PADI Freediver Course

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Become a PADI Freediver

Become a freediver on this first level freediving course for up to eight students.

The PADI Freediver course is for everyone. The beauty of this course is you can learn at your own pace! At WaterMaarq you enjoy becoming a freediver as much as you love the ocean.

Beginning with the freediving foundations in the classroom and pool, you’ll learn freedive techniques that will open up a whole new underwater world. Then, once your pool training is complete, you begin your open water depth training. Completing a minimum of two certification training dives, you’ll become a PADI Freediver as you dive deeper than 10 meters comfortably and easily.

To enrol in PADI Freediver course training dives you must be at least 15 years old. Adequate swimming skills and good physical health will make sure you gain the most from the course. Start right away, you don’t need to train for it or have experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving.

PADI Freediver Journey Flow
  • Caters for all swimming abilities
  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Learn to freedive 25m length in the pool, to a depth of 10m in the sea and hold your breath for over 90 seconds comfortably
  • Hire equipment available: wetsuits, fins, mask and snorkel
  • Limited to just eight participants, you’ll enjoy high quality instruction
  • Available in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula VIC
  • Our instructors have trained with the best freedivers and systems in the world
  • Successful completion results in world-recognised freediving certification
  • More detailed information below

Suitable for

Ages 15 and up. Some restrictions may apply at times


Up to 20 hours
– Self-paced learning (up to 10 hours)
– Classroom session (2-3 hours)
– Double pool session (3 hours)
– 2 x Open water freediving training dives (2 hours each)

Expect to learn

Freediving techniques to enjoy depth freediving


Course Theory and Pool: Cheltenham VIC
Open Water Freediving Charters: Sorrento VIC

1. Course Booking

Book online anytime. Registration closes one week before the course starts.
When you book, your exclusive access to the PADI Freediver Touch online content is granted.

2. Training Dive Bookings

Training Dives – Book online anytime up until 12 hours before the boat dive departure.
Call/SMS for last minute availability


Courses available all year round
Certification Training Dives available from October to end of April and then limited tours through winter


Freediving Foundation Pool Course: $399
Freediving Certification Dive:

Style of Training

Course: Online learning, classroom theory and pool practical session
Boat Dives:
An instructor led freediving depth session on the float and line

Course Structure


  • On-line PADI Freediver Touch interactive self-paced learning
  • Classroom theory and practical breathing & relaxation skills
  • Pool training for static, dynamic and rescue techniques
  • Maximum 8x participants per course

1. Theory & Breathing Session + Pool Double Sessions

Example format:

  • Friday 4pm – 6pm: 2hr Theory Review
  • Friday 6pm – 9pm: 3hr Double Pool Session

2. Freedive Training Dives by Boat from Sorrento, VIC

  • 2hr Certification Training Dives
  • Maximum 4x participants per certification dive session

What's Next?

Learn to progressively go farther and stay longer on one breath:

  1. Enrol in the foundation course to complete your online learning, classroom session and pool training
  2. Book 2x Freediving Certification Training Dives to be trained and assessed by your instructor
  3. You will need your own freediving 5mm wetsuit and equipment for the training dives
  4. Download the PADI Freediver Medical History Form (pdf) and email it to us.
  5. Browse the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Once your booking is confirmed you’ll gain access to the PADI Freediver Touch from us so you can start learning!

From $677

Course Fees

Foundation Course Fees: $399 (*also known as PADI Freediver Basic Course)
Dive #1 + $139 (Freediving Training Boat Dive)
Dive #2 + $139 (Freediving Training Boat Dive)

Minimum total fees for PADI Freediver certification: $677