Learn to Freedive
If you’ve always wanted to take freediving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves and experience the wonders of our oceans, lakes and river, then this is where it starts.
Freediving exposes us to like minded people and so you can make new friends, both human and aquatic when you learn to dive with us.
You will enjoy seeing lots of aquatic animals, some may come and say hello, some will shy away from you as we are pretty big.
Once you are able to trust and understand the theory of what the human body is capable of when freediving, the fear of running out of air subsides and you are able to find peace.
The Basic Freediver course is just the begining of a great journey, so whether you want to sight see, take photos, explore or collect sea food, this is the starting point in that journey.
It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You will learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques both on land and in a pool.
To enroll in a Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.
No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
In the Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a low volume mask, snorkel and freedive fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own.
What to expect on your course
The Basic Freediver course consists of three main phases. The first is Knowledge Development, which covers everything you need to know about basic techniques, terminology and safety procedures in freediving. You'll be given access to an e-learning module which you can complete in your own time at home which will be re-inforced in a classroom session.
The second is looking at freedive equipment, followed by breathe holding practise (Static Apnea) in the classroom.
The Third is Confined Water, which are training sessions conducted in the pool. This gives you the opportunity to get used to the gear you'll be using and practice the basic skills of freediving and techniques to keep you safe. We'll practice our static apnea and we are always blown away by the progress people make in this short time. Goals are to learn and use the buddy system, learn correct diving position, finning techniques, diving techniques, dynamic apnea and the all important buddy rescue on the surface and from depth.
The course is typically run either over 2 evenings or done in a full day session. Just choose which dates work best for you.