Supervisor

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COuld this be your First Professional-Level course?

Are you interested in working as a Supervisor during Freediver, Intermediate, and Advanced Freediver training? Do you want to lead guided freedives for individuals and groups by shore or boat? How about lending your skills and experience as a safety freediver for world champion freedivers during competitions and record attempts? Maybe you just want to be more self-sufficient and responsible when freediving offshore and easy ambulance or paramedic support is far away. Where can you learn these skills? What's involved in the training?

The PFI Freediver Supervisor program trains you in safety and supervision for recreational, competitive, and professional levels. This two day program will increase your skills and confidence in supervising students under the guidance of an instructor, while acting as a guide for recreational freedivers and spearfishermen, and when serving as a primary Supervisor Freediver during world championship level competitions and record events.

This course includes:

  • Hands-on advanced rescue simulations

  • Employing basic life support with full egress and evacuation management by land, sea, and air

  • Basic Life Support Training: Complete Diver’s Alert Network First Aid for Professional Divers (BLS for adults, children, and infants, including two person CPR, use of a bag valve mask, suction, oxygen provider for injured divers, neurological assessment, hazardous marine life injuries)

  • Safety and supervision procedures for competitions and advanced level training programs

  • Mastering the roles of primary and secondary safety freedivers

  • Learning to manage active and passive freediver retrieval system set-up and use

  • Practicing searches and evacuation for missing and/or injured freedivers

  • Student control

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

  • You are certified PFI Intermediate Freediver or higher

  • You are interested in learning advanced safety management for recreational freediving, PFI courses, activities, and freediving competitions

  • You are interested in participating as a professional Supervisor in PFI or PFI affiliate freediving courses, activities, or competitions

  • You are fit and in good health—check the PFI Medical Form

Download and review the PFI medical form. To become an active PFI Professional, the PFI Medical Form must be signed by a physician—even if you answer "No" to all questions.

For this course, please have current DAN (Divers Alert Network) Dive Accident Insurance. If you do not already have it, you can sign up for it on their website at: www.diversalertnetwork.org.

FORMAT / DURATION – 2 DAYS

The PFI Freediver Supervisor course is held over 2 days and includes:

  • 2 Classroom Sessions

  • 1 Confined Water Session

  • 1 Open Water Session

The schedule and layout/order of these sessions vary slightly by location. The program is typically run over two days. Click the “Location & Schedule Information” link on any particular course to find the exact schedule for that program.

PREREQUISITES

  • Minimum age of 18 years—16 years with parental consent

  • PFI Intermediate Freediver or higher

  • Be in good medical & physical condition and with above average swimming skills

QUALIFICATION OF GRADUATES

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may participate as a Safety Supervisor during freediving competitions and events or as a Supervising Freediver during PFI educational programs.

Graduates are also qualified to enroll in the PFI Assistant Instructor course.

Graduates must perform:

  • Untimed swim

  • Timed mask-fins-snorkel swim

  • Rescue with egress

  • Tread for a specific time

  • Execute in accordance with PFI standards throughout all freediving and swimming capacity tests and performances

WHAT TO BRING

Divers are responsible for bringing their own equipment:

  • Low volume mask

  • Snorkel

  • Full wetsuit (3mm for warm water locations; 5-7mm for cold water locations)

  • Rubber weight belt and small number weights

  • Freediving bi-fins

  • Freediving computer plus an additional waterproof timing device

  • PFI Issued Course Manual

COST

Course fees are listed in the Upcoming Courses section of this website.

Professional liability insurance is an extra charge for those interested in pursuing professional freediver responsibilities after receiving PFI Supervisor certification.

LOCATIONS

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.

(Note: Instructors may or may not use our course registration and database but all use the PFI educational system.)

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:

  1. Student Starter Kit

  2. Access to online portal including training tips, email access, and private PFI diving community

  3. Communication with staff/instructor to answer any questions ahead of time

  4. Access to e-learning/pre-learning online course

Click here to view our Refund and Cancellation PolicyTerms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 
 
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PFI ASSISTANT

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PFI ASSISTANT FREEDIVER INSTRUCTOR

Become a Freediving Professional!

The PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor certification is for individuals who want to learn the fundamentals of teaching through the use of educational tools, systems, and educational philosophies. You will also learn how to assist and supervise breath-hold divers during PFI courses, freedive training, and recreational freediving.

In this course you will:

  • Learn techniques to present and manage student learning in classroom, confined water, and open water environments

  • Understand the Open Water Rig components and how to assemble them

  • Be equipped with professional level safety and problem management skills for assisting student emergencies

  • Conduct your own AFI Candidate presentations and microteaching to PFI educational standards

  • Learn how to develop lesson plans for classroom, confined water, and open water sessions

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

  • You are certified PFI Intermediate Freediver, Supervisor, or equivalent from a recognized agency with PFI Freediver Crossover Exam, plus PFI Freediver Supervisor.

  • You have current CPR, AED, O2 Administration, and First Aid certifications

  • You're interested in learning and sharing valuable freediving techniques with others

  • You're interested in participating in PFI or affiliate freediving courses

  • You're in good health and fitness—check the PFI Medical Form

Download and review the PFI medical form. To become an active PFI Professional, the PFI Medical Form must be signed by a physician even if you answer "No" to all questions. 

For this course, please have current DAN (Divers Alert Network) Dive Accident Insurance. If you do not already have it, you can sign up for it on their website at: www.diversalertnetwork.org.

FORMAT / DURATION – 4-DAYS

The PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor course is held over four days and includes:

  • 16 Hours of Classroom Sessions

  • 8 Hours of Confined Water Sessions

  • 5 Hours of Open Water Sessions

The schedule and layout/order of these sessions vary slightly by location. The program is typically run over 4 days. Click the link on any particular course to find the exact schedule for that program.

PREREQUISITES

  • Minimum age of 18 years

  • PFI Intermediate Freediver, Supervisor, or higher certification

  • Up to date (within 2 years) CPR, First Aid, O2 Administration, and AED certifications—documentation required

  • Be in good medical and physical condition and with above average swimming skills

QUALIFICATION OF GRADUATES

Upon successful completion of PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor, graduates may engage in co-teaching freediving activities under the direct supervision of a PFI Instructor.

Graduates may also be qualified to enroll in the Instructor Evaluation program for qualification as a Freediver Instructor or higher (experience dependent).

To receive PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor certification, one must:

  • Pass all academic knowledge quizzes and exams

  • Demonstrate mastery and understanding of Assistant Instructor level supervision skills

  • Demonstrate mastery in Confined Water & Open Water skills

    • Perform untimed swim

    • Perform timed mask-fins-snorkel swim

    • Rescue with egress

    • Tread for a specific time

    • Perform to PFI standard throughout all freediving and swimming capacity tests and performances

  • Demonstrate Instructor level rescue and egress skills

  • Demonstrate safe and responsible diving practices

  • Present academic presentations and receive a passing score

  • Present Confined Water & Open Water teaching presentations and receive a passing score

WHAT TO BRING

For this course, each diver is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment:

  • Low volume mask

  • Snorkel

  • Full wetsuit (3mm for warm water locations; 5-7mm for cold water locations)

  • Rubber weight belt and small number weights

  • Freediving bi-fins

  • Freediving computer plus an additional waterproof timing device

  • PFI Issued Course Manual

COST

The PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor course starts at $750.

Performance Freediving International Professional Membership and Witherspoon & Associates or First Dive Professional liability insurance are an extra charge for those interested in teaching freediving professionally after receiving Assistant Instructor certification.

LOCATIONS

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.

(Note: Instructors may or may not use our course registration and database but all use the PFI educational system.)

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:

  1. Student Starter Kit

  2. Access to online portal including training tips, email access, and private PFI diving community

  3. Communication with staff/instructor to answer any questions ahead of time

  4. Access to e-learning/pre-learning online course

Click here to view our Refund and Cancellation PolicyTerms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 
 
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Instructor

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Want to teach your own Freediving courses? Become a PFI Instructor!

The PFI Freediver Instructor course is for avid freedivers who have successfully attained the PFI Assistant Instructor certification. This certification is for individuals who want to teach PFI freedive training programs as a lead Instructor.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn techniques to present and manage student learning in classroom, confined water, and open water environments

  • Understand the Open Water Rig components and how to assemble them

  • Be equipped with professional level safety and problem management skills for assisting student emergencies

  • Conduct your own Instructor Candidate presentations and microteaching to PFI educational standards

  • Learn how to develop lesson plans for classroom, confined water, and open water sessions

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

  • You are certified as a PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor

  • You are interested in learning and sharing valuable freediving techniques with others

  • You are interested in teaching as a lead Instructor in PFI, or affiliate, Freediver courses

  • You are fit and in good health—check the PFI Medical Form

If you answer yes to the above, then this is the course for you!

Download and review the PFI medical form. To become an active PFI Professional, the PFI Medical Form must be signed by a physician even if you answer "No" to all questions.

For this course, please have current DAN (Divers Alert Network) Dive Accident Insurance. If you don't already have it, you can sign up for it on their website at: www.diversalertnetwork.org.

FORMAT / DURATION – 2-DAYS

The PFI Freediver Instructor course is held over two days and includes:

  • Theory Exams

  • Academic Presentations

  • Confined Water Presentations

  • Open Water Presentations

The schedule and layout/order of these sessions vary slightly by location. The program is typically run over two days. Click the link on any particular course to find the exact schedule for that program.

PREREQUISITES

  • Minimum age of 21 years

  • PFI Assistant Freediver Instructor certification

  • Up to date (within 2 years) CPR, First Aid, O2 Administration, and AED certifications—documentation required

  • Be in good medical and physical condition and with above average swimming skills

Qualification of Graduates

Upon successful completion of PFI Freediver Instructor, graduates may participate as a lead Instructor in PFI or self-organized PFI freediving courses. Instructors can teach the following PFI programs: Safe Buddy, Snorkeler, Freediver, and related coaching and open line sessions.

To receive PFI Freediver Instructor certification, one must:

  • Pass all academic knowledge quizzes and exams

  • Demonstrate mastery and understanding of Basic Instructor level supervision skills

  • Demonstrate mastery in confined water and open water skills

  • Demonstrate Instructor level rescue and egress skills

  • Demonstrate safe and responsible diving practices

  • Present an academic presentation and receive a passing score

  • Present a confined water and an open water teaching presentation and receive passing scores

    • Perform untimed swim

    • Perform timed mask-fins-snorkel swim

    • Rescue with egress

    • Tread for a specific time

    • Perform to PFI standard through all freediving and swimming capacity tests and performances

 What to Bring

For this course, each diver is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment:

  • Low volume mask

  • Snorkel

  • Full wetsuit (3mm for warm water locations; 5-7mm for cold water locations)

  • Rubber weight belt and small number weights

  • Freediving bi-fins

  • Freediving computer plus an additional waterproof timing device

  • PFI Issued Course Manual

COST

The PFI Freediver Instructor course starts at $745.

Performance Freediving International Professional Membership and Witherspoon & Associates or First Dive Professional liability insurance are an extra charge for those interested in teaching freediving professionally after receiving Assistant Instructor certification.

LOCATIONS

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. 

(Note: Instructors may or may not use our course registration and database but all use the PFI educational system.)

By registering for a course you will also receive:

  1. Student Starter Kit

  2. Access to online portal including training tips, email access, and private PFI diving community

  3. Communication with staff/instructor to answer any questions ahead of time

  4. Access to e-learning/pre-learning online course

Click here to view our Refund and Cancellation PolicyTerms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 
 
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PRO Package

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PRO PACKAGE

If you have completed the Intermediate Freediver course and want to join the PFI Water Tribe as an Instructor, then the Pro Package is for you.

This includes: Supervisor Freediver, Assistant Instructor, and Freediver Instructor, all manuals and shirts for each program, and all at a discount!

Download and review the PFI medical form. To become an active PFI Professional, the PFI Medical Form must be signed by a physician even if you answer "No" to all questions. 

For this course, please have current DAN (Divers Alert Network) Dive Accident Insurance. If you do not have it already, you can sign up for it on their website at: www.diversalertnetwork.org.

FORMAT / DURATION – 10-DAYS

Courses are run consecutively over 10 days and include everything from Supervisor Freediver, Assistant Freediver Instructor, and Freediver Instructor programs.

PREREQUISITES

  • Minimum age of 18 years

  • PFI Intermediate Freediver certification

  • PFI Intermediate Freediver or higher or equivalent from a recognized agency with PFI Freediver Crossover Exam

  • Be in good medical and physical condition and with above average swimming skills

  • Physician signature is required on PFI medical form to become an active PFI Instructor

Qualification of Graduates

Upon successful completion of PFI Freediver Instructor, graduates may participate as a lead instructor in both PFI and self-organized PFI Freediving Courses and activities. You will be able to teach the following programs: Safe Buddy, Snorkeler, Freediver, and related coaching and open line sessions

What to Bring

For this course, each diver is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment:

• Low volume mask
• Snorkel
• Full wetsuit (3mm for warm water locations; 5-7mm for cold water locations)
• Rubber weight belt and small number weights
• Freediving bi-fins
• Freediving computer plus an additional waterproof timing device
• PFI Issued Course Manuals 

COST

The PFI Professional Package starts at $1695.

Performance Freediving International Professional Membership and Witherspoon & Associates or First Dive Professional liability insurance are an extra charge for those interested in teaching freediving professionally after receiving Assistant Instructor certification.

LOCATIONS

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.

(Note: Instructors may or may not use our course registration and database but all use the PFI educational system.)

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:

  1. Student Starter Kit

  2. Access to online portal including training tips, email access, and private PFI diving community

  3. Communication with staff/instructor to answer any questions ahead of time

  4. Access to e-learning/pre-learning online course

Click here to view our Refund and Cancellation Policy, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 
 
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ADVANCED PACKAGE

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ADVANCED PRO PACKAGE

If you've completed the Intermediate Freediver course and know you want to take it all the way, then this is your best option - the Advanced Pro Package.

This includes: Advanced, Supervisor Freediver, Assistant Instructor, and Freediver Instructor, all manuals and shirts for each program, and all at a discount!

Download and review the PFI medical form. To become an active PFI Professional, the PFI Medical Form must be signed by a physician—even if you answer "No" to all questions.

For this course, please have current DAN (Divers Alert Network) Dive Accident Insurance. If you do not already have it, you can sign up for it on their website at: www.diversalertnetwork.org.

FORMAT / DURATION – 12-DAYS

Courses are run consecutively over 12 days and include everything from Advanced Freediver, Supervisor Freediver, Assistant Freediver Instructor, and Freediver Instructor programs.

PREREQUISITES

  • Minimum age of 21 years

  • PFI Intermediate Freediver certification or higher or equivalent from a recognized agency with PFI Freediver Crossover Exam

  • Be in good medical and physical condition and with above average swimming skills

  • Physician signature is required on PFI medical form to become an active PFI instructor

Qualification of graduates

Upon successful completion of PFI Freediver Instructor, graduates may participate as a lead Instructor in both PFI and self-organized PFI freediving courses and activities. You'll be able to teach the following programs: Safe Buddy, Snorkeler, Freediver, and related coaching and open line sessions.

What to Bring

For this course, each diver is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment:

• Low volume mask
• Snorkel
• Full wetsuit (3mm for warm water locations; 5-7mm for cold water locations)
• Rubber weight belt and small number weights
• Freediving bi-fins (monofins can be used in the Advanced Course)
• Freediving computer plus an additional waterproof timing device
• Lanyard
• PFI Issued Course Manuals

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COST

The PFI Advanced Pro Package is $2095.
PFI Professional Membership and Witherspoon & Associates Professional liability insurance are an extra charge for those interested in teaching freediving professionally after receiving Assistant Instructor certification.

LOCATIONS

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.

(Note: Instructors may or may not use our course registration and database but all use the PFI educational system.)

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:

  1. Student Starter Kit

  2. Access to online portal including training tips, email access, and private PFI diving community

  3. Communication with staff/instructor to answer any questions ahead of time

  4. Access to e-learning/pre-learning online course

Click here to view our Refund and Cancellation PolicyTerms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 
 
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