FREEDIVING COURSE LOCATIONS
I generally run freediving courses from May through November in Fort Lauderdale. If my courses (Immersion Freediving) out you can check out many of the courses I have listed on this page.
Here is some general advice when researching various freediving courses from all of the different agencies. By asking these questions you will get a better idea of what you are purchasing, and how to compare different classes. Remember the goal is not the certification card, the goal is learning & training.
#1 How many hours in the classroom?
#2 How many hours in the pool?
#3 How many hours actually diving in the ocean?
#4 How many students are in the class?
#5 What is the name of the instructor and can you talk to him or her. You should absolutely talk to your specific instructor before you book. This way you can make sure you are comfortable with them and see how they answer your questions.
#6 How many years has your instructor been teaching freediving?
You will learn more in a freediving course that has longer classroom sessions, more time training in the pool, and more time diving in the ocean, than courses that have less.
You will likely learn more from an experienced instructor with many years of teaching experience than a newer instructor.
Good luck on your freediving journey, dive safe out there, it’s not even that hard!
Immersion Freediving (Ted Harty)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Performance Freediving International
Lists many of the PFI courses taught throughout the USA.
East Coast Divers
Phase 3 Freediving – Chris Bustad (PFI Instructor Trainer)
Front Line Freediving
Freediving Instructors International
Lists most of the FII courses throughout the USA.
Apollo Beach, FL
Blue Alchemy Freediving
Blue Water Freedivers
Pompano Beach, FL
Oregon City, Oregon
Dominica, Egypt, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia
PADI Freediver Centers
Lists all PADI Freediving Centers
Costa Rica, US Virgin Islands, Florida
Deep Sea Bonaire (Carlos Coste)
Agency: PADI & AIDA
High Performance Freediving
Monteray Bay, California
Discover Your Depths – Sarah Campbell