KATABASIS FREEDIVING CENTER is a Freediving school and Training Center for SSI Freediving Instructors, Mares Testing Point, located in Santa Margherita Ligure, in the Marine Natural Park of Portofino, which since 2005 offers courses, specialties, training and recreational freediving. Directed by Carlo Boscia, founder and technical director, the structure has everything necessary for the teaching and freediving practice at any level. In the center are regularly conducted freediving courses and training ranging from the first experiences of children up to training instructors.
Thanks to the collaboration with MARES, it is always possible to try the latest news from the historic and prestigious manufacturer of equipment for both Apnea and spearfishing. KATABASIS FREEDIVING CENTER – PORTOFINO has equipped classrooms, spaces for relaxation and breathing, technical areas for equipment maintenance and shelter, changing rooms, hot showers, a boat dedicated to apnea for 24 freedivers and a very useful shuttle service! Nothing is left to chance in the Freediving Center considered an Italian and European excellence, offering a service for individuals and groups uninterrupted from May to October.
THE SPORT ASSOCIATION
Katabasis brings together Sailing and Freediving instructors united by the same strong passion for the Sea. Under the supervision of the founder Carlo Boscia it has became a reference center, where you can learn and promote the culture of the Sea and where either students or simply enthusiasts can meet, learn and share their experiences.
The founding idea is based around the fact that all the activities performed at Sea are mutually compatible, indeed a full knowledge and comprehension of it can enrich the spirit of every single one of us. The aim of Katabasis is not just to teach a single discipline -sailing or diving-, but to take part in the “Casa del Mare”, a place where you can meet and exchange experiences, a place for Seafarers!
Katabasis organizes for its members the following activities:
During winter Freedive Courses in the provinces of Ferrara and from spring to autumn Sailing and Freedive courses, sports holidays and social activities in Santa Margherita Portofino.
Meetings, conferences, research seminars and studies on Sea related issues. The arguments discussed are strongly oriented towards environmental and social issues, ample space is given to the development of the teaching field of different activities.
Vocational training courses are available in order to create competent and dynamic people, versatile in both the nautical and diving field..
All events have several aims, whether to create simple meetings between members, competitive moments, or simply to raise raise awareness of the Culture of the Sea. Considerable feedback has boosted our efforts in the social field, with activities generally being directed towards children and towards all forms of uneasiness, focusing particularly on its prevention.