Learn to Freedive
Freediving training and courses
Welcome to the next world....
Free diving is the most natural way to explore the underwater world. uninhibited on a single breath.
Its a great way to experience a state of connectedness and relaxation, free of gravity in a meditative state of flow. As there are no noisy bubbles from SCUBA you will experience much closer encounters with marine life.
It is important to learn the correct techniques and procedures of breathing ,ocean awareness physiology and safety.
Scott is a certified AIDA and PADI Freediver Instructor with over 25 years of experience and would be happy to share his knowledge to develop and enhance your water skills. We will be offering these courses as inclusive (free of charge) in Tonga and courses are run weekly at home in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast..
PADI Freediver Cost $500
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.To enrolin a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADIFreediver Touch™ App
- Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
- Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet.
AIDA 2 Star Freediver - Open Water freediver COST $500
This is probably the most challenging and rewarding AIDA course. For those who are already confident in the open water this course is your starting point. The course builds a foundation of good technique and safety so that you can buddy with other AIDA 2 star freedivers.This course consists of two theory sessions, a pool session and three open water dives.
To successfully complete the AIDA 2 star freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minute breathold, swim 40 m underwater with fins and dive to 16m in the open water.
AIDA 3 Star Intermediate freediver
Interested in going deeper and improving your technique? This course goes into the theory of Freediving in more depth which will allow you to understand the physiology and techniques behind diving deeper. The course will help you improve your Freediving performance whilst advancing your safety and rescue skills.This course consists of three theory sessions, two pool sessions and four open water dives.
To successfully complete the AIDA 3 star freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minute 45 second breathold, swim 55 m underwater with fins and dive to 24 meters in the open water.COST $500
Freediving is an Art of relaxation, stillness, single minded attention and sensory withdrawl. It is the ultimate way to experience the ocean and a sense of calm and oneness. The practical skills of breathing and swimming techniques are the perfect preperation for wildlife interactions, allowing the diver to extend their breathhold time underwater considerably, allowing deeper and more connected experiences with the ocean and its inhabitants.