Level 1 Freediving Course - OceanSense Freediving

Level 1

Freediving course

Certifications
Freediving Course training in pool

Level 1 Freediving Course Overview

If you are looking to explore the open ocean on one breath, our two-day freediving course is the perfect way to start your freediving certification. Our experienced instructors offer courses across a variety of locations along the Queensland’s coast, including Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane, and the Whitsunday Islands out of Airlie Beach.

Whether you are new to freediving or an experienced diver looking to dive deeper and enhance your skills, our expert instructors will equip you with all the knowledge and techniques necessary to discover what you are capable of under water.

With courses available through PADI Freediver, SSI Freediving or Molchanovs System agency’s standards, there truly is no better way to embark on your underwater journey.

The objective of this Level 1 Freediving course is to develop a safe and confident freediver by completing the following skills. This may vary according to the selected agency:

  • Static breath hold of 1:30 minutes
  • Dynamic apnea of 25m-30m in length
  • A constant weight dive to 10m -20m depth
  • A competent pool and ocean rescue
  • Other self-rescue skills

Book now to learn how to hold your breath and extend you underwater time with us and unleash the power in you.

FAQs

This course is suitable from people new to freediving up to experienced divers.

This course can be used to certify you under PADI Freediver, SSI Freediving Level 1, or Molchanovs Wave 1 certification (in some locations). Please contact us for more info.

This course is available in Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Airlie Beach.

Freediving Course Outline

Prior to the course you will receive an e-learning program that will take approx 1 hour to complete prior to the course.

Day 1

9 am - 4 pm (approximately)

Classroom learning:

  • Theory of freediving
  • Breathwork and Meditation workshop

Pool skills session:

  • Static breath hold
  • Dynamic apnea
  • Dynamic duck dives, turns and other skills
  • Buddy procedures, pool rescue drills

Day 2

7 am - 1 pm (approximately)

Ocean skills & exploration: 

Enjoy a half-day expedition in the open ocean where we will aim to dive to a minimum depth of 10m, explore the natural wildlife and practice your new found skills including:

  • Multiple free immersion and constant weight freedives
  • CWT duck dives, line turns and freediving rescue drills
  • Buddy procedures
  • Open water rescue and self-rescue drills
  • Recreational wildlife exploration of the area (weather dependant) 

Prerequisites

To enroll in a Freediver course you must:

  • Be 12 years old or older
  • Be able to swim 200 metres
  • Have no medical conditions related to this activity

No prior experience with snorkeling or freediving is required.

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SUNSHINE COAST

From
$599

Gold Coast

From
$599

Airlie Beach

From
$599

CoFFS HARBOUR

From
$599

Brisbane

From
$599

Boat departures:
– Runaway Bay
– Mooloolaba

OceanSense Freediving Reviews

Daniel Y.
Daniel Y.
The level 1 freediving course was nothing short of incredible. If you are looking to start freediving then I can’t recommend these guys more.Special thanks to Chloe, Brian and Pedro for being excellent instructors. They were all well-humoured, professional and patient. They walked us through every step, helping us to complete safe dives and feel relaxed in what we were doing.Everyone I met on the course was lovely and to top it all off we saw dolphins and whales, and even hear the whales singing whilst diving.Another special thanks to Captain Harry and Forrest, the lion dog.Thanks for a great two days, I will be back for more.
Stephan T.
Stephan T.
I had a great time training and diving with oceansense. Jenna and Matt are great instructors who communicate their passion of freediving safely, with great patience, very professionally but fun as well.I Highly recommended oceansense for your freediving experience. And if you get a chance do a retreat. I did the amed retreat and it was awesome, fun, safe, challenging, educational and i made some great friends and some amazing personal achievements. DO IT with OCEANSENSE!!
Emma
Emma
Great experience with Ocean Sense. Good communication and amazing instructor. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and will definitely be back. Thank you!
Yolanda T.
Yolanda T.
Thanks for another wonderful retreat, for sharing your experience and positive attitude!
Jamie
Jamie
I attended their Bali Amed retreat and everyone was amazing. I had sinus issues while diving and even though I couldn’t fully participate in all the dives everyone was super nice and informative with what was going on in my body. All the instructors made me feel at ease and still made my time with them fun and enjoyable. They have a wealth of knowledge and I was really impressed with how they coached both new and experienced divers to progress and achieve their goals. Would definitely recommend anything the ocean sense team has to offer.
Jade K.
Jade K.
Thank you thank you for such a magic freediving retreat in Amed with such a beautiful bunch of humans, for your presence, your wisdom, your warmth, your encouragement, your energy and light. Thank you for igniting a flame within, harbouring this feeling of aliveness and deeper connection to the ocean. The Oceansense crew is so kind, knowledgeable and helpful in guiding you on your freediving journey wherever you are from amateur to expertise. I highly recommend any of their offerings, you’ll have a blast! Much love guys!
Irina H.
Irina H.
Recently came back from the Phillipines retreat - and everything and everyone involved deserves five stars! The diving was spectacular, the organisation impeccable and the team just the best! Looking forward to my next adventure with oceansense
Ryan J.
Ryan J.
Amazing experience, Patrick was a great coach and made sure everything was explained and understood perfectly.Will be coming back for the level 2 course !
Darren S.
Darren S.
Thank you OceanSense! Freedivers, if you are looking for Molchanvos instructors in Qld then look no further. Matt, Jenna & Gonzalo are beautiful people and quality instructors. Also, when they are out of town holding retreats you can confidently rely on Chloe & Bryan the hold the fort!
Alanna G.
Alanna G.
Love the OceanSense team! They are calm, professional, friendly, and adapt their training to the needs of each student. I've gone from struggling with equalising, to getting to crazy depths (30+ metres) and it's all thanks to the patience and passion of this team!
Bianca C.
Bianca C.
I was pointed towards Ocean Sense through word of mouth. Now after completing a retreat with them I can highly recommend them myself. The crew (Jenna, Matt and Gonzalo) are very knowledgeable, passing on many useful Freediving tips and tricks and make you feel comfortable, safe and at ease in the water. I can’t thank the team enough for a wonderful experience!
Aleasha S.
Aleasha S.
Amazing week, such a great group, three of the best, most experienced and professional instructors there is.So much diversity, every day on the trip was different, well planned, so much fun and ran so smoothly, exceeded my expectations!Would travel with them again in a heartbeat! 💙💦5 star 🌟
Mitchell G.
Mitchell G.
Excellent experience! Instructor Chloe is amazing!! Highly recommend
Peter 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!
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