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Level 1 Freediver

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 train the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format operating between the classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters.



Course Syllabus

  • Level 1 Safety & Problem Management
  • Freediving Equipment
  • Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Breath-Hold/Static Apnea Technique Development
  • Freediving Technique Development

To pass this course level, students must attend all sessions and demonstrate mastery of the F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver skills and knowledge.

Students have 12-months to complete the course at no additional tuition cost under any F.I.I.-certified instructor. 



Course 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 (varies per location and class).vv

Competent swimming skills and comfortable in open water.

Age Requirement:
Participants must be 16 years or older

Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights and timing device

Learning Materials:
FII Level 1 Freediver manual and workbook. All course materials are provided by the instructor at the beginning of each course.