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PADI Freediver Course

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What is freediving?

Free diving, or breath-hold diving, is gaining in popularity around the world. Learn about the physiological effects of free diving and techniques used for effective breath-hold dives. During one confined water and two open water dives, practice breathing techniques, effective diving and swimming underwater, and demonstrate rescue techniques for a free diver.

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.

What will you learn?

The PADI Freediver Course develops the knowledge and skills for basic static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight freediving from 10-16 metres.

The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor can conduct class sessions).
  • 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.
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures.
    Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres.

The course has a minimum of one confined water session and two open water sessions and can be finished in two days.


  • 15 years old.
  • Adequate swimming skills
  • 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, which includes the Knowledge Development and Confined Water parts of the Freediver course.
  • 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.

Contact us for more information on when this course will be available, it's coming any time soon!

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