Learn to freedive with the basics in our private pool first then move into the open water this Summer in the UK.
idiveteam teach in their own private swimming pool either one to one training or with only your trusted friends and family small groups. The PADI Basic Freediver taught as the first introduction course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You can book your lesson in the pool with Caroline ready for when Covid 19 restrictions are lifted but study the theory on line now.
You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in the private pool with your own PADI Freediving Instructor.
Who should take this course?
To enroll in a 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.
What will you learn?
The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:
Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
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.
How can you start learning now?
Caroline at idiveteam heads up this friendly family based PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort and is available by email or telephone to buy on line products whenever you are ready to start studying.
Download the PADI training app and learn on the move or at home. This fantastic interactive product will give you all 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.
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.