lEVEL 3
WATERMANSHIP
PROGRAMME

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Respect.

Protect.

LEVEL 3 WATE​RMANSHIP PROGRAMME

What's your discipline? Is it Surfing? Surf photography? Freediving? Ocean swimming? Spearfishing?

Or do you just like to challenge your limits?

Whatever your discipline, the Level 3 Watermanship Programme will contextualise the training to suit your needs and give you a broad set of training resources whilst honing specific watermanship skills.

Our Level 3 Programmes are broken into two specific disciplines:

LEVEL 3A: Heavy water

This programme is specifically designed for those that want to challenge themselves in heavy water! All content in this programme is focussed on giving students a deep theoretical understanding of Heavy Water environments and the practical skills to tackle any challenge in those settings. This programme includes Jetski and PWC use and requires a valid recreational skippers ticket (WA or equivalent) and a minimum of 50 hours of PWC use.

LEVEL 3b: fREEDIVING + SPEARFISHING

This programme is specifically designed for those that want to freedive deeper and have longer dive times at depth! All content in this programme is focussed on understanding the specific  physiology of underwater environments and preparing students physically for the rigours of going deep. This programme includes principals of the Freediving Safety and Rescue Programme (FSR) and watermanship courses.

The training, equipment, location and assistant instructors will vary from programme-to-programme because each course is specifically designed for the attending students.

 

Course Overview

The Level 3 Watermanshp Programmes are designed to identify students' existing aquatic passions and take them to the next level. This is achieved by deep contextualisation of student needs and goals, including highly-specialised training programmes and realistic practical settings. 

Students are also given the theoretical underpinnings of their chosen discipline before being challenged through fun and realistic training in safe environments.

Depending on the discipline and student requirements, practical training may cover areas such as:

  • Advanced Apnea

  • Advanced Equalisation Techniques

  • Depth Training

  • Streamlining and Technical Work

  • Variable Weight Diving

  • Spearfishing and Hunting Techniques

  • High Heart Rate situations

  • Long Distance Swimming Techniques

  • Hold Down Techniques

  • Yoga and Martial Arts for Heavy Water Training

  • Advanced Swimming Techniques

  • Discipline-specific Training Principals

  • Sea Survival

  • Equipment Planning and Preparedness in Practice

  • First Aid and Rescue

  • Panic and Fear Management

course length

3 days.

+ 3 days Consolidation Training to move onto Level 4.

Who is this course for...?

This course is suitable for intermediate-to-experienced level watermen and waterwomen who have completed the Level 2 Watermanship Programme. 

Freediving students can gain certification in various Apnea levels on this program depending on previous training in Freediving and previous certification.

 

PRICING

Starting from AU$800 (excluding GST)

Minimum standards

Students must be able to swim and be medically fit (see below).

Students should have good knowledge of general watermanship and ocean environments (eg: surf, freedive, ocean swim, life guard). 

Students must have completed the Level 2 Watermanship Programme + 2 days Consolidation Training.

Minimum age is 18.

To obtain the Level 3 Watermanship Programme certification, the candidate must:

 

  1. Complete the pre course registration and online learning package

  2. Display competence in the following:

    • All aspects of operating as a safety diver

    • Long Distance Swimming Techniques

    • Planning and Preparedness in Practice Safety

    • Rescue in Practice

      • L3a Competencies:

        • Jet Ski Water Safety

      • L3b Competencies:

        • Advanced Equalisation Techniques

        • Streamlining and Technical Work

        • Variable Weight Diving

        • Spearfishing and Hunting Techniques

  3. Perform the following:

    • L3a Performances:

      • A static apnea of at least 4'00"

      • A dynamic-no-fins apnea of at least 60 meters

      • An underwater disorientation drill of at least 1'10"

      • A 1km ocean swim in under 22'00"

      • A Drown Proofing drill with no mask and no wetsuit of minimum 10'00"

      • Survival swimming techniques competently

      • A 100m swim, a 50m unassisted tow, an Unconcious Casualty carry and Basic Life Support

      • A Dynamic No-Fins CO2 table in a maximum team of four (4) for a minimum of 20'00"

    • L3b Performances:

      • A static apnea of at least 4'00"

      • A dynamic apnea with fins of at least 100 meters

      • A dynamic-no-fins apnea of at least 60 meters

      • A constant weight dive to at least 20 meters

      • A variable weight dive to at least 25 meters

      • An unconscious diver rescue from 10m, and perform a Black Out Rescue on the surface

  4. A Level 3 Programme reflection (via Online Learning Hub)

  5. Three days Consolidation Training to move onto Level 4

inclusions

  • Freediving mask and flotation aids

what to bring

  • Towel

  • Wetsuit (board shorts/bikini/swimsuit minimum)

  • Mask and snorkel

  • Water

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Zink/sunscreen

  • Pen and notepad

  • Lunch.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration as part of your course registration. Unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship training, you will not be required to complete a medical examination.

Students with contradicting medical conditions, however, will be required to undergo a Dive Medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. We require documentation of this prior to course participation.

Medical conditions that are of concern to watermanship training are: lung conditions, heart conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, any ear problems or any other major medical conditions. 

If you are in any doubt regarding your medical eligibility please don’t hesitate to contact One Ocean International.