PFI Freediver Course in South Tampa, FL with Abyss Freediving

Instructor: Bill Van Deman

Contact Info: Phone: 317-412-2626

Location Information

Classroom: Adventure Outfitters, 4336 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL, 33611

Pool: BSAC Pool at 405 Beverly Blvd, Brandon, FL, 33511

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 suit is required for pool and ocean sessions. A good freediving suit with attached hood is recommended. 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.

Adventure Outfitters has a full selection of freediving gear 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

8:00am-10:30am: Registration and Class Session

10:30am-12:30pm: Pool

12:30pm-1:30pm: Class Session / Light Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: Pool

4:30-7:30pm: Class Session

Day 2- Saturday

9:30am-11:30am: Open Water Troy Springs (or alternate)

11:30am-12:30pm: Break / Lunch

12:30-2:30pm: Open Water Troy Springs (or alternate)


Note: We require a minimum 2 students to run this Freediver course. Weather or river conditions may dictate an alternate location for open water sessions (will be communicated in class).