Eckart and his team have been freediving and spearfishing for over 20 years and brings all his passion for education and freediving together to provide you with the best freedive course here in Melbourne. So, you can be sure of knowledgeable and skilled service as you can progress with confidence.

Salt Sessions Freediving has also grown to be the largest Freedive training centre in Victoria. Running local courses every month and some amazing freedive and spearfishing retreats.

Salt Sessions Freediving also has an exceptional range of hire gear available with fins from Australia's top manufacturer, DiveR, and full 2 piece freedive suits from Cressi, to keep you warm.


Eckart is a seasoned Freediving and Spearfishing instructor who has had the privilege of diving some of the world’s best locations. His passion lies in seeing other people come to love the sport and develop their skills. He trained under Australia’s National Freediving Record Holder, Adam Stern, to obtain his PADI & Molchanovs instructors certifications

Salt Sessions

Ready Yourself for the Journey of a Lifetime

If you’re ready to put your wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and fins on, here’s what you can expect from us:

  • PADI freediving course. Beginner to master level. Level one is a two-day course that includes theory and practical. Topics covered include breathing techniques, the physiology of freediving, and dive safety. Level two is also a two-day course, but we train you to meet the requirements of a 50 m dynamic swim, a two-and-a-half-minute breath hold, a 20m depth dive, and a 10m depth rescue. In the level three course, the objective is a static apnoea of 3.5 minutes and a dynamic apnoea of 75m.
  • Molchanovs freediving course. This course, founded by Natalia Molchanov, includes four levels of ‘laps,’ conducted in a pool, or ‘waves,’ that happen in open water. 
  • Kilsby sinkhole retreat. Near Mt Gambier, SA, where you can expect 40m of clear visibility. The package includes four nights’ accommodation, two sessions at the sinkhole, and pool entry for confined water training sessions. Equipment hire and night dives are additional options.
  • Whitsunday spearfishing. Five-day and four-night trips where you stay on a maxi yacht, fully catered. Besides spearfishing, the experience includes exploring the reef and freediving in spots where you can see for up to 15m.
Ready Yourself for the Journey of a Lifetime