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. If you're looking to learn freediving skills as a pool based experience then this is the program for you. However if you want to venture further afield into deeper waters then the PADI Freediver Course will give you the added experience of Open Water Dives. 

Course Goals​

  • Learn breath hold techniques

  • Learn correct buddy procedures

  • Conduct static apnea for 90 seconds

  • Conduct dynamic apnea for 25 metres

Course Prerequisites

  • No previous experience of snorkelling, skin diving or freediving required.

  • Minimum age of 12 years

  • You must be comfortable in water and possess a basic level of swimming ability. During the program you will need to complete a 200 Metre continuous unaided swim or a 300 Metre swim with mask, fins & snorkel 

  • Good physical health. You must complete the PADI Freediver Medical Statement prior to the program start date. Any pre-existing medical conditions highlighted on this form will require medical clearance before any in-water training can take place.

Knowledge Development

Knowledge development is based on independent study, using the innovative PADI Freediver Touch interactive learning materials. Once downloaded to your smart phone of tablet, you can access the course material anywhere, at anytime, without the need for an internet connection. Independent study is backed up by your PADI Freediving Instructor, answering any questions you may have.

The comprehensive PADI Freediver Touch may be used for the PADI Basic Freediver, PADI Freediver, PADI Advanced Freediver & PADI Master Freediver programs and covers the following topics:

  • Freediving skills

  • Freediving safety

  • Freediving techniques

  • Equalisation for freediving

  • Breathing for freediving

  • Preparation and recovery for freediving

  • Gear and equipment for freediving

  • Environmental factors and wildlife awareness

Course Duration

  • 1 Day or 2 Evenings

Price Includes​

  • PADI Freediver Touch Course Materials

  • PADI Certification Fee

  • Pool Fees

  • Confined Water Training​

  • Equipment Hire

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