Beginner Freediver

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Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you've always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Becoming a Beginner Free diver is your first step towards discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

To enroll in the Beginner Free diver course, you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

The Beginner Free diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study and classroom lecture with your Freediving Instructor.
  • Confined water session to learn breath hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal - static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 meters.
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight free dives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal - constant weight free dive of 10 meters.


Day 1

10am Start at Remote Area Dive for theory

1pm Pool training at the Tobruk Pool on the Strand

5pm Finish

Day 2

6am Meet at Remote Area Dive

30min Breakfast at Lucinda

Depart for Pelorus Island

9am Freediving training around Pelorus Island

12pm Lunch

1pm Freediving training around Pelorus Island

2pm Depart back to Lucinda

5pm Arrive back at Remote Area Dive (Townsville)