Max. Depth
40 meters

290 €

3 day

Go Deeper
Stay Longer

3 Academics +
3 Water Sessions



Advanced Freediver

The Advanced Freediver course is designed to take you to a whole new level of freediving: deeper dives and longer breath-holds.

  • 3 days
  • Maximum depth of 40 meters
  • 3 academic sessions and 3 water sessions
  • Equipment and transport in Marsaskala/Saint Paul’s Bay
  • Snacks, water and free videos/pictures of the water session
  • Certification and online course materials

Unleash your full aquatic potential

290 €

Course Structure

  • Classroom DAY 1 – STATIC

    • Mammalian dive reflex
    • Preparation for static apnea
    • Specific breathing technique
    • Breath-hold exercises
    • Mind and body control techniques
    • Training routines
  • Water Session DAY 1

    • Body position and relaxation
    • Preparation for a maximum breath-hold
    • Maximum static apnea attempts
    • Minimum 3 minutes breath-hold
    • Safety procedures and practice
  • Classroom DAY 2

    • Advanced 4-section breathing
    • Pre-dive breathing pattern
    • “Negative Pressure Static Apnea” (NPSA)
    • Benefits and techniques of “exhale dives”
    • Body and mind adaptation to great pressure
  • Water Session DAY 2

    • Preparation with NPSA
    • Specific breathing for exhale diving
    • Exhale dives, max. depth 25 metres
    • Practice of equalization technique
    • Body relaxation
    • Energy efficiency in the water
    • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 30 meters
  • Classroom DAY 3

    • Review of exhale dives from Day 2
    • Stages and preparation for a deep dive
    • Visualization
    • Thoracic stretches
    • Lung capacity increasing exercises
    • Deep equalization techniques
  • Water Session DAY 3

    • Stretching and breathing exercises prior water session
    • Full preparation for a deep dive
    • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 30 meters
    • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 40 meters


The Advanced Freediver course is designed for those, hooked on freediving, who want to take it to a whole new level. It is a must for all freedivers wishing to expand their knowledge, dive deeper and hold their breath longer.

Our Advanced Freediver course is built upon the foundation established during the Apnea Total Freediver course. In other words, you have to be certified as an Apnea Total Freediver (or have an equivalent certification level from another freediving organization) in order to start this course. Contact us for more information.


In only 3 days, you will be aware of your full aquatic potential.

Upon completion of this course, you will be surprised to achieve depths of over 30metres and breath-hold of over 3minutes.

The most advanced breathing techniques together with our specific preparation for deep dives will make this possible even for newcomers.



The Advanced Freediver course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 academic/breathing sessions, 1 water session and 2 deep water sessions.

The course includes static apnea with breath-holds of over 3minutes. You may think this is impossible but believe us, it is not. Our instructors will introduce you to your aquatic abilities and teach you the specific techniques to develop them.

During our deep diving water sessions, you will progressively achieve new depths with knowledge, control, comfort and fun. Our experienced instructor will be by your side at all times while underwater and will guide you with precise instructions for breathing, relaxation and techniques necessary to achieve these depths.

This course will give you a better understanding of the physiological changes happening during apnea. You will learn to use these changes to improve your performances. You will discover your physical and mental limits and learn how to safely go beyond them.

Upon completion of the course, you will be certified as an Apnea Total Advanced Freediver. We will also send you a private online access to the Apnea Total Advanced Freediver course materials so that you can maintain your freediving knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions:

APNEA TOTAL teaching methods are based on practice. There is no test to pass in order to complete the course. We evaluate each student on their potential, evolution and achievement in the water.

Our unique breathing techniques together with the effective structure of the course program creates a stress free, supportive, fun, educative environment and a successful freediving experience. We manage to make our students reach depth and objectives they thought were impossible.

Everyone is different and so is our way of teaching. We adapt the course to the student, not the other way around. We tailor our approach and do not focus on numbers or depth but on mastering the techniques of freediving. Our goal is to teach you how to freedive in a safe and comfortable manner.

Courses are taught by qualified and experienced instructors and you will be surprised what they can do for you. We aim to cater to the student’s individual goals, explore their potential and help them exceed their limits.

During the water sessions, the instructor always dives with each and every student to increase their confidence in their new abilities but also to guarantee everyone’s safety which is our most important concern.

  • Maximum 3 students per group
  • No minimum to start a course
  • Courses start every week
  • Free video/pictures for you to remember and share this amazing experience
  • In all our courses the equipment rental is included
  • Transportation in Marsaskala/Saint Paul’s Bay, depending on course location.
  • Online access to course materials & worldwide certification
  • OUR PHILOSOPHY: Freediving is for everyone
  • OUR GOAL:  Share with you an experience you will forever remember
  • OUR MISSION: Share our passion in a safe way

The only prerequisite to start our Advanced Freediver course is to be certified as an Apnea Total Freediver or to have an equivalent certification level from another freediving organization.

Yes. We have crossovers for most of the organizations, which means that you can go on the next step directly.

Contact us for further information.

The Advanced Freediving course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 academic/breathing sessions, 1 water session and 2 deep water sessions.

Courses start every week  and include snacks, water, video, pictures, all the equipment needed, transportation in Marsaskala/Saint Paul’s Bay, depending on course location and online access to course materials & worldwide certification.

Apnea Total Malta provides all the necessary equipment but feel free to bring your own.

Just contact us by filling in our contact form,  by emailWhatsAppcall us or just pass by and we will provide you with all the information you need.

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Our Courses

CoursesDiscover FreedivingFreediverStatic ApneaAdvanced FreediverMaster FreediverFreediving Instructor
Duration1 day2 days1 day3 daysfrom 4 to 5 weeks4 weeks
Max. Depth12 metres20 metres40 metres50 metresThere is no limit
Pre-requisitesSwim 200 metres
+11 (with parent consent)
Swim 200 metres
+11 (with parent consent)
(or equivalent)
(or equivalent)
(or equivalent)
Equipment rental
Price120 €230 €120 €290 €900 €1200 €
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