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PADI Advanced Freediver

PADI Advanced Freediver

    • $849.95

Why train with us?

  • Low student to instructor ratios : 3 or 4 students per instructor both in the pool and ocean

  • Our retail store is located downtown.

  • Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

  • Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.

Student Discount : 
When you enroll in your PADI Advanced Freediver Course, you’ll automatically receive 10% off a customized Mask, Snorkel, and Fins package of your choosing if you purchase all items together! 

Equipment Rental :
Diving Sports includes all the basic gear included in our freedive package. 

Transportation :
Transport can be provided from our shop to the dive site. We have our shop van (limited to a 6 passenger maximum capacity). Available passenger places in the shop van will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Our PADI Advanced Freediver course is for freedivers who want to explore their growing interest in freediving and extend their personal best depths and freediving skills in a safe and comfortable way. Diving Sports in Vancouver offer Freediving courses and Speafishing charters on Vancouver Island.

Course Description

Continuing on from the PADI freediver course, our Advanced Freediver will continue your education and skill-set with lots of tips and tricks on how to make improvements in the most effective way.

You can expect to achieve breath-hold times of over 2:30 minutes and explore the depths in Open Water to a depth of at least 20 metres.

To enroll in a PADI Advanced Freediver course, you must be at least 15 years old and hold a PADI Freediver certification (or a qualifying certification from another freediver organization). It is recommended to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course concurrently.

The PADI Advanced Freediver Course Consists of Three Main Phases:

  • Knowledge development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment. You'll study independently using the PADI Freediver eLearning.
  • Confined water session to learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea. Goal - static apnea of 2 minutes, 30 seconds (2 minutes for freedivers younger than 18) and dynamic apnea of 50 metres/165 feet (40 metres/130 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
  • Open water sessions to practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques. Goal - constant weight freedive of 20 meters/65 feet (15 metres/50 feet for freedivers younger than 18)

  • What To Expect From The PADI Advanced Freediver Course

    You're a certified Freediver who has the basics down from the knowledge component to reaching a depth of at least 30 feet. Hopefully you've put your skills to the test on one of our training sessions or through another method of training, now what? Now you will need to hone though skills to reach a new minimum depth of 65 feet. This course will push you to your limits, while giving you the space to expand your horizons - all under the guidance of our freediving instructor. Take your freediving skills to the next level and watch your practice expand in ways you didn't think we're possible

    What Will I Learn During The PADI Advanced Freediver Course

  • Different breathing and stretching exercises to calm your mind
  • Rescue techniques as related to advanced skills
  • Methods of equalization
  • Use of a monofin, if you're interested
  • Growing comfort with freediving and depth
  • Opportunity to reach a new maximum depth of 85 feet

  • To Earn PADI Advanced Freediver Certification, Students Must Be Able To:

  • Demonstrate adequate safe buddy skills, showing how to perform a rescue to PADI standards from 10 meters deep
  • Perform a minimum 2:30 min static breath hold in the pool with the opportunity to increase to maximum capacity of 4:30 min
  • Dive using proper technique to at least 20 m/65 ft with constant weight and free immersion using the PADI method of entrance and exit with proper recovery breathing
  • Dynamic apnea 50 meters

  • Prerequisites

  • Minimum age: 15 years old (depth/static limitations apply to those under 18 years old)
  • Freediver certified
  • Completed PADI eLearning
  • Completed medical release waiver with physician sign-off, if needed
  • PADI-Medical-Form


    Commitment to Safety and Enjoyment

    At Diving Sports we believe in making sure all our students receive the highest quality instruction and customer service. We are in the business of training, mentoring, and supporting students to become safe, skillful and confident divers. We begin by scheduling our courses with the number of classes it typically takes most students to master the knowledge and skills, then adapt and tailor our schedule to fit our individual student’s needs. Our instructors are open and honest about your progress during each part of the course. Students may need to schedule additional pool or ocean training dives prior to certification. This ensures our students complete their courses with all the skills and knowledge they need to be safe and enjoy their future dives and courses. When you take a course with Diving Sports, you are welcomed into a passionate and inclusive community of divers eager to support your diving journey well beyond the duration of your class.

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