Saba Freediving School

Explore the Saba underwater world without heavy equipment.   As a freediver you won’t need any uncomfortable gear, you are all the equipment you need. We go Freediving to connect with the water and with ourselves at the same time,  to become more mentally and physically aware of our bodies,  to safely push our personal best, competing or just  freediving for ourselves… for fun, take underwater video & photos, and get rid of all the worries and stress of your daily life. When you go underwater, you become one with the ocean as you experience its silence and beauty

Humans have been freediving for thousands of years for numerous reasons, such as war, exploration, forage for food etc. In recent years, Freediving has become an amazing sport.  In Saba Freediving School NV, our mission is to educate on what it takes to freedive safely, providing education and tips on apnea, breathing techniques, fitness, stretching, meditation and nature.

Freediving is where meditation meets endurance. You must quiet the mind before entering a world that asks you not to breathe. But if you can clear that hurdle, then prepare to be amazed. Here, you can swim alongside jacks, mantas and sharks, explore shipwrecks and find the limits of your inner strength.

Learn how to connect your body, mind, and spirit acquiring capabilities to make deeper and longer dives while interacting with amazing sea life on a single breath of air, developing the mammalian diving reflex to aid in conserving oxygen and restrict the flow of blood to the extremities.

Here at Saba Freediving School NV, we are advocates of the sport of Freediving and always ensure that freedivers are safe while being competitive. If you want to learn more about Freediving just check our courses.

 

luigi

For more than 30 years I have been dedicated to teaching, instructing and educating all those whom, as much as I do, have felt the passion that the sea and all of its creatures motivate. With this in mind my teachings all balance the technical aspects of freediving with connecting with the underwater world in a free state of mind, being present in the now. We in Saba Freediving School know that what we do brings happiness to many who trust us, but we are also well aware that if we do not do things right we risk them too. Fortunately in my 30+ years of expertise we have never had any such experiences, nor will we ever if it depends on us. We only certify our students when they succeed in their practical and theoretical exams and when we trust that they have become apt, sure and conscious freedivers. We take safety very seriously and therefore we only hire Instructors and/or certify assistants whom we feel we could entrust with the lives of our own children under the sea.

 

Luis E. Fonseca

COURSES

AIDA Courses

You’ll relish the challenges of using only your physical abilities and mental discipline to reach the depths normally achieved only with the aid of scuba equipment. And since you are not dependent on any sophisticated technology, you can access dive locations not available for scuba divers, you’ll improve your long- distance swimming skills, surface diving techniques and learn the mental discipline that will allow you to extend your breath-hold time underwater for competition or for enjoying the underwater world with complete freedom . You’ll also learn the necessary skills of self-rescue and how to manage potentially dangerous water conditions and adventurous circumstances. Free Diving is physically challenging and may be enjoyed by those in excellent heath who are very comfortable in an aquatic environment.

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Specialty Courses

For those already certified as freedivers we also offer several workshops and specialty courses to further complete their training.

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Freediving trips

Freediving is a low-impact recreational sport that may be enjoyed by everyone. This program includes an excursion with freediving gear to some amazing underwater Saba sites. Our Guides will introduce and acquaint you to the area, activities and the underwater world. Your Excursion Includes: transportation.

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ABOUT SABA

Training

Training Camps

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lodging

As part of our services and with the idea of giving our customers the most complete service, we also offer some assistance for accommodations depending on your preferences. We offer accommodation and freedive packages suitable for any budget, from low cost backpacker prices like El Momo Cottages or Rainforest Ecolodge up to luxury accommodation like Queens Gardens.

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what to do

From Shore guided Freediving tour. We offer a range of freediving trips to various locations around Saba. These trips are tailor made for freedivers with specific emphasis on training your apnea skills and exploring some of the best sights around Saba coast We will aim to freedive in the best locations (around the island) given the weather on the day to give you the best experience and sea conditions possible. Some locations do require long walk and hiking to get to the sea, but it will be worth it as these are often the best spots! The trips start at 10 am from our location in Windwarside and as standard are run in groups no bigger than 6. If you have more people then please contact us to discuss your needs. You must be able to swim unaided 200m and be over 15yrs old to join the tour. Please arrive on the day with your own wetsuit (a full suit or rash Gard) ,or hire one from one. The trip lasts 3 hrs in total. We would expect to be in the sea for 1 1/2 – 2 hrs in this time. Longer or multiple location trips are available on demand.

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SABA FREEDIVING SCHOOL N.V.

Main Street Winwardside
Winwardside
Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Phone +599 416.9213
info@sabafreediving.com


Design & Development Andrés Martínez & Daniel Viera