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.
To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with PADI Freediver eLearning. (This needs to be done before the inwater training)
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/80 feet. (Saturday - Meet at shop at 8:30)
Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet. (Sunday - Meet at shop at 8:00)
Equipment Required: Mask, snorkel, wetsuit, weight belt, booties & fins. (If you don't have your own this can be hired for $50 for the whole course, just add the item to your cart) What you need to bring: Drinking water and a packed lunch.
Medical Form : Please complete the attached medical form and bring it with you on the first day of the course. Please read the form carefully if you have any medical conditions you may need a Doctors sign off.
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