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BASIC FREEDIVER The PADI Basic Free Diver Course

The PADI Basic Freediver Course with TORPEDO RAYS

Who should take this course?

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

Younger than 12? 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.

What will you learn?

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.

How can you start learning now?

Contact us and get the PADI Freediver Touch tablet app. The Touch is an interactive study tool that gives you the background information you need to freedive safely and allows you to study at your own pace.

Good news – the PADI Freediver Touch also includes all study materials for the PADI Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver courses.

What freediving gear will you use?

In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own.

Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Freediver Instructor.

Next Step

Learn to progressively go farther and stay longer on one breath:

  • Enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver or PADI Freediver course with us.
  • Get the PADI Freediver Touch from our store and start studying.
  • Download a PADI Freediver Medical History Form (pdf).
  • Browse the PADI Freediver Program FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
  Course Type       
22 Feb 2020 FDBasic 0220 Freediver Basic 23 Feb 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Sat 01 Feb 2020 Sat 15 Feb 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Sat 15 Feb 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Sat 15 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Sun 16 Feb 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

14 Mar 2020 FDBasic 0320 Freediver Basic 15 Mar 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Sat 29 Feb 2020 Sat 14 Mar 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Sat 14 Mar 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Sat 14 Mar 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Sun 15 Mar 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

18 Apr 2020 FDBasic 0420 Freediver Basic 19 Apr 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Sat 04 Apr 2020 Sat 18 Apr 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Sat 18 Apr 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Sat 18 Apr 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Sun 19 Apr 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

16 May 2020 FDBasic 0520 Freediver Basic 17 May 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Sat 02 May 2020 Sat 16 May 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Sat 16 May 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Sat 16 May 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Sun 17 May 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

18 Jun 2020 FDBasic 0620 Freediver Basic 19 Jun 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Thu 04 Jun 2020 Thu 18 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Thu 18 Jun 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Thu 18 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Fri 19 Jun 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

09 Jul 2020 FDBasic 0720 Freediver Basic 10 Jul 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Thu 25 Jun 2020 Thu 09 Jul 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Thu 09 Jul 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Thu 09 Jul 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

06 Aug 2020 FDBasic 0820 Freediver Basic 07 Aug 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Thu 23 Jul 2020 Thu 06 Aug 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Thu 06 Aug 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Thu 06 Aug 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Fri 07 Aug 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

10 Sep 2020 FDBasic 0920 Freediver Basic 11 Sep 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Thu 27 Aug 2020 Thu 10 Sep 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Thu 10 Sep 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Thu 10 Sep 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Fri 11 Sep 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

01 Oct 2020 FDBasic 1020 Freediver Basic 02 Oct 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Thu 17 Sep 2020 Thu 01 Oct 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Thu 01 Oct 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Thu 01 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Fri 02 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

14 Nov 2020 FDBasic 1120 Freediver Basic 15 Nov 2020 CA$ 179.99

Freediver Basic

eLearning
Sat 31 Oct 2020 Sat 14 Nov 2020
12:00 AM
00 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Freediver Exam
Sat 14 Nov 2020
05:30 PM
60
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 1
Sat 14 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth
Pool Session 2
Sun 15 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 00
Torpedo Rays Dartmouth

$100 Transferable, Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking $100 Rescheduling Fee for Missed Courses or Last Minute Changes

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