PADI Freediver Course | Catalina Island

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Learn to freedive safely and improve your spearfishing skills with our ALL INCLUSIVE PADI Freediver Course!

  • PADI Freedive Touch (eLearning)
  • Pool Sessions
  • Pool Rental Fee
  • Ocean Sessions at Catalina Island!
  • Catalina Island Express Transportation
  • Certification Card
  • 90 Second - 180+ Second Breath Holds
  • 10 Meters - 20 Meters / 33 FT -  66 FFT Constant Weight Dives
  • Blackout Prevention & Recovery Techniques
  • Proper Diving Techniques
    Instructor: Eric Martin
    Learn More: 949-535-4585


    Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

    To enroll in a PADI Freediver Course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

    Saturday - Classroom Session & Pool Sessions

    Sunday - Ocean Sessions at Catalina Island!

    Younger than 15?

    • 12 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Basic Freediver Course
    • 8 years olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver Course


    The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

    • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™
    • Confined water session to learn breath-hold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds to 3 minutes and dynamic apnea of 25 meters/80 feet.
    • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight free-dives', plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 meters/33 feet to 20 meters/66 feet.


    Once you have successfully completed the course the second half of the day in Catalina will be spent freediving or spearfishing  in the kelp forests with a guide!


    In the PADI Freediver Course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own.

    Rental equipment available for an additional charge.


    Available upon request.