PADI Freediver in Costa Rica
If you love the ocean, you will love this! Whether you are a scuba diver or not. Freediving or apnea is for everyone who wants to be in harmony with the ocean. This PADI Freediver course is your best access to this skill set. Our instructor shows you how Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, free diving is for you. You dive on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows. At first it might seem difficult to do a breath-hold dive. You’ll however be surprised what our instructing can teach you. The effective structure of the program works toward steady progress. Our instructor will teach you to make this PADI Freediving course a unique and fun experience. You will learn our unique breathing techniques. The PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming so popular. It’s the new way to explore beneath the waves. Soon you will roam around the fish like you belong there.
You can start the PADI Freediver course if you are at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills. And of course, you need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required. We use a low volume mask, freediving fins and a weight belt. The training starts in our shop in Playa del Cocos. We complete the course in the beautiful local dive sites. Several packages are available to make this experience worthwhile. After certification you can book excursions to do more freedives (apnea) under supervision. or just with a buddy.
Free diving relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a regulator used as part of scuba gear. It’s considered by some to be closer to nature.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge development about free diving principles. This happens through independent study. (We use the PADI Freediver Touch). This is followed by a classroom session. We organize these in our fully airconditioned classroom.
- A confined water session to learn breathhold techniques. At the same time, we teach you static and dynamic apnea. The goal is apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.
- An Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives. We of course also teach you proper buddy procedures. We’re aiming for a constant weight freedive of 10 metres/30 feet.