The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool.
The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:
Knowledge development through a classroom session where you learn theory and breathhold techniques.
Pool session to learn further breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures.
You learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.