Go Freediving believes everyone should try freediving at least once, and a freediver course is the perfect way to do this! Why? Because you will learn in a safe environment, under expert tuition and redefine what you think you are capable of.

Freediving is a unique sport that whilst some classify it as an extreme sport it is actually a very relaxing and meditative activity. Some people come to freediving with the view to pushing the limits of their body and taking freediving to a competitive level. Others are interested in learning to spearfish and know that you have to know how to freedive in order to do it safely. Freediving is often on a ‘bucket list’ for people, an experience to try at least once in your life, and others just like the freedom of moving in three dimensions (underwater flying) and interacting with wildlife. This uniquely wide scope attracts interest from all walks of life – from water lovers with a sense of adventure through to water haters who are simply curious. In between there are those who have a keen interest in understanding how their bodies work and what they can actually achieve, and those who simply want a peaceful past-time that can also enrich their travels and other areas of their day to day lives.

Why should I do a freediver course?

If you scuba dive, snorkel on holidays, enjoy surfing, swimming, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) or enjoy any other water based activities a freediver course can significantly increase your safety in the water, your confidence and your overall enjoyment of your watery surroundings.

If you suffer from anxiety or stress or have difficulty ‘switching off’ and relaxing, a freediver course can help you manage your condition through useful breathing techniques in and out of the water. In addition to this the confidence you achieve when you complete the course significantly improves self-esteem and confidence when faced with unexpected or difficult situations.

If you are a keen athlete or fitness enthusiast, skills learned through freediving can be transferred to your land or water based training and can improve stamina and performance.

If you are looking for a new sport that will challenge you, but also encourages you to explore and exceed your expectations regardless of your size, age or physical ability, a freediver course will do that. In addition to this, you will become part of an incredibly friendly, supportive, like-minded community and your water based activities on holidays will be more satisfying.

Why should I do a freediver course with Go Freediving?

Good question! There are many reputable freediving course providers in the UK who offer excellent courses for students. We believe students come (and return to us) because we are the most experienced, offer the lowest ratio of students to instructors and have an impeccable safety record.

Not only that, but our choice of course programme (RAID) and venue (Vobster) is the perfect combination for maximising learning and progress. Plus, did you know our instructors are of the highest standard in the UK? We have world leading owner instructor Emma Farrell together with no less than three instructors currently training with the British Freediving Team!

Which freediver course should I choose?

Most freediving schools will offer different levels when offering a freediver course. They will go by different names, but in general there will be a short un-certified course which is an introduction to freediving (ours is the Try Freediving Course), then there is the basic or first level freediver course (ours is the RAID Freediver Course) which is the first certified freediver course. After that you can progress to an advanced freediver or master freediver course.

The most popular course everyone takes (this is regardless of any previous experience or confidence) with Go Freediving is the RAID Freediver Course, and for very good reason. The course is incredibly rewarding for students. It provides theory, safety, confined water skills, and open water skills. It is also the first stepping stone to progress through the skill levels if you are interested in continuing to improve your knowledge and performance. However, we completely understand this is not the objective of everyone, so this course provides a substantial level of freediving knowledge for you to continue diving, enjoying and improving safely. The aim after the RAID Freediver Course is to make you a confident, knowledgeable and self-sufficient freediver, able to freedive safely with a similarly qualified buddy. The skills you will be learning are transferable to dry land too (honestly!).

When Can I do a Freediver Course?

The freediving season in the UK runs from April through to mid October. However, we run in other countries year round! So the question is not necessarily ‘when is the best‘, but ‘where is the best’!

Go Freediving runs courses primarily in the UK, however, this year alone we have also taught in Egypt, Tenerife, the US and Abu Dhabi, so if our UK courses don’t suit, you can always join us during one of our overseas trips too!

What Happens on a Freediver Course?

Assuming you want to do a certified course, our RAID Freediver Course takes place in three stages:

  • Home study (around 1 – 3 hours)
  • Confined water skills (one morning)
  • Classroom and open water skills (one and a half days)

In the UK this usually takes place over a weekend although we have at least one midweek course throughout the summer. You’ll learn not only the technique of freediving such as finning, body position, free immersion, constant weight and dynamic apnea, but you’ll also be taught the Frenzel equalisation technique. Safety is an integral part of the course so you’ll learn how to be correctly buddy, rescue and self rescue techniques, as well as the right way to breathe both before and after a dive

Freediving Courses With Go Freediving

Go Freediving is the longest established, most experienced and friendliest freediving course provider in the UK, led by world class freediving instructor trainer Emma Farrell, and her team of personally trained instructors. No other course provider has such a good instructor to student ratio, safety record and personal touch.

Whether you’re a beginner dipping your toes into the world of freediving, a seasoned pro looking to turn professional, or simply a freediver of any level who wants the best freediving holiday in the world, we’re here for you!

Also check out our online guide, The Beginners Guide to Freediving by clicking here!

If you want to know what previous students thought of their course, visit our testimonials page here: Testimonials

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