Adventure Freediving

Discover the wonders of the aquatic world on one breath

Overview

If you look out over your favourite bay, lake or river and have the desire to discover what lies beneath, then Adventure Freediving is perfect for you.

Pure Apnea has developed the Adventure Freediver courses over several years in places as diverse as South Africa, Czechia, Sweden, Indonesia and the islands of St. Helena and Jersey. The goal was to create a unique curriculum which fulfils the needs of people interested in aquatic exploration and interaction while freediving.

The highly successful result is our popular Adventure Freediver courses which focus on freediving safely in open-water conditions away from the restrictions of a dive line.

The appeal of escaping the demands and pressures of the human world is strong amongst Adventure Freedivers. Stepping away from life on land and focusing only on freediving and exploration invigorates and restores balance. The exploration is both external and internal allowing for intimate encounters with marine life in places where few or none have been before while focusing on breathing and mental relaxation. The deep immersion in nature experienced while freediving in a weightless environment, where 360 degree movement is possible, is therapeutic, challenging and extremely enjoyable.

The Adventure Freediver courses are open to anyone over 14 years old. You need to be healthy, but not necessarily fit. Most Adventure Freedivers are passionate about the ocean and want to be part of a community of like-minded people. Students on these courses are typically interested in nature conservation and/or environmentally conscious foraging and sustainable fishing and are enthusiasts of other soft adventure activities like surfing and hiking. Adventure Freedivers tend to dive far more frequently than scuba divers and spend a lot less on equipment.

Adventure Freediving is not confined to the restrictions of ideal ocean conditions. If you live inland then the lakes and rivers near you might be filled with fish, otters, crayfish and eels. Flooded quarries are sometimes turned into underwater adventure parks by people who sink boats, planes, buses and helicopters in them. Cenotes and flooded sinkholes often have dramatic topography and lighting. Mangroves and estuaries are home to manatees, dugongs, fish, sharks, dolphins and seals. Coral reefs teem with tropical fish and colourful corals. Sandy beaches and areas with sea grass attract turtles, rays, whales and dolphins. Temperate kelp forests bustle with life from tiny nudibranchs up to large seals and whales. Wherever there is water an adventure awaits!

Adventure Freediver Courses

Adventure Freediver I
Adventure Freediver I

This is a 2-day freediving course that covers the basics of safe recreational freediving. This course will train you and your buddy to safely freedive on reefs and interact with marine animals like dolphins, seals and turtles. It includes: breathing, relaxation, physiology, equipment, equalisation, open water freediving techniques and recreational freediving safety procedures.

Adventure Freediver II
Adventure Freediver II

This advanced freediving course focuses on the skills and techniques that will allow you to safely reach the same depths as scuba divers. You will learn to become efficient with each movement of a freedive and learn to extend your bottom times at depths between 15-20m. Emphasis is placed on equalisation techniques and minimising the risk of hypoxic blackouts.

Adventure Freediver Instructor
Adventure Freediver Instructor

This is a 2-day freediving course that covers the basics of safe recreational freediving. This course will allow you and your buddy to freedive on reefs and interact with marine animals like dolphins, sharks and turtles. It includes: breathing, relaxation, physiology, equipment, equalization, open water freediving techniques and recreational freediving safety procedures.

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Find An Instructor

Search our list of Pure Apnea freediving instructors and find an instructor near you or in a location to which you intend to travel.

Complete Your Training

Complete a freediving course with a true professional and enhance your knowledge with supplemental online training.

Pure Apnea Certification

Validate your new freediving skills and enhance your credibility as a safe and competent freediver with an internationally-recognised freediving certificate.

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