Basic Freediver PADI

Basic Freediver PADI

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The PADI Basic Freediver course is a sub-course of the PADI Freediver.

It is an ideal initial course for developing solid freediving skills.

You will learn the basic principles of freediving and concentrate on practicing techniques for holding your breath in the pool or in a confined water site.

To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course, you must be at least 12 years old.

You must have adequate swimming skills and be in good health. No previous snorkeling, skin diving or freediving experience is required.

Are you under 12? Anyone who is at least 8 years old can sign up for the PADI Skin Diver.

Academic Course

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Theoretical development – through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch ™ (or your instructor can conduct classroom sessions).
  • A session in confined water – to learn techniques for holding your breath, as well as static, dynamic apnea and correct couple procedures. The goal is to perform static apnea for 90 seconds and a dynamic of 25 meters / 80 feet.

Equipment you will use

During the PADI Basic Freediver course, you will learn how to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and you could use a wetsuit and weight.

Although the best thing is to use equipment specifically designed for freediving, during this course you will be able to use snorkelling equipment that you already own.

Prerequisites required: nobody
Participants must be 12 years old.
Authorization of a Parent or Guardian in the case of minors.
Medical Certificate for non-competitive diving activities.**
How to access the course:
Evaluation: familiarity with water and swimming.
Teaching material included:
PADI Educational Material.
The course:
Total duration: 2 days.
Theoretical lessons: nr. 2 – with Instructor.
Practical lessons: nr. 2 – with Instructor
Final written exam: YES
Practical final exam: YES
Certification issued: YES – PADI
Locations where you can take this course:
Puglia: Polignano a Mare
Puglia: Torre Lapillo (LE)
Augusta (SR)
Islands of Malta:

Basic Freediver PADI