FREE DIVING SPECIAL EVENT at NORTHWEST SCUBA Sept Intro by boobygibson

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									                     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: info@northwestscuba.com

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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