Shaftabuse Freediving offersPADIBasic Freediver and Freediver certifications.  All courses are limited to a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, which ensures that all students receive the best possible instruction in order to master the performance requirements. PADI's focus on SAFETY and PERFORMANCE driven curriculumtouches on all aspects of Freediving. As a PADI Instructor I assure more time per student/instructor as well as more time in the water Developing valuable skills.

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Freediver

Who should take this course?
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. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

What will you learn?
The PADI Freediver course consists of

three main phases:
-Knowledge development about freediving principles 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. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet. also up to 20m.


​$350.00usd


What Equipment do I need for the class?

Minimum equipment requirements for the Basic Freediver class are:

mask (preferred: low volume)
snorkel (preferred: no purge valve)
fins (preferred: long fins)
weight belt (preferred: rubber belt)
digital watch with stopwatch (preferred: dive watch with apnea function) "optional"
wetsuit (1.5mm min)While the preferred equipment is recommended, you do not need to have the preferred equipment to take the class, only the basic listed items. If you plan on buying equipment prior to the class, we strongly recommend that you contact us to help guide you in the right direction. We can walk you through where you can go (locally) and what type of equipment to look at.

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Basic Freediver

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.

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.

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.


​​$200.00usd