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 Freediver

PADI Freediving classes | Scuba Center MinnesotaFreediving 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.

To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. 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 Freediver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles through independent study with 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. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 meters/80 feet.

  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – constant weight freedive of 10 meters/30 feet.

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

Not an extra fee

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

Prerequisite: Be at least 15 years old.
Certification: PADI Freediver

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PADI Freediver Course Fee: $249.00
(Fee and cancellation policy)
Includes: PADI Freediver eLearning, pool session, Open Water Session, and certification processing.
What equipment do I need for class?:
In the PADI 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 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.
Freediving Lessons in Minnesota | PADI Freediver | Your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. No previous freediving course is required. | Scuba Center PADI Freediver Course Dates:

2023 Schedule: Class/Pool Fri. 7-10pm, Dives and briefing / planning, Sat. 9-12 at Perch Lake near Hudson, Wisconsin. Pool sessions held at our store in Eagan, Minnesota.
Freediver courses temporarily on hold.  
Look for new dates in the Summer