This is an Assistant Instructor certification for individuals wishing to learn the fundamentals of teaching and the use of educational tools and systems, educational philosophies, assisting and supervising breath hold divers during training and recreational freediving.
Minimum age of 21 years
Be certified as a PFI Intermediate Freediver or higher
Be certified as a PFI Safety / Supervisor Freediver
Be in good medical & physical condition and with above average swimming skills
Submit documentation proving current CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Administration and AED certification within 2 years.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in co-teaching freediving activities under the direct supervision of a PFI Instructor.
Graduates may also be qualified to enroll in the Instructor Evaluation program for qualification as a Basic Freediver Instructor or higher (experience dependent).
Classroom time – 16 Hours
Confined water time – 8 Hours
Open water dive time – 4.5 Hours
Pass all academic knowledge quizzes and exams
Demonstrate mastery and understanding of Assistant Instructor level supervision skills
Demonstrate mastery in confined water & open water skills
Demonstrate instructor level rescue and egress skills
Demonstrate safe and responsible diving practices
Present an academic presentation within the outlines of a passing score
Present a confined water & a open water teaching presentation within the outlines of a passing score.
This 4-day course is $545. Membership and liablility insurance is extra.
After certification as a PFI Assistant Freediving Instructor you can take the 2-day PFI Basic Instructor Exam to become an instructor. This means you will be able to teach your own PFI Freediving courses. PFI will even help advertise your PFI courses on our website!