Freediving is an exciting sport which is becoming more popular amongst travellers. The freedom of movement, training and the basic equipment... once you get bitten by the freedive virus you will soon be tempted to work on your limits and get better.
Whether you are a complete beginner or did some freediving before, you will be amazed of how easy it is to learn, and how much better you will get with the training you will get on the Padi freedive courses.
Quote freediver Padi Ambassador Dadda Li: "The philosophy of freediving makes me brave enough to leap out of my comfort zone, face my own weakness, fear and imperfection and it transforms into a stronger and better person. It inspires me to see the world differently, feel differently and think differently."
Basic freediver course
The Padi Basic Freediver introduces the student to static freediving in confined water. The student freediver can prepare the theory through selfstudy with the padi touch ap. Then we will practise and train in our relaxing beach center where you will practise breathhold techniques, first training in our relaxing beach club and later under water from the beach or in the pool.
The PADI Freediver is a two day course;
First you prepare the theory through selfstudy with the padi touch ap which will be emailed to you. This ap allows you to study at home or at your hotel, where you will learn the basic theory through videos and reviews. You will learn all there is to know about freediving equipment, safety regulations, specialized breathing and the physics & physiology of freediving. Once you are ready for action we will train in our beach center where you will learn about relaxation. stretching and breathing techniques, followed by confined water training in static and dynamic apnea from the beach or in the pool.
The second day you'll be taken out to practise your new freediving skills in open water where you will go to a depth of 10 to max. 16 meters, perform rescue skills and do some relaxing freediving after all training is finished.
*Static apnea: is holding your breath under water as long as you can without moving.
*Dynamic apnea: is swimming as far underwater as you can on a single breath.
Advanced freediver course
The PADI Advanced Freediver course allows you to take your freediving skills to the next level and freedive to a depth of 16 to max. 24 meters.
The course will continue the journey focusing even more on your own breatholding time and the more athletic part of freediving. This course will help you to push your limits to longer and deeper dives, allowing you to come closer to underwater marine life and create an even stronger connection between body, mind and environment.
The course takes two days; the theory can be studied first on your padi touch ap. Then we will be on the beach, where skills will be refreshed and improved. There will be more emphasis on stretching and relaxation before a dive, you will push your static and dynamic abilities and practice safety regulations. The second day will be on the boat where you will freedive with a line to greater depths. You will be able to explore the ocean and challenge yourself.
Prerequisite to do this course is a PADI Freediver course certificate or qualifying certification from another training organisation and a valid EFR certificate (first emergency responder). If you don't have an EFR certificate count an extra day to take this course.
Master freediver course
The Master Freediver course is your step towards becoming a freedive instructor. After completion of the course you will be allowed to assist instructors and it will prepare you to assist other freedivers on their freedive journey. During the course you will improve your static and dynamic apnea as well as your maximum freediving depth. Furthermore, you will improve your safety knowledge, equalization, free immersion, constant weight, breathing and posture techniques. At the end of this course you will be able to freedive to depth of maximum 40 metres and much more…
The course will be divided into theory sessions, confined water sessions and open water sessions. Each session has different exercises that you will have to complete in order to become a freedive master.
* Prerequisite to do this course is a PADI Freediver + Advanced Freediver course certificate (or qualifying certification from another training organisation) and a valid EFR certificate (first emergency responder) we offer the EFR courses on site.