Freediving is about inner strength, discipline and control.
If you have always wanted to silently enter the underwater world, at your own pace, and stay there as long as your breath allows it, then freediving is for you. Enrolling in the PADI Freediver course is your first step towards discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore the underwater world.
To enroll in a PADI Freediver course, you must be at least 15 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 15 ? Those who are at least 12 years old can sign up for the PADI Basic Freediver and, from 8 years upwards, they can sign up for the PADI Skin Diver.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
- Theoretical development of freediving principles through self-study with the PADI Freediver Touch ™ (or your instructor can conduct sessions in the classroom).
- A session in confined water – to learn techniques for holding your breath, as well as static and dynamic apnea. The goal is to perform static apnea for 90 seconds and a dynamic of 25 meters / 80 feet.
- Sessions in open water to practice free diving and constant weight, as well as the appropriate couple procedures The goal is to perform a constant weight apnea dive at 10 meters / 30 feet.
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During the PADI Freediver course, you will learn how to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and you could use a wetsuit and weight.
It is strongly recommended to use equipment specifically designed for freediving, during this course you can use the snorkelling equipment you already own.
Prerequisites required: nobody
Participants must be 15 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: Swimming skills.
Teaching material included:
PADI Educational Material.
Total duration: 3 days.
Theoretical lessons: nr. 3 – with Instructor.
Practical lessons: nr. 3 – 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)
Islands of Malta: