Level 1 / Wave 1 Freediving Course

Beginner Freediving Course
Sydney & The Central Coast

Level 1 or Wave 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!

This course, held in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and on the Central Coast, is suitable for complete beginners or corporate outings, as well as those who already have freediving, spearing, surfing or diving experience and have not previously completed a freediving course.

If you’re a spearo who is looking to improve your bottom time and fine tune your equalisation technique or you are wanting to become a spearo, this course is ideal for you. 

The first day involves knowledge development about 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!

All certifications for our courses are recognised world wide.

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:

Upcoming Dates:

Sydney – Northern Beaches
15-16 April 
22-23 April 
06-07 May 
20-21 May 

Central Coast 
08-09 April 
13-14 May
03-04 June

This Course Includes:

  • Gear Hire including: mask, snorkel, freediving fins, weight belt and weights. (Wetsuits can be rented with a cleaning fee of $40) 
  • Equalisation techniques
  • 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
  • Free training program



*Please be aware if the weather or water conditions are not suitable in a particular location Freediving Central reserves the right to change the course location.

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