Level 1 Freediver

UPCOMING CLASSES:

2017

Date & Location Sign Up Instructor Cost
Sep 23 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
2 Spots!*  Rodman Pool Only – 1 Day
$250
Sep 23-24 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday/Sunday
Click Here!*  Rodman Level 1 Freediver – 2 Day
$369
Sep 30 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
2 Spots!*  Matt Pool Only – 1 Day
$250
Sep 30-Oct 1 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday/Sunday
Click Here!*  Matt Level 1 Freediver – 2 Day
$369

Email our Training Director, Matthew Pasa for questions or assistance registering. Email [email protected] or Click Here

 
Pool Only

**Pool Only Certification is a way for people to get training without the ocean day since we have found the months October through December tend to be difficult ocean conditions. The Pool Only Certification is $250, with the tentative ocean day following for an additional $119**

Date & Location Sign Up Instructor Cost
Oct 7 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Rodman $250
Oct 21 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Rodman $250
Oct 28 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Jon $250
Nov 4 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Rodman $250
Nov 11 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Matt $250
Nov 18 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Rodman $250
Dec 2 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Rodman $250
Dec 9 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Matt $250
Dec 16 in North Palm Beach, FL
Saturday
Click Here!* Rodman $250

Email our Training Director, Matthew Pasa for questions or assistance registering. Email [email protected] or Click Here



**If you are signing up for a course & need to reschedule you will be charged a $150 rescheduling fee. Please be sure you can make these dates before you sign up.**

 

ALL ABOUT LEVEL 1:
The FII Level I Course is two days and covers everything from safety and problem management, breathing techniques, & equipment selection to correct freediving methods for gradual depth progression. This course is ideal for scuba divers, recreational freedivers, and beginners wishing to master the freediving techniques enabling you to confidently freedive to depths up to 66 feet. The maximum breath hold for the course is 3 minutes.


Typical Schedule:
Day 1: 7:45am until about 5:00-6:00pm (Classroom in morning, lunch, pool in afternoon)
Day 2: 7:45am until about 2:00pm (Boat in morning, lunch, written test)Please keep in mind these times are very general guidelines. Ending times vary depending on course size and weather typically. Lunch is not provided, but you will have about an hour lunch break.
Fii Level 1 Freediving Course






WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
  • L1 Safety & Problem Management for Freediving
  • L1 Static Apnea Technique Development
  • L1 Confined Water Rescue and Buddy Supervision Techniques
  • Introduction to Freediving Specific Equipment
  • Basic Physics and Physiology for the L1 Freediver
  • Freediving Technique Development
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Equalization Techniques for the L1 Freediver
  • Open Water Rescue Skills, Buddy Supervision and Self Evaluation

 

Credits: Carlos CorreaWHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. Mask – A low volume freediving mask is recommended.

2. Fins – Long Blade Freediving Fins or Snorkeling fins.

3. Snorkel – A simple J-tube snorkel will be best.

4. Wetsuit – A 3mm is suitable year round in Florida. Open cell is preferable. A 1mm suit is the minimum requirement.

5. Weights – Small weights (1-2 lbs). It is better to adjust your buoyancy with smaller weights and also creates less drag. Coated weights are recommended, but uncoated weights are permitted as well.

6. Weight Belt– A rubber weight belt is necessary. Nylon weight belts are not permitted.

7. Freediving Computer – You will need a waterproof timing device. We highly recommend a freediving computer. The Aeris F.10, SporaSub SP1, and Beuchat Mundial are some of the best!


COST:
$369 per person
(All prices include boat trip and prices are per person)

PRIVATE CLASS:
(All prices include boat trip and prices are per person)

  • 1-2 Students: $1,000 per Student ($2,000 minimum)
  • 3-4 Students: $799 per Student
  • 5+ Students: $699 per Student

Private classes are scheduled to meet the needs of those in the class. They are perfect for yacht owners and crew, a business team building weekend, family fun weekend, etc. Our instructors can also travel based on availability. We’ve sent instructors across the state, across the country and even across the ocean to the Bahamas. Prices will vary when instructors have to travel, but we are happy to go wherever the diving leads!

Feel free to contact us by calling the shop at 561-848-0678 or
emailing us with your private class scheduling needs or questions.

Please Note: Instructors are certified through Freediving Instructors International and are contractors for Florida Freedivers. All instructors carry their own liability insurance.