Freediving

Freediving in Malta with Divers Code

Freediving Made Easy with the first PADI Freediver Center on Malta, offering all levels of freediving courses, workshops and dedicated adventures tailored for certified freedivers.

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.

Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

If you want to learn how to enjoy the sea in a safe way join one of our weekly beginner free diving courses.

We have prepared something special also for expert freedivers and pirates with experience searching for amazing free-diving and some real adventures in Malta.

 

FREEDIVING COURSES MALTA:

SKIN DIVER / INTRO to FREEDIVING (1/2 Day) - 70€

Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal and it’s a great way to explore the underwater world.
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits.

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you about:

  • How to choose and use skin diving equipment.
  • Basic safety guidelines for being in and around the water.
  • Breathing techniques
  • Snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.


BASIC FREEDIVER (1 Day) - 130€

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course.
It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breath hold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. Minimum age is 12 years old.
No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
Are you younger than 12? 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver Touch™ (or your instructor may conduct class sessions).
  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet.


PADI FREEDIVER (Minimum 2 Days) - 300€

This course is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced freedivers with no prior certification. The training is structured to build a solid foundation of knowledge, safety procedure, in-water skills and efficiency.
During this course you Instructor will guide you trough the basic techniques for practicing this sport in a fun and safe way.
The freediving training is divided in one theory session, one confined water and two open water sessions.
Full set of equipment is included during the course.
The minimum age for the PADI Freediver certification is 15 years.

Topics covered:

  • Breathing
  • Relaxation
  • Respiratory Phisiology
  • Free-diving Disciplines and Skills
  • Pressure and Equalization
  • Safety & Emergency procedures 
  • Equipment selection and maintenance

Pool Training:

  • Static Apnea
  • Relaxation in the water
  • Dynamic Apnea 
  • Buddying and safety
  • Rescue exercises
  • Video analysis of your dives

Open Water Training:

  • Equalization
  • Using a reference line for training
  • Free Immersion diving
  • Streamlining and turns
  • Duck dives
  • Constant Weight diving
  • Rescue & Emergency practise 

Requirements:

  • Constant Weight (CWT)  10-16m
  • Dynamic Apnea (DYN)    25m
  • Static apnea (STA)            1:30 minutes
  • Rescue and Safety Techniques

Once you have completed the course and reached the objectives, you will receive a PADI Freediver certification recognised worldwide by all the freediving agency.

 

PADI ADVANCED FREEDIVER  (Minimum 3 Days) - 380€

This courses will expand your knowledge and skills, and with further development in static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight freediving.

Topics Covered:

  • The Mammalian Dive Response (MDR)
  • Lungs and Pressure
  • Equalization at depth 
  • Training concepts
  • O₂- and CO₂ training tables 
  • Ascent-induced blackout (sometimes referred to as shallow water blackout)
  • Freediver buddy and coach

Pool Training:

  • Static and Dynamic freediving
  • Buddying and coaching
  • CO₂-tables

Open Water Training:

  • Advanced Constant Weight diving
  • Efficient and safe turns
  • Buddying to depth
  • Self-rescue exercises
  • Advanced buddy rescue
  • Emergency Scenarios 

Requirements:

  • Constant Weight (CWT)  20-24m
  • Dynamic Apnea (DYN)    50m
  • Static apnea (STA)            2:30 minutes
  • Rescue and Safety Techniques

Once you have completed the course and reached the objectives, you will receive a PADI Freediver certification recognised worldwide by all the freediving agency.

 

FREEDIVING SAFARI & ADVENTURES

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The Best Mix Between Land and Sea.
Free-diving safari is a program of excursion dedicated to certified freedivers that want to discover the depths of Malta Gozo and Comino while visiting the most beautiful bays and landscapes of the islands for photographs, a simple walk or some refreshments.

  • Full day MALTA    2 freediving sites + 2 land sites 8hrs - 60€
  • Half day MALTA   1 freediving site   + 1 land site 4hrs -   40€
  • Full day GOZO      2 freediving sites + 2 land sites 8hrs - 75€
  • Full day COMINO 2 freediving sites + break blue lagoon or Crystal lagoon - 75€

Included in the Safari there is water, fruit or light snack, buoys, weights, professional instructor, first aid, oxygen & safety equipment.

SINGLE FREEDIVE
Do you want to freedive but you don't have much time?
Would you like to avoid the hassle of organising buoys, ropes, weight, oxygen tank and first-aid kit? 
Do you feel safer having a freediving and EFR instructor supervising your training?
During the "Single Freedive" our instructor will setup everything you need for your session and he will be assisting you as a buddy during your training.
You only need to think about jumping in the water!
1 freediving site 2/3 hrs - 45€

FREEDIVING with UW SCOOTER:
The unbeatable freediving experience!
Thanks to the high power and accurate control provided by our advanced underwater scooter SUEX DPV (diver propulsion vehicle) you can cover longer distances in less time,  your dives will be longer as your movements decrease and so does your oxygen consumption.

After a deep briefing about maintenance, safety, emergency and scooter handling we will practise how to control the scooter in shallow/confined water before heading to the open water where you will find  yourself looping and turning up and down but more than everything having loads of fun!
1 freediving site 2/3 hrs - 75€

NIGHT FREEDIVING:  
Experience the thrill of free-diving at night, with the aid of underwater torches, the moon and a starry sky, you will discover a completely different marine world.
1 freediving site 2/3 hrs - 45€ (Tourch Included)

COVES & CAVES:
After freediving the shallow water of one of the many and wonderful coves of Malta you will explore the tunnels, arches and swim-trough of Malta with the help of a torch.
Many underwater caves have breathable air pocket inside and some even opening to the surface, creating a unique atmosphere with some amazing game of lights. 

This experience is guided by a certified Cave Diver Guide  and various safety procedures are set in place to guarantee everybody's safety.
2 freediving site 5/6 hrs - 70€ (Tourch Included)

SUBWING:
Experience the sensation of underwater flight!
Fly underwater like a dolphin, do thrilling spins or just relax on the surface!

You can easily control the movement of the Subwing by tilting the wings in the direction you want to go. This allows you easily to achieve dives (up and down), sideway-movements or spins.
price on request

 

*The excursions are subject to meteorological & marine conditions

PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF VAT AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE