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The Level 1 course is an introduction to the FII education system.  It covers everything from safety & problem management, breathing techniques, & equipment selection to correct freediving methods for gradual depth progression. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to master the correct basic freediving techniques of our system enabling you to confidently freedive to depths up to 66 feet/20 meters. We highly recommend taking the Level 1 Freediver course before proceeding onto the Level 2 course.

Throughout the FII Level 1 Freediver course you will learn:


  •     Level 1 Safety & Problem Management for Freediving

  •     Level 1 Breath-Hold Technique Development

  •     Level 1 Confined Water Rescue and Buddy Supervision Techniques

  •     Introduction to Freediving Specific Equipment

  •     Basic Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver

  •     Freediving Technique Development

  •     Correct Breathing for Freediving

  •     Equalization Techniques for the Level 1 Freediver

  •     Open Water Rescue Skills, Buddy Supervision and

  •     Self Evaluation

Student Learning Materials:

  • Level 1 Student Manual and Workbook,

  • Level 1 Academic Review



As a F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver you will use the following equipment:

  • Mask

  • Snorkel

  • Wetsuit

  • Weights

  • Weightbelt

  • Fins

  • Timing device

Certification Level: Level 1 Freediver. Students are not required to dive the maximum depth of the course for certification.

FII certification tests are based on the skills and knowledge you will master throughout your course.

Course Duration: 2 day course

First day of the course is from 8am-4pm,  Second day is from 8am to 2pm.

Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years old

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