Pure Apnea Level 1 is an internationally recognised freedive course. It is held over two full days or over two evenings and a full day, which consists of classroom theory, pool session and an open water session. This course is designed to safely improve your knowledge, skills and ability in the fastest way possible.
Introduction to freediving
Breathing and relaxation techniques
Identifying blackouts, LMC and ascent hypoxia
Safety and rescues
Importance of the buddy system
Pressure and equalization
Pool Session (4hrs)
Breathholds (static and dynamic)
Finning techniques and body position
Open Water (6hrs) Shore dive – Up to 20m
Free Immersion (FIM)
Constant weight (CWT)
18 years of age or 16+ years of age with signed parental consent, a physician’s signature maybe required. 12+ may undertake the Adventure Freediver I and Surf Apnea courses.
Comfortable swimming and snorkelling in open water
In good health
Sign a Course Register, Indemnity Form and Medical Questionnaire
Students must have the following dive equipment:
Fins, preferably closed heel and long blade
Mask, preferably low volume
Wetsuit or exposure protection
Weight belt and weights
Gear is available for hire and purchase. (There may be an additional charge)
Pool entry fee, snacks and refreshments are included in the course cost.
We will be using Spear West for our theory session. Any gear needed can be purchased on the night.
Our terms and conditions can be found on our website.