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Apnea & Surf Survival Hawaii

The surfing season is on in Hawaii! And the Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers to improve their breath hold ability and safety in the water. After going to Brazil (September), Chile (October), and California (November), the course is back to Oahu on December 12th and 13th.

The goal

This course is designed with only one goal in mind: increase the participants’ breath hold ability in tense situations underwater, while remaining calm and in total control of your mind. This apnea training for surfers teaches different techniques of apnea and breathing exercises to fully oxygenate the body. These help to strengthen and increase the capacity of the lungs.

Beyond the physical capabilities of the lungs, the course will enhance the participants’ mental capacity to deal with stress and danger. Therefore, they will be better equipped to deal with extreme situations in the water, where mind control and calmness are the main factors for survival.

The course will be emphasizing High Surf Risk Management in order to recognize, minimize or avoid unnecessary risks found in the surf zone. Together, the class will work through various surf rescue scenarios, and learn valuable rescue strategies based on the specific situation at hand.


Apnea training and surf survival course in Oahu

Theory development

Swimming pool session

Two scuba divers practicing apnea and surf survival skills

Ocean Survival


The structure

The class is designed to help the participants spend more time underwater through lectures, intense breath hold training and multiple breathing and swimming exercises. Through two days of classroom, pool, and ocean training, they will practice:

  • Physiology of Apnea
  • Proper breathing exercises to improve ventilation and strengthening of the lungs
  • Safety
  • Static Apnea
  • Dynamic Apnea
  • Stressed Apnea
  • Risks and dangers of training apnea
  • Surviving a massive wipe out
  • Risk management and emergency action plan
  • Rescue skills
  • CPR

The results

You will not only learn how to hold your breath for a lot longer but you will also improve your surfing and ocean safety skills. Over the years, hundreds of people have become better watermen because of this course. Lifeguards, firefighters, athletes, professional surfers, military, police officers and many more attest to how valuable apnea training can be.

PS: Lifeguards NEVER pay.  If you are a lifeguard email us for a free spot at the Apnea & Surf Survival course in Oahu, Hawaii. INFO@HAWAIIECODIVERS.COM

Once you pay and attend to your first course, you will be invited to all future course and never have to pay again. You will keep training with us every time!


Day 1 – Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Waipahu – 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Day 2 – Waimea Bay – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Day 1 only – $185.00

2 days – $350.00

Sign up here

We are offering 20% discount if you bring a friend on the two days course.


Ocean Survival

The instructor

Ricardo Taveira @ Hawaii Eco Divers

Padi Master Diver Trainer

Rescue Diver & Apnea Instructor

EFR – CPR Instructor at American Heart Association

Big wave surfer with 30 years of surfing experience


Taveira at Waimea Bay, November 2018

Apnea Training

Apnea & Surf Survival Instructor


Ricardo Taveira at Jaws, Maui.