Learn to Freedive with this 2-day PADI course in Southern Barbados near Bridgetown with Alex Davis, AIDA & Advanced PADI Freedive Instructor.
This two-day course will allow you to dive over 10m and hold your breath for at least 1:30min. You'll learn rescue skills and start exploring the underwater world on a single breath!
You'll have examined the theory with the app Freediver Touch and completed the associated knowledge reviews before the course begins. With your instructor, you recap with some Q&A before starting the breathing session.
Then you go to the pool (or confined water area) where you practice the safety and rescue skills before warming up for Static Apnea (STA). During this session, you'll experience the urge to breathe and learn about contractions whilst attempting a time of at least 90 seconds. Following STA, you are introduced to Dynamic Apnea (DYN) and how to correctly buddy a diver as well as the rescue and safety skills. The objective is to achieve at least 25m in dynamic apnea.
A quick dive into the ocean after lunch helps you familiarize with pressure and equalizing whilst enjoying the sights in Carlisle Bay.
In a first open water session, you perform Constant Weight (CWT) dives to 10 meters and focus on correct buddy procedures. You ensure removal of snorkel before diving as well as safe surfacing practices. During this session, you also learn LMC (Loss of Motor Control) rescues whilst at the surface.
Then, the second open water session aims to develop the skills learned to improve your overall technique from start to finish: breathing, duck diving, descent, equalisation, efficient kicking, turning, and safety surfacing. You also learn to rescue a BO'd (Blacked Out) diver from 5 metres including the 'Blow, Tap, Talk' procedure at the surface.
Finally, you enjoy a fun freedive exploring the reef and wrecks as well as other local features at the dive site. You'll be able to apply correct buddy procedure and be comfortable freediving with your new skills!
The course starts at 8:30am and finishes around 4:30/5pm weekdays and weekends. It's conducted with no more than 4 students to ensure the highest levels of safety and education.
You must be able to swim 200m unassisted (or 300m with mask/fins).
Please get in touch with the instructor after your booking is confirmed to communicate your sizing info.