The PADI BASIC  Freediver course introduces the student to static and dynamic and  knowledge and skills. It is intended for the freediving enthusiast as opposed to the casual snorkeler or skin diver, so it emphasizes the specialized breathing techniques, equipment, procedures and safety issues associated with it. Students complete the knowledge development using the Freediver portion of the PADI Freediver Touch., followed by the Freediver Confined Water Session.

PADI Basic Freediver is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. Basic Freedivers only complete the knowledge development and confined water sessions such the Dynamic (DYN) and Static (STA). It's a very good course for younger divers or the ones who wants to be more comfortable with the breath hold or freediving before jumping in more advances courses.