Welcome to Freediving Central! We are a freediving school located in Sydney and on the Central Coast. We run freediving courses, depth and pool training, survival apnea courses (big wave surfing courses), social dives, freediving trips and a whole lot more!
9 March 2021
Absolutely loved learning with these guys. I did my Wave 1 with a small group; it was informative, intimate and so much fun! We had plenty of water time and were able to navigate everything thoroughly and tailored to our abilities. Our instructor Livi was absolutely outstanding with an incredible wealth of knowledge, experience and patience. Can’t wait for Wave 2!
– Jayde Purnell
24 February 2021
My experience with Freediving Central was nothing short of amazing. Evan was incredibly knowledgeable and worked super hard to ensure we learnt loads whilst having a great time doing it. I’m recommending these guys to everyone I know.
– Adrian Sokalik
13 February 2021
If you’re thinking of learning how to freedive or improve your existing skills, look no further. Dan and his team are highly experienced and absolute legends. Not only did I learn how to freedive with Freediving Central, I’ve expanded my skills through regular training dives and social dives they’ve organised. They are supportive, patient, safe, have many tips/tricks, and go above & beyond to make sure you feel comfortable and confident. I don’t post reviews but it felt wrong not leaving one here.
– Adrian Deb
11 February 2021
I completed both my Wave 1 and 2 with Freediving Central and would highly recommend both Dan and Evan. They are extremely knowledgeable and supportive and create a fun, relaxed and safe environment where you can fulfil your potential and learn the intricacies of freediving whether a complete beginner or experienced diver wanting to improve your skills. There is never any pressure during training sessions which really allows you to concentrate on refining your technique and developing at your own pace. I will definitely not be looking anywhere else for future training and freediving courses!
– Rosie Richards
9 February 2021
The perfect freediving school, a very humble and knowledgeable bunch.
Whether you’re looking to become a better free diver, starting from scratch, wanting to creep outside of your comfort zone by facing your fear of depths in the ocean for an adrenaline kick, or simply long for the meditative state that freediving will give you, the crew at FC will guide you through a structured step by step procedure in such a way that you will not feel unsafe or uncomfortable in any way. An awesome group of divers that create a friendly environment while coaching, highly recommend!
– Ali Beikzadeh
11 January 2021
As a health and mindset coach I know all too well about how the mind works. Freediving however is a whole other ball game. Your self talk so easily gets hard on you. Dan and Evan are so positive and made us feel like EVERY effort we made was amazing. It was all very exciting. They have such a calming and safe energy which is so important when it comes to learning something like diving. I had complete trust and faith with every word they said and how they guided us in the water. I feel like I now have an incredible understanding of how to dive safely, and I have such confidence in myself when doing so, that I went out and bought all the gear. I not only now have the skills, I have a diving crew of friends that I feel so connected to. I’d recommend Freediving Central hands down!! Thanks a million guys!
– Bianca Redy
29 Sept 2020
I don’t usually leave reviews but there’s no way I can’t say something about Freediving Central. More than just instructors who run through the motions, Dan and Evan genuinely personalize each and every experience, making you feel comfortable and confident in the water. Of course, they don’t forget the fun factor, either. My time at Freediving Central was filled with loads of laughs, amazing dives, and big improvement. Can’t recommend these guys enough!!
– Sophie Crossley
10 June 2019
I am a breathing coach with a few different certifications under my belt, but freediving was on my bucket list for a while. I just want to say thank you so much to the amazing instructor Daniel, the 2 days certification was completely out of my comfort zone as I had to reprogram my brain in order to not apply any of my breathing techniques from other modalities, so during the ocean diving day I had a mix of negative thoughts caused by the uncertainty if that was my peri frontal brain talking or if was a “gut feeling”, but Daniel was so great on his approach of supporting and allow me to go on my own time and face the fear in a very safe and supportive way! I would give a 10 stars rating to these guys as instructors and as a human as well!
– Sandro Thiara Mota
31 March 2019
Started my wave 1 course with Dan Parsons last week. What a bloke! Gave us a detailed history of free diving, understanding of what physically happens to the body whilst diving, correct safety procedures, shared with us his personal experiences and knowledge he’s gained over the years. I felt completely at ease when it came time for the first breath holds, we were reassured that everything was at our own pace and to only do what we felt comfortable with. I felt Dan took the time to build solid personal connections with everyone on the course.
A wealth of knowledge, truly personable character and all around great bloke. Can not wait to continue my freediving journey with Dan and Freediving Central.
– Sam Hann