If you’re an advanced freediver who wants to learn how to fine-tune your lifestyle and training so that you can approach elite freediving levels, then the PADI Master Freediver course is for you. Through focused sessions, you’ll bring your static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight skills to the next level.
To enroll in a PADI Master Freediver course you must be at least 18 years old and have a PADI Advanced Freediver certification (or a qualifying certification from another freediver organization).
What will you learn?
The PADI Master Freediver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge development about nutrition, relaxation and advanced breathing techniques. You’ll study independently using the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions). You’ll also complete independent research as part of the Master Freediver Assignment.
Confined water session to improve static and dynamic apnea attempts, including a no fins dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 3 minutes, 30 seconds and dynamic apnea of 70 metres/230 feet.
Open water sessions to practice mouthfill equalization and perform warm-up and workup dives for free immersion and constant weight freediving. Goal – constant weight freedive of 27 metres/90 feet.
How can you start learning now?
If you already have the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app, simply get started on the Master Freediver section. If not, contact your local PADI Freediver Center or PADI Master Freediver Instructor to get the interactive Touch. You can review basic and advanced freediving information in the first two sections, then start studying for your master freediver 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 signaling device and a freediving computer (or depth gauge and timer).
Next Step Reach for elite levels and earn your next certification:
Enroll in a PADI Master Freediver course
Start studying with the PADI Freediver Touch.
Download a Freediver Medical History Form (pdf).
Master Freediver Prerequisites
To participate in the PADI Master Freediver course, the student must be:
1. Certified as a PADI Advanced Freediver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.*
2. 18 years old.
3. Successfully completed the EFR Primary Care (CPR) course (or another qualifying course) in the past two years.