PFI Freediver Course in Bradenton, FL with Abyss Freediving

Upcoming Courses

Instructor: Bill Van Deman

Contact Info: Phone: 317-412-2626

Location Information

Classroom: Dive Adventures, 8803 Cortez Rd, Bradenton, FL, 34210

Pool: 5508 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL, 34209

Open water: 674 NE Troy Springs Rd, Branford, FL 32008 or Boat Charter.  If we use a charter boat the cost will be around $65/person

Cost: $395

Equipment Requirements

Below are items that you need for the course with some freediving specific suggestions.

  • Mask,      fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask, J snorkel and long blade      fins.
  • Wetsuit      – 3mm wetsuit is required for pool and open water sessions. A good      freediving suit with attached hood is strongly recommended. If your hood      is not attached please bring a separate hood.
  • Weights      and weight belt – Best choice is a rubber weight belt with an      assortment of smaller weights to adjust for proper buoyancy.
  • Depth      and/or timing device – A waterproof watch at the very least, better yet a      freediving computer is perfect.

Dive Adventures store has a full selection of freediving gear available for purchase.

Clinic Schedule

The following schedule is subject to change. The course starts right on time each day. Please arrive ready to start class Friday evening. Full course payment is due at this time.

Day 1- Friday

6:00pm – 9:45pm: Registration and Classroom

Day 2- Saturday

8:00am – 10:00am: Classroom
11:00am – 3:00pm: Pool session

Day 3- Sunday

9:00am – 11:00am: Spring/Boat session 12:00am – 2:00pm: Spring/Boat session

Note: We require a minimum of 3 students to run this basic course. Boat charters require a minimum of 4 to run, so if less than 4 people sign up we will use a spring. We may also use spring if weather does not allow us to go offshore.