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PFI Intermediate Freediver

Take your freediving further and dive to the recreational limits of scuba diving with just one breath of air! This course will introduce intermediate level equalization and breath-hold techniques to bring you to depths of up to 40 meters over the duration of 5 days.

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Who is this course for?

For experienced freedivers looking to develop their abilities to bring them to the limits of recreational freediving, the PFI Intermediate Freediver course imparts new knowledge and skills to bring you to depths of up to 40 meters.

What will I learn?

This course will introduce techniques and skills focused on further developing your depth and breath-hold, including:

  • Constant Weight (depth) development:
    • Freefall, Kick cycles, intermediate equalization, etc.
  • Static Apnea (breath hold) development:
    • Purging cycles, packing, reverse packing, etc.
  • Extended physiology of freediving:
    • Nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems, lung volume measurements and pulmonary functions
  • Intermediate level buddying and rescue procedures:
    • Positioning and proximity, performance evaluations, self-bailout, assisted bailout, lost diver rescue and tow, etc.
  • Physiological and psychological stresses and dangers:
    • Types of blackouts, whiteout, lung overexpansion, extended barotrauma, anxiety stimulus, etc.
  • Negative pressure/exhale diving for training
  • Independent training program development: hypercapnic and hypoxic tables
  • And much more!

What’s in it for me?

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

  • Join dive trips with certain dive centers to depths of up to 40 meters (with an equivalent level certified buddy)
  • Be eligible for the PFI Safety Freediver course – the first step to becoming a professional freediver
  • Be eligible for the PFI technical freediving/mixed gas breathing specialty course

The low down

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum 18 years of age or 16 years with parental consent
  • Competent swimming skills
  • PFI Freediver certification (or equivalent with a one-day crossover course)
  • 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 (Panglao, Philippines) 3 Days of training including boat fees
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

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