PADI Advanced Freediver
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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. You also need to have a current First Aid certificate. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course or individually.
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 eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in your language).
-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 metres/165 feet (40 metres/130 feet 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/65 feet (15 metres/50 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
If you already have the PADI Freediver eLearning, simply get started on the Advanced Freediver section. You can review basic freediving information in the first section, then start studying for your advanced training.