Freediving Courses


After a super talk with freediving expert Steve Millard we want to get in and have a go and know a lot of you do too!

Below is more information and dates on the freediving courses Steve runs. To book on to this course please contact us at the shop by clicking the following link where we will take a £20 deposit to secure your place on the course.  /shop-opening-times-contact-details/

The course

This course is designed to be an introduction to freediving for the complete beginner or improvers. It aims to help you to develop basic skills, knowledge and safety procedures necessary to enjoy freediving safely within the limits of their experience. This course is not aimed towards competitive freediving but for recreational freediving only.

The course on offer is the AIDA 2* Pool Freediver. This is the foundation course and it will introduce you to the basic disciplines of freediving, Static Apnea and Dynamic Apnea. 

The course comprises the pool and theory section followed by the outside training in open water for those who wish to go further.

You will receive a certification card from AIDA on completion of the outside training.

What you will learn

After learning a few relaxation and visualisation techniques and in the safety of the swimming pool you will have a go at Static Apnea, to see how long you can hold your breath for lying still in the water. You will then move on to Dynamic Apnea to see how far you can swim in the pool on a single breath and, of course, in both of these categories you will also learn how to be a good buddy to someone as they train.

Two of our divers have already completed the pool and theory part and, after practising the techniques, managed to improve their breath hold from 40 seconds to over 2 minutes and managed to swim two lengths of the swimming pool underwater!

The cost

The pool and theory takes place over one day and is priced at £125

The Open water section takes place over 2 days and is priced at £150

Up coming Course dates

March 29th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

April 18th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

April 19th – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training

May 16th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

May 17th – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training

June 13th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

June 14th – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training

July 18th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

July 19th – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training

August 22nd – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

August 23rd – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training

September 19th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

September 20th – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training

October 17th – 10.00pm – 5.00pm, Pool and theory (Manchester)

October 18th – 10.00am -3.00pm, Open water training