From 1st October we are delivering the Padi Basic Freediver course only which is based at an indoor pool. If you would like to attend this course please contact the office by telephone for further details. The full Padi Freediver Course will resume early summer 2021
Leisure Freediving is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and you can discover this amazing sport with Scuba Dream Dive School at Yorkshire’s premier dive site located near Hull. The PADI Freediver course is the perfect way to develop a solid understanding of freediving skills in confined and open water. Once completed you can experience the freedom of exploring underwater by harnessing the core techniques of breath hold along with safe buddying principles.
Freediving is based around the technique of “apnea” a term used to describe the suspension of breathing. In water sports the term refers to voluntary breath-holding while keeping the face below the surface of the water. Freediving courses train you in how to extend this length of time through relaxation and calming of the mind and the effect that breathing techniques can have to relax and calm your mind. Many people find that the focus of the training fosters a more relaxed meditative state of mind that is peaceful and very rewarding the more you practise.
Our philosophy is that everyone on our freediving course should be comfortable and at ease within a small group to enable them to perform to their best. We encourage a positive learning environment which is supportive and not competitive. Safety is paramount which is why from the very beginning you will learn how to buddy for safety.
PADI BASIC FREEDIVER
The PADI Basic Freediver course is open to anyone 12 years old or older with confident swimming skills and good physical health. No prior experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is needed as our professional instructors will guide you through the course.
For students between 8 and 12 years old, you can enrol in the PADI Skin Diver course.
The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:
What you will learn on this course:
All training takes place in confined water where our instructors will teach you all the techniques required for you to achieve a static apnea (breath hold) of 1:30 min. You will also learn to swim for 25m horizontally under water, perfect for discovering lots of underwater delights.
Price: £165 – This includes; certification, equipment hire, study material, pool fees
Duration: 1 Day
Prerequisites: Be 12 years of age or older
(Certification as a PADI Basic Freediver is dependent upon reaching the target performances required by PADI)
Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. A freediver has to be relaxed and calm and this is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the surface. Because of the focus on breathing and relaxation this is also a great course for all athletes, scuba divers and anyone who is looking for a calmer meditative way to interact with water.
To enrol in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need confident swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is required.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
What you will learn on this course:
Training takes place in confined and open water where our instructors will teach you all the techniques required for you to achieve a static apnea (breath hold) of 90 seconds. You will also learn to swim for 25m horizontally under water, perfect for discovering lots of underwater delights. You will also master a vertical constant weight dive to 10m in open water, down a line.
Price: £295 - Includes; certification, equipment hire, study material & pool fees
Duration: 2-3 Days
Prerequisites: 15 years of age or older.
(Certification as a PADI Freediver is dependent upon reaching the target performances required by PADI)
If you have previously completed the one-day basic course and would like to complete the Freediver level please contact the office. It may have been some time since you completed the basic level and may not have kept up to date with practice. In the Freediver level all of the basic level is covered so we would recommend refreshing and advancing your skills with this course as the Padi Freediver level directly builds on the techniques and safety procedures learnt at basic level.
JOIN THE CLUB
Once you have qualified at Padi Freediver level you will automatically be invited to join our Scuba Dream Freediving Club to practise and enjoy your new skill. Freediving is always done with a minimum of two people in the water buddying, so the Club gives you the opportunity to find other Padi Freedivers to practise with.
Further information contact Kathleen Freediver@scubadream.co.uk