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BASIC FREE DIVER The PADI Basic Free Diver Course

The PADI Basic Free Diver Course with DIVEWORLD 

Course cost £125 *

Who should take this course?

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. This is the beginners course, and starts from 12 years upwards. 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 biggest concern for most is that they "can`t hold their breath". This is the course to learn how.  Ideal for swimmers, SCUBA divers and any water enthusiast.

To enroll in our PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

Younger than 12? 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course and start the fun.

Why take the course with us?

Diveworld has always believed in giving the best  diver training. Our specialist Freedivers, led by Laura are experts in their sport and not just Instructors with minimal capabilities.

Our alliegance was instrumental in developing the Aquatic Mermaids group at our Sheffield training facility, you will find the mermaids at most of the Diveworld Club nights.


What will you learn?

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™
  • 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. Static apnea must be conducted in shallow water.

How can you start learning now?

Contact us and get the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app. The Touch is an interactive study tool that gives you the background information you need to freedive safely and allows you to study at your own pace. *The course cost includes Diveworld pool fees (other venues may vary), PADI Touch and certification. Open water fees are an additional cost if the option is taken.

Good news – the PADI Freediver Touch also includes all study materials for the PADI Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver courses.

What freediving gear will you use?

In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own.

Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need. 

Next Step

Learn to progressively go deeper and stay longer on one breath:

  • Enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver or PADI Freediver course with us.
  • Get the PADI Freediver Touch from our store and start studying.
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