PFI Freediver Course in St. Petersburg, FL with Abyss Freediving

Instructor: Bill Van Deman

Contact Info: Phone: 317-412-2626

Location Information

Classroom: AO Dive Shop, 6193 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL, 33710

Pool: 4800 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL, 33713

Open water: 674 NE Troy Springs Rd, Branford, FL 32008

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 strongly 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.

Aquatic Obsessions Dive Shop 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. Full course payment is due at this time.

Day 1

8:00am – 11:00am: Classroom
11:30pm – 1:30pm: Classroom
2:00pm – 6:00pm: Pool session

Day 2

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


We require a minimum of 2 students to run this course. Late weather or river conditions may dictate an alternate location for open water sessions to be communicated in class.