SSI Freediving Level 1 (2 Day Course)
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Atherton Tablelands, QLD
- Product code: PQW1EN
The SSI Level 1 Freediving course is an introductory course with no previous experience required! This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 20 metres. You will earn the SSI Level 1 Freediving certification after completing this program.
Freediving is an increasingly popular sport worldwide, and for good reason. It will test your limits, teach you about control and relaxation and unlock a whole new aspect of underwater exploration.
The course includes theory sessions about freediving breathing techniques for before and after diving, a dry breath hold, relaxation, physiology and safety procedures. A pool session will include dynamic apnea (horizontal UW swimming) and depth where you will progressively learn about technique including adequate finning, body positioning and being more streamlined. The following day you go out into open water, up into the tablelands to Lake Barrine. You will practice pull down and duck dive descents, equalising techniques and see how far you can go before being issued your freediving certification.
- Must be able to swim
- Minimum 18 years of age
Cost includes all SSI training materials and fees and open water transfers to locations.
A dive medical is only required if you fall into one or more of the following categories:
Those with an at risk medical condition; or are over 45 years of age; or have a body mass index (BMI) over 30 AND a waist circumference greater than 102cm for males and 88cm for females.
If you fall into one or more of these categories you will need to obtain a diving medical (AS4005.1) The cost is roughly $100AUD and takes about 45 minutes to complete with a registered diving doctor.
If you are unsure please refer to our SSI Medical Waiver prior to booking.