The PADI Advanced Freediver course continues the development of freedivers who have mastered the fundamental knowledge and skills for static, dynamic and constant weight freediving. It is intended for freediving enthusiasts who wish to progress by furthering their knowledge and skills. Students complete the knowledge development using the Advanced Freediver portion of PADI Freediver Touch, followed by the Advanced Freediver Confined Water Session, and Advanced Freediver Open Water Sessions One and Two
Who should take this course?
Achieving a new freediving time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies that very personal desire to do your best and be proud of what you can accomplish. The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.
To enroll in a PADI Advanced Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old and have a PADI Freediver certification (or a qualifying certification from another freediver organization).
What will you learn?
The PADI Advanced Freediver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment. You’ll study independently using the PADI Freediver TouchTM (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
Confined water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 2 minutes, 30 seconds (2 minutes for freedivers younger than 18) and dynamic apnea of 50 metres/165 feet (40 metres/130 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
Open water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques. Goal – constant weight freedive of 20 meters/65 feet (15 metres/50 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
How can you start learning now?
f you already have the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app (coming soon), simply get started on the Advanced Freediver section. If not, contact your local PADI Freediver Centre or PADI Advanced Freediver Instructor and get the interactive Touch. You can review basic freediving information in the first section, then start studying for your advanced training.
What freediving gear will you use?
You need to have a freediving mask, snorkel, bifins, wetsuit and weight belt. Your instructor may allow you to use monofins. You’ll also need a surface signalling device and a freediving computer (or depth gauge and timer).
Advanced Freediver Prerequisites
To participate in the PADI Advanced Freediver course, the student must be:
1. Certified as a PADI Freediver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation*.
2. 15 years old.
3. Successfully completed the EFR Primary Care (CPR) course (or another qualifying course) in the past two years.