Your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. No previous freediving course is required.
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.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch
- Confined water session to learn breath hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnoea. Goal - static apnoea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnoea of 25 meters.
- Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight freedive of 10 meters.
The theory study is done on-line, through E-learning and it must be completed prior the start of the practical sessions. The practical part of the course is done over two days, usually on one weekend.
Saturday you will spend your day at Frog Dive, where you will go over the theory review, breathing techniques and pool session. Here, the lunch is on us! Our Frog Dive BBQ Master Chef will have a sausage sizzle prepared for you.
On Sunday you will be hitting the open water, location is weather dependent, and it will be advised by the instructor at the start of the course.
To enrol in a PADI Freediver course, you need be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.
No prior experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is required.
- PADI Freediver Touch e-Learning theory
- FREE Set of entry-level Freediving fins - Pelagic Spirit
- 1-day Theory & Confined water training in our onsite heated pool
- 1-day open water training at a Sydney location
- All tuition with PADI Freediving Instructor
- PADI International Certification Card as a Freediver
What to bring
In the PADI Freediver course, you will 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 freediving course you can use any snorkelling equipment you already own.
Mask, snorkel & wetsuit are available for hire for no extra fee, but it is scuba gear and you may find it harder to meet the performance requirements in hire gear as it is not a specific freediving equipment.
For those passionate about freediving, a range of equipment, including freediving fins, low-volume masks, specialised wetsuits, and innovative breath-holding training aids, is readily available for purchase, allowing enthusiasts to elevate their underwater exploration and breath-holding skills.