PADI Basic Freediver | Phuket Freediving Courses

PADI Basic FreediverThe PADI Basic Freediver is the first step to discover the methodology of PADI in Freediving

Always wanting to dive but you have not had any experience yet? Yearning for new adventures to discover the underwater world? You are at the right place, this is where it all begins.

The PADI Basic Freediver is the first level of the four levels available for freediving ( Basic FreeDiver, Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver).

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DSD Program

OW Program


Continuing Education



Program Summary

Underwater visibility
Point of interest
Learn Freediving
Static Apnea
90 secondes
25 meters
For Whom
Be at least
Years old
Pgm maximum depth

Day Trip Itinerary | Open Water Diver

  •  8h30 -16h : Meeting point at SSS Phuket for a briefing and then head towards the pool for theory and practical session with your PADI Basic Freediver monitor
Koh Racha Yai is the bigger of the two islands located at the South-east of Phuket. You would be able to find different types of coral, like the deer horn coral ( Acropora cervicornis) which is found in many zones. Also you would be able to spot marine species like barracuda, tuna and the milkfish. Discover the incredible dive sites Lucy, “Do little Do” and the mysterious Marla wreck which are homes to murray eels, scorpion fish and grouper.


  • 7h30 : Meeting at your hotel
  • 8h00-9h30 : Make your way to the island of Phuket with breakfast on board the boat
  • 10h00-11h00 : First dive
  • 11h00 – 12h30 : Hot lunch buffet served on board. Rest and relax under the sun or snorkel if you wish
  • 12h30 -13h30 : Second Dive
  • 13h45 – 15h30 : Return to Chalong Pier
  • 15h30 : Arrival at Chalong
  • 16h00 : Return to hotel

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PADI Basic Freediver Course Program

The PADI Basic Freediver Programme is your first step in apnea, you would be able to see yourself progress at an impressive rate.

The first time you would dive to such depths. How would one not appreciate such an incredible moment?

This course is the first step in PADI Methodology for freediving.
PADI Basic Freediver course is comprises of 2 parts:
> Theory section via PADI Freediver Touch

In the theory section, you will have a short but useful course about freediving. For example, you will emphasise what happen in your body when you dive and get under pressure.

A plenty of tips will be given to you to improve your apnea skills


> Practical section: putting into practice whatever that has been learnt in theory.

In confined water, via static and dynamic apnea, you learn development and technics that you will apply to open water free diving.

You will also emphasise how to rescue someone in danger. It’s always useful to know how to save someone underwater, even valid for snorkelling or casual swimming.

The PADI basic freediver course as at least 1 open water freedive

During this, you will learn to dive deeper and to extend your personal limits.

There’s a whole world to discover, then you’ll be able to snorkel better and ready to explore the seabed in a good way.


In this course you would learn how to use a mask, a tuba, the fins and a wetsuit with a weight belt.

It is preferred that divers use freediving equipment but if you have your snorkeling equipment, it would be possible to use it as well.

  • To be at least 12 years of age

  • Able to swim well

  • Physically fit

  • Dive experience not necessary

Continuing Education

The next steps to continue the course after PADI Freediver :

  • PADI Freediver course
  • PADI Advanced Freediver course
  • PADI Master Freediver course