Courses

PADI Basic Freediver

This course is a requirment if you wish to join our Freediving club

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

Younger than 12? 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in a language you understand).

  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.

In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own.

 

Course starts at £130

PADI Freediver

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.

To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate

swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling,

skin diving or freediving is required.

Younger than 15? 12 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Basic Freediver course and

eight year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.

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 breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic

  • apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.

  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus

  • proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet.

Equipment In the PADI Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel

and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed

specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to

use snorkeling equipment you already own.

Course starts at £290pp