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Why should I take a freediving course with Freedive Tasmania?

As freediving becomes more and more well-known, you're able to find more and more instructors in a variety of agencies. At Freedive Tasmania, we believe that the agency teaching you doesn't matter much but your instructor absolutely does. Ask your instructor:

How many students do they take in a course?
How long do we spend in the theory, pool and ocean sessions?
How much experience has the instructor had in teaching freediving?

Freedive Tasmania's instructors will never teach more than 4 people in a course- our attention will always be on you, no matter what.
We spend about 2 hours on the theory session, atleast 2 hours in the pool and atleast 2.5 hours for every ocean session. For our advanced course, we actually have atleast 4 ocean sessions altogether.

Our instructors have been freediving for most of their lives and teaching for several years, with instruction from leading freediving instructors around the world.

Do you have equipment for hire?

Yes! We have a full range of equipment for hire and sale.
If you spend more than $250 buying equipment in the shop, we waive your hire fees.

Do I need to have a dive medical completed to do a Freediver course?

You do not need to have a dive medical to start a course, but you need to pass a participant health questionnaire. Click here to download the questionnaire.
For any questions, please send us an email. 

I am a spearfisher. Will taking a freediving course make me better at spearfishing?

Absolutely. Freediving and spearfishing are directly related to each other. Taking a freediving course will enhance your breath hold, equalisation and finstroke technique, and teach you life-saving recovery and rescue protocols.

Where do you teach courses?

We run most of our courses on the east coast, especially around Bicheno and the Tasman Peninsula. However, we offer courses all over Tasmania, including in remote areas.

If you want a course held at your town, let us know!

Isn't it too cold in Tasmania?

The north, south and east coasts of Tasmania are around 20 degrees in summer- absolutely wonderful and warm. Estuaries the south coast - Pitt Water and the Derwent Estuary - actually end being even warmer. It does get colder in winter, but with that drop in temperatures comes a flourish of exotic flora and fauna.
And to our warm-water friends: we don't have any dangerous wildlife problems like jellyfish, sharks, and crocodiles (unless you go looking for them)!

Do you teach the Frenzel method of equalising?

Absolutely. Freedive Tasmania will always teach you how to Frenzel equalise. Frenzel equalising is a gentler way of equalising that works better than any other method below 10m/30ft. Frenzel is not just blowing into a pinched nose (also called the Valsalva Method of equalising).

Do I need a license to spearfish in Tasmania?

You do not need a license to spear scalefish in Tasmania. If you are taking rock lobster, abalone or scallops, you will need a license. Head over to the site to get your license. Be aware of closed seasons of fisheries.

Can you fish in National Parks?

You can go spearfishing in National Parks. However, the taking of any fish is banned in marine reserves.

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