Ever wondered what happens on a freediving course with Go Freediving? Here is a step-by-step breakdown of what you will do!

Step One

Once a student has booked a course with Go Freediving, they are provided with their welcome email containing a link to their course information – which includes details of how to register with RAID (our chosen course programme provider), the course schedule explaining what happens on a freediving course with Go Freediving, all materials, details of local accommodation, items to bring (all kit and equipment is included in the cost) and links to downloadable administrative papers, such as a medical questionnaire and liability waivers, which need to be signed before the start of the course.

Step Two

After the student has registered on the RAID website and nominated Go Freediving as their dive centre, Go Freediving is able to gift the student their online course materials and assign their instructor. This is when the fun starts!

Prior to attending their course all students are required to complete the online study programme, mini quizzes and knowledge checks. This part of the course takes on average 1 – 3 hours, which students can do in their own time. There is no requirement for the online coursework to be completed in one sitting. Many students will complete sections of the course as and when they are able to do so in the days or weeks leading up to their confined water and open water course sessions – the core part of the course.

Step Three

The location for your practical elements of the course is an outstanding location for dive training and exploring due to it’s visibility, warm, calm waters (there are no currents) extensive fish and marine life and amazing sunken ‘treasures’ to explore – such as Sea King helicopters, planes, cars, caravans and more!

On day one , you will meet with your instructor/s who will be waiting for you at the designated location for your confined water skills training. The first part of the day will be spent checking through paperwork and running through the schedule before the first theory session of the course begins. Here you’ll learn all about freediving equipment, what makes it so special, how to choose the right equipment for you and how to breathe correctly before and after a freedive. Then it’s time to hit the water!

The confined water session is where you will undertake a number of skills and technique training to prepare you for your open water diving. You will practice breathing, body positioning, finning, equalisation, duck diving, buddying, buoyancy, dynamic apnea, rescue techniques and more.

After the session, you will de-brief and complete your log books before breaking for lunch.

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Step Four

Here you will start with a group learning session,  before moving on to your first freedive in open water!

In the water you will be guided and assessed as you put into practice the techniques you learned in the pool. Building on these techniques, whilst increasing and pushing your own personal limits at your own pace will be the focus of the afternoon session.

When the afternoon session is completed, you will undertake a group debrief before completing your log books and finishing for the day.

Step Five

Day two commences at Vobster Quay – where you will spend the remainder of the day. You begin with a morning stretching session.

By 9.30am you will be enjoying another open water session, covering and extending on skills learned on day one! By now your confidence should be building and you will have identified any areas you feel may need additional instruction or guidance.

Following your morning dive, you will break for another theory session and lunch. As well as improving your knowledge this is a valuable time to not only get to learn about fellow students but is also a chance to speak with other freedivers from Go Freeding who frequent the dive centre.

Step Six

Your afternoon open water session is the one students love! It is their chance to put everything they have learned over the two days into practice and to explore their new underwater adventure playground!

After your final dive, students are brought back to dry land for a debrief, log books and feedback.

Step Seven

Your freediving course doesn’t end at the end of day two.  The following week you will be sent a debrief email with lots of hints and tips for continuing your newfound hobby.

Step Eight

If you have been bitten by the freediving bug, you’ll want more! Whether you want to complete your course (not all students become certified on the first occasion) or advance, Go Freediving offers a whole host of courses, holidays, events, club days and club nights to make freediving a wonderful, life long adventure.

Learn to freedive 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.

If you want to find out what happens on a freediving course – 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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