Advanced Freediver Course

This course will focus on advanced technique and equalisation to increase your depth safely.

Freediving Courses

Advanced Course

Mooloolaba, Gold Coast, Byron Bay

2 Days


Upcoming Dates

May – 4 5 May. June – 8 9. July – 20 21. Aug – 17 18. Sep – 7 8, 18 19. Oct – 12 13, 26 27. Nov – 16 17, 23 24, 30 1. Dec – 7 8, 14 15.
Gold Coast
June – 15 16. July – 20 21. Aug – 17 18. Sep – 21 22. Oct – 19-20. Nov – 16-17. Dec – 21 22
Byron Bay
June – 15 16. July – 20 21. Aug – 17 18. Sep – 21 22. Oct – 19-20. Nov – 16-17. Dec – 21 22


The PADI advanced Freediving course is designed to refine and enhance your freediving capability to take you deeper in a safe and calm manner. Across the two day Advanced PADI Freediver course we will be working on your physical technique both in the Pool and in the Ocean to make sure you can get the maximum propulsion with the least amount of effort. We will work on Advanced Freediving equalisation as the best Freedivers in the world are the best Equalisers so it’s essential that we make sure that you are using the frenzel technique which will set up for increasing your depth and also prepare you for the Master course where we introduce you to mouthfill equalistaion.

We also work on your Freediving Psychological technique. Mental preparation and visualisation is vital to make sure you can control your emotional state and your nervous system to leave the surface in the best mental state you can achieve.

We also run through Advanced Freediving Breathwork, and Yoga techniques to increase your full breath capacity and start you on your journey of increasing your flexibility in the right area’s to assist in your Freediving depth pursuits.

You should take this PADI Advanced Freediving course if:

  • You want to dive safer.
  • You want to increase your Spearfishing abilities.
  • For your overall health and vitality.
  • To explore the world of breathwork, mindfulness, and calm living.
  • Are looking to enter the world of competitive Freediving.

Come and explore the next level of Freediving and yourself. The Advanced Freediver program will take you to new depths both in the Ocean and for your everyday life. Freediving is a Sport a recreation but for many A WAY OF LIFE.

Package inclusions

Requirements to register for the PADI Advanced Freediver course.

Certified PADI Freediver course or equivalent level one course with another agency

Be 15 years of age or older

Complete Medical form

What is included in the PADI Advanced Freediving course:



Breath workshop/ yoga/ mindfulness

Confined water session.

Double Freedive in the ocean.

Photo package

Access to free pool training post course.

PADI Advanced Freediver performance requirements:

2:30 Static breath hold. (2 minutes if Freediver is under 18 years)

50m Dynamic (40 m if under 18 years of age.)

20m constant weight dive in the ocean. (15m if under 18 years of age)

Additional buddying and rescue techniques required.


Course Highlights

Day 1
  • 08:40- arrive at location (varies per location)
  • 08:45- 10:45 – Classroom theory
  • 10:45- 11:45 – Breath workshop and meditation
  • 11:45- 12:30 – Lunch break – light meal (not provided)
  • 12:30- 03:30 Pool (static apnea, dynamic apnea, duck diving, rescue and safety)

For those booked on day 2, wait for confirmation that afternoon that weather conditions permit ocean day the next day. You will receive an email with the boat departure times as this can vary.*

Day 2
  • <Time> determined by dive shop the afternoon prior (normally from 7am)
  • Ocean double dive – Line diving for requirements, 10m dive, 5m rescue, focus on equalisation, diving technique and safety
  • Water snack break (not provided) on the boat
  • Fun dive and explore the wreck
  • Photo time
Requirements to register for the PADI Freediver course.
  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Complete Medical form
  • Be able to swim 200m or 300m with mask, snorkel, fins


Frequently Asked Questions

Most students start at Level one or what PADI call the ‘Freediver’ level which is a two day course which includes:


There is the option to Complete just the ‘Basic PADI Freediver’ course which is a one day course and only differs from the ‘FREEDIVER course in that it doesn’t include the second day being the boat charter/ Ocean portion.

The PADI Freediver course contains three phases – knowledge development, a confined water sessions and open water sessions. During knowledge development you learn about how your body reacts to breathholding and how water pressure affects you as you dive down. You also learn about freediving equipment, important safety rules and buddy procedures.

In confined water, such as a swimming pool, you learn breathing techniques, then practice breathholds while floating (static apnea) and while swimming (dynamic apnea). You also practice basic rescue techniques and learn your role as a buddy.

During at least two open water sessions, you practice diving down while breathholding, either by pulling yourself along a line (free immersion) or duck diving head first while following a line (constant weight). You learn to gradually increase your depths by relaxing and enjoying each dive. Rescue practice is another key part of the open water sessions.

The PADI Freediver course is flexible and performance based, which means that your PADI Freediving Instructor can offer a wide variety of schedules, organized according to how fast you progress.

Knowledge development is handled through independent study with the PADI Freediver TouchTM – an interactive tablet based app. You pace yourself as you work through each topic, then complete an overall Knowledge Review, then an Exam.

There are at least three water sessions that will likely be scheduled on separate days. So, your training may take two to three days or longer. The recommended course duration is 15 hours.

During confined and open water sessions, your PADI Freediver Instructor will focus on helping you become a confident and comfortable freediver, not on how long it takes. You earn your certification based on demonstrating you know what you need to know and can do what you need to do. This means that you progress at your own pace – faster or slower depending upon the time you need – to become a competent freediver.

  • Requirements to register for the PADI Freediver course.
  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Complete Medical form
  • Be able to swim 200m or 300m with mask, snorkel, fins
  • You must be able to swim 200m or 300m with a mask, snorkel and fins.

Yes, you will need to complete a medical form. Upon review, we may let you know you are required to also complete a valid 4005.1. dive medical prior to your course.

Yes, you will be sent PADI e-learning approximately one week before your course date. This needs to be completed before the Day 1 course

Yes, we provide hire gear at $30 a day.

No, we provide weights for the course.

Yes, we offer pool training for those who have registered on a course. Please contact us to find out about upcoming dates. – is this true? haha

Usually 3-4 hours in total. It is a double dive session – approximately from 7am-12pm.

Yes, we highly recommend you take sea sickness tablets 30 minutes before departing land. As freedivers, we are looking down watching our divers from the surface so seasickness is very common and extremely unpleasant. It can also be dangerous as dehydration can occur. Please speak with your doctor if you require advice and have any concerns.

Yes, we do need a minimum number of people in order to run the course. In the event we can not go ahead with your preferred date, we will try and give you ample notice and provide alternative dates. Please note, sometimes the winter months are a bit quieter.

If you, the customer, wants to cancel or rebook the nominated dates of your course, you must do so before 7 days of each scheduled booking.

No, however we do allow you to put that towards your next day in the ocean or a retreat.

If we are unable to dive in the ocean on day 2, you are able to book on the next available course (no charge), or put the day 2 amount towards a retreat to complete your course on the retreat.

1 Day

What requirements do I need to meet to complete day 1 before I can progress to day 2?

  • PADI Freediving e-learning.
  • 90 seconds pool static breath hold.
  • 25m dynamic pool swim

Am I qualified after the 1 day beginner course?

  • No, you must complete all requirements of Level 1 Freediver to be certified
  • PADI Freediving e-learning.
  • 90 seconds pool static breath hold.
  • 25m dynamic pool swim
  • 10m constant weight dive – ocean
  • Buddying and rescue techniques – ocean

2 Day

What requirements am I aiming to complete in the ocean?

  • 10m constant weight dive – ocean
  • Buddying and rescue techniques – ocean


  • Day 1 – Classroom – Sunreef Mooloolaba – 12/123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Pool – Kawana Aquatic for confined water session.
  • Day 2 – diving will take place at the HMAS Brisbane wreck site


  • Day 1 – Classroom: Ozdive – 95 Marine Parade, Southport. Pool: we then walk to Southport Aquatic centre for our confined water session.
  • Day 2 – TBC – Example – Scottish Prince, Palm Beach reef


  • Day 1- Classroom: Ozdive – 95 Marine Parade, Southport. Pool: Southport Aquatic centre for our confined water session. *Depending on student numbers in Byron, we sometimes are able to do Day 1 from Byron Bay.
  • Day 2 – diving will take place at Julian Rocks, depart from Wild Byron, Boat Harbour, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483


  • Day 1 – Classroom – Unit 8/8 Shannon Pl, Virginia QLD 4014, Pool – TBC.
  • Day 2 – TBC


  • To be confirmed


  • Eagle Neck Peninsula, Tasmania