Course Summary
Credit Type:
Self-paced (15 hours).
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 physical education


The objective of the course is to expand freediving knowledge and skills, with further development in static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion, and constant weight freediving to a maximum of 24 meters/80 feet.

Learning Outcomes:

  • complete the Advanced Freediver knowledge development segment, including the Knowledge Review, Advanced Freediver Exam and Advanced Freediver Quick Review
  • complete the Advanced Freediver Confined Water Session, making one static apnea attempt of at least 2 minutes 30 seconds and one dynamic apnea must be at least 50 meters/165 feet. (For freedivers younger than 18 - static apnea attempt of at least 2 minutes and dynamic apnea of at least 40 meters/130 feet.)
  • complete the Advanced Freediver Open Water Sessions One and Two, making one constant weight freedive to at least 20 meters/65 feet. (For freedivers younger than 18 - constant weight freedive to at least 15 meters/50 feet.).

General Topics:

  • Competitive freediving
  • Freediving physiology
  • Equipment
  • Stretching, breathing and relaxation
  • Freediving skills
  • Tables training
  • Choosing sites for deeper freediving
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Completion of the PADI Advanced Freediver Course Exam. Evaluation of performance mastery skills during one confined water and two open water training sessions.

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from PADI Americas, Inc.