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SSI Beginner Freediver Course (Level 1)

£ 330

Wraysbury

SSI Beginner Freediver Course (Level 1)
Minimum age: 12
Wraysbury
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 330

Activity Highlights:

Welcome to our beginner-level SSI Freediver Course! This programme equips you with the training and knowledge needed to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments, reaching depths of up to 20 metres. Upon completing this course, you will earn the SSI Freediving certification, marking the start of your exciting underwater journey.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Maximum Training Depth: 20 metres / 65 feet (for divers aged 15+)
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to swim
  • Certification: SSI Freediving Certification

Key Skills

The SSI Freediver course covers the following skills:

  • Basic freediving techniques
  • Safety protocols
  • Open water diving skills
  • Breath-holding techniques
  • Relaxation and mental focus

Course Breakdown

Day One:

  • Location: Hatfield Swim Centre, Lemsford Rd, Hatfield AL10 0DH
  • Theory Overview: Comprehensive discussion covering beginner-level freediving disciplines, anatomy, techniques, and safety.
  • Pool/Confined Water Practicals: Hands-on training, safety drills, and assessments. Please bring a bottle of water.
  • Open Water Skills: Introduction to basic open water skills.

Day Two:

  • Location: Wraysbury Dive Centre, Station Rd, Wraysbury TW19 5ND
  • Skill Review: Recap of skills required for depth diving and refresh depth-related theory.
  • Open Water Practicals: Diving practice and skill development in open water. Please bring a bottle of water.
  • Additional Cost: £15 entry fee to the lake.

By the end of the weekend, you will be able to dive to depths of up to 20 meters in a safe and relaxed manner.

Location

This course will take place across two locations. We will complete day one at Hatfield Swim Centre, where we will focus on theory and confined water training. On the second day, we will meet at Wraysbury Dive Centre, for the open water component of the course.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Must be able to swim
  • Completion of online academic sessions
  • Participation in pool/confined water sessions (Day 1)
  • Participation in open water dives (Day 2)

Why Choose Us

We pride ourselves on offering high-quality, personalised instruction from experienced professionals. Our founder, Adam, brings extensive knowledge and expertise to each course, ensuring you receive the best training possible. With small group sizes and a supportive learning environment, we help you unlock your full potential as a freediver. Join us and discover the thrill and tranquillity of freediving in a safe, friendly setting.

Ready to dive in? Book your SSI Freediver Course with us today and start your underwater adventure!

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What's Included:

  • SSI Freediving certification upon successful completion
  • Comprehensive theoretical and practical instruction
  • Small group sizes for personalised training

What's Not Included:

  • Entry fee to the lake (£15)
  • Equipment (mask, fins, swimwear, wetsuit/rash-vest, weight belts) - you can hire this from us for £35

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Frequently Asked Questions

The SSI Freediver Course is a beginner-level programme designed to teach you the fundamentals of freediving. This course provides the necessary training and knowledge to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments, reaching depths of up to 20 metres. Successful completion of the course earns you the SSI Freediving certification.

To enrol in the SSI Freediver Course, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 12 years old.
  • Ability to swim.
  • Completion of the online academic sessions prior to the practical training days.

During the SSI Freediver Course, you will learn:

  • Basic freediving techniques and safety protocols.
  • Breath-holding techniques and relaxation methods.
  • Open water diving skills and depth diving practices.
  • Anatomy and physiology relevant to freediving.
  • Mental focus and overcoming fears related to freediving.
  • Day 1: Theory overview, discussions on freediving disciplines, anatomy, techniques, and safety, followed by pool/confined water practicals and assessments. Basic open water skills introduction.
  • Day 2: Review of depth-related skills and theory, followed by open water practicals and depth-related skills training. An additional £15 entry fee to the lake is required.
  • Day One: London (Hatfield Swim Centre)
  • Day Two: Wraysbury Dive Centre (near Heathrow, London)

The course fee does not include equipment. You will need a freediving mask, fins, and swimwear (wetsuit/rash-vest, weight belts). Equipment can be hired on a first-booked, first-served basis – you can add this when you book dor £35. Note that scuba fins, snorkel fins, masks, and drysuits are not suitable for freediving.

The course costs £330.00. This fee includes all theoretical and practical instruction, small group training, and the SSI Freediving certification. An additional £15 entry fee to the lake on the second day is not included in this price. Equipment rental can be added for £35 per person when you book.

Upon successful completion of the SSI Freediver Course, you will receive the SSI Freediving certification. This certification confirms that you have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to safely freedive up to 20 metres with a buddy.

Extras / Options

To rent our freediving kit, please add this when you book. The cost is £35 per person.

Includes:

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit
  • Rash vest
  • Weight belt
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  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
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  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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