Freediving is an age old technique where dives are made on one breath of air. With proper training, a freediver can go to considerable depth in a safe and relaxed manner. The true appeal of freediving is in the silence and calm it brings to people’s hectic lives.
Freediving or breath hold diving differs to snorkelling by adding short dives underwater. Freedivers use advanced breathing techniques and diving skills to increase time and depth underwater. Whilst training, freedivers learn to conserve oxygen whilst breathholding, whilst practicing the different freediving disciplines.
To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old, however you can be as young as 12 years old to enrol onto the Basic Freediver course. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.