Get Freediving Level 1 Certified - Scuba Instruction

Get Freediving Level 1 Certified


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The Freediver Level 1 Course from Divers Direct is great for anyone who loves exploring the ocean and is eager to learn how to freedive. You will learn freediving techniques that will allow you to reach depths up to 50ft/15m and work toward a maximum breath hold hold of 3 minutes.

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

Through training, you will learn various breath holding oxygen conservation techniques to help you to reach depths you only dreamed of. These skills will enhance your static and dynamic apnea skills.

The Freediving Level 1 Course can be completed in two days. The first day will cover the material in a classroom setting and feature pool work. On the second day, you will board a dive boat and use your new skills in the ocean! Upon returning to the dock, you will complete the course after successfully passing a written test.

While freediving gear is different than the equipment you use for snorkeling and scuba diving, you can use the mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit you currently own for the Basic Freediving Course.


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: $XXX

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

**Students must be 15+ years or age and are required to have the following equipment:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit (if necessary)
  • Weight belt
  • Dive computer (or timing device)
  • 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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