The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step in developing freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site.
The requirements to participate in this course is to be able to swim 300 meters using any stroke or swim 200 meters with mask, snorkel, and fins.
You have to be a minimum of 12 years old.
In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel,in and 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.
This course is only run in confined water. As this course is run at the pool we will be limited by the depth of the pool we train in. In this case the pool is only 1.4 meters deep. So the 1 day PADI basic freediving course will be held in the pool. To be able to get some depth we can go to a quarry where we will freedive to a maximum depth of 6 meters. If you opt for the option of pool plus quarry the course will be run over two days.
The cost for the course for pool only is 10,000 Rs. This is inclusive of GST and includes the use of all the equipment and access to any photos taken during the course.
The PADI basic freediver course of pool plus quarry lasting 1.5 days will cost 12,000 Rs.
What will you learn as a PADI Basic Freediver?
Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™
Confined water session to learn breath hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures.
Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
Going down to a maximum of 6 meters in confined water at the quarry should you opt for this option.