• To become an Apneists mermaid does require some knowledge (for your safety, and that of your fellow mermaids). As there is no such thing as a ‘mermaiding’ qualification, we offer an AIDA 2 Star Pool-Freediver course (£125) followed by the club recognised Beginner mermaid course (£125) which will train you to use the mono-fin and tail proficiently. If you have no experience in Freediving, first follow the link to do the AIDA 2 Freediver pool course here:

    AIDA 2 Pool Freediver If you are a qualified Freediver to at least AIDA 2 Pool level, you can pay below. Thank you
  • To become an Apneists mermaid does require some knowledge (for your safety, and that of your colleges). As there is no such thing as a ‘mermaiding’ qualification (that is safe anyway), we offer an AIDA 2 Star Pool-Freediver course (£125) followed by the mono fin clinic (£125) which will train you to use the mono-fin proficiently. These are the same qualifications our performance freediving athletes would enter and it gives you a solid foundation in knowledge, confidence and technique.

    This certificate if for pool environment only and does not include Openwater diving. You can however continue the Openwater section of the AIDA 2 Star course if you so choose (£150).
  • Monofin Freediver Clinic

    £75.00£275.00

    Students will be introduced to different approaches to freediving with a Mono-fin, exercises designed to work on style and how to design a training program.

    Advanced techniques will be covered far beyond any current course syllabus. We will use video analysis to help improve stroke. Students do not have to own a mono before the clinic to benefit. All instructors/guest speakers are to be previous UK squad members and/or UK record holders. There will be a minimum of two, hopefully three depending on student numbers to keep ratios low.

    50% OFF if you do the course a second time for additional experience.

  • No-Fins Freediver Course

    £75.00£275.00

    The No-Fins Freediver clinic is designed to be an introduction to No-Fins swimming and to help the student develop the basic skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to start the sport efficiently.

    50% OFF if you do the course a second time for additional experience.

    • Single sided blade
    • 2.5mm curve point safety blade
    • High quality 420 stainless steel
    • 80mm serrated blade
    • Solid nylon handle with rear strike
    • Soft webbing protective sheath
    • 172mm knife length
  • 5mm neoprene socks for Northern Diver drysuits - available in sizes Small, Medium & Large
  • PADI Advanced Freediver

    £50.00£360.00
    Achieving a new freediving time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies that very personal desire to do your best and be proud of what you can accomplish. The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to fulfill that personal need to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea.
  • PADI Basic Freediver

    £50.00£165.00
    The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
  • PADI Freediver

    £50.00£280.00
    Your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. No previous freediving course is required.
    Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
  • Email steve@freedivers.co.uk for more information. If you’re an avid freediver, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about freediving, talking about freediving and sharing the details your latest freediving adventures. Becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor lets you take your passion for freediving to the next level and allows you to do what you enjoy as a profession. You must earn the PADI Freediver Instructor rating, but you gain a job that lets you share incredible underwater achievements with others – transforming their lives for the better while enriching yours.
  • PADI Master Freediver

    £50.00£380.00
    Email steve@freedivers.co.uk for more information. If you’re an avid freediver, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about freediving, talking about freediving and sharing the details your latest freediving adventures. Becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor lets you take your passion for freediving to the next level and allows you to do what you enjoy as a profession. You must earn the PADI Freediver Instructor rating, but you gain a job that lets you share incredible underwater achievements with others – transforming their lives for the better while enriching yours.
  • AIDA 2 course is 3 days and consists of

    2 x theory sessions 1 x pool session 3 x open water dives.

    Participants have to be 18 years of age or older, medically fit and be able to swim at least 200 metres non-stop and 300 metres with mask, snorkel and fins. The course is in two parts – POOL & THEORY and OPEN WATER(See Below). When both parts are completed you are a fully qualified AIDA 2 Star Freediver, however you can become an AIDA 2 Star POOL Freediver and this allows you to participate in our weekly pool sessions. This course is not aimed towards competitive freediving but for recreational freediving only. Just about everyone who signs up on this course surprises themselves with what they achieve. You will be amazed how much difference just a small amount of training can make to your breath-hold time and dive depth.
  • RAID Basic Freediver Course

    £50.00£295.00

    RAID Basic Freediver course is 1 days and consists of

    1 x theory sessions 2 x pool session

    Participants have to be 18 years of age or older, medically fit and be able to swim at least 200 metres non-stop and 300 metres with mask, snorkel and fins. Basic Freediver allows you to participate in our weekly pool sessions. This course is not aimed towards competitive freediving but for recreational freediving only. Just about everyone who signs up on this course surprises themselves with what they achieve. You will be amazed how much difference just a small amount of training can make to your breath-hold time and dive depth.
  • RAID Freediver Course

    £50.00£295.00

    RAID Freediver course is 2 days and consists of

    1 x theory sessions 1 x pool session 3 x open water dives.

    Participants have to be 18 years of age or older, medically fit and be able to swim at least 200 metres non-stop and 300 metres with mask, snorkel and fins. The course is in two parts – POOL & THEORY and OPEN WATER (See Below). When both parts are completed you are a fully qualified RAID Freediver. This course is not aimed towards competitive freediving but for recreational freediving only. Just about everyone who signs up on this course surprises themselves with what they achieve. You will be amazed how much difference just a small amount of training can make to your breath-hold time and dive depth.

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