Dive as deep as 20m with just a layer of neoprene between you and the underwater world. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry—with this course you’ll learn everything you need to know about safe and relaxed freediving, and you’ll have loads of fun doing it. Your underwater adventure includes:
- 2 days of freediving lessons
- 2 nights of accommodation at a countryside B&B
- Breakfast, lunches, snacks and hot drinks
- Activity transfers
- Pool and quay fees
- All freediving equipment
- Instruction by certified freediving instructors
- Course tuition and theory materials
- RAID Freediver certificate and card (dependent on performance)
**Perfect for: **
Adventurous souls who want to add a new skill to their repertoire; SCUBA divers and snorkelers who want to explore beyond the limits of those sports. No previous experience needed.
Friday: Arrive and unwind
Arrive at your accommodation and settle in ahead of 2 days of expert Freediving tuition.
Saturday: Learn to freedive
Meet your instructors at the Glebe House hotel first thing in the morning.
You’ll start with a classroom session to learn about breathing techniques, safety and the equipment you’ll be using.
Next, head to the pool to try things out. Learn to move underwater with grace and ease, and practice holding your breath for minutes at a time.
Break for lunch, then head to Vobster Quay where the real fun begins.
The quay is an old quarry filled with fresh spring water and used exclusively for diving and swimming.
On the quay’s bottom you’ll find sunken boats and airplanes and a host of other weird and wonderful things to explore.
Dry off at the end of the day and head into town for a hot meal and a celebratory drink. You’re halfway there!
1 ½ hours in the classroom, 2 hours in the pool, 2 ½ hours open water
Sunday: Hone your skills
Wake up in the peaceful countryside and indulge in a hearty breakfast—you’ll need the calories for the day ahead.
Head straight out to Vobster Quay for a morning open water session. At this point you’ll be swimming like a fish.
Break for lunch, then head back to the pool for some more theory. Now that you have open water experience under your belt there’s a whole lot more you can learn.
Return to the quarry for a final open water session. Swim in and out of the sunken airplane and check out other wrecks, gaining more confidence and skill each time you dive.
Wrap things up in the evening and receive your certificates and cards with your fellow divers.
Head back home and start planning your next freediving getaway.
1 ½ hours in the pool, 4 ½ hours open water
Note: The actual itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
You’ll stay at Glebe House, a former rectory-turned-B&B in the countryside south of Bath. There are only four rooms in the building, so you’re sure to have a peaceful and relaxing experience. Rooms are ensuite with TV, hot beverage facilities, and free wifi. Breakfast is included.
If Glebe House is fully booked, you will be accommodated in other equally relaxing and convenient accommodation near by.
Glebe House and Vobster Quay are both on the outskirts of Frome, a charming town (pop. 26,000) just south of Bath. The town is perhaps best known for the hoard of Roman coins found there in 2010. Frome has a thriving arts and culture scene, many beautiful parks, and many quality restaurants, including the famous Archangel on King Street. Frome was named the “sixth coolest town in Britain” in 2014.
Vobster Quay is where you’ll be spending much of your time. The quay is an old quarry filled with fresh spring water. The water is filtered by zebra mussels, so it’s remarkably clear. Visibility up to 20m is common, though it’s reduced in the summer.
The quay is known for its wealth of submerged artifacts for divers to explore, including a boat, the old quarry crushing works, and a commercial airliner cut into three sections.
The best thing about diving at the quay is no tides, no currents, and no waves. It’s a calm and interesting place to learn a new skill.
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