Freediving Course | Level 1 | Manly | Shelly Beach

25nov(nov 25)9:30 am26(nov 26)3:30 pmEvent OverCompletedFreediving Course | Level 1 | Manly | Shelly Beach9:30 am - 3:30 pm (26)(GMT+11:00) View in my timeShelly Beach (meet at Bower Street), 53 Bower Street,Manly, NSW, 2095

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Are you ready for the ultimate way to explore underwater with our freediving course? Start freediving and experience the ocean in an exciting new way as you explore pristine dive sites on a single breath. With no heavy equipment, you will move underwater with ease and find a complete sense of becoming one with the ocean. Learning to freedive is much easier than you think with our range of recreational freediving programs for all ages.

The Freediving Level 1 course is the best first step to take and certifies you to freedive with a buddy in open water to a depth of 20 meters.

Digital Learning & Academics

You can start by studying the pre-learning anytime, anywhere at your own convenience.

In-Water Training on the Freediving Course in Manly

During the pool/confined water training, we will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment. When you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge. Then, repeat the skills in a real-world environment with our guidance.

Why do a Freediving Course?

Freediving allows the diver to feel the freedom of movement that you just don’t get with all of the scuba gear on. Freediving can help you to become a better scuba diver. You can learn different breathing, equalization and relaxation techniques.

Certification on your Freediving Course

Once you have completed all required training sessions, an online test and open water training dives, we will issue your digital certification digital card.

If you are in doubt about freediving and want to try something simpler to start with, maybe our “Try Freediving” course is the right one for you.



November 25, 2023 9:30 am - November 26, 2023 3:30 pm(GMT+10:00)

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Shelly Beach (meet at Bower Street)

53 Bower Street,Manly, NSW, 2095

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  • Luciana Blanco Villegas

    Luciana Blanco Villegas

    Freedive & Breathwork Instructor

    Luciana is a passionate freediving instructor, yoga and SUP yoga teacher, breathwork and reiki master. Above all, she’s an ocean lover who can’t spend a day without salty water.

    Luciana’s experience in transcending autoimmune diseases and conquering fears through freediving has ignited her mission to help others push past their limitations, heal from past or present traumas, and expand their boundaries, using the power of breath and movement.

    Join her in the journey towards holistic healing and self-discovery at Breathless and discover a new level of inner strength and vitality.

    Freedive & Breathwork Instructor


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What do I need to bring?

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Keep cup for coffee breaks
  • Lunch or money to buy lunch
  • Freediving equipment if you have any
  • Your adventurous soul!

How do I get there (parking and facilities)?

Shelly Beach is located in Manly and forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower. With a maximum depth of approximately 12 metres, Shelly Beach has become popular with Scuba Divers and Snorkelers alike with a large variety of marine life which can viewed in relatively shallow water. Shelly Beach has showers, toilets and a cafe along with two free electric barbeques, perfect for taking your lunch break. For a more formal dining option, there is a cafe on the beach named The Boathouse and  few other options at the Fairy Bower. Shelly Beach has a pay and display ticketed carpark available during daylight hours. Facilities Beach showers, Toilets and Change rooms next to the Boathouse Restaurant Parking Pay and Display on Headland Free parking near North Head

Where do we meet?

We will meet up at 53 Bower Street on Saturday at 9.30 am. The first day will end at 3pm at the Fairy Bower. On Sunday, we will meet at the same place at 9.30 am. We will finish at 3.30 pm in Shelly Beach.

Freediving seems pretty Extreme, what if I can’t do it?

Freediving is an incredibly relaxing activity that combines disciplines of the body and the mind. We will guide each guest individually to their own ability and limits. If for any reason you don’t feel like diving, you can still have a blast snorkeling around crystal clear waters or maybe doubling up on your yoga practice. Our Freediving instructors are very experienced and take safety very seriously, you are in really good hands.

Do I need to be a strong swimmer?

Our courses are open to people of all swimming abilities, some ocean experience and swimming fitiness is useful but not essential. If you are concerned, please drop us an email and our instructors can talk you through the plan and evacuate any doubts.

What equipment will I need?

We can provide everything you need for. However, if you have your own dive mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins and weight belt, it’ll be great to bring it along. It’s always best to dive with your own equipment, with which you are familiar, or familiarise yourself with your new equipment before you start diving without an instructor.

Can I eat before the course?

Light meals or fasting are better before diving, especially on Sunday, before the ocean sessions.

I don’t think I’m ready for the commitment of a course like this, can I do something else?

Yes! We have a “Try Freedving” course. It is a one day course where we go over theory, safety and go for an ocean dive of a maximum of 7m.

What is the program of the course?


As soon as you enroll you’ll be given access to our online portal with everything you need to know before coming for the face to face course. You can do this at your own pace and in your own time, but we recommend you finish studying this before you come to Day 1.

Day 1

9.30 am Meet at Fairy Bower to check equipment 10.00 am  Walk to Shelly beach Theory Session Breathing and introduction to breath holding 12.30 pm Lunch Break 1.30 pm Lung stretching Pool training session 3.30 pm Finish  

Day 2

9.30 am Meet at Fairy Bower to check equipment 10.00 am  Walk to Shelly beach Lung stretching Open water session 1 12.30 pm Lunch Break 1.30 pm Open water session 2 3.00 pm Finish

Cancellations & Refunds

You can reschedule penalty free up to 21 days before the start of the course and receive a one time credit to redeem within six months of the event date or first availability.

Non-refundable deposit for cancellations up to 14 days before the start of the course – $280 – This includes PADI certification, online pre-learnings material access & admin.

If Breathless cancel or reschedule an event you are entitled to a full refund less ticket fees if booked on Eventbrite which are non-refundable. All cancellations within seven (7) days of the event will incur a 100% cancellation fee. To assist you with avoiding penalties for cancellations, tickets are transferable.

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