PADI Freediver (Level 1)

USD $200 (2 Days)

ATTENTION: C-19 discounts available, please ask.

Anyone can learn to freedive.

This course creates safe and confident freedivers with the right foundation to progress further.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Freediving in Bali

Discover your aquatic ability

Freediving is an ancient skill and the human body is well prepared for going underwater on a single breath. Many coastal indigenous cultures still freedive to hunt for food.

Our physiology transforms, as our body remembers and activates the ‘Mammalian dive response’. Discovering this relic of your origin can be exhilarating and empowering. An exercise in trusting the body’s in-built mechanisms whilst remaining mentally calm. A delicate blend of focus and abstraction, control and letting go.

Our Bali freediving courses help to unlock this innate ability, allowing you to explore the ocean freely. With the right guidance, confidence grows as mind/body adaptation develops.

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How deep?

We won’t push you too hard, but we also won’t hold you back. Classroom sessions are conducted as a group but in open water students are coached individually according to their current level. It is possible for beginners to reach depths of 10-20m on this two day course. However, we put more emphasis on creating a good feeling during each dive, rather than going to your absolute limit. This actually helps you progress much better in the long run.
All courses have a maximum Student:Instructor ratio of 4:1.

Physiology

What is happening in the body when we feel an urge to breath? We cover simple science to reveal how your physiology can adapt to freediving and take you beyond expectations. Understanding the internal processes (physical and psychological) that take place during a breath hold will give you confidence to gently push limits.

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Breathing

Freediving is based on relaxation. The more you can relax, the less oxygen you consume, the more time/depth is available. In the classroom sessions we teach simple breathing techniques that calm the body and mind, preparing you for the dives in open water.

Moving

Freediving aims at energetically efficient and effortless underwater movement. Unnecessary or overly energetic movement will burn more oxygen than is necessary, reducing your time/depth. Learn to move in a hydrodynamical and elegant style, like a sea creature.

Safety

Progress in a way that reduces risk. Learn to avoid, recognise and handle safety issues by using buddy systems. After discussing potential dangers and rescue techniques in the classroom, you will practice them in open water.

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Photos

You can also include high quality photos of your freediving experience. The images are fully edited and color enhanced like the ones on our Instagram account.

Continuing the journey

After completing the PADI Freediver (level 1) course, you can enroll on the PADI Advanced freediver (level 2) course and explore even more advanced techniques. These include freefall, lung stretching and exploring the Liberty shipwreck. For more information about the PADI Advanced Freediver (level 2) course, click here.

PADI Freediver (level 1): USD $200

Price includes:

  • Lunch (vegan / vegetarian / carnivore).
  • Unlimited water refills.
  • Full equipment rental.
  • Color corrected photo album (for examples click here).

Extra costs:

  • PADI certification: $41
  • AIDA certification: $20

Discounts Available:

  • For the most recent special offer (during the C-19 madness), please contact us.

PEASE NOTE: Discount is only applied when requested during booking process.

Booking conditions:

  • Deposits made for specific course dates are non-refundable.
  • You may change the date up to 48 hours before the booking.
  • Under special circumstances deposits may be transferable.