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PADI Freediver

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. 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.

To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 18 years old. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

The PADI Freediver course will guide you to depths of 10-16 metres in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. You will develop the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your Freediving to the next level.

The PADI Freediver course is composed of three parts:

  • Knowledge development through your PADI Freediver Touch™ online learning and one classroom session
  • Confined water training where you learn breath-hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea
  • Open water sessions where you learn proper diving techniques of free immersion and constant weight and correct buddy and safety procedures


Sinkhole Access Included


Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Meet at the shop at 9:30am for theory session and Pool Session from 2-5pm

Following Weekend:

Drive up to Mt Gambier on Friday

Saturday: 10:00 am session at Kilsby Sinkhole – Ewens Ponds in afternoon

Sunday: 10:00 am session in Kilsby Sinkhole – Paperwork and lunch afterwards – Drive Back to Adelaide

What freediving gear will you use?

In the PADI Freediver course, you will learn to use a mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best and will give you the best performance, however, in this course, you may be able to use some snorkeling equipment if you already own some.

Check with us about the gear you will use during this course and get advice about everything you will need for this course from your PADI Freediver Instructor.

You will require your own long bladed freediving fins, a 5mm open cell wetsuit and a rubber weight belt.

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Younger than 18? 12 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Basic Freediver course

Already certified? you can come along as a fun diver!

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Watch a Video of where YOU will be diving!

Please Note:

The dates displayed are the dates for the Mt Gambier Weekend. The theory and Pool session will most likely be the Sunday beforehand.

Access to Ewens ponds has now been limited to 6 people at any one time for a period of one hour and now costs $15 Per Person

Food is not included: You will need to bring something small for breakfast and we will be having a shared lunch after our dives. We will be going to one of the restaurants in Mt Gambier for dinner on Saturday night.

You are required to fill out a Medical Statement to partake in this course, should you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions you will be required to see a doctor before the course.

This Medical statement will be attached to your booking confirmation email, Alternatively you can find it here: