Introductory Courses

In our Discover Freediving Courses you will get to know and love freediving under the professional guidance of our instructors. They focus on the basic techniques of this fascinating sport and give you, in a safe environment, a first feeling for your enormous potential under water. You can choose between PADI - the world's leading diver training organization - with their Confined Water course in a pool and Apnea Total - an organization purely dedicated to freediving - with their Open Water course in a Cenote.

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PADI Basic Freediver

Maximum depth

6 meters / 20 feet

Requirements

  • Dive the length of 25 meters / 80 feet with fin strokes

  • Hold your breath underwater for 90 seconds

  • Swim 200 meters on the surface without buoyancy aids or 300 meters with mask, snorkel and fins

  • Theory completely & successfully executed - including Quick Reviews, Knowledge Reviews and Final Exam.

Content

  • Introduction

  • Physics

  • Physiology

  • Equipment

  • Skills

  • Aquatic life

  • Safe practices

Duration

1 day

Location

In a swimming pool

Student-teacher ratio

8:1

Price

USD 145

Included

  • Access to the PADI Freediver Touch e-learning platform

  • Receipt of physical PADI certification card (PIC) upon successful completion (does NOT entitle to autonomous freediving!)

  • Professional instruction & safety

  • Insurance

  • Rental equipment

  • Transportation (School <=> Cenote)*

  • Entrance fees

  • Drinking water (bring your own bottle)

  • Snacks

  • Local lunch

Prerequisites

  • 12 years of age (adapted ratios of 6:1 resp. 2:1 up to and including 14 y.o.a.)

  • You must be able to swim adequately and be in good health.

  • Forms completely & correctly filled out

  • Full payment by course start

Apnea Total Intro Freediver

Maximum depth

10 meters / 33 feet

Requirements

None

Content

  • Rules

  • Technique

  • Equalization

  • Breathing

Duration

1 day

Location

In a Cenote at the Mayan Riviera

Student-teacher ratio

3:1

Price

USD 110

Included

  • Receipt of an electronical certificate
    (does NOT entitle to autonomous freediving!)

  • Professional instruction & safety

  • Certification (does NOT qualify to freedive autonomous!)

  • Insurance

  • Rental equipment

  • Transfer (school <=> cenote)*

  • Entrance fees

  • Drinking water (BYO bottle)

  • Snacks

  • Local lunch

Prerequisites

  • 15 years of age

  • Able to independently swim 200m, with or without fins.

  • Forms completely & correctly filled out

  • Full payment by course start

*We hereby declare the transport from our freedive school (base) to the cenotes and back explicitly as a free service. An individual pick up is officially not possible.