Two Day Freediver Course

This two day course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely increase your depth’s in Freediving and give you tools to also deal with life’s everyday worries.

Freediving Courses

2 Day Course

Mooloolaba, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, 1770 Agnes Water, Sydney

2 Day

599 – 995

Upcoming Dates

Mooloolaba
Feb – 24 25. March – 2 3, 9 10. April – 10 11, 20 21. 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
Feb – 24 25. March – 16 17. April – 20 21.
Byron Bay
Feb – 24 25. March – 16 17. April – 20 21.
1770 Agnes Water
Feb 24 25. March 30 31. April 13 14.
Sydney
March 16 17. April 20 21. May 11 12

Your experience

The PADI Two Day ‘Freediver’ course
Over the two-day course, participants receive classroom training, followed by physical techniques in both the pool and the ocean to enable them to achieve maximum propulsion with minimal effort.

The course covers several essential aspects of Freediving, including the physiology and psychology of Freediving, equipment for Freediving, and Freediving safety. Led by Adam Sellars and his team of instructors, the course shares various techniques from Freediving that can enhance mental strength, mental health, and coping skills for stress and anxiety, and achieve calmness before the dive.

Participants of this course can expect to develop skills that will enable them to dive safer, improve their overall health and vitality, explore the underwater world quietly, increase their surfing or spearfishing abilities, and enjoy all the life that inhabits the big blue. They will also acquire skills in breathwork, mindfulness, and calm living, which can help them overcome fear or self-defeating thoughts to enhance their overall well-being.

With experienced instructors on hand to guide you through the learning process, you’ll develop the skills and confidence necessary to push your limits and explore the underwater world in a whole new way.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take the first step towards becoming a certified freediver.

Package inclusions

What is included in the PADI Freediver course:

E-LEARNING

Theory

Breath workshop/ mindfulness & meditation

Confined water session.

Double Freedive in the ocean.

Freediving instructors (ratio max 4:1 or less)

Photo package

Access to free pool training post course.

PADI Freediver performance requirements:

90 seconds pool static breath hold.

25m Dynamic

10m constant weight dive – ocean.

Buddying and rescue tecniques

PADI FREEDIVING E-LEARNING.

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

Locations

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • PADI E-LEARNING
  • FREEDIVING THEORY
  • BREATHWORKSHOP MINDFULNESS & YOGA FOR FREEDIVING
  • CONFINED WATER SESSION TO PRACTICE FREEDIVING SKILLS
  • BOAT CHARTER WITH DOUBLE FREEDIVE

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 we do not provide refunds, however we do allow you to put that towards your next day in the ocean or a retreat.

In the event we do provide a refund for a special case, please note a $70 administration fee will be deducted, and NO credit card fees are refunded as these are taken directly from an external payment gateway. There is always the option to pay via bank transfer to avoid that fee. Thanks for your understanding.

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

MOOLOOLABA – SUNSHINE COAST

  • 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

GOLD COAST

  • Day 1 – Classroom: TBC closer to the date – normally held at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre – Murwillumbah
  • Day 2 – TBC – Example – Scottish Prince, Palm Beach reef, Julian Rocks

BYRON BAY

  • Day 1- Theory: TBC, Pool: normally held at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre – Murwillumbah (6-8 Tumbulgum Rd, Murwillumbah NSW 2484)
  • Day 2 – diving will take place at Julian Rocks, depart from Wild Byron, Boat Harbour, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

1770 AGNES WATER

  • Day 1 – Dive Spear and Sport’s new state-of-the-art centre, located centrally in Agnes Water / Town of 1770
  • Day 2 – We will meet at the centre and collect our gear before heading down to 1770 Marina to board our brand new custom built vessel and jet out at a comfortable 30 knots out to the reef

NOOSA – SUNSHINE COAST

  • To be confirmed

TASMANIA

  • Eagle Neck Peninsula, Tasmania