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Education for Every Level

What past students say about our programs...

Daryl Wong " Your class was more than I imagined it would be.  Your professionalism and enthusiasm showed in the results of almost all of our class reaching personal bests of 100ft or more."

Kevin Busscher " I really appreciate both you and Bretts efforts and extraordinary amount of time during the clinic to share your experience and knowledge on freediving with all of us."

Christos Koutentis "I could rant on forever but could never hope to do this course any justice. I can honestly say that what I have learnt has massively changed the way I dive."

Read more course reviews...

Performance Freediving offers multi-faceted educational freediving courses targeted at a wide range of snorkelers, freedivers and spearfisherman.  Not all courses are suitable for every person and individuals of different levels of experience require different training. Read below to see what course you are best suited for.

Check out a short video about PFI and our Freediving courses.

Check out some videos from our past courses. You will need the newest Quick Time update/download

  • Video from Bermuda August 25-28, 2007
  • Video from Montery, CA August 15-18, 2007
  • Video from Miami, FL Sept 8-11, 2007
  • Video from Miami, FL Sept 1-4, 2007

The three programs cover Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Freediver levels.  The core of all these programs is safety and self rescue skills with technique development emphasizing comfort in the open water environment.  For more information check out the pages on the specific courses:

Why Choose PFI?

Experience Counts! Performance Freediving has been around for over 8-years teaching PFI Freediving Programs to over 3000 people from all over the world. Kirk Krack, lead instructor, has trained and set up world record events for many world record athletes such as Brett LeMaster, Tanya Streeter, Martin Stepanek, Karol Meyer, Eric Fattah and Mandy-Rae Cruickshank. PFI instructors Mandy-Rae Cruickshank and Kirk Krack are highly acclaimed world record freedivers and/or trainers.  Each have an extensive instructional background with instructor trainer level with many scuba diving agencies.  All instructional assistants have proven themselves in a rigorous and thorough training program and have the highest level of freediving experience. 

Low instructor to student ratios means that in the water you will have 1 instrutcor to two buddy teams (up to 5 students). Our in water system is set up in a way that you will have 4-5 student divers per line. This means you get a lot of attention from our instructors and no crowds on your diving line.

Post course follow up includes a package including your course DVD, a certificate of completion and a certification card. Many boats, pools and open water sites are starting to impose strick no-breathhold rules at their facilities. PFI is working to have them recognize our certification cards and allow our students to dive at their facilities.

Members Only webiste and chat list for PFI students will give you access to training tips, new developments in the Freediving world, and much more! Enjoy chatting with hundreds of other divers from all over the world that have taken a PFI course on our eGroups list.

Locations

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

Registration and Payment Details

Check out and register for Upcoming 2009 Course Dates

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

What do others think?

Performance Freediving instructors and assistants have trained over 2300 freedivers around the world including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Panama, Japan, Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom.  Check out some of their comments.

Private Courses

PFI does offer private courses for groups of 1 to 16 people at a cost of a full 16 person course. We will work with you to find a date and location that best suits you. Intermediate and Advanced courses only.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to set up a private course, please email us at registration@performancefreediving.com

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Upcoming Events

  • Kirk Krack to speak at The South Florida Freedivers meeting March 19. 401 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL

Freediving or breath-hold diving is a type of advanced snorkeling and water adventure that allows us to experience the sights, sounds and challenges of the most natural of underwater experiences.

Human evolution and development has ingrained us with an underwater potential the same as our marine cousins, whales, seals and dolphins.

Without the use of underwater breathing apparatus, freedivers on a single breath of air can explore the underwater realm for minutes at a time with relative comfort.

Freediving is about the comfort and exploration of the ocean realm for recreation, spearfishing, competition or personal discovery.

Since it's formation in 2000, Performance Freediving has helped enthusiastic men, women and youth to explore the underwater world with expert training, support and products from the world's top freedivers.

PFI is North America's longest running Freediving training agency having taught over 3000 students to dive deeper, longer, and most importantly safer. Let us show you how!

 

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