PADI Freediving Courses

Freediving training to meet your needs

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. Abyys offer a large range of freediving lessons and freediver training option which ranges from the PADI Freediver Course to private freediver training to  PADI freediver instructor training.

Freediving Training Options

Sydney Freediving Courses

    Course Type End Date   Price    
PADI Mermaid 02 Dec 2023 AU$ 450.00

Meet at abyss 8am. 2 Pool sessions 6-8 hrs incl. lunch break, (knowledge 1+2 and confined water 1+2)

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Freediver Course 13 Jan 2024 AU$ 599.00

Confined Water Session
Sat 13 Jan 2024
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Open Water Session
Sun 14 Jan 2024
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes

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Learning to freedive can enhance one's scuba diving skills and experience in many ways

  1. Improved air consumption: Freediving requires a diver to hold their breath for an extended period, which can help improve their air consumption skills when scuba diving.

  2. Learning relaxation techniques:  Freediving requires a high level of relaxation, which can be useful in managing stress and increasing overall comfort when scuba diving.

  3. Improving finning techniques:  Freediving often involves more efficient finning techniques, which can help conserve air and make diving more enjoyable when using scuba gear.

  4. Continuing the underwater adventure:  Freediving allows a diver to explore the underwater environment without the limitations of air supply, providing a new and exciting aspect to their diving experience.

  5. Improved buoyancy control:  Freediving requires excellent buoyancy control, which is also a critical skill for scuba diving. Freediving training can help improve a diver's ability to control their buoyancy and achieve neutral buoyancy underwater.

  6. Increased breath control and relaxation:  Freediving requires a diver to hold their breath for an extended period, which can help develop better breath control and relaxation skills. This can translate to better air management and stress management when scuba diving.

  7. Better awareness and conservation of air supply:  Freediving requires a diver to be mindful of their air supply and to plan their dives accordingly. This can improve a scuba diver's air management skills and encourage a more conservation-minded approach to diving.

  8. Reduced panic in the unlikely event of an out-of-air situation:  Freediving training can help prepare a diver for the unlikely event of an out-of-air situation by teaching them to stay calm and control their breathing, potentially increasing their safety and chances of a successful outcome.



The Difference Between a PADI Mermaid Course and Freediving

The PADI Mermaid course is a recreational scuba diving course offered by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) which teaches people how to use a mermaid tail fin to swim and dive. The course does not teach freediving, which is a form of diving that is performed without the use of scuba gear or underwater breathing apparatus and relies on a diver's ability to hold their breath.

If you're looking to make a splash, the PADI Mermaid course is for you! With this one-of-a-kind program, divers can explore the underwater world with an extra special mermaid tail fin. Alternatively, those interested in going deeper may want to try freediving - no bulky scuba gear or breathing apparatus is necessary!