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Apnea Training is invaluable for surfers, lifeguards, distance swimmers, and divers. Improve your breath hold ability at a 2-day seminar in Huntington Beach, California on November 3rd and 4th. Find the Facebook event here!

Apnea training and surf survival course in Oahu

For the first time ever, Hawaii Eco Divers brings to California Apnea Training and Surf Survival Course. Improve your breath hold ability and surf safer!

Hawaii Eco Divers has been teaching Apnea and Surf Survival for years, improving surfers’ safety in places such as Hawaii, New Caledonia, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. For the first time ever, this course is being taught near Los Angeles, California. Make your way to Huntington Beach for this fantastic opportunity.

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Apnea Training for Surfers

This course is designed with only one goal in mind: increase your 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 your lungs.

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

We 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.

California Course Structure

The class is designed to help you 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, you 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

For a complete outline of the course structure, explore this detailed course schedule.

Tested and Proven Results

Over many years, hundreds of people have become better watermen and safer surfers because of this course. Lifeguards, firefighters, athletes, professional surfers, military, navy, police officers and more attest to how valuable apnea training can be.

Health Benefits of apnea training by hawaii eco divers

Your Instructor:

Ricardo Taveira @ Hawaii Eco Divers
Paid Master Diver Trainer 
Rescue Diver & Apnea Instructor
EFR – CPR  Instructor at American Heart Association
Big wave surfer with 30 years of surfing experience