Finally you have passed level 1? Great achievement, so here is some virtual confetti for you :)
🏆 🎊 🎉 🎊 🎉 🎊 🎉 🎊 🎉 🎊 🎉 🎊 🎉 🎊 🎉 🏆
but whats next?
Level 2 obviously but what what does it actually mean to get to that point?
We have been a small group at Freediving Ostschweiz from Renè doing the SSI Level 1 course and have been lucky enough to meet people who lived fairly close to each other and arranged training sessions so we all get comfy with the level 1 skills we've learned. Getting a buddy to dive is quite an issue but very important -> never dive alone! You are able to find a buddy via Facebook Groups such as: Facebook Freediving or even here on Like-A.Fish Forum. Maybe you also have local Freediving Groups like we have in Switzerland.
This way I have met Stjepan which is also addicted and looked forward to more training sessions.
This task is made in Switzerland so we have seasons to consider with our trainings, especially for beginners. We did our Level 1 in May (spring) which is already quite pleasant. This way we could go out and explore our nearby waters with our 5mm open cell (inside) neoprene.
Furthermore I hat the chance to Freedive in Sri Lanka. So I put my fins apart and packed for this awesome experience. You will read a more detailed post about Sri Lanka here soon.
The Apnea Festival in Switzerland is an annual happening where lots of Swiss freediving friends celebrate their passion for one-breath diving. There signed in a whole bunch of people, from beginner to pro from Switzerland (obviously right) as well as Germany and Austria. Such events are great to get to know each other and might even find diving-buddies around your area. The athmosphere at the festival reminds almost for a big family party.
Read more about this event here
To sum it all up, we did train a loot to get ready for being a Level 2 Freediver.
But this certainly depends on the skills of each individual freediver, good luck with your trainings! :)
Never dive alone and let the stress at the surface! =)