PADI Freediver Course

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you've always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.

Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with PADI Freediver eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in a language you understand).
  • Confined water session to learn breath hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal - static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres.
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight freedive of 10 metres.
Cost: $650, including materials, training and certification fees and 
snorkelling equipment hire
Duration: 3 days
Structure:

Day 1: Theory and Static Apnea in the Pool 

Day 2: Breathing Techniques and Dynamic Apnea in the Pool 

Day 3: Open Water dives at Julian Rocks ( Free immersion and Constant Weight)

Prerequisites:

15+ years old. Adequate swimming skills ( swim min 200 meters unassisted) and need to be in good physical health.

No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

If you have pre-existing medical conditions that may affect you when diving you will need clearance from a physician. Please see PADIMedical_Statement-1.pdf for the medical questionnaire.