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Get Basic Freedive Course Certified


Learn to Dive in Florida

The Basic Freediving Course from Divers Direct is your gateway into the amazing world of freediving! This introductory course will teach you the basics of how to safely freedive with a buddy to 16ft (5m). You will earn your SSI Basic Freediving certification after completing this program. This is the perfect way to swim into the SSI Freediving Level 1 course.

At Divers Direct, you'll learn:

  • Proper breathing and breath-holding techniques for freediving
  • Equalization for deep diving
  • Properly choose and set up gear for freediving (proper weighting, etc.)
  • How to freedive with a buddy: supervision, recognize, rescue
  • Physiology of freediving: what happens to our bodies at depth

After demonstrating your newly learned skills in the Basic Freedive Course, you will earn your Basic Freedive certification that will let you freedive up to 16 ft! Congratulations, you just earned your credentials to freedive throughout the world.


The Gear You'll Need

**Students must be 10+ years of age and are required to have the following equipment:


PADI and SSI Diving Agencies

Divers Direct connects you to PADI and SSI instructors. Both agencies teach you the same material and are globally known. You can start with one agency and cross to another one, or you can continue to collect certification from different agencies. Many of our instructors are certified in at least two different agencies!

What's the difference?

PADI offers you two option to pick from: classroom and e-learning. In the classroom version, your tuition includes your PADI Open Water book. The e-learning provides you with all the material online, meaning you can study it from anywhere you want.

SSI only offers e-learning. However, as a trial, SSI provides you with the first three chapters of Try Scuba, Scuba Diver, Try Freediving, SSI Mission Deep Blue, Snorkeling and Various Courses FOR FREE when you download the MySSI app (Android and iOS).

Options

PADI Basic Freedive Course

  • Classroom: $XXX

SSI Basic Freedive Course

  • E-Learning: $260

*Price Includes: digital course material, C-card, and confined water sessions.

Classroom

  • Interact with an instructor
  • Learn with other students
  • Meet future dive buddies

E-Learning

  • Flexible schedule
  • Learn from anywhere
  • Review modules before getting certified
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Get Certified in Orlando or Ft. Lauderdale

All classes are taught in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale. To inquire about a class you don't see any information, please call Orlando at 407-363-2883 or Ft. Lauderdale at 954-925-7630. If you would like to visit our stores, please visit diversdirect.com/m/florida-dive-shops for address, store hours and more.


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