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Freediver Course

Dates:
Fall Courses Coming Soon!

Course Cost: $450

Learn to freedive down to a maximum depth of 20m/66 feet!

This program teaches fundamental freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of 20m/66ft. You will also practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort.

Your PFI Freediver course will cover fundamental topics such as:
• Essential safety procedures for breath-holding at Freediver Level
• Proper breathing techniques for freediving and snorkeling
• Confined water skill development
• Open water skill development
• Equalization for depth diving
• Equipment for freediving and snorkeling
• The fundamental physics and physiology of freediving

Is this course for you?
• You’re interested in learning the fundamental techniques of freediving
• You’re new to freediving
• You typically dive in the shallows
• You want to hold your breath longer
• You want to dive deeper

Format/Duration
This course is taught by highly trained PFI Instructors at locations all over the world. The PFI Freediver course includes, at a minimum:

• Classroom sessions
• Confined Water sessions
• Open Water sessions

Skills
Some of the skills a student will be able to perform at the end of the PFI Freediver course are:

Safety skills as a buddy
Perform a 1:30 static breathhold in the pool with opportunity to increase to maximum capacity
Dive with proper technique to 10 meters constant weight and free immersion with proper recovery breathing
Prerequisites
Swimming or snorkeling experience
Good health and fitness
10 years of age with guardian permission
Course Components
Classroom

Complete the manual or eLearning Program.
Attend all classroom teaching sessions
Stretching and equalizing workshops
CO2 and O2 workshops
Watermanship and Stamina

Swim test
Survival float
Snorkel
Confined Water

Minimum of four consecutive static breath-holds without any hypoxic symptoms minimum 1:30
Recovery breathing and coaching
Optional: Three dynamic performances
Optional: Complete a minimum 25m dynamic apnea
Manage LMC, blackout on surface and underwater
Open Water

Recovery breathing and coaching
Six target constant ballast dives reaching minimum 10m/33 feet
Four free immersion dives to a minimum depth of 10m/33 feet
Emergency rescue and problem management (rescue scenarios)
Managing an LMC and blackout on surface and underwater blackout
Full mask flood and ascent from depth
Equipment Used:
Mask, snorkel, fins
Appropriate exposure protection
Weight system
Timing device or freedive computer