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Duration: 1 - 2 days

Price: R2400/pp

Price: $173/pp

Price: £137/pp

Price: €154/pp



Want to wet your feet before you dive right in? The basic Freediver course is a subset of the Freediver course and offers a great basis to start your journey, it’s a great first step in developing solid freediving skills by learning basic principles and focusing on breath hold techniques in a pool or confined water site. This course is perfect if you would like to master your skills without the pressure of open water freediving.


In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, a wetsuit and weight belt specifically for freediving. You will be taught special breath hold techniques on how to maximize your time safely under the water, as well as good swimming habits, relaxation techniques and more.

Course Details

Before Start Date - you will receive an online eLearning Freediving Touch manual to complete your theory at home in your own time. All the video clips, knowledge reviews, quizzes and final exam is completed beforehand. This manual is yours to keep and to refer back to refresh your freediving knowledge at any time. Day 1 & Day 2 - Complete paperwork and review the theory with your instructor to ensure you understand the basic principles of freediving theory. After trying on your freediving equipment, making sure all the equipment fits comfortably you will head off to the pool. In both these confined water pool session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Back at the shop each day around 15h30 (varies with each course).


1 - 2 Days

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required. Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.

Group Size

Maximum 2 students per instructor.

Course Times

08h30 (Meet at the dive shop)


Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres /80 feet.


Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a PADI Basic Freediver certification (recognised worldwide). Dive only in pool. Upgrade to the Freediver Course for the full Freediver Certification.


Tuition by an internationally certified PADI instructor. 2 x Confined water (swimming pool) sessions. Full equipment use. Digital eLearning pack (Freediver Touch - includes knowledge reviews, quizzes and exams. The Touch includes all the level's freediving theory - Freediver, Advanced Freediver & Master Freediver), eTraining Dive Log. eCard accessible via the PADI App.


Gratuities. Hotel Transfers. DAN Insurance (available)


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DAN Insurance Cover

This is a 5-Day temporary insurance Package for divers (Includes: R300 000 Dive Cover - Evacuation Assistance - International Dive Cover - Depth Limit 40 meters)

Booking Summary - PADI Basic Freediver Course

Number of seats: ONE   R2400   $173 |   €154 |   £137 |

Total R2400

“Fun diving, professional group of instructors”


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