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 Are there any special requirements I have to meet to start learning to freedive?

In order to start the freediving course you have to demonstrate basic water skills and be generally comfortable in the water. You need to be able to swim 200-metres/yards and/or 300-metres/yards using a mask, fins and snorkel without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.

In addition to that all student divers complete a medical history form that aims to check if you have any medical conditions that could be a problem while freediving. If none of these apply, sign the form and you’re ready to start.

 Can I check the status of my order?

Once you place an order with Dip ‘N Dive, you will be automatically notified about each stage of the delivery process via email. What’s more, you will be able to check the status of your order by logging into your account and going to “My Orders” menu.

 Can I order by phone?

Yes, we would love to hear from you! You can place your order by calling (877) 837-DIVE (3483) from Monday to Friday 8 AM - 5 PM.

When placing an order by phone, you will need to specify the names of the items you wish to order, as well as all the information necessary for delivery, including your name, shipping and billing addresses, phone, email and prefered payment option.

The shipping costs and delivery schedule for phone orders are the same as our online shipping costs and delivery schedule.

 How can I place an order?

Placing an order with Dip 'N Dive is very easy. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps:

1. Add all desired items to your Shopping Cart, by clicking the “Add to Cart” button on the product detail page of each chosen item.
2. Go to your Shopping Cart by pressing the “Cart” icon in the top menu of our site. Here you will be able to view the list of your chosen items, change their quantity, edit item parameters or remove any desired item from the list. You will also have the option to choose the shipping method and estimate tax and shipping costs.
3. Proceed to Checkout. You will need to fill in the appropriate information, as well as decide on a shipping and payment methods. Once everything is filled in, you can press the “Place Order Now” button. Note, you also have the option to checkout with PayPal or pay through Amazon.

If you need more information or have further questions on the checkout process, look through our Shopping Tips or contact our customer service at 1-877-837-DIVE (3483).

 How do you ship?

Dip ‘N Dive offersthree different shipping options for you to choose from:

1. Ground Service (Continental United States only) - After the item ships out, you'll receive it within 5-7 days. May vary depending on where you are in the country and the delivery times in your area;
2. Standard Service - 2nd Day Air (you will receive the ordered item within 2 business days);
3. Expedited Service - Overnight (the item will be delivered to you the next business day);

Note, orders greater than $50 are eligible for free Ground shipping within Continental US.

Read more information about our shipping rules in the Shipping Policy.

 Is freediving safe?

Just like many other sports, freediving is very safe, if practiced correctly. During a freediving course you will learn the proper breathing techniques, relaxation methods and safety measures to make you a better and more comfortable freediver. Any accidents that occur are usually due to lack of proper training and education.

 What equipment do I need to learn how to scuba dive?

It is true, that scuba diving is a rather equipment intensive activity that can involve a huge amount of different accessories and add-ons. However, the beginner diver generally needs only 7 basic pieces of gear. Here is the list arranged in our suggested order of purchase:

1. Mask and snorkel
2. Fins
3. Dive computer
4. Wetsuit / drysuit
5. Regulator
6. Buoyancy compensator
7. Weights

You can read more about each piece of equipment in our Knowledge Base.

 What gear do I need to freedive?

Freediving is certainly much less equipment intensive than scuba diving, for example.All you need to start freediving is a low volume mask, a really simple snorkel, long and flexible fins, a wetsuit and a weight system. You can also consider purchasing some accessories, such as a marker buoy, a safety lanyard and a knife.

 What is freediving?

Freediving is essentially a form of diving, when a diver relies on a single breath of air rather than on a breathing apparatus, such as used in scuba diving. The term freediving can, however, be associated with a variety of underwater activities ranging from competitive breath-hold diving to simple shallow dives around reefs and rocks. The activity that attracts the most public attention is the extreme sport of competitive apnea in which competitors attempt to attain great depths, times, or distances on a single breath.

Remember, even though freediving may seem like a simple activity that anyone can do, it is important to take a course to ensure the diver’s safety.

 When will my order ship?

Dip 'N Dive ships 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, throughout the United States. Our current Order Processing time is 1-5 business days.

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