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Discover Freediving

Learn the basics of freediving in just a half-day!

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Discover Freediving

Discover Freediving in the waters of Florida!

Learn the basics of freediving in just a half-day! The Discover Freediving experience is a program that introduces participants to freediving activities in a confined water setting and under the guidance and supervision of professionals. Think ‘Advanced Snorkeling!’ It is designed as a highly flexible program that offers an informative, enjoyable, controlled experience centered on modern freediving techniques.

The experience will take place either at the Blue Heron Bridge or nearby Pool (based on weather conditions) and start with a Certified Freedive Instructor that will review freediving concepts with each person in the group. Next we will learn proper breathing and breathhold techniques as well as introductory freedive disciplines plus proper buddy procedures. Finally, we will learn how to make a proper water entry.

Most students, after completing the Discover Freediving course, have built confidence to take on the added challenge of open water diving. Discover Freediving students can seamlessly upgrade to the PADI Freediver Certification at a later date.

Who this course is for

  • Visitors or locals who are ready to plunge into a new experience
  • Anyone wanting to snorkel the Blue Heron Bridge while learning to freedive
  • Those seeking a thrilling escape from the day to day
  • Anyone eager to explore the world of freediving with a limited amount of time
  • Adults, kids, and seniors looking for a safe way to explore the underwater world

Important Info.

  • You must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate
  • You need adequate swimming skills
  • Need to be in good physical health
  • If you answer YES to any of the questions on diver medical form, you will need to see your physician for medical clearance to dive. Diver Medical Form
  • No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving, or freediving is required.
  • Location for your course will be determined by your instructor closer to your activity date and based on weather and tide conditions.

What you will learn

  • safety skills
  • breathing & relaxation techniques
  • diaphragm breathing
  • breath-up steps
  • recovery breathing
  • equalization techniques
  • practice static breath hold
  • dynamic apnea
  • proper water entry

What to bring

  • diving mask, snorkel, fins
    • you may rent gear from us if you do not have any
  • towel
  • water
    • preferably not single use plastic
  • sunblock
    • preferably reef safe
  • swimwear
  • wetsuit
    • highly recommended & you may rent a suit from us

Following the “Discover Freediving”, participants will then be more prepared to take our PADI Freediver Course.