Level 1 / Wave 1 Freediving Course


$150 deposit


Sydney – Eastern Suburbs

24-25 February 
02-03 March 
16-17 March
23-24 March 
30-31 March
06-07 April 
20-21 April
27-28 April  

Central Coast – Terrigal

09-10 March 
13-14 April

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Beginner Freediving Course
Sydney & The Central Coast

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

Our course takes place amidst the stunning backdrop of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, and the tranquil waters of the Central Coast. It caters not only to complete beginners but also to individuals with prior freediving, spearing, surfing, or diving experience who have yet to undergo formal freediving training. On top of that, we can cater for group bookings too if you were looking at giving freediving a crack with your friends!

Whether you’re starting from scratch or seeking to refine your existing skills, our Level 1 course is the ideal platform to nurture your passion for the underwater world.

Join us to unlock the wonders of the ocean’s depths and discover the harmony between mind and water that freediving brings.

Our Course locations & times


Day 1: Mingara Aquatic Centre (8.30 am – 3.00pm)

Day 2: Terrigal Haven (8.30 am – 2.30 pm)



Day 1: UNSW Aquatic Centre (8.30 am – 3.00 pm)

Day 2: Gordons Bay, Eastern Suburbs (8.30 am – 2.30 pm)


The first day involves knowledge development about equalisation, freediving, and safety, as well as breathing and breath hold techniques and relaxation. This is followed by a pool session to put these techniques into practice, as well as introduce dynamic apnea (swimming distance underwater), and safety training for rescues.

The second day consists of 2 open-water sessions. The first session is designed to get you comfortable with equalisation, free immersion, and depth diving techniques. In the afternoon the second open-water session will bring all the skills that you have learnt together in constant weight freediving to get you deep!

The following gear for the course is included for free mask, snorkel, freediving fins, weight belt, and weights. Wetsuits can be rented with a cleaning fee of $40.

All certifications for our courses are recognised worldwide. You have the choice to complete an SSI or Molchanovs Program. 

This course also includes a free Freediving Central training program so you can continue training and progressing in your freediving.  

If you’d like to learn more about freediving, check out our ultimate guide to freediving!

Already mastered the freediving basics? Check out our higher level freediving courses below:





Available Dates:


24-25 February 
02-03 March 
16-17 March 
23-24 March 
30-31 March
06-07 April
20-21 April
27-28 April

CentraL coast – Terrigal

09-10 March 
13-14 April

This Course Includes:

  • Certification recognised world wide. SSI or Molchanovs
  • Frenzel equalisation
  • Equalisation problem solving
  • Relaxation and mental techniques
  • Skills to hold your breath for 1:30+ mins
  • Static breath holding
  • Dynamic (distance) diving
  • Introduction to DNF – dynamic (distance) diving without fins
  • 2 x depth diving sessions
  • Skills to dive 20 meters deep on one breath
  • Rescue procedures
  • Gear Hire including: mask, snorkel, freediving fins, weight belt, and weights. (Wetsuits can be rented with a cleaning fee of $40) 
  • Free training program

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Yes, you must meet the following:

  • Minimum age 12
  • Must complete our Medical and Liability forms before starting any course or trip
  • Must be able to swim 100m swim unassisted

We supply the following freediving equipment free of charge:

  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Weights and weight belt
  • If you need a wetsuit there is a cleaning fee of $40. Our wetsuits are toasty warm!

If the weather is deemed unsafe or unsuitable we will either change the location of the dive session or we will reschedule the dive. We will give you a list of dates to choose from.

For us, it is really important that all clients and staff feel safe and happy at all times.

Yes, you can the minimum booking number for a course is 7 and we will offer a discount for bookings of 8 or more.

Yes, we do. Let us know what your preferred dates are and we can lock them in. We need a minimum of 4 pax to run a mid-week course.

Deposits for courses are non-refundable.

The final payment for a course is due 1 week before the course starts. We will send you a final email, including start times and locations, and requesting final payment.

We just need a minimum of 7 days’ notice to change a course free of charge.
If a client would like to reschedule their course date within the final week there is a $100 re-booking fee. By the time of the final week, we have already arranged pools, and staff and paid for online learning materials.


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