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PADI BASIC Adventure FREEDIVER

R 1800

Getting your Feet Wet:

Exploring and Adventure Freediving is in the blood of every human being. This course allows you to explore the water world around you in a safe manner.

 

Learn proper new skills:

The course takes you from the Tidal Pools of our beautiful coastline, to learning about freediving and the animal species that live in our ocean. Our Instructors will tell you about the significance of each of these animals that you will dive with, and teach you about how to find them

Course Requirements:

8 years or older

Medically fit to dive

No Diving Experience Required

 

Course Outcomes:

Learning about our Ocean

How to conduct your Adventure Safely

Breathold of at least 90 sec

Underwater Dynamic Swim 25m

Buddy diving skills

Rescue and safety

Let us take you on it!

FREEDIVING

Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on the diver’s ability to hold their breath, rather than using a breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. Freedivers may use fins and other diving equipment to help them swim deeper and faster, but they do not carry air tanks or use regulators to breathe while underwater.

PADI Explorer FREEDIVER

R 3600

MALDIVES APNEA ADDICTS FREEDIVING CAPE TOWN FREEDIVING AFRICA

Jump in Head First!!

The PADI Freediver is one step above the PADI Basic Freediver, and includes all the skills of the Basic Freediver, but also an open water deep dive session. This is the first large stepping stone in your freediving career, and will allow you to see some of our incredible marine life.

 

 

Learn proper new skills:

The course starts with e-learning, which can be done at home, at your own leisure. Once this is completed, the classroom becomes a swimming pool where we learn the basic skills of breathold, fin stroke, rescue diving, safety and proper buddy diving. The pool becomes bigger as you step into the ocean, and immerse yourself completely into your new reality of freediving. In the ocean we will learn about the ocean life, proper open water techniques, diving to depths, safety, rescue and buddy diving in open water as a team.

Kelp Freediving Cape Town MALDIVES APNEA ADDICTS FREEDIVING CAPE TOWN FREEDIVING AFRICA

Commonly seen underwater:

Kelp Forests

Cape Bream

Sea Urchin

ship wreck

West Coast Rock Lobster

Red Roman Bream

 

Course Requirements:

12 years or older

Medically fit to dive

No Diving Experience Required

 

Course Outcomes:

Breathold of at least 90 sec

Dynamic Apnea of 25m or more

Minimum 10m deep dive or more

Buddy diving skills

Rescue and safety

PADI Advanced FREEDIVER

R 3800

Take your Next Step:

PADI Advanced Freediver is for for the person that wants to go to 20m and beyond, further, and learn advanced safety and rescue techniques. Buddy diving, advanced equalization, watermanship and discipline.

 

Continuing your education:

The e-learning of the Advanced Freediver will take you through the journey of different freedivers and allow you to learn from highly experienced instructors, how your body works and experience freediving gear to a more technical degree. The pool session will cover more advanced hydrodynamic techniques, breathing and advanced rescue skills. In the open water, the focus will be on control, discipline, proper technique, safety and rescue. All this to ensure that you reach your goal depth you set yourself.

Our instructors will guide you and assist you on various stress tests, shift your mentality of watermanship, and coach you to where you yourself would like to be.

 

APNEA ADDICTS FREEDIVING CHARL MARAIS FREEDIVING

What you could see on this course:

Blue water diving

Cape Bream

Ship Wrecks

West Coast Rock Lobster

Red Roman Bream

 

Course Requirements:
12 years or older

Medically fit to dive

Completed Freediver Course or equivalent

 

Course Outcomes:

Breathold of at least 2:30 min

Dynamic Apnea of 50m or more

Minimum 20m deep dive or more

Buddy diving skills

Rescue and safety

performance equalization

self-discipline at depth

PADI Master FREEDIVER

R 5300

Stepping into Professionalism:

The pinnacle of diving is the Master Freediver, you get to assist instructors on courses, safety deep dives, an get the opportunity to dive up to 40m deep!

 

Course Requirements:

18 years or older

Medically fit to dive

Completed Advanced Freediver Course or similar

 

Course Outcomes:

Breathold of at least 3:30 min

Dynamic Apnea of 75m or more

Minimum 32m deep dive or more (50m Max)

Professionalism

Thorough understanding of Freediver Physiology

Master equalization and hydrodynamics

MALDIVES APNEA ADDICTS FREEDIVING CAPE TOWN FREEDIVING AFRICA

No Effort is Spared:

Our PADI Instructor-Trainer Charl Marais and Staff Instructor Brittnee Engelbrecht work together to lay the foundations of your training.

Together they transfer their combined experience of more than 20 years of freediving, and more than 8 years of instructing freediving for various agencies into a package that is dedicated to train you as a Master Freediver.

 

It’s a Mentorship:

The e-learning and classroom sessions become a personal experience with your instructors. It is our obligation to mentor, lead and challenge you during this course. We transfer your experience and knowledge, and imbue the value of professionalism during this training. 

Together we lead you not only to dive deeper, give you the opportunity to master the sport and your body, but also allow you to then transfer your expertise and knowledge to the next upcoming freediver. 

KeatZA
KeatZA
Brilliant instructors. The Apnea Addicts team look after you through the entire process and ensure that you are comfortable in the water and understand the fundamentals of the sport.
Reece Truter
Reece Truter
One of the best experiences I have had with a dive shop. I was blown away by how beautiful the African Sea Forest was and had many amazing dives from shore entry and off a boat all during my freediving course and improving my skills, reaching new depths and learning how to do it all safely.
Amber McLeod
Amber McLeod
Charl and Brit are amazing instructors :) Doing my freediving instructor course with them. Super patient people and they have very adaptable teaching styles that will suit anyone. Very fun course!
Leroux Cloete
Leroux Cloete
Best in the business, took my free diving to the next level and will recommend it to anyone looking to dive safer and improve their diving.
YB Naidoo
YB Naidoo
Gareth did such an amazing job with Mischka, he reads people extremely accurately and helps them accordingly. I seriously recommend Gareth and his team if you value patience and understanding. Thanks for the breathtaking experience guys, well done!
Boy de Jonge
Boy de Jonge
Did my 4 day Open Water Course, both Gareth and Indi are very nice, highly qualified and know where to go for the best Cape Town dive spots. Highly recommend!
Jonathan Müller
Jonathan Müller
Great communication. Great instructor. My son loved it.

Paradise42498870172
Paradise42498870172
2023-11-09
Amazing diving and skill improving. I had such an amazing time in Cape Town while being shown around with Apnea Addicts Freediving. We visited many dive sites via shore and boat. All while improving my diving skills on freediving courses.
GoPlaces67263033124
GoPlaces67263033124
2023-11-07
Amazing Charl and Brit are amazing instructors :) Doing my freediving instructor course with them and they have very adaptable teaching styles that will suit anyone. Very fun course!
Passport38210741530
Passport38210741530
2023-11-07
Spear fishing trip Beautiful waters and friendly cow sharks + friendly charles. Will recommend this to anyone. Gona come back again for sure.
Leroux C
Leroux C
2023-11-07
If you are a free diver this is a must!!! Best in the business, took my free diving to the next level and will recommend it to anyone looking to dive safer and improve their diving.
Hayley C
Hayley C
2021-05-13
Amazing shore dives with great people! I was recommended this dive shop by a local and it was the best choice I could have made! It’s a small company, so you get an intimate, personalized experience. Joe was a fantastic coordinator and extremely knowledgeable about the sites and marine life. Philippe was my dive buddy and helped me feel really comfortable and took great care of me on our dives. We saw incredible kelp forests, beautiful coral, nudibranchs of many kinds, swam through rock formations, and a friendly seal even came by and gave us a quick show. I’m so glad I chose to dive in SA, and I’m even happier I picked Cape Town Dive Centre. Thank you Joe and Philippe!!
Tarryn B
Tarryn B
2021-05-07
PADI Open Water & Advanced Open Water courses - an unforgettable experience When I finally decided that it was time to learn to scuba dive (something I’d wanted to do for years), I signed up for the Open Water Course with the Cape Town Dive Centre because of a friend's recommendation. From the minute the Open Water Course started, I loved everything about it! My instructor, Joe, was fun but also incredibly efficient and an excellent teacher. The course was quite difficult and complex so I wouldn't have wanted to do it with just anyone. However, because of the way Joe taught and helped us under the water, I felt totally safe and calm. By the end of the course I was totally hooked on scuba diving! So much so, in fact, that a couple of months later I returned to the Cape Town Dive Centre to do my Advanced Open Water Course. For anyone who intends on continuing to scuba dive after completing the Open Water Course, I would strongly recommend doing the Advanced Open Water Course too. This course really expanded my knowledge and improved my capabilities, ultimately making me a much more competent and confident diver – with much improved buoyancy and air consumption as an added bonus! So, if the above isn't already clear, let me say this: I would highly recommend going to the Cape Town Dive Centre to start and/or continue your diving journey! All of the staff are friendly and super well qualified, and will go out of their way to accommodate you and any concerns you may have. You are bound to have a phenomenal experience – in the water and out of it!
Claude Visagie
Claude Visagie
2021-04-10
First scuba dive What an amazing experience. Friendly instructors that are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town and to all the locals!!
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
2021-03-09
PADI open water diver course Just completed a PADI open water diving course with Cape Town Dive Centre. Was an amazing experience and loved every minute of it! Staff very professional and drilled us on every important aspect of the course. Great value for money and can really recommend it to anyone wanting to get into SCUBA
BoardingPass760957
BoardingPass760957
2021-02-08
You haven't lived if you haven't tried scuba diving! Our diving instructor Joe was already waiting for us with our gear when we arrived, which was great. He was very patient and helpful and made 200% sure we had all the basic skills mastered. I couldn't complete my dive, but he continued with my son, who is now totally hooked on scuba diving. I'm giving the experience 4 out of 5 as it was too short, a 4-hour experience was advertised and it was under 2-hours from arriving to leaving (trying to get into the wet suits and the instructions was about an hour). I can wholeheartedly recommend this and trust me, you are in SAVE hands with these people, they know what they are doing and know how to handle emergencies. Thank you, Joe!
bhbruwer
bhbruwer
2020-11-07
Great Experience! Great experience with friendly staff that makes you feel at ease throughout the dive. Will definitely recommend CTDC! Thanks Gareth!

Apnea

Apnea is the temporary suspension of breathing. In the context of freediving, apnea refers to the act of holding one’s breath while underwater. Freedivers often practice apnea in order to increase their ability to hold their breath and to dive to deeper depths.

PADI FREEDIVE INSTRUCTOR

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MALDIVES APNEA ADDICTS FREEDIVING CAPE TOWN FREEDIVING AFRICA

A Career in Freediving:

 

PADI is the largest and most successful dive training institute in the world, training 70% of all divers worldwide. The PADI Freediver Instructor Training allows you to teach freediving, opening up a career in diving. It allows you to join this extensive team of PADI Professionals and train freedivers.

 

Knowledgeable  Team:

Instructor Trainer Charl Marais gives you exclusive attention for the full duration of the instructor training. Together with his staff instructor, Charl works in a team with Brittnee Engelbrecht to give you a premium experience in freedive instructor training.  With combined experience of more than 20 years in freediving, and PADI professionals for 10 years, the team has trained Freediver instructors all over Southern Africa and Island Africa.

 

Course Requirements:
18 years or older

Medically fit to dive

Completed Advanced Freediver Course or similar

APNEA ADDICTS FREEDIVING CAPE TOWN FREEDIVING AFRICA

It’s a Journey:

From the classroom presentations, to the confined and open water training, the PADI Freediver instructor Training is tailored and specifically designed with state of the art teaching techniques, and the latest freediving techniques to make you the best freediver instructor possible.

 

What do I get in this course:

Emergency First Response

PADI Freediver Instructor

PADI Adventure Freediver Instructor

 

 

Course Outcomes:

Breathold of at least 3:30 min

Dynamic Apnea of 75m or more

Minimum 32m deep dive or more (50m Max)

Professionalism

Thorough understanding of Freediver Physiology

Master equalization and hydrodynamics

KeatZA
KeatZA
Brilliant instructors. The Apnea Addicts team look after you through the entire process and ensure that you are comfortable in the water and understand the fundamentals of the sport.
Reece Truter
Reece Truter
One of the best experiences I have had with a dive shop. I was blown away by how beautiful the African Sea Forest was and had many amazing dives from shore entry and off a boat all during my freediving course and improving my skills, reaching new depths and learning how to do it all safely.
Amber McLeod
Amber McLeod
Charl and Brit are amazing instructors :) Doing my freediving instructor course with them. Super patient people and they have very adaptable teaching styles that will suit anyone. Very fun course!
Leroux Cloete
Leroux Cloete
Best in the business, took my free diving to the next level and will recommend it to anyone looking to dive safer and improve their diving.
YB Naidoo
YB Naidoo
Gareth did such an amazing job with Mischka, he reads people extremely accurately and helps them accordingly. I seriously recommend Gareth and his team if you value patience and understanding. Thanks for the breathtaking experience guys, well done!
Boy de Jonge
Boy de Jonge
Did my 4 day Open Water Course, both Gareth and Indi are very nice, highly qualified and know where to go for the best Cape Town dive spots. Highly recommend!
Jonathan Müller
Jonathan Müller
Great communication. Great instructor. My son loved it.

Paradise42498870172
Paradise42498870172
2023-11-09
Amazing diving and skill improving. I had such an amazing time in Cape Town while being shown around with Apnea Addicts Freediving. We visited many dive sites via shore and boat. All while improving my diving skills on freediving courses.
GoPlaces67263033124
GoPlaces67263033124
2023-11-07
Amazing Charl and Brit are amazing instructors :) Doing my freediving instructor course with them and they have very adaptable teaching styles that will suit anyone. Very fun course!
Passport38210741530
Passport38210741530
2023-11-07
Spear fishing trip Beautiful waters and friendly cow sharks + friendly charles. Will recommend this to anyone. Gona come back again for sure.
Leroux C
Leroux C
2023-11-07
If you are a free diver this is a must!!! Best in the business, took my free diving to the next level and will recommend it to anyone looking to dive safer and improve their diving.
Hayley C
Hayley C
2021-05-13
Amazing shore dives with great people! I was recommended this dive shop by a local and it was the best choice I could have made! It’s a small company, so you get an intimate, personalized experience. Joe was a fantastic coordinator and extremely knowledgeable about the sites and marine life. Philippe was my dive buddy and helped me feel really comfortable and took great care of me on our dives. We saw incredible kelp forests, beautiful coral, nudibranchs of many kinds, swam through rock formations, and a friendly seal even came by and gave us a quick show. I’m so glad I chose to dive in SA, and I’m even happier I picked Cape Town Dive Centre. Thank you Joe and Philippe!!
Tarryn B
Tarryn B
2021-05-07
PADI Open Water & Advanced Open Water courses - an unforgettable experience When I finally decided that it was time to learn to scuba dive (something I’d wanted to do for years), I signed up for the Open Water Course with the Cape Town Dive Centre because of a friend's recommendation. From the minute the Open Water Course started, I loved everything about it! My instructor, Joe, was fun but also incredibly efficient and an excellent teacher. The course was quite difficult and complex so I wouldn't have wanted to do it with just anyone. However, because of the way Joe taught and helped us under the water, I felt totally safe and calm. By the end of the course I was totally hooked on scuba diving! So much so, in fact, that a couple of months later I returned to the Cape Town Dive Centre to do my Advanced Open Water Course. For anyone who intends on continuing to scuba dive after completing the Open Water Course, I would strongly recommend doing the Advanced Open Water Course too. This course really expanded my knowledge and improved my capabilities, ultimately making me a much more competent and confident diver – with much improved buoyancy and air consumption as an added bonus! So, if the above isn't already clear, let me say this: I would highly recommend going to the Cape Town Dive Centre to start and/or continue your diving journey! All of the staff are friendly and super well qualified, and will go out of their way to accommodate you and any concerns you may have. You are bound to have a phenomenal experience – in the water and out of it!
Claude Visagie
Claude Visagie
2021-04-10
First scuba dive What an amazing experience. Friendly instructors that are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town and to all the locals!!
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
2021-03-09
PADI open water diver course Just completed a PADI open water diving course with Cape Town Dive Centre. Was an amazing experience and loved every minute of it! Staff very professional and drilled us on every important aspect of the course. Great value for money and can really recommend it to anyone wanting to get into SCUBA
BoardingPass760957
BoardingPass760957
2021-02-08
You haven't lived if you haven't tried scuba diving! Our diving instructor Joe was already waiting for us with our gear when we arrived, which was great. He was very patient and helpful and made 200% sure we had all the basic skills mastered. I couldn't complete my dive, but he continued with my son, who is now totally hooked on scuba diving. I'm giving the experience 4 out of 5 as it was too short, a 4-hour experience was advertised and it was under 2-hours from arriving to leaving (trying to get into the wet suits and the instructions was about an hour). I can wholeheartedly recommend this and trust me, you are in SAVE hands with these people, they know what they are doing and know how to handle emergencies. Thank you, Joe!
bhbruwer
bhbruwer
2020-11-07
Great Experience! Great experience with friendly staff that makes you feel at ease throughout the dive. Will definitely recommend CTDC! Thanks Gareth!

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