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Waterman Survival

Waterman Survival

This specialized course reveals the training methods to handle unexpected breath-hold related situations. The acquired skills will exponentially increase in-water breath-hold confidence and safety as well as management in extreme situations.


Any experienced waterman will easily recall at least one moment in their lives when the power of Mother Nature's ultimate force has pushed them to their limits. Gasping for breath, they reached the surface feeling there was nothing else to give, or was there? During this groundbreaking course your certified F.I.I. Waterman Survival instructor will dispel common misconceptions and get to the bottom of the true urge to breathe. Participants will learn how to retrain their urge to breathe, increasing their CO2 tolerance and breath-hold abilities, while also mastering key specialized safety protocols to ensure effective victim management for breath-hold-related incidents in extreme conditions.


Course Syllabus



Course Duration:
1-day course. Minimum 3 hours academics and 2 hours confined water training.

The WMC is designed for all ocean sports enthusiasts with a medium level of in-water comfort.

Age Requirement:
Minimum 12 years or older

Mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit (recommended) weight belt (recommended), weights (recommended).

Learning Materials:
FII Waterman Survival Manual and Workbook


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