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BASIC FREEDIVER Learn To Freedive In Melbourne

The PADI Basic Freediver course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Ever thought about using breath-hold to go deep? The PADI Basic Freediver course is the first step to getting your PADI Freediver Level 1 certification. You will be introduced to basic freediving principles and breathholding techniques in a pool. The course is designed to help you develop safe and solid freediving skills to continue to the PADI Freediver Level 1 qualification.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $350 - 1 Afternoon/Night Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old Diving Medical (only if you respond 'YES' to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire.)  COURSE CONTENTS: Completion of 1 Knowledge Development segment and Final Exam using  PADI Freediver Touch™. Breathholding techniques Static and dynamic apnea techniques
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Students must have their own mask, snorkel, fins (preferably bifins), rubber weight belt and weights. A 5mm wetsuit is highly recommended, as you will be static for majority of the pool session. LINKS: Diving Doctors

What You Learn

The PADI Basic Freediver course falls into two parts:

  • Using the PADI Freediver Touch™ online learning to gain knowledge in basic freediving theory, including the physiology and physics behind freediving.
  • A double pool session to learn breathhold techniques, static and dynamic apnea, as well as the proper buddy procedures and rescues.

The goal:

  • Static apnea of 90 seconds
  • Dynamis apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.


To enroll in the PADI Basic Freediver course you must be:

  • 12 years of age and above.
  • It is required that you are in adequate physical form and know how to swim.
  • No prior experience in snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is necessary.


The Fun Part

Imagine diving underwater on only one breath without all the scuba gear! Freediving allows you to get closer to marine life because you are not blowing any bubbles, therefore underwater life believe you are one of them! Some say that freediving is like yoga, as it allows you to escape from this chaotic world to be at peace underwater. If you need a stree-free hobby, enroll now into the PADI Basic Freediver course!


Make the most out of your experience with us

To continue your freediving experience, enroll into the PADI Freediver Level 1 to get qualified to freedive in open water. The PADI Freediver Level 1 consists of 1 shore dive and 1 boat dive to a maximum depth of 10m.