Want to explore the ocean in a different way? Want to head into the ocean only using your fins and natural lung capacity? Are you interested in experiencing the movement of the ocean using only your fin kicks and a single breath? Then let us introduce you to the captivating wonder that only comes with Freediving.
Here at Oceans Unlimited we have expanded our course offerings and have embraced the amazing world of freediving. If you have never experienced freediving before then we also offer the chance to get certified and take your first fin kicks under our guidance with a PADI freediving instructor.
There are two options available for your PADI Freediver program, the basic freediver and then PADI Freediver.
It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site.
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 breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.
To enroll in 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 PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
- 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.