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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. 

Course Details: 

  • 2 days

  • $599

  • 6 Hours of online learning

We cover your total Introduction to Freediving:  The Physics of Freediving, The Physiology of Freediving, Freediving Equipment and Freediving Skills.

What to expect on your course

Online Theory

When you sign up for the course you will be sent an email from PADI with your online learning.  E-learning means you can study for your dive course from your couch at home, in your own time from our digital classroom. Smart phones are fine for your e-learning, computers or tablets with a bigger screen are even better. We also have computers available in store to complete the online learning if you need. If you have any problems or need help with this, just give us a call. 

Day 1 of the course - Pool session

We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am each day, get our gear all sorted and head to the pools. We will drive you in our shop vans to the local pool, either Kawakawa or Kerikeri High School Pool. At the pool we will be practicing skills like static breathhold and dynamic swims with our experienced instructors. It is a really fun and relaxed environment with plenty of time to perfect the skills. You will need to Bring togs, towel and lunch with you.

Day 2 of the course - Ocean Session 

On the final day of the course we head out to a very special place in the Bay of Islands called Deep Water Cove, along Cape Brett. Deep Water Cove is an area where a Rāhui has been placed over the cove, so it is abundant with marine life. The sites we explore are full of fish life, sponges and sometimes if we are lucky we see dolphins and whales in the bay. We practice diving down a line, focusing on depth. The trip is a 35min steam across in our boat Rika Maru. Bring a wind proof jacket for the trip home. 

Final Info


The minimum age is 12 for the PADI Freediver Course. 

Medical History:

All Divers are required to complete an PADI Medical Form. If you answer YES to any of the questions on the form, as a precaution you will need to get signed off from a Doctor to say you are fit to dive.


As a minimum we require you have your own mask and snorkel for the course. While we provide this gear for you, we do strongly recommend having your own gear so you are more comfortable. We stock a wide range of freediving gear in store and your instructor can help you choose the best gear for your diving needs. 

Important Info

All Courses require a $200 deposit for your online learning: please note that your deposit is non-refundable. Any Changes can be made to your course booking before your course is due to start for a rebooking fee of $150, this includes sickness, Covid-19 and unexpected circumstances in your life that stop you attending the course. Students that are a 'No Show' for courses without any contact via email or phone will be removed from the course and are not entitled to any refund.


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