Freediving in Ishigaki
Blue Space is the first company teaching PADI freediving courses here in Ishigaki. We like to introduce you the purest and most peaceful way of diving. Holding the breath, forgetting all thoughts for a while and just be part of the ocean, is a beautiful feeling. Staying under the water as long as our breath allows us and diving down makes freediving a fascinating and popular sport. Taking a PADI freediver course will prepare you to dive safe and effortless while holding your breath.
freediving with eagle ray
Freediving with eagle ray
courses
Skin diver / intro to freediving
duration 1 day
​15000 yen / person
PADI Skin Diver is a mixture of snorkeling and making breath hold dives to observe the life below the surface. Exploring, having fun and spending time underwater are the main goals for this course. If you are older than 8 years and healthy you're welcome to join this course. 
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PADI Skin Diver topics : 
new breathing techniques to extend your dive time
​basic safety guide lines to dive in a responsible way
how to use and choose skin diving equipment
skin diving techniques, such as surface swimming, duck diving down and clearing the snorkel
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freediver ok ishigaki
I'm ok!
Basic freediver 
duration 1 day 
19000 yen / person
PADI Basic Freediver ​is a subset program on the PADI Freediver course. Basic freediving skills  will be developed in confined water. Everybody who is 12 years or older, physically healthy and can swim is welcome to join. The course is divided in two parts :
the theory part of the course will be done in a self study using the PADI freediver touch. covered topics are freediving equipment, safety rules, buddy procedures and physiology
​the water sessions will cover breath hold techniques, duck diving, dynamic apnea (distance swimming underwater), fin swimming and safe diving techniques​
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Performance requirements :
90 sec static (breathhold without moving)
​25m dynamic apnea
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freediver coming up ishigaki
A freediver coming up to the surface.
PADI Freediver's training is focused on all necessary aspects to dive safe and deep in the ocean. To join the PADI Freediver course you should be 15 years or older, healthy and able to swim 200m. Most of the time will be spent in the ocean. The course is divided in three parts 
PADI Freediver
38000 yen / person
duration 2 day
knowledge development with the PADI Freediver touch includes physiology of the respiratory system, breathing techniques, freediving disciplines and skills, concept of pressure, safety procedures and freediving equipment.
pool training contains static apnea(breath hold), dynamic apnea, rescue exercises and fin swimming technique.
​open water training will cover duck diving, equalizing, hydrodynamic and finning in disciplines like constant weight and free immersion. there will be rescue and emergency training. maximum depth 16meter. 
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Performance requirements :
constant weight (diving down using the fins) 10 - 16m
​25m dynamic apnea (distance swimming underwater)
​90 sec static apnea (holding the breath without moving) 
after completing all requirements you will get a PADI Freediver certification.
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​A freediver coming up with a safety diver.
includes
freediving mask
Our freediving mask.
​transport (from your hotel and back)
​cold water, lunch, snacks(seasonal Ishigaki fruit), medical first aid kit
professional freediving instructor in english, german or spanish
full freediving equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, weight belt, buoy)
​photos and videos which the instructor takes during the course
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note
​all listed prices above include tax and have to be paid cash.
PADI certification fee (5,200yen) for PADI Freediver is not included and has to be paid cash. (no more hidden cost)
​all freediving spots are subject to the weather conditions. We always choose the safest and most enjoyable spots.  ​
​before starting the course you need to fill in a medical statement. please contact us anytime if you have any question.
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What to bring
​towels, bikini, swimming wear, sunscreen and sun protection.
enough money to pay the course fee.
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A bubble ring.