Freediving is taking snorkelling to the next level, it is not just about seeing the reef and fish from the surface but also getting down there to have a closer look and becoming one with the ocean. Well that is what I think it is all about. I'm the Freediving instructor for Double Threat Charters and I have been diving for the last 5 years. This is something I am very passionate about. The reason I have become an instructor is to teach others how to dive safely, as this can be a very dangerous sport. Even if you are an experience diver it is always good to know what your body is going through during the diver process and how to listen to your body.
Who should take this course?
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.
What will you learn?
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
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.
Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet.
Price for PADI Basic Freedivers $500
Includes PADI FREEDIVER TOUCH, 1 pool session and 2 Dive sessions.