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Basic Freediving Safety

Basic Freediving Safety

The Basic Freediving Safety course introduces students to proper freediving supervision and basic safety and rescue procedures used in recreational freediving and spearfishing.


Whether you’re a spearfisher without any formal free-diving education or a spouse, parent, or newbie interested in getting into breath-hold activities, this essential safety information is paramount knowledge for everyone involved in spearfishing and free-diving activities.

This course is popular with spearfishing clubs around the United States and is used as a minimum certification for club membership.

The Basic Freediving Safety Course has a lowered minimum age requirement of 12, making it accessible to the younger generations developing a keen interest in spearfishing or free-diving.

This course should be viewed as a minimum requirement for everyone participating in any form of freediving.


Course Syllabus



Course Duration:
1-day course. Minimum of 3 hours of academics and 2 hours of confined water training.

Competent swimming skills

Age Requirement:
12 years or older

Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights

Learning Materials:
FII Basic Freediving Safety manual and workbook. All course materials are provided by their instructor at the start of each course.


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