PADI® Freediving Courses

Deep Blue Diving & water Sports, a PADI 5 star dive operator based on Matamanoa Island, offer a range of Freediving experiences catering from complete beginners to advanced divers. All dives are guided by PADI professionals who have extensive knowledge of the dive sites and surrounding area

Prices are in Fiji dollars and include all government taxes

Rates valid 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023

PADI® Freediver

Freediving is an entirely different way to experience the underwater world. You’ll dive deeper, stay down longer, and feel part of the ocean itself. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI® Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves

Getting Qualified

PADI® Freediver consists of the following three phases:

1. Knowledge development

Learning about freediving principles through the PADI Freediver Touch app, an interactive study tool that gives you the background information you need to freedive safely and allows you to learn at your own pace. Alternatively, your instructor may conduct class sessions

2. Confined Water Session

To develop breath hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 meters/80 feet

3. Open Water Sessions

To practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures and rescues. Goal – constant weight freedive of at least 10 metres/30 feet

Inclusions

All equipment

Course materials

Certification

Duration

Approximately 2 days (can be tailored to suit your stay)

Prerequisites

Adequate swimming skills

Be in good physical health

Cost

$520 FJD per person 

$840 FJD Couples Special

PADI® Advanced Freediver

PADI® Advanced Freediver is designed to refine and improve your Freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea (suspension of breathing)

Prerequisites

PADI® Freediver*
Emergency First Response*
15 years old or above
*or equivalent qualification from another organisation

Course content
Theory

Knowledge development covering advanced freediving techniques and equipment. Study independently using the PADI Freediver eLearning, then complete a quick review of knowledge with your instructor

Confined Water

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 meters/165 feet (40 meters/130 feet for freedivers younger than 18)

Open Water

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)

Duration

3 Days

Inclusions

All equipment

Course materials

Certification

Cost

$795 FJD per person

$1,350 Couples Special