- Minimum age: 15 years old
- Time commitment: 2 days (not including self-study)
- Total dives: 2 dives (1 trip)
- Completed PADI eLearning
- Completed medical release waiver with physician sign-off, if needed
- Low-volume mask
- Long freediving fins
- Rubber weight belt with weights
- Timing device
WHAT'S THE SECRET TO HOLDING YOUR BREATH?
Our PADI Freediver course is designed to break the barriers of your mind, improve your breath hold and bring you to new depths - all in one breath. Whether you have been freediving for years or are just getting started, the PADI Freediving course will teach you important safety skills that will prevent and protect you and your buddy from a blackout or possibly worse. Join us after you're certified for "Freedive Friday", $50 ocean line diving session to train and perfect your freediving techniques!
WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE PADI FREEDIVING COURSE?
- How to equalize efficiently
- Different freediving techniques like constant weight freediving and free immersion freediving
- Breath control and "breath-up" techniques
- Static apnea training techniques
- Dynamic apnea training techniques
- Freediving safety and rescue techniques
Glad you asked! Here at DXDivers, we're proud to have an all encompassing facility and dive boat to provide a convenient and relaxing freediving experience. We have a full retail store equipped with over 100 scuba, freediving and spearfishing brands and over 3000 unique products. On-site, we also have a training pool out back and several classrooms upstairs. Best of all, you can hop on our 46-foot Newton custom dive boat, the Lady Go Diver, docked less than a mile from the shop. Did we mention we're the only dive shop in South Florida to have both a full retail dive shop and our own charter boat? We manage every aspect of our operation to better serve you and provide the best possible diving experience.
Yes, anyone who is 15 years old and up, who is willing to work on extending their breath hold, improving their comfort at depth and is interested in safety can take the course. Although there is obviously a physical component to the course, freediving is largely mental.
The freediver must be 15 years old before starting the pool session to get certified.
No, we do not rent personal equipment out for course use. Personal equipment like mask, snorkel and fins are essential to your success. They must fit you well so you can get used to diving with that gear.
For the course, the maximum depth is 60 feet. In order to pass the course, you must reach 30 feet.
The eLearning is at your own pace so it can take as little or as much time as you’d like. The actual pool and dives are a 2-day process, starting with the pool. Please be aware that boat dives are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Yes, this is a lifetime certification. Make sure to keep sharpening up those freediving skills by joining us for Freedive Fridays, where we either go on the boat or we do a free training session in the pool!
Yes, you must be certified with an accredited agency to be able to freedive off the Lady Go Diver.