PADI Basic Freediver Course

If you would like to try freediving on Koh Tao and either don’t have the time, or unsure about committing to the full PADI Freediver course, then why not try the PADI Basic Freediver program. It is a great first step for developing solid freediving skills.

The PADI Basic Freediver program includes:

  • One knowledge development session conducted by our PADI freediving instructor.

  • Essential Freediving skills in the swimming pool such as static and dynamic apnea. We also introduce our students to correct diving techniques using the deep section of our swimming pool (around 4 meters).

  • Includes all rental freediving equipment.


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.

Course Schedule:

You meet your instructor at 8.00am for a short orientation. Then in our air-conditioned classroom we will explain the important aspects of freediving such as correct breathing and safety procedures.

Crystal is the only PADI Freediving Center on Koh Tao that uses the option of a confined water session in a swimming pool, providing students with the ideal environment to practice freediving skills for the first time.

We do this for several reasons....

  • Student safety.

  • Student comfort.

  • Student confidence.

And if after your PADI Basic Freediver program you are hooked and would like to continue the freediving journey, you can sign up for our PADI Freediver course.

Course Price: 2,000 THB


7/1 Moo 2, Koh Tao, 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)77 456106
Tel: +66 (0)77 456107
Fax: +66 (0)77 456105