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Another edition of Hawaii Eco Divers Apnea and Surf Survival Training is coming up on September 24th and 25th (Saturday and Sunday) on Oahu, Hawaii. The training includes theoretical and practical knowledge for athletes to manage apnea and emotional control in the water, especially in risk situations.

“It involves exercises to strengthen and expand the respiratory muscles and simulations of wipe outs and rescues” says Ricardo Taveira, the instructor. Taveira is a surfer, professional diver and owner of Hawaii Eco Divers. He has already trained world-renowned surfers such as Nathan Fletcher, Adriano de Souza, Jamie Sterling, Filipe Toledo and many others, including respected lifeguards of Hawaii and other places.

On the first day, the course will take place at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, in Aiea, and on the second day it will happen on the waters of Waimea Bay, at the North Shore.

Another training season in South America

The training is also making its way to Chile and Brazil for a new South American season in October, where Ricardo will train surfers, professionals of the ocean and other people interested in having a better performance in the water and improving their breathing skills.

Contact us for more information for the training in Hawaii and South America: [email protected].

See below some pictures of previous apnea training classes:


Students learn techniques to hold their breath for longer periods of time without panic


Practical activities in Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu


Pool sessions and exercises in the ocean are involved in the two-day training


Instructor Ricardo Taveira is a surfer and professional diver