Discover Freediving - OceanSense Freediving

INTRO TO FREEDIVING

DISCOVER Freediving

OceanSense Freediving Freediver exploring the ocean

DISCOVER FREEDIVING Overview

Discover the world of freediving for the first time with this experience. Have you been curious about freediving? Come and find out what its all about!

Our experienced freediving instructors will get you up to speed with some basic theory on safety, equalisation and in-water techniques.

Then we’ll spend two hours in the deep pool to build your confidence, learn to hold your breath longer, fully relax in the water and dive up to 5m depth.

By the end of this apnea taster with us, we are confident that you’ll have a newfound level of comfort when exploring depths up to 5m under the water.

FAQs

No previous experience with snorkelling or diving is necessary. Participants should be able to swim comfortably.

This experience is suited to ages 12+

This experience is not a Freediving Certification. If you wish to become a certified freediver then our Level 1 Freediving Course is for you. 

What to Expect

Airlie BEach

7 am - 2 pm

On the boat:

  • Basic freediving theory
  • Equipment
  • Equalisation & safety

In the ocean:

  • Explore colourful coral gardens
  • Experience encounters with marine life such as fish, turtles, rays & more
  • Dive to a maximum depth of 5 metres

Schedule

3 Hours Duration

Before getting in the pool:

  • Basic freediving theory
  • Equipment
  • Equalisation & safety

In the dive pool:

  • Two hours of in water time, learning freediving skills and safety
  • Dive to a maximum depth of 4 to 5 metres

Prerequisites

To join this experience you must:

  • Be 12 years old or older
  • Be able to swim comfortably
  • Have no medical conditions related to this activity

No prior experience with snorkeling or freediving is required.

This experience is not a Freediving Certification. If you wish to become a certified freediver then our Level 1 Freediving Course is for you. 

What to Expect

Schedule

3 Hours Duration

Before getting in the pool:

  • Basic freediving theory
  • Equipment
  • Equalisation & safety

In the dive pool:

  • Two hours of in water time, learning freediving skills and safety
  • Dive to a maximum depth of 4 to 5 metres

Prerequisites

To join this experience you must:

  • Be 12 years old or older
  • Be able to swim comfortably
  • Have no medical conditions related to this activity

No prior experience with snorkeling or freediving is required.

This experience is not a Freediving Certification. If you wish to become a certified freediver then our Level 1 Freediving Course is for you. 

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OceanSense Freediving Reviews

Excellent5.0 Based on 338 reviews fromPeter T.Peter T. ★★★★★ “You don’t know what you don’t know” wow, I've been in and around ocean activities all my life and this L1 coarse opened my eyes and put a lot of fineness and more importantly a lot of valuable safety components into my dive routine.I can’t thank Jenna and Matt enough.Michał M.Michał M. ★★★★★ I had the opportunity to complete my level 1 freediving certification with Jenna. Jenna is very knowledgeable, patient, and a great communicator. She’s really a pleasure to work with and a great personality. I would highly recommend training with Ocean Sense and Jenna in particular.Luke M.Luke M. ★★★★★ Very informative course! As a spear fisherman we probably aren’t as aware of recovery and the appropriate techniques to conserve oxygen compared to Freedive where it is a lot more regulated. Being able to pick up on small changes to improve breath hold time as well as comfortability whilst diving was well worth completing this course. Highly recommend it even if you are a seasoned spearo.Bree M.Bree M. ★★★★★ I’ve been on two retreats now with these incredible instructors. The first was in Amed -Bali and it was amazing! Highly recommend!This was with Matt, Jenna and Gonzalo - all instructors are fabulous!The second is one I just finished up in Lake Barrine. I’ve been wanting to focus more on progressing my diving and getting comfortable with going deeper. The Oceansense team set up the space so brilliantly; from meeting everyone the night before, preparing us with exercises before we go into the water and then when we were in the water, starting off slow and watching our techniques. By the end of the last day, I was diving comfortably to depths that I used to struggle to get to.They really care about your small wins and their passion for their job really shines.Thankyou so much Matt and Jenna for sharing your knowledge. And Thankyou Lisa as well!Definitely recommend the wonderful Oceansense Team 🌟💜Taru H.Taru H. ★★★★★ I did a freediving depth camp and wave3 course with oceansense freediving. I haven’t been freediving for a while and was not so sure how it goes. Matt and Jenna made me feel really relaxed with my dives, they were really good instructors, so it was easy to take all the new information in and to the practice. I definitely got so much to take with me to my freediving journey. 😊Marinda P.Marinda P. ★★★★★ I just completed my Level 1 PADI Freedive course with Gonzalo and the crew at OceanSense. Had such a wonderful time and exceeded my own expectations thanks to their teaching. Massive thank you and highly recommend 🙂Mark C.Mark C. ★★★★★ Amazing instructors make this a sport that anyone can find joy in immersing into. Beautiful locations too!Jackson W.Jackson W. ★★★★★ We had an amazing experience with OceanSense! As a passionate spearo, I found their course incredibly beneficial for perfecting my technique and learning essential life-saving recoveries. Matt and the team are incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you reach new personal bests while ensuring safety remains paramount.My partner, who was less experienced and a bit anxious about the course, also joined me. The OceanSense team went above and beyond, taking the time to work with her on equalization and finning technique. They were patient and accommodating, showing genuine care for each participant's progress and well-being.I wholeheartedly recommend OceanSense to anyone with a love for the water. Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for their students' success make them stand out. Thanks to OceanSense, we had a fantastic time!Regards Jack and Shaqiraalex C.alex C. ★★★★★ Awesome course with great instructors.Was very interesting to learn the facts and put them to practice.Cheers🤙Derek J.Derek J. ★★★★★ Conducted my freedive level 1 with Jenna and Matt, they made the course enjoyable and held a relaxed atmosphere- good people ,fun course !Trent K.Trent K. ★★★★★ Thanks Jenna and the Ocean Sense team it was absolutely amazing. You guys have given me a new perspective of free diving and I’m slightly obsessed 🤪. I felt so welcomed and comfortable the whole time, and my mates and I had and really fun weekend while learning so much about ourselves. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ruby S.Ruby S. ★★★★★ 100% recommend free diving! Jenna was amazing with the theory side of it while also making the practical diving skills so enjoyable and fun while also being educational. Loved the weekend learning to free drivedaniel P.daniel P. ★★★★★ Very friendly great team, make you feel very welcome and relaxed. Money well spent. Look forward to doing the next level with them.Callista H.Callista H. ★★★★★ Enjoyed getting my freediving certification, instructor was very helpfulRaquel Alegría R.Raquel Alegría R. ★★★★★ El curso que lleve en OceanSense Freediving con Gonzalo fue muy completo, cubrimos teoría y practica de wave 1 reforzando y sumando a los conocimientos que ya tenía. Resaltó que cubrió mía expectativas. Gonzalo transmite confianza y tranquilidad, eso se vio reflejado en mis buceos en el mar. Estou feliz! He avanzado considerablemente en mi practica de apnea gracias al curso del sistema educativo Molchanov de Oceansense freediving y a Gonzalo Cortés. Totalmente recomendado!Rob A.Rob A. ★★★★★ Had a great time with these guys, even with bad vis. Will go out again for sure!Helen Grace Aranda R.Helen Grace Aranda R. ★★★★★ La experiencia de hacer el curso y certificarme como Wave 1 fue totalmente alucinante! Gonzalo tiene la capacidad de fomentar que podamos permitirnos relajarnos y concentrarnos a la vez, para poder hacer las inmersiones adecuadas.Había ido solo una vez al mar a hacer profundidad y había llegado a los 9 metros, honestamente pensaba que no lograría llegar a los 12 metros requeridos para la certificación y esa idea me aterraba, pero durante el curso, aprendí a confiar más en mi y en mis capacidades, logre llegar a 13.5 metros en mi primer intento de inmersión con Gonzalo y la sensación fue de otro mundo! 🤩.Estoy sumamente agradecida de que Gonzalo se haya animado a impartir el curso en Lima y lo esperamos con mucho cariño para su próxima visita! Y nuestra próxima certificación como Wave 2 o tal vez wave 3!.Acá seguimos entrenando constantemente y saliendo al mar de manera más continua.Gracias Gonzalo, nos dejaste grandes enseñanzas e impartiremos lo aprendido con nuestros compañeros de entrenamiento.Gracias #OceanSenseFreediving y #Molchanovs por permitirnos realizar esta súper aventura. El team #OceanMen los espera con los brazos abiertos en Lima 🤗.Gracias totales! Los super recomiendo!Connie Antuanette Pinto Salerno (.Connie Antuanette Pinto Salerno (. ★★★★★ Gonzalo es el instructor que todos desearían tener, tanto si estás empezando en el mundo del freediving o si ya tienes un nivel avanzado. Tiene un approach y don innato para enseñar y transmitir todos sus conocimientos. Es muy paciente y te genera seguridad y confianza para lograr todos tus objetivos. Sin duda recomiendo este curso.Enrique V.Enrique V. ★★★★★ Gonzalo es un excelente instructor, no solo explica de manera natural, tiene una manera muy sencilla de hacer las cosas sin dejar de lado ningun detalle de seguridad que es lo primordial. Han sido unos dias buenisimos con el como instructor, te da seguridad en todo momento. Muchas gracias Gonzalo y espero que no pase mucho para volver a encontrarnos!ysaac suaña B.ysaac suaña B. ★★★★★ Increíble experiencia compartida y un gran programa impartida por Gonzalo Cortes, instructor completo y experimentado en este campo de la apnea. Nos ha dejado maravillados con el conocimiento y pedagogía mostrada que tiene para que todos seamos mejores.js_loader

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