PADI Basic Freediver
Minimum Age: 12 years old
The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breath-hold techniques in a pool or confined water site.
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 snorkelling equipment you already own.
The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:
Knowledge Development covering freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch (an app with videos & Quizzes, allowing you to do the theory at home before the pool session.
Your instructor will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have as well)
2 confined water sessions to learn breath-hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddying techniques.
• Goal – Static Apnea of 90 seconds
• Goal – Dynamic Apnea of 25m
• PADI Freediver Touch (an online program that includes Knowledge Development Reviews, Quizzes, Exams and Videos)
• All equipment hire
• Tuition by a PADI professional freediving instructor who are fully insured and adhere to UK HSE regulations
• PADI Certification Fee
• Small group sizes
• Be 12 Years old or older
• Demonstrate the ability to swim continuously on the surface for 200 metres without swimming aids or for 300m with mask, snorkel and fins.
Location and Times
Dulwich College Sports Club, London SE21 7LD
Clapham Leisure Centre, London SW4 6DB
Cost: £225.00 with all equipment included
Duration: 2 evenings