Intermediate

Upcoming Courses

Instructs competent and comfortable freedivers in essential safety and problem management with a high emphasis on proper technique development, training and equipment for diving in depths up to 40 meters/132 feet. Instructors will thoroughly cover the physics and physiology of freediving along with training programs to better further the freedivers physical and mental performance.

  • Intermediate Safety and Buddy Procedures
  • Equipment for Performance Freediving
  • Proper Ventilation for Gas Saturation and Volume
  • Psychological Aspects of Freediving
  • Physics and Physiology of Freediving
  • Confined Water Static Apnea Development
  • Open Water Constant Ballast Development
  • Techniques for Intermediate Freediving

Is this course for you?

Your knowledge of safety, rescue or problem management is limited. You’re comfortable with basic freediving and achieve depths anywhere from 6 – 30m / 20 – 99 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. If so then this is the course for you!  There is no prerequisit for this course but in-water comfort is a must.

Download and review the PFI medical form. If you say YES to any questions you 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.

Format / Duration – 4-Days

  • 5 classroom sessions
  • 5hrs of  pool training
  • 3 open water sessions

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Prerequisites

  • Basic Freediver or equivalant experience with Freediving, spearfishing or scuba diving (general comfort in the water)
  • Good health and fitness
  • 12 years of age with guardian permission
  • Static Apnea (breath-hold) of 1:00 minute dry
  • Constant Ballast (unassisted freedive) of 6 meters / 20 feet

Cost – 695-$745

Includes the following:

  • Personalized instruction from world record holders & trainer
  • 1 instructor/assistant :  5 student divers ratio (inwater)
  • ‘Intermediate Freediver Student Manual’
  • Pool and Classroom sessions
  • Open Water instruction
  • Hands on experience with specialty freediving equipment
  • Clinic DVD and PFI T-Shirt (dependent on the course)
  • Certification card
    *Boat and other travel related fees may be an additional charge where applicable

Locations

Find out specific information such as addresses, schedules and hotel info for each of our clinic locations.

See our upcoming courses page for more information on when and where courses are happening.  You can also contact a PFI Instructor directly if you don’t see a course that fits your schedule.  Not all programs are posted on this website.

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.

Course Certifications

After the completion of your course you will be mailed a certification card (usually within about 3-weeks).  The level of certification you receive depends on the skills that you successfully complete during your course.  This insures that future buddies, pools, boat operators, etc are able to know what level you are able to dive to and what level of safety you can provide.

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