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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.

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PADI Basic Freediver Description

Who should take this course?

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.

Younger than 12? 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver.

What will you learn?

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the Touch eLearning the PADI Freediver course (coming soon) 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 metres/80 feet

How can you start learning now?

Contact your Evergreen Dive Service or PADI Freediver Instructor and get the Touch eLearning the PADI Freediver course (coming soon). The Touch is an interactive study tool that gives you the background information you need to freedive safely and allows you to study at your own pace.

Good news – the Touch eLearning the PADI Freediver course (coming soon) also includes all study materials for the PADI Freediver, PADI Advanced Freediver and PADI Master Freediver.

What freediving gear will you use?

In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel 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.

Check with Evergreen Dive Service about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Freediver Instructor.

Next Step

Learn to progressively go farther and stay longer on one breath: