Freediving is an exciting sport which is becoming more and more popular amongst travelers. The freedom of movement, freedom of training at any time, any place and basic equipment attracts young and old... once you start you quickly will be tempted to discover your limits and get better.
Whether you are a complete beginner or have some freediving experience, you will be amazed of how much you improve by taking a Padi freediver course.
Basic freediver course
The Padi Basic Freediver introduces the student to static freediving in confined water. You can prepare the theory through self-study with the padi touch app which will be e-mailed to you or you can do it in BB divers shop. Afterwards you will practice and train breath hold techniques on land and water.
The PADI Freediver is a two day course. Day one exists of theory, breathing techniques and confined water skills. you can prepare the theory through self-study with the padi touch app which will be e-mailed to you or our BB divers shop. Once you are ready, we will train in our relaxing beach center, where you will learn more about relaxation and breathing techniques, followed by confined water training in static and dynamic apnea attempts from the beach or in the pool. You will find out all there is to know about the freediving equipment, safety regulations, specialized breathing and the physics & physiology of freediving. You will be amazed of your own capacities and reach a breath hold of 1.30 minutes with ease.
The second day we'll take you out on the boat to practice your new freediving skills in open water, after this training day you will be able to freedive to 10 to 16 meters.
*Static apnea: is holding your breath under water as long as you can without moving.
*Dynamic apnea: is swimming as far underwater as you can on a single breath.
Advanced freediver course
The PADI Advanced Freediver course allows you to take your freediving skills to the next level and freedive to a depth between 16 and 24 meters.
The course will continue the journey, focusing even more on breath holding and safety of freediving. The advanced freediver will help you pushing your limits to longer and deeper dives, allowing you to become one with the underwater world and create an even stronger connection between body, mind and soul.
The course takes two days; the theory can be studied first on your padi touch app. Then we will be on the beach, where skills will be refreshed and improved. There will be more emphasis on stretching and relaxation before a dive, you will push your static and dynamic abilities and practice safety regulations. The second day will be on the boat where you will freedive close to a line to greater depths. You will push your limits and depending on your performance level you will be able to freedive a maximum of 24 meters, exploring the ocean and challenging yourself.
* Prerequisite to do this course is a PADI Freediver course certificate or qualifying certification from another training organization and a valid EFR certificate (first emergency responder). If no EFR count an extra day to take this course.
Master freediver course.
The Master Freediver course is your step towards becoming a freedive instructor. After completion of the course you will be allowed to assist instructors and it will prepare you to assist other freedivers on their freedive journey. During the course you will improve your static and dynamic apnea as well as your maximum freediving depth. Furthermore you will improve your safety knowledge, equalization, free immersion, constant weight, breathing and posture techniques. At the end of this course you will be able to freedive to depth of maximum 40 meters and much more…
The course will be divided into a theory session, confined water session and open water session one and two. Each session has different exercises that you will have to complete in order to become a freedive master.
You will follow a daily schedule that will help you prepare your body and mind to go deeper and longer.
- Prerequisite to do this course is a PADI Freediver + Advanced Freediver course certificate or qualifying certification from another training organization and a valid EFR certificate (first emergency responder) we offer the EFR courses on site.
If you want more in depth information about freediving and the courses we offer, please click on the following link and you will be directed to our freediving website: http://www.freedivingkohchang.com