Freediver Apnea Course

PADI Freediving Courses

DATES: Weekends, days or evenings

PRICE: £50-330

MINIMUM AGE: 12 years old for basic and 15 years+ for full course

Locations:

Pool Training

Soho, London
Caterham, S.E. London

Open Water Dives

Mercers Lake or St. Andrews Lake, Kent. Please check when booking online or over the phone.

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.

PADI Discover Freediving Taster £50

What is freediving? PADI Freediving Course

If you aren’t sure if your cut out to be a Freediver, or just want to give it a go, theny why not try one of our PADI Discover Freediving experiences?We are so sure that you’ll find it challenging, rewarding and fun that we’ll give you 1/2 the money back if you sign up to the Basic or Full Freediver courses.

PADI Basic Freediver £195 (Part A)

What is freediving?

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 breath-hold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

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 snorkelling equipment you already own.

What Will You Learn as a PADI Basic Freediver?

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  1. Knowledge Development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADIFreediver Touchä. (an Online app with videos & Quizzes, allowing you to do the theory at home before the pool session. Your instructor will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have as well)
  2. Confined Water Session to learn breath-hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddying techniques.
  • Goal – Static Apnea of 90 seconds
  • Goal – Dynamic Apnea of 25m
Freediver-pool

What’s included?

  • PADI Freediver Touch (includes Knowledge Development Reviews, Quizzes, Exams and Videos)
  • All equipment hire
  • Tuition by a PADI professional Freediving Instructor who are fully insured and adhere to UK HSE regulations
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • Small group sizes
  • 1 day or 2 evenings tuition
Freediving Record

What’s Included

  • PADI Freediver Touch (includes Knowledge Development Reviews, Quizzes, Exams and Videos)
  • All equipment hire
  • Tuition by a PADI professional Freediving Instructor who are fully insured and adhere to UK HSE regulations
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • Small group sizes

PADI Freediver Full Course (Part A and B) £295

What is freediving? Freediving Courses UK and Overseas

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.

What is freediving?

What You’ll Learn

The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

Part A

  1. Knowledge Development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch. (an Online app with videos & Quizzes, allowing you to do the theory at home before the in-water sessions.)
  2. Confined Water Session to learn breath-hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddying techniques.
  • Goal – Static Apnea of 90 seconds
  • Goal – Dynamic Apnea of 25m

Part B

  1. 2x Open Water Sessions (Can be done on one day) to introduce and practice both ‘Free Immersion’ (FIM) and ‘Constant Weight’ (CWT) freediving disciplines, plus proper buddy procedures.
    • Goal – Constant Weight freedive of 10 metres.
Freediving Record

What’s included?

  • PADI Freediver Touch (includes Knowledge Development Reviews, Quizzes, Exams and Videos)
  • All equipment hire for both Pool and Open water sessions
  • Tuition by a PADI professional freediving instructor who are fully insured and adhere to UK HSE regulations
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • Small group sizes
Freediving Record

 Pre-Requisites

  • Be 15 Years old or older
  • Demonstrate the ability to swim continuously on the surface for 200 metres without swimming aids or for 300m with mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Complete the PADI Freediver Medical History Form, the PADI Freediver Program Release of Liability form and the PADI Freediver Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding

Not sure what Freediving is all about, or which course is the right one for you. Watch our presentation to our Zoom audience.

PADI Advanced Freediver

DATES: Weekends, days or evenings

PRICE: £330

MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old

Achieving a new freediving 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 fulfil that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

What will you learn as a PADI Advanced Freediver?

The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

  1. Knowledge Development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch. (an Online app with videos & Quizzes, allowing you to do the theory at home before the in-water sessions. Your instructor will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have as well)
  2. 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 (2 minutes for freedivers younger than 18)
  • Goal – Dynamic Apnea of 50m. (40m for freedivers younger than 18)
  1. 2 x Open Water Sessions (Can be done on one day) to practice deeper ‘Free Immersion’ (FIM) and ‘Constant Weight’ (CWT) dives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques.
    • Goal – Constant Weight freedive of 20 metres.

What’s included?

  • PADI Freediver Touch (includes Knowledge Development Reviews, Quizzes, Exams and Videos)
  • All equipment hire for both Pool and Open water sessions
  • Tuition by a PADI professional freediving instructor who are fully insured and adhere to UK HSE regulations
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • Small group sizes

 Pre-Requisites

  • Be 15 Years old or older
  • Have a PADI Freediver certification (or a qualifying certification from another freediver organization)
  • Have completed theEmergency First Responder (EFR) course or equivalent First Aid Course within the last 2 years. – We can arrange this
  • Complete the PADI Freediver Medical History Form, the PADI Freediver Program Release of Liability form and the PADI Freediver Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding

Locations

Pool Sessions

We have several heated swimming pool times and locations to choose from so there is something convenient for you:

  • Soho, Central London– Tuesday evenings
  • South East London & Kent– Sunday mornings

Open Water Dive Sites

We conduct the PADI Advanced Freediver Open Water sessions over one day at The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow – please check on our booking system or get in touch for exact dates!

The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) is the deepest inland dive site in the UK and can be dived all year round and in all weather conditions. Fed by natural springs, the water is crystal clear and is home to the largest permanent freediving platform in the world (yes, the world!)

Additional Costs

The only additional cost for the PADI Advanced Freediver course is for entry to NDAC payable on arrival on the day.

To book your course or for more details please call 0800 699 0243.