This program teaches fundamental Freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of up to 20m / 66ft.
You will be introduced to and practice the following freediving disciplines: (1) Static Apnea, to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort, (2) Dynamic Apnea, to improve your technique and increase the distance and depth you can travel underwater, (3) Constant Weight, to work on entry techniques and the physiological aspects of diving to depth. Freediver safety is fundamental to every aspect of this course.
As open water diving is not practical in Alberta year-round, during the bulk of the year I offer PFI's Pool Only certification with an introduction to Dynamic Apnea (underwater distance swimming). Students can schedule their open water dives to complete their full certification in the next summer season. The cost works out the same as for the complete course all at once but by separating these elements I have the time to include the Dynamic Apnea introduction (optional in PFI courses). I also provide an extra pool refresher session (optional) before the open water dives!
Previously certified students are welcome to take the Freediver course as a refresher at half the regular course price.
The Junior Freediver course is for 10-15 year olds. The course is largely the same as the Freediver course but with modifications to accommodate younger divers. Junior Freedivers will receive certification but must freedive with a fully certified PFI Freediver as a buddy.