The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. This is an optional course, you do not need to do the PADI basic freediver course to be able to do the PADI frediver course. It’s a great first step in developing freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breath hold 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 snorkelling 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 12,000 Rs (one day course). This is inclusive of GST and includes the use of all the equipment and free access to any photos taken during the course.
The PADI basic freediver course of pool plus quarry lasting 1.5 days will cost 20,000 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.
Booking & Cancellation
- 50% Deposit
- Up to 30 days the deposit is fully-refundable.
- Up to 7 days the deposit is 50%-refundable.
- Less than 7 days all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE but booking can be altered.
- You may change your booking date 7 days prior to your initial booking date.
- Less than 7 days prior to your initial booking, a new booking and deposit will need to be made.