PADI Freediver Level 1 Course
What is the level 1 course all about?
In this introductory course, you will learn the basics of freediving and begin to fall in love with a new and exciting sport. During our interactive theory session, you’ll learn some of the physiology, the physics and the safety procedures involved in freediving. You will also learn the proper breathing techniques to help you relax and preserve your body’s oxygen stores for safer and more comfortable dives. Two days of enclosed and open water dive sessions (including boat dives weather permitting) will give you plenty of time to put the theory into practice and in the ocean. At the end of this course, you’ll be a relaxed and confident freediver with the tools and motivation to take on a watery adventure in the big blue and your training to the next level. We dive not to escape life, but for life not to escape us!!
Why you should do this course
Most people fear to hold their breath, being deep underwater, and going to a place where it is not possible to breathe. They believe that you need to be superfit, gifted or crazy to do it. Yet, the majority of people find they can dive 10- 20m in just two days, that they do not need to breathe underwater.. and that breath-hold is a pleasurable, meditative and even addictive experience.
Let us unlock your inner dolphin and give you the tools, knowledge, and understanding to explore a new world and achieve things you never thought possible! Whether you are a spearfisher wanting to improve your breath-hold, an ocean goer that wants to see more, a surfer wanting to gain confidence or just someone interested in the physiology of the mind/ body connection we tailor courses to suit your individual needs.
Complete the PADI Touch knowledge reviews prior to the course date (3ish hours)
Be able to swim to 200m in a lap pool (no fins, not timed)
Successfully complete a medical form and never have experienced lung barotrauma (burst, punctured lung)
This is where you get to put all of the skills you learned in the pool to the test! Time to get deep!
We will either be out on the boat or down at Rockingham. 2 sessions will be completed where you will need to get down to at least 15m in order to be certified.
Need to hire gear?
Any gear you don't have can be rented if need be. Each item is individually priced and the prices shown are for the duration of the course.
Wetsuit - $30
Mask & Snorkel - $15
Fins and Boots - $15
Weght Belt - $5
The Lot - $60
This will consist of a classroom theory session where we will recap with some knowledge reviews and is a perfect time for some Q&A's.
After that, we will proceed to a specially designed Physiology and Static Breathhold Lab combined with a yoga session for freediving and pranayama.
The last half of the day will consist of a pool/ enclosed water session. This is where you will learn safety and buddy techniques, static and dynamic apnea training and proper diving techniques.
What you need
A mask and snorkel
Fins (long freediving fins are preferred but any fins will work)
Weights and a weight belt
That's it! No lugging SCUBA cylinders and heavy gear!
Towel and Bathers are recommended