Proper Freediving Education Saves Lives
The people of Molokai (a small Hawaiian Island located between Maui & Oahu) are subsistence fishers and hunters utilising freediving/breath-hold activities on a daily basis. Freediving is a way of life on this island, and when a life is lost through lack of education and training, it sends shock waves through this tight knit island community. Sadly the most high risk category are males between the age of 17-35, most of whom are the families providers.
By making this world class freediving safety training available free of cost to the Molokai community, we can greatly minimize, if not eliminate breath-hold related incidents and accidents, and increase freediving safety awareness throughout the islands. Sharing the F.I.I. Basic Freediving Safety training with the people of Molokai is our communities way of sharing aloha and respect for this beautiful island, and it's people.
The event will be lead by 13 Time World Record Freediver Martin Stepanek and a team of F.I.I. certified professionals. They will run three F.I.I. Basic Freediving Safety courses (divided into several groups) over the period of two (2) days from October 28-30, 2013. The freediving training is made available free of charge to any Molokai islander who practices breath-hold activities. The instructors are donating their time and instructional expertise to share this education. The only minimum entry requirement is to be of 12 years or older, and in good medical health. At the moment we have an estimated attendance of over 80 people.
To make this event a success, we need donations to assist in covering the travel expenses and basic costs of running this event such as travel expenses for the F.I.I. Instructors donating their time, training books, cert fees, and more.
We hope you can support us in any small manner and make this event successful. Any donation is a donation towards saving a life. Every donation matters.
Thank you for your consideration.
Freediving Instructors International, Event Organiser
Email: [email protected]
Ph: + 1 954 323 2222
About Molokai - Data
- Location - In the heart of the Hawaiian Islands. 26 (42km)miles southeast of Oahu and 8 (13km) Miles west of Maui with Lanai 10 (16km) miles directly south.
- Size - 261 square miles (676 square kilometers) About 37 miles long (60 km) and 10 (16km) miles wide.
- Shape - Three seperate volcanoes created the island. Kamakou, in the east is the tallest with a peak elevation of 4970 feet (1813 meters). Maunaloa in the west rises to only 1381 feet (503 meters). A third, smaller volcano created the kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore.
- Population - About 8000. The majority live in Kaunakakai, the largest town, which is located on the south shore about in the middle of the island.
- Ethnicity - 45% Hawaiian or Hawaiian ancestry. 25% Filipino. 30% everyone else including Chinese, Japanese, Caucasian, African American, Samoan, Tongan and others.