FREE DIVING SPECIAL EVENT at NORTHWEST SCUBA Sept 22, 23, 24th, 2007 Intro to Free Diving Clinic -Teaches the basics of snorkeling and freediving techniques with mask, fins and snorkel for comfortable surface enjoyment of the aquatic world. Basic freediving fundamentals are taught to help the snorkeler experience the oceans inhabitants first hand. • Safety and buddy procedures • Equipment for snorkeling and freediving • Proper breathing for freediving • Techniques for snorkeling and freediving This course is being offered Sept. 22nd from 3:00pm to 6:00pm -for only $75.00 Mandy –Rae and Kirk are going to do a breath relay where we hope you participate. When you are finished with this course you are welcome to raise money for the Alberta Lung Association. This event happens Sept 23rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Rebreather Clinic & Safety Diver Course at NW SCUBA September 22nd from 2pm to 6pm -we have an “Intro to Rebreather Clinic”. Bill Coltart is doing the introduction to rebreathers this involves classroom and pool training. You will get an understanding of how they work and why you would use one (plus it is a lot of fun to try out what it is like). If you have any questions please give Ken or Laura a call. Cost $175.00 per person (there is limited space left) September 23rd from 9am to 1:00pm -we have the “Safety Diver Clinic”. Bill Coltart is one of the main safety divers for Mandy-Rae and Kirk when they are doing the world record free-dives. They are always looking for help and when they go for the breath holds or free-dives. Bill will be teaching a course on how to rescue them and look for signs they need help. If you have any questions please give Ken or Laura a call. Cost $25.00 per person (add $10 for certification card) FILM NITE: September 24, For the Movie and Meet and Greet at the Telus World of Science 6:00pm to 9:00pm $25.00 per ticket and proceeds go to The Lung Association. For more information please give us a call or email. Northwest Scuba Ventures Ltd. 6815-104 St. Edmonton AB Canada T6H 2L5 Ph: (780) 438-1218, Toll Free: (800) 565-2508 Fax: (780) 438-1479, Cell: (780) 499-8209 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.northwestscuba.com Thank you, Laura and Ken. Mandy-Rae Cruickshank Personal Statistics: Mandy-Rae's Freediving World Record Achievements Birthdate: May 10th, 1974 Height: 170 cm / 5' 8" World record Constant ballast 88m/289ft Weight: 58kg / 130 lbs Grand Cayman, BWI Resides: Vancouver, Canada April 29, 2007 Employment: Performance Freediving 3rd Place finish at the 5th International Instructor AIDA Team World CAFA President Championships in Hurghada, Egypt 2006 World record Mandy is a highly motivated and determined female athlete with a great sense of humor. Constant ballast w/o fins 50m She has developed an excellent understanding of the diving industry during her 13 years Grand Cayman, BWI working professionally within it as a PADI Course Director and is well respected. April 2005 Since learning to freedive in 2000, Mandy has attained 12 Canadian National records, World record finished first place with her Canadian women's team in the last two AIDA World Free Immersion 74m Championships and has gone on to hold 7 World Records. Grand Cayman, BWI April 2005 Physiological Measurements/Advantages World record Constant ballast 78m The following physiological statistics were established December 13th, 2000 during testing at Grand Cayman Simon Fraser University with Dr. Erik Seedhouse and Dr. Andrew Blaber for an on-going March, 2004 freediving research study entitled Psycho physiological Testing of Novice and Elite 1st Place finish at the 4th Freedivers. It's important to bear in mind that many of the measurements will increase AIDA Team World dramatically during a training cycle. Championships in Vancouver, Canada 2004 • Vital Capacity of 5.86L, 47% above average of 3.97L • Functional VC of 6.60L, 66% above average of 3.96L World record • VO2 Max of 49 ml/kg/min Constant ballast w/o fins 41m Vancouver, Canada • Equalization by swallowing head down September 2003 • Body physiology good for high endurance training • Static apnea 6:25 3rd Place finish at the Pacific • Dynamic Apnea 131 meters Cup of Freediving Team • Dynamic Apnea w/o fins 100m competition in Kona, HI 2002 • Constant Ballast 78 meters World record • Constant Ballast No-Fins 50m Static Apnea 6:16 • Free Immersion 74m Vancouver, Canada • No-limits 136 meters May 29, 2002 Diving History 1st Place finish at the 3rd AIDA Team World Championships in Ibizia, Spain • Performance Freediving Instructor since 2001 2001 • Has held 6 World Records and 12 Canadian National Records • Member of Team Canada since 2000 and helped the women's team to two first World record place finishes and four third place finishes No-Limits 136m • Was a competitive synchronized swimmer Grand Cayman, BWI • Began scuba diving in 1985, became an instructor in 1994 and a PADI Course Sept 23, 2001 Director in 2000 3rd Place finish at the World Cup of Freediving Team For more information on Mandy-Rae, go to her website at www.mandy-rae.com competition in Nice, France 2000 Kirk Krack Personal Statistics: Kirk's Freediving Achievements Birthdate: December 4th, 1968 Resides: Vancouver, Canada Demonstration World Occupation: President and Founder of Performance Freediving Record in DPV Assisted 78 meters / 257 feet Freediving Trainer / Coach / Educator /Motivational Personal Best Constant Ballast Speaker 75 meters Personal Best Static apnea 6:45 Personal Best Dynamic Apnea 110 meters Performance Freediving International • Trainer / Coach / Educator • Athlete management • Motivational Speaker • President of PFI Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea (CAFA) • Past President / Founder • Captain of Team Canada • CAFA National Judge Association for the International Development of Apnea (AIDA) • Was an AIDA Executive Board Member • AIDA International Judge Level A Trainer Scuba diving Credentials • IANTD / TDI Trimix Instructor Trainer • IANTD / TDI Trimix Gas Blending Instructor Trainer • IANTD / TDI Rebreather Instructor Trainer • PADI Master Instructor Kirk Krack is a professional freediving trainer and coach who have worked with eight current world record holders, including Tanya Streeter, Brett LeMaster, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank, Martin Stepanek, Eric Fattah and Karoline Dal Toe. Kirk is a past member of the executive board of AIDA International and is also an AIDA International Judge where he actively judges world record attempts and competitions. He is also the past president of the Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea (CAFA) where he also organizes and runs regional and national competitions. As captain of Team Canada for CAFA, he has successfully coached and managed the women's team two first place finishes at the last two AIDA World Championships. In 2004 Kirk was the lead organizer when CAFA hosted the AIDA World Championships in Vancouver Canada. Kirk has an extensive recreational and technical scuba diving background as an instructor trainer in trimix and mixed gas diving as well as ice-diving and other related fields. With this experience Kirk has been involved in numerous freediving events as diving supervisor, safety diver and videographer for freediving pioneers like Pipin and Audrey Fererras. His experience in the technical diving industry has helped him achieve depths of 152 meters / 500 feet during a mapping project in the Cayman Islands, helped him develop businesses in Canada and the Cayman Islands. His diving industry business experience started when he bought his first dive shop in 1990 at age 20. Currently he runs his company, Performance Freediving International, where he conducts educational clinics and provides different training services. Kirk also trains and coach’s members of the Performance Freediving Team at different world record attempts and competitions. Freediving Clinic Freediving or breath-hold diving is a type of advanced snorkeling and water adventure that allows enthusiastic men, women and youth to experience the sights, sounds and challenges of the most natural of underwater experiences. Human evolution and development has ingrained us with an underwater potential the same as our marine cousins, whales, seals and dolphins. Without the use of underwater breathing apparatus, free divers on a single breath of air can explore the underwater realm for minutes at a time with relative comfort. Freediving is about the comfort and exploration of the ocean realm for recreation, spear fishing, competition or personal discovery. For over 7 years, Performance Freediving has helped enthusiastic men, women and youth to explore the underwater world with expert training, support and products from the world's top free divers. PFI works with world record athletes with training and event set-up and has hosted and set-up many world class Freediving competition and events around the world. Performance Freediving has been around for over 7-years teaching PFI Freediving Programs to over 2000 people from all over the world. Kirk Krack, lead instructor, has trained and set up world record events for many world record athletes such as Brett LeMaster, Tanya Streeter, Martin Stepanek, Karol Meyer, Eric Fattah and Mandy-Rae Cruickshank. PFI instructors Mandy-Rae Cruickshank and Kirk Krack are highly acclaimed world record Freedivers and/or trainers. Each has an extensive instructional background with instructor trainer level with many scuba diving agencies. All instructional assistants have proven themselves in a rigorous and thorough training program and have the highest level of freediving experience.
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