Qualification Details

Qualification DETAILS

Survival APNEA


Be harder to kill! - Survive surfing hold downs and intense situations

This one day course (6hrs) developed and delivered by freediving surfers provides the essentials for dealing with sudden and intense situations such as surfing hold downs.  Survival Apnea courses use freediving and surfing insights to provide a deeper understanding of what the human body and mind go through when stressed under water on a single breath.

Learn about the breath hold journey and develop your innate dive reflex to improve your survivability when exposed to intense situations such as surfing hold downs.  Enhance these skills by practising simple effective exercises and training methods that make you harder to kill! 
Topics Covered:

Dive Reflex
Urge to Breath
Relaxation techniques
Stress management
Self control
Static and Dynamic Apnea training methods
Safety when training

This course is offered as a one day (6hr) workshop. Look out for a course near you or contact PTG to find out when we will be in your location.

You will need goggles, surf wetsuit, towel and sunscreen.

You will require the ability to swim 200 metres unassisted.

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our NEW-ish

Have you heard the news? Paradigm Training Group is now conveniently located at Australia’s Greatest Boatyard, The Boat Works in Coomera, QLD.

At this location we have been blessed with a large training room to which we host first aid, navigation workshops and general learning presentations. For mariners in training, you’ll have direct and clear access to the Broadwater and Seaway via our PTG vessels during practical workshops. In your lunch breaks, indulge in onsite delicious delights with super friendly service from Espresso Twenty5 and The Galley.

The Boat Works, that’s where we are at!

Dream it. We’ll help you achieve it.


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Learning Experience


Celebratory Sausage Sizzle after workshops!

Student Learner Portal

Notifications System

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Digital Work-based Learning

aXcelerate has enabled PTG to deliver the latest innovations in education solutions by automating the enrolment, training and assessment processes.” – Rikky Burkett Director of PTG. This management system can be accessed via a portable electronic device (e.g. tablet, laptop, mobile phone) allowing our Trainers/ Assessors to easily assess students in real time. Our staff can record comments, video, photographs and practical observation results even when offline which is a huge advantage during our practical student workshops.