Learn To Freedive

PADI Basic Freediver

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.

The PADI Basic Freediver Course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development 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, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 meters/80 feet.

As a PADI Freediver you will use the following equipment

Mask, snorkel, 3mm Wetsuit, Weights, Weight Belt, Fins, Timing Device. Basic snorkel/scuba style equipment is OKAY for the BASIC Freediver and Freediver.

PADI Freediver

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be atleast 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

The PADI Freediver Course consists of three 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 meters/ 80 feet
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight freedive of 10 meters/30 feet
  • Introduction To Freediving Specific Equipment

As a PADI Freediver you will use the following equipment

Mask, snorkel, 3mm Wetsuit, Weights, Weight Belt, Fins, Timing Device. Basic snorkel/scuba style equipment is OKAY for the BASIC Freediver and Freediver..

PADI Advanced Freediver

Achieving a new freedivng time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies that very personal desire to do your best and be proud of what you can accomplish. The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your buddy performs during apnea. To enroll in a PADI Advanced Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old and have a PADI Freediver certification (or a qualifying certification from another free diver organization)

The PADI Advanced Freediving course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment. You’ll study independently using the PADI Freediver Touch (TM) (or your instructor may conduct class sessions)
  • Confined water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea. Goal - Static apnea of 2 minutes, 30 seconds (2minutes for freedivers younger that 18) and dynamic apnea of 50 meters/165 feet (40 meters/130 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
  • Open water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques. Goal - constant weight freedive of 20 meters/65 feet (15 meters/50 feet for freedivers younger than 18)

As a PADI Advanced Freediver you will use the following equipment

Mask, snorkel, 3mm Wetsuit, Weights, Weight Belt, Long Blade Fins, Timing Device.

 

About Kristofer Landers

Give Kristofer a camera, clear water, beautiful beaches and unbelievable fish and sit back and enjoy. Kristofer is an underwater addict, and his photos take us on his adventures across the world. He is a PADI Freedive Instructor. Kristofers knowledge of diving and his photography allow everyone to enjoy places only a few have gone.

Kristofer Landers

Phone: 732-859-2418
Email: bonesspearfishing@gmail.com