As a club we welcome new members to join through the winter pool training season from April to September. To join you will need to complete a club safety induction that covers a basic introduction to apnea based pool training and how we run our club training sessions. There is an online Zoom session @ 1 hour – usually from 7-8pm, followed by an in pool induction that covers the buddy rescue scenario’s and an introduction to pool freediving disciplines from 6-7:30pm.
NB: This induction session is no substitute to a professionally run freediving course with AIDA or PADI, so if you are a complete novice wanting to upskill quickly we do recommend first doing an intro weekend course and then use our club trainings to build on that knowledge.
Induction sessions run parallel to our normal training sessions, and are led by a senior club member and limited to max 6 new divers per pool session. After filling in the online member and medical form – 2021, (2022 from will be available from March 2022) we will be in touch via email with more information and to confirm the induction date and location you would like to attend.
Provisional Induction dates for 2022 are:
April: Monday the 4th (online session) + 5th at the Whangārei Aquatic Centre or 6th in the Kawakawa Pool.
May: Monday the 16th (online session) + 17th at the Whangārei Aquatic Centre or 18th in the Kawakawa Pool.
July: Monday the 4th (online session) + 5th at the Whangārei Aquatic Centre or 6th in at the Kawakawa Pool.
We generally train in the pool for @ 6 months over winter from April – September at the Whangarei Aquatic Center Tuesdays 6-7:30pm and at the Kawakawa Pool Wednesdays 6-7:30pm. At Whangārei you will also need to pay entry fee on arrival and we meet up behind the wave pool @ 5:45 for early stretching if you can make it. Our Facebook Group is our main method of communication for extra sessions and trips however important announcements or AGM information will always be emailed out.
For the first session you will need to bring:
- Mask or noseclip/goggles
- A Wetsuit (2.5mm surf wetsuit or a 3 – 5mm OK)
- Weight belt or neck weight
- Fins (not required but helpful)
- Drink bottle