Basic Freediver

Course Description

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. To enroll in a PADI 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.

What will you do?

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two 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.

What scuba gear will I use?

You need to have a freediving mask, snorkel, bifins, wetsuit and weight belt. Your instructor may allow you to use monofins. You’ll also need a surface signaling device and a freediving computer (or depth gauge and timer).

Check with Scuba Leeds about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about what you need from our PADI Freediver Instructor.

How do I start learning now?

If you already have the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app, simply get started on the Freediver section. If not, contact Scuba Leeds, PADI Freediver Centre to get the interactive Touch course materials. Note that the PADI Freediver Touch also includes all study materials for the PADI Advanced & Master Freediver course.

All of these options include full equipment hire, course materials, all training elements and your PADI course materials. The only thing that you will have to pay on top of your course fee is transport to and from the training location and entrance fees at the open water dive sites.

Course Specification

Prerequisites: 12 years old Confident swimmer
Dive Gear: Basic Package Basic Package
Next Step: Freediver Adv Freediver
Date: Every month
Price: 125