Taking place over two days (usually a weekend), the RAID Freediver course starts in the classroom. There you’ll learn how to breathe before and after a dive, how to hold your breath safely and about the freediving equipment you’ll use. You’ll then move to the pool, learning how to move with ease and grace under the water, developing the skills you’ll need in the open water.
In the afternoon of the first day you’ll move to Vobster Quay and begin diving in open water. We’ll make sure you never exceed your own limits or comfort zone – you set a pace that you’re comfortable with. By the end of the weekend you could be diving to depths up to 20m in the most relaxed and safe manner possible. You’ll dive submerged boats, cars and planes and learn new skills to take your freediving to the next level. We’ll also film you doing it, so you’ve got a record of your weekend and something to impress your family and friends with.
We have high instructor/student ratios on our RAID Freediver courses so, coupled with our very personal approach, you’re free to progress at your own pace. Taught by some of the world’s most experienced instructors and providing unrivalled materials and support, no other course offers such a comprehensive package or wealth of experience. We even provide a lifetime guarantee, so after the course you have the benefit of our continued support on your freediving journey.
The price includes pool costs, all equipment hire including freediving wetsuit, materials, tuition, certification and card (dependent on performance).
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT CHANGES TO COURSE SCHEDULES DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS. UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TWO DOCUMENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR COURSE JOINING INSTRUCTIONS.
THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION SUCH AS DIFFERENT START TIMES, COURSE SCHEDULE AND VENUES. IN SUMMARY, THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING THE CONFINED WATER SKILLS (NORMALLY AM DAY ONE) AT GLEBE HOUSE. ALL PRACTICAL ELEMENTS WILL BE HELD AT VOBSTER QUAY.
THE PRACTICAL ELEMENT OF THE COURSE DOES NOT START UNTIL 2PM ON SATURDAY (FOR THOSE TRAVELLING SOME DISTANCE FOR THE COURSE, THIS SHOULD REDUCE THE NEED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT ACCOMMODATION).
THE PRACTICAL ELEMENT OF THE COURSE WILL END AT 1PM ON SUNDAY.
THE SHORTENED COURSE LENGTH WILL NOT REMOVE ANY ELEMENT OF TRAINING. YOU WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME LENGTH OF TIME IN THE WATER. HOWEVER, CLASSROOM ELEMENTS ARE REDUCED.
TO ENSURE YOU HAVE ALL THE CLASSROOM ELEMENTS, WE HAVE CREATED A NUMBER OF BRAND NEW BONUS VIDEO TUTORIALS WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS AND WATCH BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR COURSE.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU REVIEW THE CHANGE TO THE MEDICAL FORM
WHILE WE STILL PROVIDE FULL KIT HIRE FREE TO ALL STUDENTS, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND PURCHASING YOUR OWN MASK AND SNORKEL, EITHER FROM US (IN ADVANCE OR ON THE DAY) OR ANOTHER REPUTABLE STOCKIST.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES WHATSOEVER, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US.