One of the questions we get asked when people book a course with Go Freediving is ‘What freediving course equipment is provided?’ or ‘ Do I need to buy any freediving course equipment?’ The answer is simple – we provide everything you need, you do not need to buy anything in advance.

What Freediving Course Equipment Do You Need?

It is true that for freediving, you need minimal kit. However, while you don’t have all the extra kit scuba divers use, most freedivers do use some kit. For our freediving courses we provide equipment that will ensure the freediving learning experience is as comfortable as possible. All students will be provided with a mask and snorkel, wetsuit, freediving fins, weight belt and weights, socks and gloves.

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Masks and snorkels

At Go Freediving we understand that people have different sized and shaped faces. All of our masks are professional freeediving masks used by our instructors. However,  some masks can be more comfortable or well fitting than others depending on the shape and size of your face.

For this reason we stock a variety of masks so that our students can experiment and find the right mask for them. Our snorkels are also professional freediving snorkels.


Freedivers usually need to wear an exposure suit to protect them against the elements. This usually means a wetsuit as the primary focus is normally keeping the diver warm. However in very warm water, freedivers often wear neutrally buoyant suits to protect them from the sun, jellyfish, or other hazards.

We carry a very well stocked supply of wetsuits, in a variety of sizes and thicknesses (if you tend to feel the cold very easily, let us know and we can ensure you have one of our thicker suits). The wetsuits we use are freediving wetsuits – which are different to Scuba diving wetsuits as they have integrated hoods, and are usually two piece and are warmer and more flexible that scuba wetsuits.

When students complete their Freediving Course Equipment booking form they will provide their height and weight. This will ensure we pre-select and reserve the correct sized wetsuit for them, ensuring maximum comfort. If a student already owns a wetsuit, we recommend they bring their wetsuit along as well, just in case they find they are more comfortable wearing their own suit.

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Freediving fins are specialist. These are your motor and are one of the most important parts of your equipment for freediving. They are different to scuba diving fins as the blades are much longer and they full foot footpockets. These are designed to ensure maximum performance for minimum input. Freedivers also use the monofin (the mermaid fin).

We will often bring a monofin along for students to experiment with during their course, but we do not teach this during our RAID courses (we offer separate courses for this).

Weight Belt and Weights

Weight is usually worn by freedivers to compensate for the buoyancy of their wetsuit and to ensure that they are neutrally buoyant at the desired depth. To ensure correct buoyancy all student freedivers are provided with a weight belt and weights. The weight belts we use are rubber and are quick release as scuba diving webbing weight belts are inappropriate for freediving. We provide a broad selection of weights so that each student can be weighted according to their needs.

Gloves and Socks

To ensure your fins fit snugly and don’t rub, our genuine freediving socks add an extra level of comfort and security during your dives and keep your feet warm.

Gloves come in different thicknesses and are ideal for protecting your hands from the cold, sunburn, and marine life. Ideally you want the thinnest glove possible so that you can still use your hands to equalize and deal with other equipment, but they should be thick enough to keep you warm in cold water. Using freediving gloves during your course dives allows your extremities to stay warm and they will also allow you better grip when using the line.

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!

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