Upcoming Courses

Location Info


Class will be held at 204B Ellen Ln, Panama City Beach, FL

Pool Sessions

St Andrews St Park Kiddie Pool or Vortex Springs (Weather Dependent)

Open Water Sessions

St Andrews St Park or Vortex Springs (Weather Dependent). Vortex Springs is $6/person.


Your instructor for these programs will be PFI Instructor Thomas Gilmore with Enjoy Ocean Adventure.  You can contact him directly by email at: thomasfgilmore@gmail.com or phone at 850-312-8676

NOTE: Military and Panama City Beach Employee Discount 10%

Equipment Requirements

For the Freediver course you can make do with wearing the same gear you use for snorkeling or scuba.  If possible, having gear that is made specifically for Freediving will help with your overall performance and better your overall experience.  Below are items that you need for the course with some freediving specific suggestions.

  • Mask, fins and snorkel – Preferably low volume mask and long blade fins.
  • Wetsuit – 3mm wetsuit suit is required for pool and ocean sessions. A good freediving suit with attached hood is recommended but you can get away with surf/scuba wetsuits. If your hood is not attached please bring a separate one.
  • 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.

Clinic Schedule

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

Day 1

Classroom from 6-10pm  (204B Ellen Ln, Panama City Beach, Florida)

  • Freedive Introduction
  • Story of Freediving
  • Safety and Problem Management
  • Breathing and Anxiety in Freediving
  • Breathing for Life
  • Equipment
 Day 2
Classroom 8-10am
  • Physics and Physiology of Freediving
  • Blackouts – Safety and Problem Management Continued
  • In Water Training Exercises
  • Freediving Science Continued
Pool 12-6pm (Kiddie Pool St Andrews State Park)Pool Skills:

  • Fin Usage and Equipment
  • Weighting and Buoyancy
  • Surface Dive
  • Self Emergency Ascent Procedures
  • Open Water Simulation
  • Emergency and Problem Management
  • Static/Dynamic Apnea
Day 3
Boat Dives 9am-4pm
Open Water Session

  • Weighting and Buoyancy
  • Fin Usage
  • Entry Procedures
  • Problem Management
  • Free Immersion Dives
  • Self Emergency Ascent
  • Constant Ballast Target Dives
  • Emergency Rescue and Problem Management

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