Costa Rica Freediving Festival
Fuel Your Freediving Passion With Us: Learn, Explore, and Challenge Yourself In The Competition!
Save The Date: January 25th - February 6th, 2024
Who Should Come To The Freediving Festival?
We have something to offer to every level of freediver.
New Freedivers: Take your first course and get extra days of training and exploring local reefs with the fun of a group environment
Experienced Freedivers: Looking to take the next level course or just refine your technique? We got you covered. Multiple daily workshops to take your skills to the next level.
Competitive Freedivers: Want to be a part of your first competition? Or maybe your a seasoned vet looking to set a new record.
Freediving Festivial Highlights:
Costa Rica Freediving Festival Details
Freediving Festival & Competition: $995
Only Freediving Festival: $795
Only Freediving Competition: $375
Want to train before the competition? Ask us for special pricing when you inquire.
Competition: January 25-28, 2024
Festival Training & Workshops: January 30- February 6th, 2024
Rest Day: January 29th & February 3rd, 2024
Yoga: 7:30 am–8 am
Workshop: 8:30 am–9:30 am
Diving Session: 10 am–1 pm
Pool Training: 3.30 pm–5:30 pm
Group Dinner: 7 pm
Nothing is mandatory. You can come to whichever sessions you want to.
You can take any Molchanovs Freediving Course (Wave 1 -3) during the festival. If you finish one you can start your next level course too!
There are a total of 7 line training days. You can choose to do courses, train, or have a photoshoot.
Every day we will have a workshop led by an expert in that field. Some of the popular workshops include;
- Training Periodization
Looking to take your first competition? Or maybe you are a veteran looking to set a new record?
We have a whole page dedicated to this awesome opportunity.
If you are not interested in taking part in the competition, don't worry we have a separate price for you.
Marina Pez Vela
Quepos, Costa Rica, is a vibrant coastal town nestled along the stunning Pacific shoreline. One of its most prominent features is Marina Pez Vela, a spectacular venue located just outside of Quepos. This marina is a true gem on the Costa Rican coast, offering a wide array of attractions and amenities that make it a must-visit destination for travelers.
Quepos, Costa Rica
Just a short 3-minute walk from Marina Pez Vela, downtown Quepos welcomes travelers with vibrant dining options, ranging from traditional Costa Rican dishes to international flavors. Accommodations suit all preferences, from cozy boutique hotels to hostels. The town’s streets feature shops, boutiques, and markets, perfect for immersing in local culture and finding unique treasures.
Quepos is an adventure and eco-tourism hub, surrounded by lush rainforests and wildlife-rich reserves like Manuel Antonio National Park. Visitors can enjoy zip-lining, hiking, and wildlife watching, with nearby tour companies offering canopy tours and tranquil boat rides through mangrove estuaries, showcasing Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity.
The Dive Spot
We picked the best and most consistent times to provide warm and clear waters.
Surface water temp: 30C
40m+ Depth water temp: ~26C
Surface Visibility: 20 -30m
Founder Rica Freedivers
Brad’s one of the leading freediving and spearfishing instructors in Costa Rica helping develop the sports here locally in hopes of one day helping form a Costa Rican National team.
Co-Founder Freediving Uvita
Passionate of oceans and underwater photography, he started his career in the diving industry 8 years ago. First as scuba instructor then as a professional photographer on the Great Barrier Reef to now running a freediving club in the beautiful Costal town of Uvita, South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
Founder Deep Republic
Josh runs a Spearfishing & Freediving center in Costa Rica teaching students the importance of hunting ethically & diving safely. Good times guaranteed.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you can learn to freedive during the festival. It’s an even better way to learn for beginners than taking your typical 2-day course.
We ask for at least a 20% deposit to confirm your spot. The balance should be paid 2 weeks before the event.
You can also just pay in full when booking. Let us know what works for you.
We will send you a payment link to pay with a card.
If you cancel within 2 weeks of the event we cannot issue a refund. If you cancel with more than 2 weeks notice we can either give you a refund or use the payment for a future event.
- Course fees & materials
- Training sessions
- Facility fees
- Travel Expenses
- Freediving Equipment (unless arranged beforehand)
We will have limited gear available to lend out to those who are traveling and don’t have room for gear. Just let us know what you need beforehand to make sure it’s available.
Each instructor can have up to 4 students in a class. However, we try to limit this to 3 students per instructor. This gives the students enough one-on-one time to learn everything needed for the course or training session.
- Swim wear
- Refillable water bottle
- Reef-safe sunscreen
- Freediving Equipment if diving
This is the first year running the event but here is what some of our students have said about our training program and facilities over the years.