INTRODUCTION TO FREEDIVING
What is Freediving?
The PFI Introduction to Freediving course is an experience program that educates curious audiences on safety and problem management of freediving and breath-holding. This program does not include specific skills development or certification, but provides a foundation for people who want to understand the benefits of freediving before taking a recreational freediving course. This course teaches:
Safety and problem management for apnea training
Near blackout and blackout management
Introduction to Static Apnea (maximum 2:00)
Introduction to Dynamic Apnea (maximum 25m/82 feet)
Is this course for you?
You're interested in understanding the basics of freedive training and technique
Format/Duration – 1/2 Day
The Introduction to Freediving course is a half-day program consisting of:
1.5 hour classroom session focused on knowledge development
2 hour confined water session practicing rescue and safety techniques for breath-holding
There is no open water training in this course.
Minimum age 10 years old with guardian
Comfortable in water
Good health (please take a look at the PFI medical form).
What to bring - Basic snorkeling and scuba equipment can be used but we highly recommended that freediving specific equipment is used for this course.
Mask, snorkel, fins
Timing device or Dive Computer
Full wetsuit suggested but not required
Cost - PFI Introduction to Freediving course prices vary by location and instructor but start at $50. The tuition price covers the following:
Personalized instruction from advanced freediving specialists, national and world record holders, and/or trainers (Note: instructors may or may not use our course registration and database but all use the PFI educational system.)
Knowledge development classroom session
Skills development confined water session
See our upcoming courses page for more information on when and where courses are happening. You can also contact a PFI Instructor directly if you don’t see a course that fits your schedule. Not all programs are posted on this website.
Registration and Payment Details
To secure your spot in a course, we need to receive your registration and either a 50% deposit or full payment. Any outstanding course balance is due by the start of the course. See our course schedule to register.
By registering for a course you will also receive:
Student Starter Kit
Access to online portal including training tips, email access, and private PFI diving community
Communication with staff/instructor to answer any questions ahead of time
Access to e-learning/pre-learning online course