PADI Freediver

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.

Although humans have been freediving for over 8,000 years, it’s since evolved; breath holding techniques and protocols are now cutting edge. Discover your inner power, discipline and control.

1. Course overview

The course is split into two parts; the PADI Basic Freediver and the optional PADI Freediver – with one taking place after the other.

Both parts feature knowledge development, to understand the basic principles. The PADI Basic Freediver takes place in a pool, whilst the PADI Freediver takes place in open water.

You just need to be at least 12 years old to participate in the PADI Basic Freediver course, and at least 15 to participate in the PADI Freediver course.

We also offer a PADI Skin Diver course, suitable for those at least 8 years old, which focuses more on surface swimming with shorter underwater visits.

2. What you'll learn

In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you’ll be introduced to the techniques, physiology and safety protocols of freediving. You’ll follow this up with pool training, practicing breathhold techniques, as well as both static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres.

The next step is to progress to PADI Freediver, where we take your existing knowledge to open water. You’ll practice free immersion, constant weight freedives to 10 metres, and proper buddy procedures.

3. Equipment

We’ll provide everything you need for the duration of the course, but feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it already.

You’ll use a mask, snorkel, fins – and likely a weight belt.

We’ll also provide you with the exposure protection (wetsuit) needed to keep you comfortable on your dives.

4. Learning materials

We will send you PADI Freediver e-Learning materials, which will take you to the registration area of the PADI site. This teaches you the background information you need for freediving, and allows you to study at your own pace.

You can complete this on pretty much any device with an internet connection.

Once you’ve completed this, you are ready for your practical training with us!

Ready to start?

You can book and pay for your course with us online, either for yourself or someone else. We’ll send over any e-Learning content to your email, and we can then work with you on suitable dates and times for any practical sessions.

We have availability throughout the year, although if you have specific dates or a timeline in mind, please check with us first.

Your next adventure...

Once you complete a Freediving program, you’ll most likely want to check out a scuba course if you haven’t already!

The PADI Open Water Diver is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. It’s great fun, and very fulfilling!

If you want to dip your toes first, check out our PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme. Over an hour or two in our pool, you’ll get to experience scuba for the first time and learn some basic skills.

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.