Learn to freedive

PADI basic freediver


Your gateway to freediving

Who should take this course?

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills.

What will you learn?

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development.
  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.


What freediving gear will you use?

In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel, fins and weight belt.

 It is possible to study independently using the PADI Freediver TouchTM

Price includes all necesary gear.

  • Equipment for freediving
  • Breathing for freediving
  • Equalisation
  • Safety for freediving
  • Freediving and Scuba Diving
  • Key rules to remember for freediving safely
  • Preparation breaths
  • Static apnea training
  • Using equipment
  • Duck diving
  • Equalization
  • Body positioning
  • Finning style
  • Buddying

Dives are done in a pool


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Keilufell 6, Reykjavik (Base of Freedive Iceland)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive atleast 15 min before start
All equipment needed All reading material
Pool fees


PADI basic freediver course takes one day to fisnish. After the course you will know what freediving is and should be more sure of yourself in the water.  At this point you should also be sure if you want to take it to the next step.