New Zealand has become a centre of excellence in the sport of freediving. New Zealand regularly place in the medals at world championships, often including golds. Kiwis also hold several world records and are considered to be among the world’s finest athletes in the sport.
In Auckland, freediving has thrived due to passionate club members and driven individuals. The AFC has been set up with two main aims: to provide an opportunity for this hard-earned expertise to be shared with those newer to the sport, and for its members to train and dive together safely.
Involvement in the sport comes from diverse interests: some want to challenge themselves physically and mentally; others to better understand the marine environment; some to overcome fears and to become more comfortable in the water.
The club provides training in key techniques that can be applicable to all apnea activities, such as underwater photography, spear fishing, underwater rugby and hockey, and freediving competitions – some members have even used apnea skills to recover treasures from the deep!
The AFC also hopes to attract non-divers interested in a unique and effective way to develop fitness and physical well-being. The combination of mental and physical skills practiced in freediving allows athletes to stretch themselves in new and often unexpected ways.
Come along and learn all about the key elements of freediving in a safer manner. We will present on how to establish the right amount of weight, how to breathe up in a safe way, shallow water blackout and also demonstrate on land, and in the water if you want to get wet, how to rescue someone if they were to black out.
No charge for the day and we will have lots of other interesting things going on such as a BBO, Freediving centric Yoga, a demonstration of the Mammalian Dive Response and much more.
We also have had a swell of support for the day from a number of parties, so we will be doing charity raffles throughout the day too. More detail and a registration form can be viewed here
Date: 3rd of April
Club Trip to Great Barrier Island. Mixture of Shore diving and boat charter options on both the Western and Easter sides of the island.
Date: July 2016
Location: Great Barrier Island
The AFC was started in 2009 with the purpose of enabling like minded people to train together, share knowledge and dive safely.
If you would like to join, or simply come and train with us while you visit New Zealand, please feel free to contact us via the Join section.
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