Courses & Training

Freediving Courses

Our love for freediving is something we wish to share with the world! We offer Pure Apnea freediving courses which are of the highest quality and will equip students with the knowledge and skills to freedive confidently and safely. Our freediving instructors are dedicated professionals who are passionate about sharing their experiences and knowledge with their students. We work on a strict open-water instructor-to-student ratio of 1:4 to ensure that our students get the maximum personal attention. Whether you are on holiday in Cape Town or live here, sign up for a freediving course that will open a new, breathtaking underwater world for you!

Recreational Courses

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Do you want to safely explore the spectacular underwater world without the hassle and danger of using heavy, claustrophobic scuba equipment? If you are over 14 years old, a confident swimmer or snorkeler, healthy, but not necessarily an athlete and you want to discover the amazing world hidden within Cape Town’s bio diverse kelp forests then the Adventure Freediver courses are just right for you! We offer a unique set of Adventure Freediver courses which focus on the skills and knowledge needed to freedive safely in kelp forests, on reefs and with marine animals like dolphins and sharks.

Adventure Freediver I

R2500

A 2-day entry level recreational freediving course that will equip you with the skills to freedive safely on reefs, kelp forests and in open ocean.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course

Adventure Freediver II

R3900

Explore deeper! A 3-day course perfect for recreational freedivers who want to reach the same depths as scuba divers.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry included

Adventure Freediver Instructor

Starting at R9950 - 7-days

Become a freediving professional and teach students to freedive recreationally.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry excluded
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What Our Students Say About Us

The team at Cape Town Freediving are absolutely fantastic. They’re so good at taking complete beginners and getting them comfortable with freediving.
RichardB
Richard Burton
Kitesurfer

Sports Courses

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Do you want to explore your amazing aquatic abilities in a safe and controlled environment? Do you want to see how long you can hold your breath, how far you can swim without breathing or how deep you can dive with just the air in your lungs? If you do then our sports freediving courses will help you do just that! Our traditional sports courses focus on the freediving sport disciplines performed in freediving competitions. Our instructors are experienced competitive freedivers who will help you discover your freediving potential. The sports freediving courses are perfect for those who want to improve and push their limits in the pool and in the depth or who are thinking about entering freediving competitions as athletes or officials.

Discover Freediving

R1400

1-day introductory course which focuses on theory and breath hold techniques.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Pool entry included

Level 1 Freediver

R2500

A 2-day entry level course which covers the basic pool and depth disciplines namely; Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Free Immersion and Constant Weight.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry included

Level 2 Advanced Freediver

R3900

This 3-day sports course focuses on techniques and knowledge needed to freedive safely up to 30m deep and to extend times and distances in the pool.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry excluded

Level 3 Master Freediver

R4900

This 4-day sports course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to freedive up to 40m deep and beyond.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry included

Freediving Instructor

Starting at R14000 - 10-days

Qualify as a professional sports freediving instructor and start your own freediving business.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry included

Master Instructor

R3250

Upgraded from Instructor to Master Instructor and start teaching the Level 3 Master Freediver course.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual
  • Diving equipment provided for course
  • Quarry & pool entry excluded
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What Our Students Say About Us

The course was exactly what I had always wanted it to be, and what a freediving course should be. It doesn’t skimp out on, or water down the safety side of things.
Danny
Danny Copeland
Conservationist

Speciality Courses, Training & Fun Dives

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We also offer the Pure Apnea Judge course, fun dives, training days and a very popular and unique breath hold course called ‘Surf Apnea’. The Surf Apnea course has been designed for surfers, kitesurfers, paddlers etc. who experience sudden breath hold situations while in the water.

Pure Apnea Judge

R1250

Become a competition judge and ratify performances in Pure Apnea sanctioned events.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual

Surf Apnea

R1400

A unique course for watersport enthusiasts who experience sudden breath holds in rough surf.

  • International certification
  • Free PDF manual

Training Days

R1370

Improve and refine your freediving with a dedicated instructor to assist you.

  • International certification
  • Diving equipment provided
  • Quarry & pool entry excluded
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