PADI Freediver Course with Aussie Divers Phuket, Thailand
Please Note – Currently we do not have a free diving instructor and are unable to conduct these courses
PADI Freediver Course
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. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.
During the PADI free diver course with Aussie Divers Phuket you will learn proper breathing techniques, safety procedures and efficient fining techniques, which will allow you to dive down to at least 10 meters and hold your breath for over 90 seconds.
Sounds impossible to do it in a few days? With the help of our experienced PADI Freediving Instructor’s you will achieve it in a fun and relax way.
What Is Involved
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development which can be done online, with the PADI Freediver Touch App. This will give you an understanding of freediving principles through independent study, this is a great way to get started prior to coming to Phuket, alternatively your instructor may conduct class sessions.
Confined Water Sessions to learn breath hold techniques, buddy skills as well as static and dynamic apnea and rescue skill’s. By the end of the confined water freediving sessions you should be able to do a static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet, usually in a swimming pool that will assist you before you enter the open water.
Open Water Open water sessions at Racha Yai to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. With the goal of achiving constant weight freedive of at least 10 metres/30 feet.
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.
**Please note that you will need to know how to swim for 200 metres (any stroke) or a 300m swim with mask, fin and snorkel. This is mandatory to pass the course**
The Fun Part
Taking the PADI Freediver program is your step towards discovering the underwater world in a whole new way. Beginning with the PADI Freediver certification, you will gain the training and discipline needed to stay safe during breath hold dives.
During this course you will surprise yourself with your body’s ability’s. Along with the peace, calm and quiet underwater without all that bulky and noisy scuba equipment, free diving is the ultimate freedom.
The Freediving Equipment You Use
In the PADI 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, like low volume mask’s and free diving snorkel. With the Freediver course we do recommend that you have your own freediving equipment, Fins and Mask at a minimum, being comfortable in the water goes a long way, and your own low-profile mask and free dive fins will help with this.
The Learning Materials You Need
When you enrol in this course Aussie Divers Phuket will provide you with the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app (for use with a smartphone/tablet). 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.
Good news – the PADI Freediver Touch also includes all study materials for the PADI Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver courses.
You don’t have to wait until you are in Phuket to get started. You can begin with PADI eLearning and the PADI Freediver Touch app and you can begin now! The PADI Freediver App lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.