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PADI Basic Freediver


Take the first step

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s the perfect choice to take first step into the freediving world. You don’t need any previous experience and can enrol from 12 years old. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in our pool or the shallow waters of Sairee Beach. Freediving focuses on relaxing and controlling your body and mind, you will be surprised what you are capable of!  

PADI Basic Freediver Course Schedule

1 day to surprise yourelf

Prior to starting your PADI Basic Freediver course, we can send you the PADI Freediver Touch materials, allowing you to independently work through the freediving theory in an interactive and fun way on a tablet, smartphone or computer. You can complete all the theory prior to your arrival, or use one of our tablets in the dive centre we provide for free. During the 1-day PADI Basic Freediver course on Koh Tao, you will practice static and dynamic apnea, with a goal of 90 seconds breath-holding and 25 metres dynamic apnea.

Your day

08:30 to 17:00 | Meet your PADI Freediver Instructor at the dive centre and get an introduction to the world of freediving. Review the theory and  any questions you may have. Have a light lunch and then head to our swimming pool to practice static and dynamic apnea. Step by step your instructor will work with you to improve your mindset and body control.



 To enroll in the PADI Basic Freediver course you must be at least 12 years old. Younger kids can enjoy the waters around Koh Tao during our Snorkeling Trip, accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. 


 You need adequate swimming skills to become a PADI Basic Freediver. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.


 Please read the PADI Freediver Medical History Form carefully. The purpose of this form is to find out if you should be examined by a doctor before participating in the PADI Freediver course. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from freediving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities. As not all conditions can be cleared on Koh Tao we strongly recommend to see a physician prior to your arrival.


  • PADI Basic Freediver certification
  • PADI Freediver Touch materials
  • 2 nights accommodation (en-suite fan room with cold shower)
  • Freediver practice in confined water
  • Freediver equipment rental
  • Insurance coverage
  • Refreshments on the boats (coffee, tea, water, cookies, fresh fruit)

  • Total Price

    Including 2 nights accommodation

Ready to enrol in the PADI Basic Freediver Course? Do you have any questions? For quick help, CLICK ON THE LIVE CHAT BUTTON IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF THE SCREEN

After your PADI Basic Freediver Course…