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 course covers your total Introduction to Freediving: The Physics of Freediving, The Physiology of Freediving, Freediving Equipment, Freediving Skills, The Open Water Environment, Aquatic Life, with a big emphasis on Safe Freediving Practices.
With the PADI Freediver Certification students will:
Be able to safely attend freediving club sessions both in the confined water and open water.
With a buddy, practise freediving techniques in confined water (many pools require proof of certification for breath hold training)
become eligible to attend a PADI Advanced Freediver Course and progress your freediving skills.
October - 16th & 17th
November - 20th & 21st
December - 18th & 19th
Our course numbers are limited to 4 people. Let us know if you have a few friends and would like us to cater a course to suit your schedule.
Age: The minimum age is 15 for the PADI Open Water Diver Course. (Contact us about a Junior Open Water Course)
Medical History: All Divers are required to complete an RSTC 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.
Your online theory must be completed independently in our digital classroom before you arrive for your first pool session. This can even be completed on your smart phone. 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, we are always on the end of the phone.
The course runs over 2x days:
Day 1: Before we jump into the pool we have a group session practising important breathing, equalisation and relaxation techniques. We then spend the day practising in our heated dive pool. You will practise and complete all the skills you will use in the ocean under the guidance of one of our experienced instructors. Learning is fun and you have heaps of time to perfect your skills.
In the pool, you learn breathing techniques, then practise breath holds while floating (static apnea) and while swimming (dynamic apnea). You also practise basic rescue techniques and learn your role as a buddy.
Day 2: You will complete 2 open water sessions in one day to practise free immersion and constant weight freediving, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet. This is where you will experience freediving and all its glory!