Having lessons from a Freediver Instructor will help you refine your freediving skills and improve your performance to elite freediving standards in static and dynamic apnea.
This section explains how to get the Master Freediving certification, what skills you will learn, program limitations, and what kind of equipment you'll use.
The key principles of freediving focus on performing controlled and safe breath-hold techniques.
You will start by practicing in a swimming pool or a confined water site (e.g. a sheltered bay).
The goals of the masters course are to approach elitist levels and take your freediving achievements to the next phase - accomplished at a pace that is safe and practical.
Note: If you don't meet the minimum age requirements (eighteen) you may choose to enrol in the PADI Advanced Freediver course instead.
The objective for students in confined water (e.g. a pool) is to achieve static apnea for at least three minutes and thirty seconds (3:30) and dynamic apnea for seventy metres (230 feet).
The objective for students in open water is to achieve a constant weight freedive of thirty two metres (105 feet) - through three main phases:
To enrol in the PADI® Master Freediving certification course, you must:
Note: The main section explains how to get the Freediver certification, what skills you learn, program limitations, and what kind of gear you will need.
Some gear is specifically designed for freediving. Even so, you may use some traditional snorkeling equipment if you already have your own set. You will need to have:
Another section contains a comprehensive list of freediving equipment and accessories for beginners. You can also learn about some safety items that allow you to dive deeper - and for longer.
The PADI® Freediver eLearning mobile app is an interactive study tool that you can use at your own pace. You can use it to get the background information needed to freedive in a safe manner.
Note: The short video presented by PADI® [1:01 seconds] spotlights the discipline and control needed to stay underwater while your breath allows it. Please contact us for further details.