What will you learn in the Freediver course?
This course is perfect for those who love the ocean: swimmers, surfers, divers, snorkellers. You will learn techniques to improve your breath hold, plus dive to 10 meters on one breath! Minimum age is 18 years due to Kilsby Sinkhole freediving restrictions. We run this course in conjunction with the Basic Freediver, so students aged 12yrs to 17yrs can complete this on the same evenings; however the full Freediver students will then travel to Mount Gambier to work on depth training to be certified as Freediver, plus practice breathing exercises, mindfulness skills, and stretching for freediving.
Our course includes PADI E-Learning which must be done prior to your course commencement, plus one evening theory and pool session, one evening lane pool session, and two days diving in Kilsby Sinkhole with two nights accommodation in Mount Gambier over the weekend. You will require your own mask, snorkel and long fins for this course.
We require all students to own their own 5mm Open Cell wetsuit, as it is the warmest practical suit for freediving in cold water. The warmer you are, the easier it is to hold your breath! You will need to compete a Medical form to sign onto the course.
Please note: any ‘YES’ answer on the medical form requires a signature from your doctor before you can sign on.
If you have any questions please contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need to bring any gear myself (for example mask, snorkel, fins and dive boots)?
All gear will be provided by Adelaide Scuba (excluding mask and snorkel). However, we will still teach you about the different types of gear available and to maximize your enjoyment of the experience, we do recommend coming in-store to have a look at our mask range - your dive mask is the most important piece of equipment you will invest in. Feel free to come in and try some on!
What If I fail my dive medical?
It is always best to read through the medical questionnaire first to determine if you need doctor clearance. If you have a known medical condition we encourage you to seek out the medical and gain clearance before you commence your eLearning. A medical clearance by a diving doctor will last for 12 months. The eLearning portion of the course is not refundable and once commenced the course is not refundable by Adelaide Scuba. Please ask our friendly staff if you have any questions about how this process works.
Can I reschedule the course if I cannot complete the online training in time or get my medical in time?
Rescheduling is available for any reason, however there is rescheduling fee of $100 if this is within 14 days of the course start. As soon as your course space is booked with us there is a lot of preparation in place to ensure your gear and Instructor is available. We ask that you please give us as much notice as you can - our courses are scheduled 12 months in advance and can be booked out up to 3 months in advance at some times of the year.
I have a voucher, can I use this for the course cost?
Yes, of course! You can put your voucher towards your Learn To Dive Course, all vouchers redeemed MUST be within the expiry date & will not be extended.
What happens when there is a turn in the weather?
Adelaide Scuba staff monitor the weather forecasts closely all year round and will provide you with as much notice as possible if the conditions look unsafe for scuba diving. Water conditions are not always determined by sunshine but primarily by wind, rain, current and swell. South Australia has a variety of dive sites, which are suitable in varying weather conditions. If the prediction is for unsafe conditions we may have to reschedule the course dives to another time & will discuss this based on student and Instructor availability.