Achieving a new freediving time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies that very personal desire to do your best and be proud of what you can accomplish. Our PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.

About the PADI Advanced freediver course

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the largest diving organisation in the world. The main focus in our PADI Advanced Freediver course is safety, quality and fun. We will teach you how to achieve the freedive course goals in a comfortable and pleasant manner. You will be amazed how fast you will progress and what you can achieve with your body and mind. Freediving is all about relaxation and trust: We take the time for you to learn and experience freediving in your own pace.

The PADI Advanced Freediver course consists out of:
  • Theory sessions Knowledge development about advanced freediving techniques and equipment. You’ll study independently using the PADI Freediver Touch (your instructor also conducts class sessions).
  • Confined water sessions Learn stretching and relaxation techniques as well as refine static and dynamic apnea. Goal: Static apnea of 2:30 min. & dynamic apnea of 50 meters (under 18 years: 2 min/40m).
  • Open water sessions (or dive tower) Practice deeper free immersion and constant weight freedives, along with additional buddy procedures and rescue techniques. Goal: freedive to 20-24 meter (15 meter when you’re under 18 years).

Price: 499 Euro (incl PADI Touch & cert fee)
Also see AIDA3 for a cheaper alternative

Aanvullende informatie over de PADI Advanced Freediver opleiding:

The PADI Advanced Freediver course consists of a theory part, two pool sessions and two open water (depth) sessions. You can study the theory part at home in your own pace. During the swimming pool sessions, we continue with static and dynamic freediving and learn advanced freediving techniques and rescue skills. In the open water, we will go into depth in 2 sessions and teach rescue and advanced techniques like free falling. We will also further refine free immersion and constant weight techniques. After the course, you will be able to comfortably dive to a depth of 20-24 metres.

In the Netherlands, we can dive in the local lakes during the summer months. If it is too cold or you prefer not to dive outdoors, we can use a deep indoor pool (diving tower) such as Dive4life and NEMO33. A NEMO33 deep session is available for an additional fee. The extra cost for the lesson and entrance to the indoor pool is not included in the standard course price. We try to schedule sessions on one day.

The PADI Advanced Freediver includes:
  • PADI Freediver Touch (elearning app).
  • Various freedive gear to try
  • Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weights, belt*
  • Personal coaching, max 4 students per instructor
  • Pool entry fee (swimming pool)
  • DAN Freedive insurance for students **


The PADI Advanced Freediver course excludes:
  • Open water / dive tower wetsuit (for rent)
  • Transportation from/to locations
  • Certification fee PADI (when you’ve met the requirements)
  • Entry fee dive towers (additional fee may apply).

* Tijdens deze cursus kun je nog snorkeluitrusting gebruiken die je mogelijk al in bezit hebt, maar voor de advanced freediver cursus is het sterk aangeraden om speciale freedive materialen te gebruiken. Tegen een geringe vergoeding kan je ook goede freedive materialen bij ons huren of aanschaffen.

** Als je gebruik wil maken van de gratis DAN freedive verzekering voor cursisten kan je dit voorafgaand aan de opleiding aan te geven zodat we je kunnen aanmelden bij DAN.

Om deel te nemen moet je voldoende zwemvaardig zijn en een goede lichamelijke conditie hebben. Je dient in het bezit te zijn van de een PADI Freediver brevet of gelijkwaardig (SSI, AIDA, etc). Je moet ook de Emergency First Response Primaire en Secundaire Zorg-cursus (reanimatie en eerste hulp) in de afgelopen 24 maanden hebben gevolgd. Je kan bij Tangaroa de EFR cursus ook gecombineerd met de Advanced Freediver cursus volgen. Om je in te schrijven voor de PADI Advanced Freediver opleiding moet je minimaal 15 jaar oud zijn. Als je 12 jaar bent of ouder kun je meedoen aan de PADI Basic Freediver-cursus.

Neem gerust contact met ons op om de mogelijkheden te bespreken of als je nog verdere vragen hebt.

In onderstaande video een impressie van wat je kan verwachten bij het diepte onderdeel van de PADI freedive opleidingen in Dive4life: