PADI Advanced Freediver Course

PADI Advanced Freediver Course
PADI Advanced Freediver Course
Brand: PADI
Price: $595.00
Brand: PADI
Price: $595.00
The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfil that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.
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To enrol 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). You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

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 Touch
  • 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 meters (40 meters 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 (15 meters for freedivers younger than 18)

Abyss Advanced Freediving Course includes:

  • Prior to commencing the practical course, you will be required to complete a small theoretical component.
  • Pool entry fees
  • 1 day Ocean diving
  • All tuition with PADI Freediving Instructor
  • Certification Costs

Note: To complete the PADI Advanced Freediver Course, you will be required to have Freediver specific equipment. Gear that you normally use for SCUBA will prevent you from achieving the performance requirements. Please speak to one of our staff members and we can arrange an equipment package for you.

Freediving is a demanding activity and can be strenuous and you need to be in good health to participate. If you have any questions as to whether or not you are fit to  freedive, consult with your physician.
The purpose of the Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by a physician before participating in freediving activities. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while freediving and you must seek the advice of a physician.
Please answer the following questions on your past and present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, you must consult with a physician prior to participating in freediving.

____ Do you have a history of seizure disorder, stroke, brain
surgery, black out, severe migraine headaches, vertigo
or dizzy episodes, significant head injury or aneurysm of
the brainâ€â„¢s blood vessels?
____ Do you have a history of heart attack, heart surgery,
irregular heart beat, uncontrolled elevated blood
pressure (hypertension), heart murmur, known patent
foramen ovale (PFO), acute pulmonary  edema associated
with swimming or diving, or unusual shortness of breath
or chest pain during exertion?
____ Do you have a history of spontaneous collapsed lung,
collapsed lung due to injury, cysts or air pockets of the
lungs, severe damage to lung tissue, emphysema, or
any lung problem which interferes with your ability to
____ Do you have permanent holes of the eardrums, history
of  ruptured eardrum, permanent tubes in eardrums,
severely impaired hearing or hearing loss in one or both
ears, recurring problems with ear pain during descent on
aircraft, otitis media, middle ear infection, severe surfers
ear or major ear surgery?
____ Do you have a history of  tumor, polyps, or cyst of the
sinus cavities or nasal passages, major sinus surgery, or
persistent sinus infection?
____ Do you have a history of asthma or asthma attacks? Any
history of wheezing caused by exercise, anxiety, cold,
fatigue, etc. Any condition requiring medication and/or
use of an inhaler for control of wheezing?
____ Do you have a history of diabetes?
____ Are you presently pregnant or planning to be pregnant?
____ Do you have a history of a diving accident,
decompression sickness, pressure injury (barotrauma) to
the ear, or recurrent difficulty  equalizing pressure in the
ear during descent, or air embolus?
____ Do you take any medication on a regular basis either
over-the-counter or prescribed by a physician (with the
exception of birth control or anti-malarial)?
____ Do you have any physical and/or emotional condition
not mentioned that causes you concern about being
underwater or that might affect your judgment under
times of physical or emotional stress?

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Comments: After doing my freediving course and continuing with training with the club I wanted to take it to the next level by doing my Advance Freediver. With greater performance requirements I was feeling a little nervous but with the relaxed and fun environment my mind was but at easy. Through learning new techniques and doing them safety I surprised myself. I gained a lot of confidence and can't wait to continue my freediving journey.