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The 5 Minute Freediver

How to hold your breath for 5 minutes in 28 days

Join the hundreds of students who have followed our proven, step by step training schedule to safely achieve a 5 minute breath-hold in just 28 days training

Ever dreamt of being able to hold your breath for 5 minutes?

Holding your breath for anything near 5 minutes used to be limited to professional freedivers and could take years to achieve. Thanks to this course you could achieve this in just 28 days!

This course provides you with all the knowledge and tools you need to safely progress to a 5 minute breath hold as well as a complete day by day training schedule for you to follow at your own pace.

Disclaimer: Everyone is different and results may differ from person to person


Your Instructor


Pete Ryder
Pete Ryder

Hey! My name is Pete and I'm the founder and instructor at HowToFreedive.com. My passion for the ocean world started with scuba diving in the cold waters off the coast of England when I was 13. I soon discovered the beauty of Freediving and in 2014 I reached a personal best breath hold time of 6:42 whilst diving in Bali.

I believe Freediving is a simple sport that should be accessible to everyone. So I founded HowToFreedive.com to demystify the sport, simplify the learning process and make Freediving accessible for anyone to learn even if they live hundreds of miles from the ocean.


*"I've been freediving for a while, I've tried all sorts of training routines but this is by far the best. I broke my personal best in the first week and reached 5 mins by the end of the course. Only 4 weeks! Fantastic!"

- Lee Hawkins, Company Director - Sydney, Australia

*Disclaimer: Everyone is different and results may differ from person to person

*"I wasn't sure about online courses as I had never done one before but this one is really good. I wasn't even sure I could achieve 5 minutes but it takes you through step by step and everything is clearly explained along the way. I couldn't dedicate 28 days to it but the course is so flexible you can adjust it to your own schedule. A week before my holiday I reached 5 minutes, I was so happy! The diving I did on that trip made it all worth it. Would highly recommend this course."

- Jackie Fry, Events Manager - Cape Town, South Africa

*Disclaimer: Everyone is different and results may differ from person to person

*"I know it sounds unbelievable but I got to a breath hold of 5 minutes on day 28 of this course! I couldn't believe it as I saw my times going up every day. Pete was right, if I can do it anyone can. It was hard work but Pete was there to answer any questions I had. Thank you!"

- Luke Sheridan, Retail - London, United Kingdom

*Disclaimer: Everyone is different and results may differ from person to person

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I have more questions...
If you have any other questions please email me at pete[at]howtofreedive.com

Hey everyone, over this course I'll be teaching you how to get to the superhuman figure of a 5 minute breath hold.

But is it superhuman? I definitely used to think so. I used to look at anyone with more than a 3.5 minute breath hold as having some sort of special abilities that gives them this power.

But the truth is, you don’t have to be superhuman or have any special abilities to achieve this. Anyone, including you, can get to a 5 minute breath hold. You just need to know what to do, how to do it and when to do it. And it doesn't take years of training, it can take just 28 days.

I'm not going to pretend this is easy, it takes some hard work. But in my experience people don't mind putting in hard work to achieve their goals and I'm sure you're the same. The challenge comes in knowing where to focus that hard work to achieve the goal in the most efficient way. This was exactly my problem when I started out.

I wanted to get to a 5 minute breath hold. I had some idea of what to do, I had read every Freediving book there was, I went on every course there was and I got tips off anyone that seemed credible, but no one gave me what I was looking for. Sure I got plenty of advice, but most involved years of hard training.

I don’t have a problem with hard training, but I would call myself a recreational freediver, using Freediving to experience the beauty of the oceans. Sadly, this is just a handful of times a year, not week in week out. So I wanted something a bit more fast track, a bit more intensive, something that I could turn to when I needed it.

I needed clear guided instructions of what to do, how to do it and when to do it. What was safe to do and what really wasn't safe? So i decided to take what I knew and experiment. After many iterations and a year of tweaks this training programme was finally born.

Now it's the only training programme I'll ever use. I can even take a year off from Freediving and come back to it before a holiday, and after 4 weeks I'm back up to my personal best times.

And I've by no means got any special abilities. As I said, anyone can get to a 5 minute breath hold and I know you can too!

If you have any questions about the course please contact me at pete[at]howtofreedive.com