Level 2 Course

Level 2

Freediving course

Dive into an adventure

Experience the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropical Rainforest while freediving in a Volcanic Crater lake! This is a unique way of freediving that allows you to take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest while deepening your breath and concentrating on reaching your freedive potential! As our course is conducted in an enclosed crater lake we don’t need to worry about extreme weather conditions and high winds.

We can concentrate all of our energy on becoming more in tune with nature, listening to the sounds of the birds and taking in the beauty around you. This will inevitably help with your relaxation for free diving!

The Aquatic World

Level 2 Free diving course overview

About the Course

Take your freediving skills to new depths with our SSI Level 2 Freediving course. Designed for those who have already achieved their Level 1 certification, this program offers advanced training and exploration opportunities. Earn your SSI Level 2 Freediving certification upon completion of this 2 day course.

Dive into the intricacies of advanced techniques and theoretical knowledge, including advanced breathing and equalization methods, extended breath holds, and deep diving skills. We begin the course with a scenic drive to Lake Barrine, where you’ll delve into theory sessions and prepare for the challenges ahead.

In the tranquil waters of Lake Barrine, refine your skills in static and dynamic apnea, as well as constant weight dives. Learn advanced finning techniques, streamline your body position, and master enhanced equalization methods.

Continue your journey on day 2 at the enchanting Lake Eacham, surrounded by lush rainforests. Push your limits with thrilling pull-down descents, perfect your advanced equalization techniques, and earn your SSI Level 2 Freediving certification.

Conclude your adventure at a historic tea house, where you’ll savor a delicious lunch and complete a final exam. Join us for an immersive experience that combines expert training, natural beauty, and the art of advanced freediving. Embrace the depths and become a master of the underwater realm. 

Course Highlights



What's on

Course Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change based on capacity and weather conditions*

Day One

7AM: Meet in the Scubabo shop, sign paperwork

Drive up to the Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands – Lake Barrine

8:30am -10:30am: Theory of Free Diving

10:30am: Lake Barrine boat Tour (optional-additional cost)

10:30am – 11:30am: Stretching, breathing, Static breath holds

11:45am – 12:30pm: Break for lunch

1pm – 3pm: In water horizontal dynamic freediving

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Scenic drive back to Cairns

4:30pm: Day one complete!

Day Two

6:45am: Meet in the shop

7am: Depart Cairns for Atherton tablelands

8:30am: Arrive at Lake Eacham/Lake Barrine

8:45am -11:30am: Open water sessions

12pm: Lunch at historic tea house at the crater lake

1pm-2pm: Final Exam and free time

2:30pm – Depart for Cairns

4pm – Arrive in Cairns and the course is finished!

Equipment required

Mask and Snorkel

fins (provided)

Wetsuit (provided)


Medical Preresiquites

A dive medical is only required if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

Those with an at-risk medical condition; or are over 45 years of age; or have a body mass index (BMI) over 30 AND a waist circumference greater than 102cm for males and 88cm for females

If you fall into one or more of these categories you will need to obtain a diving medical (AS4005.1) The cost is roughly $100AUD and takes about 45 minutes to complete with a registered diving doctor.

If you are unsure please refer to our SSI Medical Waiver prior to booking.

Feeling Creative?


Unlock your potential as an underwater photographer with our diving internship program! Designed for those who already hold an open water certification, our program teaches you everything you need to know to become a professional underwater photographer.

But that’s not all – we also teach you the ins and outs of diving, so that you can acquire your dive master certification and take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive deep and explore the beauty of the underwater world while developing valuable photography and diving skills! 

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