Level 1 Freediver
Whether a complete beginner or an informally trained freediver/spearfisherman with years of experience, this course will set you on the right path to eliminate bad habits and show you the most efficient and safe freedive techniques.
During this course students master the fundamentals of the education system in an easy-to-learn course format operating between the classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on safety and comfort, students master the proper skills to effectively operate up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters.
Level 1 Safety & Problem Management
Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
Freediving Technique Development
Correct Breathing for Freediving
Breathing and Breath-Hold Technique Development
FreeDiver Certification Course
Minimum age requirement:
Participants must be 16 years or olderCourse duration:
2-day program. Minimum 4 hours of academic work, 3 hours of confined water training, and 1.5 hours of open water depth training
Do I Need To Do a Freediving Course
Freediving is a very easy sport to get into. Many freedivers and spearfishers get into the sport by learning from friends and family, but this can carry serious risks if they’re not learning from a qualified instructor. Freediving appears to be relatively simple, but there is a lot of information on safety, physiology and technique to learn and it is easy to get wrong.
We recommend that everyone who wants to freedive should do a recognized course with a qualified instructor . Despite the relative lack of equipment, there is much to learn when freediving, especially concerning safety, techniques and being aware of the risks – getting it wrong can be fatal. A badly trained freediver risks suffering anything from ear, sinus and lung barotraumas, to blacking out and subsequently drowning, not to mention decompression sickness.
We’re not trying to scare you or dissuade you from giving our wonderful sport a go, though, but it’s crucial that you safely learn to freedive with a qualified instructor.
Many highly-experienced freedivers and spearfishers who have not completed a course find that they are often doing things that are dangerous and inefficient. On completion of a course they find that their ability skyrockets, as well as their confidence, knowing that they are finally doing things right – and safely.
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During this course you will use the following equipment:
Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights and timing device
Fii Level 1Freedive Instructor
Student learning materials:
FII Level 1 Freediver manual and workbook. All course materials are provided by the instructor at the beginning of each course.
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