PADI Free Diver

PADI Freediver course is the first step in the amazing underwater world, without too much equipment and noise…

Our PADI Freediver course includes:

  • PADI Freediver course
  • Rental of all freediving equipment
  • Crystal log book
  • 1 night discounted accommodation in a private bungalow
  • Great location on the beach

Diver Prerequisites: 15 years old

Price: 5500 bht

We conduct our PADI Freediver course over two days. The PADI Freediver course consists of

  • Knowledge development
  • Confined water dives
  • Open water dives – two training session conducted off of our special free diving boat

Our standard course is as follows:

Day before course starts:

17.00 – 18.00: Orientation, paperwork

Day 1:

13.00 – 16.00: Knowledge Development
16.00 – 17.00: Confined water training

Day 2:

08.00 – 10.00: Confined water training
13.00 – 16.00: Open water Training dive 1 and 2

You are now a fully qualified PADI Freediver, certified to free dive to a maximum depth of 16 meters with a buddy.

Let’s take a closer look at each step in detail…

Orientation

We start the PADI Free diver course at 8 am every Monday and Thursday. The day before the course, your Instructor will conduct a course orientation. Starting with some introductions before informing you of the course schedule and asking you to complete some paperwork including the PADI Medical Statement (Download Medical Form >>)

Knowledge Development

The Knowledge Development section of the PADI Freediver course consists of Instructor led knowledge review sessions and covered equipment for freediving, breathing techniques, physiology(respiration, circulation, mammalian dive reflex), effects of pressure underwater, equalization, safety, etc.

Confined water dives

ALL our confined water dives are conducted in one of our purpose built swimming pools. The very definition of confined water training means a swimming pool which is without a doubt the best place to conduct these sessions both from a safety and comfort perspective.

Your instructor will demonstrate skills which you will practice back, designed to get you comfortable using freediving equipment.

 

Freediving skills will include:

  • correct way to put on and remove free diving equipment
  • warm up and correct breathing techniques prior to a static apnea attempt/dynamic apnea swim
  • correct technique for completing a static apnea attempt/dynamic apnea swim
  • correct buddy skills for supporting a free diver during a static apnea attempt/dynamic apnea swim
  • rescue for a diver who simulates loss of motor control at the surface/blackout underwater


Open Water Training Dives

Now time for the best part! Your first open water session will allow you to put everything you have learned in theory into practice.

We conduct open water dives from our special free diving boat, big enough to do stretching before the dive, repeat some theory, and then relax after the dive!

 

On the first dive, with a maximum depth limit of 8 meters/25 feet, you will practice correct breathing techniques for open water free dive, perform a free dive to a maximum depth of 8 meters, and demonstrate a rescue for a buddy who simulates loss of motor control on the surface.

 

On the second freediving session  you will practice constant weight diving techniques for the maximum depth of 16 meters/50 feet, supervise from the surface a buddy who is making free diving descent, and perform a rescue on a free diver who simulates black out at 5 meters/15 feet

 

 

 

Price: 5500 bht