Freediving

What is Freediving?

Freediving is the practice of holding your breath when diving underwater without the use of breathing equipment, such as a scuba tank.

Freediving is so much more than just a water sport. The mental and physical benefits are endless and there is ongoing research into it’s therapeutic effects on the mind and body. Freediving offers a meaningful way to get outside, destress and connect with nature and like-minded people.

If you are a complete beginner, join our regular introductory workshops for freediving, teaching the basic principles and foundational skills.

Certified freediving courses will be run on an adhoc basis. DUC runs a number of courses throughout the year. When you’re ready to take the plunge and join our dive tribe, you can jump on board with us at any time. Your course material is all based online and it is very easy to start. At the DUC we believe that doing your courses through our instructors ensures that you become confident, comfortable and competent in the water: A SAFE freediver.

Dive Charters & Vouchers

If you are a DUC member you are entitled to a discount if you dive with an approved Dive Charter. This is given in the form of a DUC Dive voucher which you can only purchase from the club. You do need to come into the club to purchase the voucher.

Education & Training

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Workshops

Our regular Workshops are designed with the purpose of learning the fundamentals of freediving without any pressure to reach certain requirements.
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Courses

If you are looking to advance your knowledge and skill set, consider taking a formal course in freediving.
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Training

Because freediving relies on your body's ability to hold your breath for long periods of time, regular training improves general fitness and mental wellbeing.

DUC Dive Guides

Never dive alone

As a DUC member you are welcome to organize a private dive with the club boat.

You need a minimum of 4 divers (excluding the Dive Guide) to launch the boat.

Please bear in mind that only an approved DUC skipper may launch the boat, so if you have 4 or more divers you can call the number below to organize a private dive.

For bookings & info: Angie 082 874 1706

Angie van der Hoogen

Angie gave up bubble blowing after 13 years to join the wonderful world of freediving & can't get enough. The nental benefits is what keeps her coming back for more.

Arenea Becker

New to freediving, Arenea started her deep journey after smashing the pool discipline with 100m bi-fin. A master at anything she puts her mind to.

Alistair Jones

Spearo and father of 2, Alistair has countless hours of underwater experience. As a local spearo, Alistair has valued knowledge of the local reefs and shore entry dive sites.