them anytime anywhere! And feel like I have made new friends in them.

- Keith Grainger

Fun Dives

FUN

FREEDIVING

Join us in Dahab for your chance to swim alongside some of the most incredible and vibrant coral reef in the world!

 

Emerald Freediving will take you to Dahab's most magical underwater spots. 

 

Enjoy your fun-dive surrounded by hundreds of different fish and coral species, with regular visits from turtles and rays! If you're lucky, we might spot a friendly whale shark or get the opportunity to play with a passing dolphin family!

Must be a strong sea swimmer and comfortable in open ocean waters. Freediving or sea snorkelling experience required.

Specific itinerary times, possibilities, and other further details upon booking.

Click button below for more info and/or message here for inquiries. Looking forward to hearing from you!

"Thoroughly enjoyed every second of the day I spent with Emerald Freediving and am already looking forward to getting into the water with them again!"

- Triona Dillane

Fun Freediving - Emerald Freediving
Online Into Sparfihing Course
Scallops Galore! Dave McGowan - Emerald Freediving Ireland

ONLINE
INTRO TO
SPEARFISHING
&
UNDERWATER
FORAGING 
COURSE

This online course is aimed at anyone who has a keen interest in learning more about sustainable means to gather your own food from the seas around the UK and Ireland.

 

We cover safety, dive sites, equipment, target species, legalities and more. Everything you need to know to get you started! Learning on land before entering the water is essential for safe, efficient, sustainable, and fun spearfishing and underwater foraging!*

Work at your own pace!

 

€50 per person.

 

* This online course is not a replacement for adequate in-water training for either freediving or spearfishing from a certified instructor.

"f you want to know more about freediving in Ireland, species, safety, gear and regulations they're your guys. With an environmental protection mindset., if you're really passionate about the sea, I'd definitely recommend them."

- Ricardo Moura

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