Course Types

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Freedive Ireland run several types of freediving courses using the syllabus of the world renowned Apnea Academy headed by world champion Umberto Pelizzari.




Half day open water, if you have already completed a pool course with us or just want a refresher on some of the theory and open water training then our half day open water will suit you. Either morning or afternoon which ever suits by request or see our course dates here. €60 weekends €50 midweek.

Open water discovery is where most people start and is ideal for beginners. This full day course from 9.30-5.00 delivers theory, safety, stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises along with one pool session focusing on fining technique and one open water session focusing on equalisation. €120 incl equipment.

Level one courses are certified by Apnea Academy and you receive the certification having met all the relevant standards. These are usually over three full days and require that you have done a previous one day course with us as well. Three tiring but enjoyable days including yoga get you fully ready for the water environment. Minimum depths, dynamics and statics are required but usually achievable. €295

Another product that we tested last season is the Wild Atlantic Way Water weekend. Come to Sligo and spend the Saturday freediving so no beers Friday night then after the course you can have your few beers as on Sunday morning/ noon go Stand up Paddleboarding either round Mullaghmore head or up the Garavogue river and Lough Gill. €150 pays for the activities including all equipment.  Group discount for 4 or more.Pick up from train or airport can be arranged.

Levels two and three are usually conducted abroad in the warmer climes of the Canary Islands or Egypts Red sea. Sign up to our mail list to keep updated.