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). You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course at the same time.
The PADI Advanced Freediver course consists of three main phases:
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).
Check with your local dive center about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about what you need from your PADI Advanced Freediver Instructor.
If you already have the PADI Freediver eLearning, simply get started on the Advanced Freediver section. If not, contact your local PADI Freediver Center or PADI Advanced Freediver Instructor and get Freediver eLearning. You can review basic freediving information in the first section, then start studying for your advanced training.
Note that the PADI Freediver eLearning also includes all study materials for the PADI Master Freediver course.