Instruction and Experience with Carlos Eyles
Free Hawaii is about infusing the human elements of
mind, body, spirit to the ocean world that will allow the diver
to intimately interact with the environment. Diving Free Hawaii
offers three distinct levels of development, each one designed
to enable divers to reach their full potential in the water.
renown author, underwater photographer and free diver, Carlos Eyles
has developed these week long programs based on his personal experiences
of over fifty years of diving on a breath-hold in the ocean.
programs are an exploration into the sea as well as the self. Says
Carlos, "To operate effectively in the ocean on a breath-hold
one must first be relaxed. To be relaxed in the body as well as
the mind fosters a high level of awareness. Thus opening the diver
to a more direct experience with the ocean."
Free Hawaii (level one for beginning divers)
Dive sites are of special significance, offering the very best
in Old Hawaii underwater. Here the new diver will spend five days
learning to use the equipment properly and acquire the physical skills
to freely interact with the ocean. The primary goal for level one
training is to be able to operate anxiety-free on a breath-hold dive.
Sea Stalking (level two for intermediate divers)
Sea Stalking is shore based for the first three days and boat based for
the final two days. Dive sites include turtle cleaning stations, reef shark
sleeping caves and manta ray night dives (if available). Here the participant
will be trained in stalking skills, and provided various camera systems in
their development of underwater photography skills on subjects ranging from
turtles to dolphins. Again relaxation in the water is the focus on these deeper
Blue Edge Hawaii (level three for advanced divers)
Blue Edge Hawaii is boat based for five days. Wherein the diver will become
accustomed and ultimately relaxed while free diving in limitless water and
encountering open ocean sharks, fish, and dolphins. This training is specifically
designed for acclimating to extreme ocean conditions for purposes of photography,
film making and blue water spearfishing.
Private lessons are available.
training level probes the psychological barriers that weigh against
the free diver, primarily the dilemma of the fight/flight response,
and the recognition and elimination of vulnerability one feels
while on a breath-hold.
training level explores the development of the intuition as a way
to connect and thus function in the ocean world. The intuition
becomes the compass that not only directs the diver but alerts
them to danger, and in general raises their levels of ocean awareness.
five-day training runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup at 8 a.m. Lunches
are provided. Housing close to beach provided upon request under
separate billing. Private training available for all levels.
reservations or more information call (808) 326-1569
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eyles, the author of eight
books on the subject of free diving, is one of the foremost
authorities in this field.
on Oahu, and now residing in Kona on the island of Hawaii, he first
learned to dive in Hawaiian waters as a boy. Moving to California
as a young man he became a world class spearfisherman, hunting
big game fish off the coasts of United States, Mexico, Australia,
Fiji, and New Zealand.
1987 he gave up the speargun for a camera, and his images and stories
have been published in journals such as Ocean Realm, Discover Diving,
Sport Diver, Skin Diver and many more. His photography has also
appeared in National Geographic Publications as well as other books
and publications throughout the world.
he has been on camera with film crews from the U.S. and foreign
countries working with dolphins and sharks. Over the last eleven
years he has guided trips to the Bahamas introducing free divers
to the world of dolphins.
more about Carlos, visit carloseyles.com
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