Your freediving adventure begins here!
Explore your abilities as a Freediver to experience the underwater world like never before! The Freediver course educates divers on the skills, safety and problem management to allow you to comfortably enjoy the underwater world and improve your breath-holding techniques.
The Freediver certification course trains divers to a maximum depth of 66 feet (20 meters), and you will practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and comfort in the water.
In this course, you’ll meet on Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 4:00 pm to 10:15 pm and Sunday from 4:00 pm to 10:15 pm. There will be dedicated classroom discussion time, and swimming pool time to learn your dive skills in a safe, fun environment. On the following Saturday and Sunday, you will do complete the open water portion of the course. During your Freediver certification course you will learn about the fundamental physics and physiology of freediving, essential safety procedures for breath hold diving, proper breathing techniques for freediving and snorkeling, equalization for deep diving, and master the open water skills for freediving to specific depths. Minimum age is 12 years.
Prerequisites: Average swimming ability, and average health. A physician’s consultation may be necessary for some individuals.
Required Materials: PFI Freediver eLearning system (included with the course). Students are to provide their own personal gear i.e.Freediving Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Watch/Computer, Socks, and Gloves as these must specifically fit each individual student. Toys and basic snorkeling packages not permitted. All educational kits and personal gear are available at our stores.
Recommended Materials: Open-cell Freediving Wetsuit, Rubber Weight Belt, 1 lbs or 2 lbs weights and Cutting Instrument.