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PADI Free Diver Specialty

Free Diving, exploring the underwater world holding your breath without SCUBA is becoming increasingly popular in many areas. The new PADI Free Diver specialty course has two parts: 

  • PADI Discover Free Diving
  • PADI Free Diver 

PADI Discover Free Diving is a confined water (pool) experience that introduces participants to the basic principles and techniques associated with static and dynamic apnea. The PADI Free Diver distinctive specialty then builds on this training and includes additional open water training.   PADI Discover Free Diving participants are recognized through a wall certificate, while the PADI Free Diver results in a specialty certification.

Discover Free Diving Pool Sessions: ($12 per participant, all gear provided) space is limited, contact us to register!

Pool Seminar Dates 

Saturday March 5th  4:00pm-5:30pm

 

Open Water Diving

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 Confined Water Skills

·     Demonstrate how to put on and remove free diving equipment

·     Demonstrate the warm up and correct breathing techniques prior to a dynamic apnea swim

·     Demonstrate the correct technique for completing a dynamic apnea swim

·     Demonstrate effective finning technique while swimming underwater

·     Demonstrate warm up and correct breathing techniques prior to a static apnea attempt

·     Demonstrate the correct technique for completing a static apnea attempt

·     Demonstrate correct buddy skills for supporting a free diver during a static apnea attempt

·     Demonstrate a rescue for a diver who simulates loss of motor control at the surface

·     Demonstrate a rescue for a diver who simulates blackout underwater

·     Complete a dynamic apnea swim for a minimum or 130 feet (3.5 lengths of pool)

·     Complete a static apnea attempt of a minimum of two minutes

 

 

 

 Open Water Free Dives

PADI Free Diver Open Water Session: ($24 per participant, certification fee: $35.00)


 Open Water Free Dive One

 

  •  Ÿ         Demonstrate correct weighting for a free dive
  • Ÿ         Demonstrate the ability to release a safety lanyard
  • Ÿ         Demonstrate appropriate preparation breathing for an open water free dive
  • Ÿ         Demonstrate appropriate recovery from an open water free dive
  • Ÿ         Perform a free dive to a depth of at least 25 feet using constant weight techniques
  • Ÿ         Demonstrate a rescue for a buddy who simulates loss of motor control on the surface
  • Ÿ         Demonstrate effective buddy skills throughout dive

 

 Free Dive Descent

 

Open Water Free Dive Two

 

  •  Ÿ         Free dive to at least 50 feet using constant weight technique
  • Ÿ         At the surface, supervise a buddy who is making a free diving descent
  • Ÿ         Perform a rescue on a free diver who simulates black out at 15 feet