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Free Diver


Free diving, or breath-hold diving, is gaining in popularity around the world. Learn & teach about the physiological effects of free diving and techniques used for effective breath-hold dives. Confined water and two open water dives include skills to practice breathing techniques, effective diving and swimming underwater, and demonstration of rescue techniques for a free diver.

Priorities in the course:

  • free diving equipment, its importance and how to choose it,
  • physiology of freediving as a key to understanding how your body reacts and performs in the underwater environment while breath hold diving,
  • breathing, breathing techniques and breathing training,
  • correct inwater techniques for executing a breath hold dive,
  • effective finning techniques and streamlining for efficient swimming,
  • value of and how to effectively dive with a buddy,
  • dive planning and emergency management.
We offer this specialty instructor course in all our locations.

Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months. Be certified as a Free Diver or equivalent.


One day including a confined session and two open water dives. You can download a form to show your 10 logged free dives for your Specialty Instructor Course here: Logged Free Dives.


  • PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for Free Diving
  • free diving equipment including wet suit, mask, snorkel, fins & weight belt. If you don't have some of it we can provide it for you.
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Cavern Diver
Deep Diver
Digital Underwater Photography
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Drift Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched Air Nitrox
Equipment Specialist
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Full Face Mask Diver
Gas Blender
Ice Diver
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Night Diver
Recompression Chamber
Search & Recovery Diver
Self Reliant Diver
Semiclosed Rebreather
Sidemount Diver
UW Communication with a FFM
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Underwater Videographer
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