Upcoming Courses

We will be runnign BOTH the Freediver course as well as the Intermediate Freediver program.  The Freediver course will run over two Sat.  July 21 and July 28.  The Intermediate Freediver course will run over two weekends, July 21-22 and July 28-29. 

Location Information

The class will be held at Pacific Pro Dive located at 101-2270 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L4     Directions.  Class will start at 9am on the first Sat.  Ocean sessions will be held off a boat.  Boat fees will be about $85/day.

Which course is for you?

Freediver: You have every limited if not any underwater experience or are just trying Freediving for the first time.  You want to learn proper safety, and be able to reach depths between 5-20m comfortably. 

Intermediate Freediver: Your knowledge of safety, rescue or problem management is limited. You’re comfortable with basic freediving and achieve depths anywhere from 6 – 20m / 20 - 66 feet with relative comfort and have a breath-hold time of around 1 minute or longer. You’re not sure of extended freediving physiology or the physics that affect you during your freedives. You have experience in Scuba, Freediving and/or Spearfishing.

Download and review the PFI medical form. If you say YES to any questions you may need to get doctors approval to take part in the course. Email us if you have any questions about the medical form.

Check out gear recommendations for this course.  Nanaimo Dive Outfitters has a selection of Freediving equipment for sale.  Contact them directly at info@nanaimodiveoutfitters.ca .  Owner Shirley has completed this course and is more then happy to help you with selecting the proper gear.

Format / Duration – 4-Days

The Intermediate course will be held over two weekends while the Freediver course will be held on two Saturdays only. 

The freediver course runs as follows: the first Sat is class and pool.  The second Sat is two Ocean sessions.

The Intermediate course runs as follows: the first weekend consists of class and pool sessions (9am-6pm each day) and the second weekend will consist of three ocean session (two Sat and one Sunday).



  • Good health and fitness (must compete the PFI medical form)
  • 12 years of age with guardian permission

Cost – Freediver is $345+HST or Intermediate Freediver is $695+HST

Includes the following:

  • Personalized instruction from world record holders & trainer
  • 1 instructor/assistant :  5 student divers ratio (inwater)
  • Student Manual
  • Pool and Classroom sessions
  • Open Water instruction
  • Hands on experience with specialty freediving equipment
  • PFI T-Shirt
  • Certification card
    *Boat and other travel related fees may be an additional charge where applicable

Registration and Payment Details

To secure your spot in a course, we need to receive both your registration and either a 50% deposit or full payment. Any outstanding course balance is due by the start of the course. See our course schedule to register.

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