PADI Basic Freediver Course

You have heard of freediving and wanted to try it but not sure if it’s really for you. Maybe you apprehend the idea of diving deep on a breath hold or simply do not have the time to commit for a full freediving course. The PADI basic freediver course, a subset of the PADI Freediver course is the right program for you.

The course consists of a theory session that will cover the fundamental principles and techniques of freediving and a practical session where you will learn the disciplines of static and dynamic apnea within confined water like a pool or swimming zone not deeper than 6 m.
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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 health.

You will have to swim 200 m non stop with any stroke (without time limit) or 300 m with fins, mask and snorkel. Swimming is a basic skill that will ensure your safety once in water and will make you feel more comfortable during the course.

To be certified you will be required to perform separately a 90 seconds static apnea, a 25 m dynamic apnea and demonstrate proper rescue techniques on a buddy. During the course you will be taught the correct skills and techniques to assist you in achieving these goals.

Duration: 1 full day minimum

Price: Rs 9000 (includes study manual, certification fees and equipment rental).