PADI Basic Freediver Course in Cape Town

Organized by Ocean Experiences

Activity Snapshot

Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Get a head start on the basics of freediving with this two-day course on Cape Town’s beautiful V&A Waterfront.

Want to get your feet wet before really taking a dive? This PADI Basic Freediver course is right for you. Develop freediving skills by learning the basic principles and breath holding techniques in a pool. There is no pressure to jump right into an open water freedive. Here, you can take your time to expand your knowledge and practice at your own pace. Courses have a maximum of four students for a more personalized feel. 

Day 1: Meet your instructor at the V&A Waterfront to complete paperwork and review theory. You will learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, a wetsuit, and freedive specific weight belt. Now you head to the pool to go over special breath holding techniques to maximize your time safely under the water as well as good swimming habits.

Day 2: You will continue your breath holding techniques in the pool and learn important relaxation techniques.

Course of events

Transfer within 5km radius of Central Business District in Cape Town (Min 2 ppl)

Activity requirements

No prior experience is needed but you must have adequate swimming skills and be in general good health. 

Special terms

Expeditions are weather dependent. 

Maximum of 4 students per instructor. 

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • Full tuition by an internationally certified PADI Freedive instructor
  • PADI Freediver Touch™
  • Registration with PADI International Limited
  • Full equipment use
  • 1 pool / confined session
  • 5km radius transfer CBD
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal
Meeting point
Hotel transfer within 5km radius of CBD (to be arranged), or Ocean Experiences: Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule