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The pool-only course encompasses the academics and confined water components of the F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver course. Participants are invited to attend any future F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver open-water component to attain the full Level 1 Freediver cert.

During this course, key academic information is first explained in a classroom setting and then practiced in a controlled confined water environment.

The training for students consists of safety and problem management, proper freediving gear selection, fundamentals of breathing techniques for freediving, understanding of freediving physics and physiology and how these components affect their technique and performance during freediving activities.

Participants are trained to hold their breath up to 3 minutes and establish the foundation for proper freediving techniques and safety.


  • During this course you will use the following equipment:
    Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights and timing device

  • Student learning materials:
    FII Level 1 Freediver manual and workbook. Course materials are provided by the instructor at the beginning of each course.

  • Minimum age requirement:
    Participants must be 16 years or older

    Course duration:
    1-day program. Minimum 4 hours of academic work and 3 hours of confined water training (varies per location and class).

  • $195 per person.  Minimum 2 students.