Basic Freediving

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Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in one of the fastest growing watersports in the world. Glide effortlessly through the underwater environment on a single breath and experience the feeling of being apart of the deep blue! Whether its breathtaking photography, underwater hunting, or just a passion to push yourself to deeper depths let freediving be your passage to the unique underwater environment.

Freediving is the purest and one of the oldest forms of diving. Relying on just your lungs, it provides you the opportunity to explore underwater effortlessly and truly allows you to be accepted by the marine life. Learning techniques in breath holding, appropriate body orientation and how to conserve oxygen will give you the opportunity to maximize your experience and reach depths beyond your wildest expectations.

SSI Basic Freedive Program

The Basic Freediving Program is for anyone who enjoys freediving or just wants to take their snorkeling to the next level. You will learn rescue and safety techniques that will allow you to stay safe while partaking in what is considered to the the purest form of diving. You will also learn advanced breathing and in water techniques to make your diving effortless.

Prerequisites for training:

  • Be able to swim 200 yards
  • Be able to tread water for 10 minutes
  • Be at least 10 years of age
  • Provide fitted mask, fins, and snorkel for freediving
  • Must have clear medical history (medical statement) or Physician sign off

Pool & Class covers:

  • Physiology
  • Equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Proper stretching for freediving
  • Proper breathing technique
  • Post dive recovery
  • Blackout and loss of motor control theory and safety
  • Static apnea performance and safety
  • Dynamic apnea performance and safety
  • Constant ballast performance and safety
Course Details
  • Price:


  • Fee Covers:

    Student materials, 1:6 Instructor to Student ratio, Minimum of four hours in pool with additional practice time possible

Scheduled Classes

This course can be run in accordance with any of our Open Water Scuba sessions. Classes are available monthly so contact the shop and we'll establish a date that works with you.