Apnea Instructor Course - Umberto Pelizzari

The Apnea Instructor Course by Umberto Pelizzari will address all topics of Freediving and lectures given by expert specialists in each field.
The next course from Apnea Academy West Europe in English is programmed from the 16th to 22nd of October 2022 in Tenerife.

The duration of the course is 7 days.

The Instructor Course will address topics of relaxation, breathing, physiology of respiratory and ear systems, diet, techniques of communication, teaching methods, psychology and group control, with lectures given by expert specialists in each field. Furthermore, the AA teaching system, its standards, and the sequence of exercises will be discussed, and Theory of Static and Dynamic Apnea, Constant and Variable Weight freediving will be treated.

Practical exercises will include techniques of breathing and relaxation at the various levels, group control in pool and sea.

The course places emphasis on the formation of an instructor as much as the development of their technique and performance.


Location and accommodation

For all sea sessions, the AA West Europe Freediving Center, located at La Caleta, will be used.

8 minutes walking from the Apnea Center, Tenerife Top Training will host all pool sessions, theory lessons, breathing and relaxation sessions.

For the Instructor Course, we suggest to the candidates Hotel Hovima Jardin Caleta or Hotel Villa Maria they are both very close to the Apnea Centre and T3.

Candidates will receive a specific form with all costs, contacts and information for reservations.

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Other than Umberto Pelizzari, the teaching staff will be made up of some of the most respected experts in the various relevant fields and a selection of the most expert Apnea Academy Instructors.

Instructors who are successful in the evaluation at the end of the course will become members of the Apnea Academy and will be able to hold AA freediving courses of 1st, 2nd and 3rd level, Apnea Discovery and Apnea Stages, within the teaching structure of the Apnea Academy, school for the instruction and research and freediving.

The detailed information on the course can be found on the website of the Apnea Academy Tenerife


For ENROLMENT and further technical information, contact umberto@umbertopelizzari.com

Detailed information

The price for the Instructor Course is 795 euros


Minimum requirements for admission to the course are:

  • swim perfectly freestyle and breaststroke
  • swim underwater breaststroke with perfect technique
  • static: 4:30” minutes
  • dynamic apnea: 80m with bi-fins
  • dynamic no-fins: 60m
  • constant weight freedive (with bi-fins): 35m
  • mastery of all exercises described in Manual of Freediving , Chapters 8 & 9
  • speak English
  • be an experienced freediver

It is also necessary to possess

  • personal freediving equipment, including wetsuit, mask, snorkel and bi-fins

(weights can be borrowed from the organisation)

  • Manual of Freediving
  • A Certificate of First Aid, valid in the country of citizenship
  • A valid medical certificate of fitness for subaquatic activity

The organisation will supply successful students with the official Apnea Academy uniform at the end of the course.

For inscription write to umberto@umbertopelizzari.com or visit the page of the AA Instructor Course!