PADI 5 Star Diving Center and Lessons

Class Location

Location Info

Lauderdale Divers at 1334 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.

For the Basic Freediver course you can make do with wearing the same gear you use for snorkeling or scuba. If possible, having gear that is made specifically for Freediving will help with your overall performance and better your overall experience. Below are items that you need for the course with some freediving specific suggestions.

  • Mask, fins and snorkel - Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins.
  • Wetsuit - 3mm wetsuit suit is required for pool and ocean sessions. A good freediving suit with attached hood is recommended but you can get away with surf/scuba wetsuits. If your hood is not attached please bring a separate one.
  • Weights and weight belt - Best choice is a rubber weight belt with an assortment of smaller weights to adjust for proper buoyancy.
  • Depth and/or timing device - A waterproof watch at the very least, better yet a freediving computer is perfect.

Lauderdale Divers has a full selection of Freediving/Spearfishing gear for purchase.
Check out general gear recommendations.

Accommodations nearby

There are many hotels in the area. You can do a search for the classroom address on sites like www.hotels.com or www.expedia.com and see many choices.

The hotel across the street from the 429 Seabreeze Blvd location is The Marriott hotel. They will give you a special rate if you say your are a student at Pro Dive. Next to Lauderdale Divers there is the Extended Stay hotel that is a good price and has small kitchens.

Freediving Course Inquiry

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