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BASIC FREEDIVER Your first step in breath-hold diving

The PADI Basic Freediver Course

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


  • Be 12 years old or older
  • Need adequate swimming skills
  • Need to be in good physical health

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

What will you learn?

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 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 meters /80 feet.

How can you start learning now?

To obtain your PADI materials, either online (you can buy that here!) or physical materials from our dive centre, simply contact and Book your course now.

Good news – the PADI Freediver TouchTM also includes all study materials for the PADI Freediver, PADI Advanced Freediver and PADI Master Freediver courses.

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.

To know more about the different freediving gear available have a look at our online store or talk with your PADI Freediver Instructor. 

Next Step

Learn to progressively go farther and stay longer on one breath and sign up for the PADI Freediver Course.

For more information about this, or other PADI courses, sign up for our newsletter or come on in, have a cup of coffee and a nice chat with one of our friendly instructors.

Check out our travel website to see where we are going next and maybe jump on board for an unforgettable experience and a chance to put your new found skills to practice!

Course Price

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