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PFI Freediver

For those looking to plunge into the world of freediving, the PFI Freediver course is the first level of freediving education. Over the duration of 4 days, you will develop your breath-holding ability and learn how to independently dive in buddy teams to depths of up to 20 meters.

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Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an experienced diver who is interested in diving to scuba depths on just one breath of air, or an avid snorkeler who just wants to extend your range and ability to explore the ocean, the PFI Freediver course is the first level certification to kickstart your journey in to the world of freediving.

What will I learn?

This course will cover all skills and knowledge necessary for open water Freediving, including:

  • Breathing techniques to increase breath-hold safely
  • Freediving-specific finning and movement techniques to increase efficiency
  • Equalization techniques for freediving
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, physical aquatic adaptations, etc.
  • Safety and problem management: buddy teams and supervision, rescue procedures for blackouts and loss of motor control, identifying and remedying pressure-related injuries, etc.
  • Dive planning and site selection
  • Freediving-specific equipment selection, use and maintenance
  • And much more!

What's in it for me?

Upon successful completion of the PFI Freediver course, you may:

  • Independently dive with other certified freedivers at many dive sites around the world
  • Join training and dive trips with freediving centers
  • Join dive trips with certain scuba centers to depths of up to 20 meters as a freediver (with a certified buddy)
  • Continue your dive education by enrolling in the PFI Intermediate Freediver course

The low down

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum 18 years of age or 16 years with parental consent
  • Competent swimming skills
  • Basic experience in snorkeling
  • Good health and fitness

Certifying Criteria

  • Successfully complete all the knowledge development, confined water, and open water training sessions.
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning planning and execution.
  • Achieve a passing score of 80% on the final exam and show whole knowledge comprehension.
  • Complete all the required in-water skills at a satisfactory standard
What’s Included Details
Course Material PFI online manual and exam
Confined water and Theory component 2 days of combined theory and pool sessions
Open water sessions (local) 2 days of open water, 1 day at Keppel Bay and 1 day at Lazarus Island
Equipment rental All necessary equipment for the course: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, wetsuit and weights
E-Certification (Upon successful completion of course) Physical Card is available at a surcharge of $10

*Overseas trip to Panglao is available as well. Enquire with us!