If you're a capable and competent freediver looking to take your freediving to the next level; wanting to learn to freedive deep safely; to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; to have a full understanding of the physics and physiology which affects you as a freediver and how to apply this science to applicable real life situations and scenarios. The PFI Intermediate Freediver level course is for you.
In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving and expand upon them in detail throughout the course. You will learn freediving skills and techniques at an Intermediate Level and experience first hand how these will benefit you within an aquatic environment. You will learn about the physics and physiology of freediving and how your body adapts to the aquatic environment. The PFI Intermediate Freediver Course will allow you to reach depths of up 40m/135' deep during our open water sessions. In confined water sessions in this course you will also become seasoned with Static Apnea training, the goal of which would be increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.
Focus of instructional material in the PFI Intermediate Freediver Course will be on:
• Proper Safety Practices and Procedures at an Intermediate Level
• Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving
• Open-water and Confined-water skills development. Take what you learn in the classroom to the pool, and from the pool to the ocean. Learn and improve proper freediving techniques and skills at an Intermediate Level including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, FRC and RV training protocols, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...
• Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.
Basic experience in Scuba, Freediving or a Competent & Capable Snorkeler comfortable with some time at depth.
Good bill of health and fitness - (see attached medical form)
19 years of age minimum
You’d like to learn to hold your breath between 3-5 minutes
You’d like to learn to dive in the 25m-40m/80’-135’ Safely and Competently