What you can expect
This is a two day course that will get you used to working with your body and breath both in the pool on the first day, and on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane on the second day. Before the course starts, you will have the E-Learning from PADI Touch to complete as theory.
Day one is part of the PADI Basic Freediver course. This is a great option if you are unsure of whether freediving is something you want to pursue, but are keen to learn more about freediving. You will not be certified for completing a PADI Basic Freediver course, however you will be able to continue on to the second day and obtain certification at a later date.
Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation email or text.
Half day theory: We will start the day with theory in the classroom, go over any questions you may have from the eLearning portion of your course. This is followed by a breath workshop before heading to the pool for static and dynamic training techniques.
Half day confined water: At the pool, you will practice static and dynamic apnoea techniques. Goal: Static apnoea of 90 seconds; Dynamic apnoea of 25 metres.
On departure to the Ex-HMAS Brisbane, your Instructor will provide a thorough briefing about what skills you will be practicing for the day, and about the Ex-HMAS Brisbane site. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have about the day. Once the boat exits the calm waters of the Mooloolaba River system, it is around a 15 minute ride to the site. The vessel will be moored and our crew will help you set up to get in the water.
The first dive will practice the technique for diving down the line and on the buoy. Your second dive will be a cross between line diving and fun diving on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane.
Between dives, we will come up for a half hour surface interval where you are provided snacks and water. Feel free to bring along your own snacks if you have allergies or would like more substantial food.
You will practice open water techniques including free immersion, constant weight freediving, and safe buddy procedures. Goal: Constant weight freedive of 10 metres.