PADI Freediver (Level 1)

Learn Freediving

Two Days (10-20m) $200

This course introduces the basics. Learn how to relax the mind/body and increase your breath hold time using simple breathing techniques. You practice how to move efficiently through the water and perform rescues. From beginners to those that have some experience, this course creates safe and confident freedivers with the right foundation to progress further.

Your experience and goals are always discussed before starting this freediving Bali course. The theory covers some simple science on how the body adapts to freedive training. We practice dry simulations of holding the breath before entering the water.

In the water we cover hydrodynamic body alignment, effective kicking, duck diving and buddy systems. Students can often dive as deep as 20m after completing this Bali freediving course. However, we put more emphasis on achieving a good relaxed feeling during each dive, rather than pushing to your absolute limit.

Freediving Bali courses happen in Amed at our centre. The tropical coral reefs here are teeming with marine life, making them a great place to learn.

We are passionate underwater photographers and provide a free, high definition, JPEG album of your freediving Bali course. We can also shoot and edit a video of your diving for US$ 40. Click here to watch some of these videos.

WIN A DREAM HOLIDAY…. PADI are running a competition at the moment. By doing a course with us you can enter and win a dream holiday to Bali worth $5,000for for 2 people. For more information click here.

Day 1:

Theory session:

  • History and various applications of freediving.
  • The 6 Disciplines of competitive freediving.
  • The Mechanics of breathing efficiently and correctly.
  • Establishing a calm response to the urge to breathe.
  • The dangers of hyperventilation.
  • Breath as the mind / body link.

Practical breathing workshop:

  • Diaphragmatic relaxation breathing
  • Recovery breathing.
  • Breath-hold practice and feedback.

Theory session:

  • Equipment induction.
  • Buoyancy and correct weighting.
  • Duck diving.
  • Frenzel Equalisation technique.

 Ocean session 1:

  • Snorkel breathing and resting on the surface.
  • Equalisation practice.
  • Body positioning/alignment.
  • Duck diving
  • Finning down

Lunch and drinks provided.

  • Discussion and feedback.

 Theory session:

  • Physics – Boyles Law (how pressure effects volume).
  • Calculating lung volume at depth.
  • Mechanism and avoidance of pressure related injury.
  • Overview of ‘The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis’.
  • The Mammalian Dive Reflex (how the body is made for freediving).

 Day 2:

 Theory session (Safety):

  • Shallow water black-out and how to avoid it.
  • Buddy systems, with and without floats and ropes.
  • Rescue technique.
  • Ocean dangers (boat traffic, currents, tides).
  • Planning your own dive.

 Stretching and Yoga.

 Ocean Session:

  • Completion of skills tests.
  • Practice rescue scenarios.
  • Diving Deeper.

 Lunch and drinks provided.

 Afternnoon session:

  • Discussion and feedback.
  • Revision and Exam.
  • Inspirational freediving films and food digestion.

Pool session and fun dive:

  • Dynamic apnea techniques.
  • Swim amongst the fish and corals on a marine safari with your instructor.

US$ 200

Price includes:

  • Meals and water (vegan and vegetarian options available).
  • Course materials.
  • Full equipment rental.
  • HD JPEG photo album of your Bali freediving course (edited). For examples click here
  • Video footage of your freediving. For more info click here

Extra costs:

  • Airport transfer: $40 (1 way)
  • PADI certification: £41
  • Accommodation: From $11 per night. For accommodation options click here 

Discounts Available:

  • 2 people group: 10%
  • 3 people group: 15%
  • 2 courses booked together: 10%
  • 3 courses booked together: 15%
  • Indonesian ID holders: 15%
  • Previous students returning: 10%

For the PADI Level 1 course, you need to spend 1 night in Amed. There are many places to stay for all budgets. To make it easier for you, we have made a list of our favourite places close to the school. If you would like us to arrange accommodation for you (no extra cost) please select from the list. As shown , the rate varies depending on season (the higher price generally comes into effect June – August).

Joli Homestay (basic)  –  $11 per night…


Includes: Breakfast (pancake), cold water shower, double bed, fan.

Joli Homestay is 1 minute walk from our school and 2 minutes walk from the beautiful Jemeluk Bay area. It is not on the main road, but set amongst a peaceful area surrounded by trees and singing birds.

Kubukubu homestay  –  $11 per night.


Includes: Breakfast (pancake), cold water shower, double bed, fan.

White House in the Jungle 1  –  $13 per night.


Includes: Breakfast (porridge), cold water shower, double bed, fan, shared kitchen.

White House in the Jungle 2  –  $13 per night.


Includes: Breakfast (porridge), cold water shower, double bed, air-con, kitchen.

Dharma Yoga Home Stay  –  $200 per night ($250 June



Includes: Breakfast (pancake, eggs), hot water shower, double bed, air-con.

Bamboo Bali  –  $23 – $28 per night






Includes: Breakfast (pancake, eggs), hot water shower, double bed, air-con, sea view.