Freediving is simple. Relying on a single breath of air, you explore the underwater world free of cumbersome equipment. Freediving gives you an incredible opportunity to experience the ocean in a very unique way.
To get started, all you need is a basic safety lesson, a dive buddy, some simple equipment and a few tips on technique. Blue Planet offers freediving courses to suit your level of skill and experience – all the way from beginner to instructor training. Our courses are accredited through A.I.D.A. - the most recognized and respected international freediving organization. Freediving in the waters surrounding Lanta is an incredible experience!
Freediving is easy and enjoyable once you learn how to relax underwater.
Recreational freediving can mean snorkeling in shallow water and making quick dives down, or it can mean making deeper dives to see things you can’t see as a recreational scuba diver. The main disadvantage in freediving, of course, is that your time on the bottom is limited.
Advantages to exploring the underwater world without tanks:
• Less equipment means you can go more places
• No bubbles means you don’t scare the fish away…!
• No regulator noise lets you hear other underwater noises more easily
• Your movement along the bottom is effortless due to reduced drag
There are as many different reasons to enjoy freediving as there are different people who enjoy it. Some enjoy the sensation of weightlessness, sinking, and floating, while others are more attracted to the performance-based element of the sport.