Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Basic Freediver

Surface Apnea | Freediving courses | Scuba Center in Eagan, MinnesotaThe PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. Its a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.

The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:

  • Knowledge development through independent study with the PADI Freediver eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in a language you understand).

  • 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 meters/80 feet.

OMER Pelagic Freediving Set | Black silicone Alien mask | Zoom snorkel | Eagleray fins | Entry Level Freediving EquipmentPADI Basic Freediver eLearning included

Not an extra fee

Good news the PADI Freediver eLearning also includes all study materials for the PADI Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver courses.

Prerequisite: Be at least 12 years old.
Certification: PADI Basic Freediver

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PADI Basic Freediver Course Fee: $149.00
(Fee and cancellation policy)
Includes: PADI Basic Freediver eLearning, pool session, and certification processing.
What equipment do I need for class?:
In the PADI Basic Freediver course, you learn to use a mask, snorkel and fins, and may also use a wetsuit and weight belt. Using gear designed specifically for freediving is best, however, in this course, you may be able to use snorkeling equipment you already own. You can get advice about everything you need from your PADI Freediver Instructor at Scuba Center.
What do I need to do before class?:

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Complete the PADI Basic Freediver eLearning and complete the knowledge reviews. You also need to complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement). If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, we must require a signed physicians approval before you participate. You can download and review the PADI Medical Statement here. Please print a copy to take to your physician for their approval and signature if required.
Beginning Freediving Lessons in Minnesota | PADI Basic Freediver | Learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. | Scuba Center PADI Basic Freediver Course Dates:

2023 Schedule: Class/Pool Fri. 6-10pm. Pool sessions held at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota.
Freediver courses temporarily on hold.  
Look for new dates in the Summer