OPEN YOUR MIND. IT’S DEEPER THAN YOU THINK

Freediving Central is Australia’s leading freediving school. Located in Sydney and on the Central Coast we run freediving courses and freediving trips all over Australia and around the world.

BREATHE EASY. FREEDIVING CENTRAL IS HERE.

Freediving Central is owned by Dan Parsons, one of Australia’s best and most experienced freediving instructors. 

Not only is Freediving Central Australia’s leading freediving school, but we also run depth and pool training, surf survival courses (big wave surfing courses), underwater photography workshops, social dives, freediving trips and a whole lot more!

What sets Freediving Central apart from other schools is that we have removed the ‘normal’ course environment from our freediving courses and take away any pressure to perform. Our courses and trips are a very relaxed and fun environment, and we are usually laughing all day long. We find our style naturally helps people to relax which in turn gives them the confidence to dive deeper, hold their breath longer and achieve their personal goals. We genuinely care about our students and see Freediving Central as the school that can take your diving to the next level and a social community where friendships are made. 

Freediving Central Courses

You’re In Safe Hands

Dan has worked as the head safety diver for National Geographic, providing safety for world-renown underwater videographers and photographers, working in various remote locations around the world on expeditions. He has also travelled all around the world training and freediving with some of the best competitive freedivers of all time!

There's No Pressure

Freediving is not an extreme sport for our school. It’s a relaxing, social experience where friendships are made. Dan freedives for his absolute love for it, for relaxation and for the joy that comes from seeing his students achieve personal goals, become comfortable with new techniques and find their love for freediving too.

Everyone's Welcome

Freediving Central is one of the best in the business and has some of Australia's most experienced instructors.. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, including corporate bookings. Our school offers Wave 1 (for total beginners), Wave 2 and Wave 3 courses, as well as private coaching. Once you have completed your course you will receive a certification that is recognised worldwide.

FREEDIVING COURSES FOR ALL LEVELS

Freediving Central know how important it is for students to feel, and be safe and comfortable while they are learning to dive. With our unparalleled team of experienced and professional instructors, students can relax and learn new techniques and skills while enjoying the moment.

Wave 1

Wave 1 (or Level 1) is where you will learn the foundations of freediving, breath-holding and relaxation in the water. You will learn all the physical and mental techniques to start your freediving journey and dive to a depth of 12-20 metres on a single breath!

Wave 2

Wave 2 (Level 2) is where you will learn deep equalisation techniques, advanced breathing and mental techniques, and you will begin to experience a deeper relaxation as you dive to depths of 24-30 metres.

Wave 3

Wave 3 (Level 3) is where you will take your diving to the next level, learning to master deep equalisation below your residual volume, be introduced to mouthfill equalisation, progress your mental techniques and extend your limits reaching depths of 34 – 40 metres.

Wave 1

Wave 1 (or Level 1) is where you will learn the foundations of freediving, breath-holding and relaxation in the water. You will learn all the physical and mental techniques to start your freediving journey and dive to a depth of 12-20 metres in a single breath!

Wave 2

Wave 2 (Level 2) is where you will learn deep equalisation techniques, advanced breathing and mental techniques, and you will begin to experience a deeper relaxation as you dive to depths of 24-30 metres.

Wave 3

Wave 3 (Level 3) is where you will take your diving to the next level, learning to master deep equalisation below your residual volume, be introduced to mouthfill equalisation, progress your mental techniques and extend your limits reaching depths of 34 – 40 metres.
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WHY FREEDIVING EXPANDS YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Freediving is a sport that slows your mind down. When you’re diving, all you think about is what you’re doing in the “right now”. You completely focus on the moment, and it is so peaceful. For many, freediving is a life-changing activity.

As your mind opens up, your friendship circle widens too – the freediving community is a rich and varied one. With a better understanding of freediving, you also learn your own breathing and diving capabilities, as well as how to test your limits at your own pace.

AWESOME TRIPS TO LIVE THE FREEDIVING LIFE

Sail the Whitsunday Islands on a liveaboard yacht and freedive in the world famous, clear aqua waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Or, dive with the whales in our unforgettable Tonga experience. Choose the experience to suit you.

Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard Whitsundays

For 4 days and 3 nights, we stay on the liveaboard maxi yacht ‘The Broomstick’, sailing around the Whitsunday islands and exploring the outer reef of the Great Barrier Reef. The waters here are home to some of the world's most diverse and thriving marine life.

Diving with Humpback Whales in Tonga


Come and spend one week freediving with humpback whales on the remote island of Eua in Tonga. We’ll be staying in the rustic Deep Resort with our own private chef and million-dollar views with regular whale sightings from the grounds.


Spearfishing, Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard

We will run through the basics of spearfishing with regards to techniques, ethics, safety and equipment, giving you a solid foundation in the sport. Part of incorporating ethics into the course is to help you become a sustainable and responsible spearo.

Photography, Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard

We are very excited to share with you our Photography, Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard Trip! The first of its kind in Australia, this trip brings to you a playground of opportunities for seasoned photographers and those wanting to learn photography.

Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard Whitsundays

For 4 days and 3 nights, we stay on the liveaboard maxi yacht ‘The Broomstick’, sailing around the Whitsunday islands and exploring the outer reef of the Great Barrier Reef. The waters here are home to some of the world's most diverse and thriving marine life.

Diving with Humpback Whales in Tonga

Come and spend one week freediving with humpback whales on the remote island of Eua in Tonga. We’ll be staying in the rustic Deep Resort with our own private chef and million-dollar views with regular whale sightings from the grounds.

Spearfishing, Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard

We will run through the basics of spearfishing with regards to techniques, ethics, safety and equipment, giving you a solid foundation in the sport. Part of incorporating ethics into the course is to help you become a sustainable and responsible spearo.

Photography, Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard

We are very excited to share with you our Photography, Freediving & Sailing Liveaboard Trip! The first of its kind in Australia, this trip brings to you a playground of opportunities for seasoned photographers and those wanting to learn photography.

HOW OUR EXPERIENCES CHANGE PEOPLE