Returning Student Sessions for RAID Course Students 2020-07-22T10:12:34+01:00
RETURNING STUDENT

If you have started a RAID Freediver Course, RAID Advanced Freediver Course or RAID Master Freediving Course but have not yet completed your skills to qualify for certification,  or, you are qualified and would like to refresh your skills our ‘Returning Student’ sessions offer the perfect opportunity to do so.

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IMPORTANT: Due to ongoing updates following COVID guidelines, information contained in THIS DOCUMENT supersedes any information on this page and MUST be read. Many changes have been implemented at Vobster since your course and if you fail to complete the actions in this document you may not be permitted entry to Vobster.

Who is a ‘Returning Student’?

A returning student is any student who has undertaken a RAID Freediver Course, RAID Advanced Freediver Course, RAID Master Freediving Course. This option is specifically designed to allow students who have undertaken a certification level course with Go Freediving to complete or refresh their skills.

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What do the Returning Student Sessions Involve?

The returning student sessions allow the student to join an existing course and retake all the tuition they received on their original course, have tuition from a qualified instructor and have their skills assessed and if applicable signed off.

The returning student, who can join for day one, day two or both, has the following options:

Saturday:

2 dive sessions with an instructor at Vobster between 2pm – 8pm

Sunday:

2 dive sessions with an instructor at Vobster between 8am – 2pm

How Long do the Returning Student Sessions Last?

The sessions are very flexible, but are charged by the day. You can attend day one or day two or both days of the course – the choice is yours.

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How Much do the Returning Student Sessions cost?

The sessions cost *£80 per day. This price does not include kit hire (£20), wetsuit hire (£20) or Vobster entry.

*Please note this price is for returning student sessions and not the cost for private one-to-one sessions.

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What if a Course Is Not Running When I Want to Attend?

We prefer our returning attend when we have courses running as we believe this will offer the best conditions to learn. However, if you are only available on a non-scheduled day, we can arrange (subject to availability) for an instructor to be available at Vobster to assess your skills and sign them off if applicable

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How Many Times Can I Attend as a Returning Student?

There is no limit to the amount of times you can attend as a returning student. In fact, we even have some qualified freedivers who may have been absent from the sport for several years, come back and join a course as a returning student, just to refresh skills and update themselves with any changes.

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Is There Anything I Can Do To Prepare Myself For The Session/s?

If you know what your weakness was during the course, we would highly recommend working on these areas before attending the session so that you are as prepared as you can be. The links you were given in your preparation email and debrief email for your original course, both provide videos, information and exercises that can help improve technique and equalisation. Also practice in your local pool whenever you get the chance. If you live local to Bath or Poole come along to our club sessions, we always welcome new faces!

Do I Have To Book My Place?

Spaces for returning students are strictly limited and are reserved very quickly – often weeks or months in advance. We understand people may not always be able to do this, but you can always drop us a line at info@gofreediving.co.uk if you want to check availability. Please also be aware there are many changes to how we and Vobster now operate following COVID lockdown.

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What are the Benefits of Becoming a Certified Freediver?

Once you are a certified freediver you are qualified for life. There are no renewal requirements. So, knowing you are qualified to freedive efficiently, safely and competently will not only increase your personal confidence, it will make your experience in the water more enjoyable and will allow to progress further in the sport. It will also help improve spearfishing, scuba diving and snorkelling skills too.

And, if you’re like me, you will have the satisfaction of completing something you have started!

How Do I Book My Place?

If you wish to enrol on a returning student session, please send an email to the Go Freediving team at info@gofreediving.co.uk and book your place,today!

IMPORTANT: Please note that there are a number of changes to how courses and Vobster operate following the Covid lockdown. It is vital you read THIS DOCUMENT to be fully up to date before attending.

Further reading on nutrition, exercises, safety,

techinque and more, can all be found in our blog.

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