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Freediving course
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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.

To enrol in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is required.

Younger than 15? 12 year olds and older can enrol in the PADI Basic Freediver course and eight year olds and older can enrol in the PADI Skin Diver course.

The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver eLearning
  • Confined water sessions to learn breath hold 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.

In the PADI 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 snorkelling equipment you already own.
Contact us to find out how you can get started with this new adventure!

Discover all beautiful diving spots on Aruba

happy divers is located at
palm beach in noord

Our boat is docked at the pier of Hadicurari, on Palm Beach, in front of the beautiful resorts of Aruba. Close by you can find the Happy Divers Aruba shop. This is where we store all our equipment and sell our famous rashguards and diving shirts. Our boat dive sites are located in the North-West of the island and the shore dives near the Airport. To book a guided shore or boat dive you can use our easy booking form! Or contact us for any questions.