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The Stage B Freediver course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

The Stage B course is designed to further enhance the knowledge and concepts of freediving through exposure to the physiology of the human body and its effects with immersion. The freediver will learn to improve their relaxation techniques during dives and training. This will further enable them to safely and properly freedive to depth. Students will also familiarised themselves with different freediving organisations and the key personalities of the sport.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $590* - 3 days Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 16 years old  Have completed an Apnea International Stage A course (or equivalent) COURSE CONTENTS: 2 pool sessions 4 open water sessions course results in an international accreditation by Apnea International
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Students must have their own mask, snorkel, fins (preferably bifins), rubber weight belt and weights. A 5mm wetsuit is highly recommended, as you will be static for majority of the pool session. LINKS: Diving Doctors

What You Learn

  • Physics of Freediving
  • Physiology of Freediving.
  • Mammalian Diving Reflex.
  • Physiology of Freediving – black out.
  • Training for Static apnea.
  • Training tables, dry static training.
  • Training for Dynamic apnea.
  • Equalisation techniques.
  • Buoyancy Issues for Deeper Freediving
  • Safety Equipment for Deeper Freediving.
  • Psychology of Freediving.
  • Fitness training for Freediving.
  • Breathing exercises – Pranayama.
  • Relaxation techniques for Freediving.
  • Planning an open water dive session.


To enroll in the Apnea Australia Stage A freediver course you must be:

  • 16 years 
  • Have completed an Apnea International Stage A course (or equivalent)


The Fun Part

The Training sessions include Static breath-hold tables and Deep water sessions.

  • The emphasis is on energy efficient movement in the water.
  • We will try to find the best individual technique that will result in the best improvement.

Completing the Stage B course with Apnea Australia will allow the freediver to be more confident and reach greater depths as well as see more underwater!


Make the most out of your experience with us

To continue your freediving experience, enroll into the Apnea Australia Stage C Freediver course to explore more breath-holding and depth techniques as well as to "fine-tune" breath-holding techniques.

*does not include boat fees