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Freediving Courses


• Learn how to freedive near Bath
• Led by renowned freediver Emma Farrell
• Taster sessions & two-day courses offered
• Practice in a swimming pool & open water

What's Included

Try Freediving
• Introduction to the exciting sport of freediving
• 3.5 hour session, split between the classroom and the pool
• Learn about buddying , freediving equipment, how to breathe correctly and hold your breath safely
• Discover the secrets of the mammalian dive reflex
• Put the skills learnt to practice in the pool
• You will be amazed at what you are capable of!
• All equipment, including wetsuit hire provided

RAID Freediving Course
• Two day course covering all the fundamental freediving skills
• Spend the morning of day one split between the classroom and the pool (as per try freediving course)
• Move to Vobster Quay in the afternoon and begin diving in open water
• Opportunity to dive submerged boats, trucks, cars and planes and through shoals of fish!
• By the end of the weekend you could be diving to depths of up to 20m
• All freediving equipment, including long fins, low volume mask, snorkel, weight belt, neoprene socks and gloves and wetsuit provided
• Online RAID freediver theory materials and course handbook are provided to familiarise yourself with the basics
• Participants must complete the theory and pass before the date of your booked course

What Can I Expect

Learn to freedive on these freediving courses near Bath! Take a deep breath and join Emma Farrell and her team as you learn how to dive freely underwater. We are offering taster sessions and two-day courses for you to embrace the sport of free diving.

So, what is freediving? It's breath-hold diving (sometimes known as apnea), where you dive under the water with a single breath of air. It's the most natural way of diving in water and, unlike scuba diving, there are no breathing valves or air tanks involved, just you and your lungs!

Emma, who heads up the free diving teaching team is a renowned freediver, coach and author. As an experienced free diver, she'll always tell you that it's not about pushing yourself to your limits to go deeper or longer underwater, but about enjoying being under the water at any depth.

The taster session is totally geared towards those who want to see what the freediving is all about. Lasting 3.5 hours, your time will be spent learning the theory and safety aspects of free diving and putting it all into practice in a nice warm swimming pool. You'll get an excellent understanding of the basics of freediving, all taught in a safe way with fully qualified coaches.

The two-day course is officially RAID (Rebreather Association of International Divers) recognised, so you follow the prescribed syllabus from this governing body of the freediving world.

The morning of day one is spent learning the theory and trying out the techniques in the swimming pool. Then the afternoon and day two will see you freediving in the open waters of Vobster Quay. This is a superb outdoor diving centre near Frome that boasts a large lake with lots to explore in the water. Dive down and swim through the submerged aircraft fuselage. Explore the up-turned truck. Swim alongside the Jacques II boat wreck and even climb the cliff face like a subaqueous Spiderman!

If you'd like to give freediving a go, book your place on one of these freediving courses in Bath and learn to freedive from world-class freediving instructors.


Try Freediving
• Selected Fridays throughout the year
• Sessions start at 18:00 finishing at 21:30

RAID Freediving Course
• Selected Saturdays-Sundays throughout the year


Try Freediving
• Midsomer Norton Sports Centre, Bath, BA3

RAID Freediving Course
• Glebe House, Writhlington, BA3
• Vobster Quay, Upper Vobster, Radstock, BA3

Suitable For

• Minimum age 18
• A good general level of fitness is required
• Participants respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health
• A medical statement must be completed prior to participating


Try Freediving
• Spectators can attend the pool session by prior arrangement

RAID Freediving Course
• Spectators are welcome at Vobster Quay

Anything Else

• All participants are required to complete a standard medical questionnaire prior to attending the course

RAID Freediving Course
• Accommodation is not included, but information is provided
• Vobster Quay entry is not included (currently £22.00 per day)
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Freediving Courses
RAID Freediving Course
Total Price£375.00
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