Discover Freediving Mahe

Unlock the wonders of the deep in just one breath!

Freediving Mahe is an incredible way to encounter the undersea world. You’ll get to experience the myriad of colourful marine life right up close, without the need for additional breathing equipment.

Book this 1-day course as an introduction to a whole new underwater experience. Learn the basics of freediving theory and prepare yourself for a breath-hold dive.

No experience is needed! So whether you’re a seasoned diver or a complete beginner, the AIDA Level One Freediver Course allows everyone to discover the freedom and tranquillity of freediving in the crystal-clear waters around Mahe.

The course is very easygoing, with practical lessons spread out over the day. You’ll be offered plenty of guidance, with an emphasis on having fun.

What’s included:
Freediving Seychelles
  • 1 x Theory session
  • 1 x Breathing and Relaxation session
  • 1 x Confined-water session
  • 1 x Open-water session
  • Freediving equipment
  • Boat fees
  • Insurance
  • Digital copy of AIDA Level One Manual
  • AIDA One Freediving Certificate

What to bring: Towel, swimwear, and sunscreen

Please note: All courses are ‘On Request’. After booking, Freediving Seychelles will contact you to arrange timings and location on Mahe. 

Minimum age: 18 years (17 or 16 years with parent or guardian consent).
Other requirements:  Be able to swim at least 100m non-stop and have completed the AIDA medical form.

What can I expect if I book an Introductory Freediving Course?

The experienced instructors at Freediving Seychelles start the day with a Theory Session, where you will learn the basics of freediving, including freediving equipment and safety. You will then be introduced to breathing and equalisation techniques.

Following this, you move on to a Breathing and Relaxation session. You will discover that breathing can help you relax and be introduced to the breathing techniques used in freediving.

Next is a Pool Session where you can comfortably practice some of the basic breath-hold skills under the guidance of a professional freediving instructor.

You will then be ready for your Open Water session. Having been shown the correct techniques, you’ll be guided to swim to depth (max. 10m). You’ll be amazed how with each dive you’ll get to match or even surpass your limits.

Truly an experience to remember!

This 1-day course is split into four sessions:

Theory Session
  • Equipment for freediving
  • Breathing for freediving
  • Equalisation technique
  • Safety for freediving
  • Freediving and Scuba Diving

Breathing and Relaxation Session:
  • How the breathing can help you to get relax
  • Recovery breathing

Confined Water Session:
  • Static apnea training
  • Experiencing some contractions
  • Safety and buddy

Open Water Session:
  • Using equipment
  • Duck diving
  • Body positioning
  • Free Immersion and Constant Weight
  • Finning style
  • Safety and Buddying
  • Dives will be at 10m maximum depth

All bookings are ‘On Request’ and subject to availability. Freediving Seychelles will contact you with the available starting times and locations on your preferred date.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be 18 years of age or older (17 or 16 years with parent or guardian consent.
  • Be able to swim at least 100m non-stop
  • Have completed the AIDA medical form

Cancellations and changes to your booking

  • You can change the date/time of your booking up to 48 hours before the start of the course.
  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours before the course will receive a full refund, minus any charges applied to make the refund.
    (see the general Terms and conditions for cancellation charges)
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the course date will receive a 50% refund minus any charges applied to make the refund.
    (see the general Terms and conditions for cancellation charges)
  • Cancellations due to sea/weather are subject to different conditions. In such cases, you can either reschedule or receive a full refund.


Location: Mahe
Duration: 8 Hours
Categories: Adventure, Diving, Watersports

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