Snorkeler Course

The PFI snorkeler course is the entry level course in the PFI education platform which Bottom Dwellers instructs. By taking the PFI Snorkeler course you will learn proper safety and problem management techniques, skills, techniques and the basics of surface snorkelling with the option of limited skin dives to a maximum of 5m/16'. Taking the PFI Snorkeler course will allow you when completed, to enjoy the aquatic world in a safe and knowledgeable manner. 

To be eligible to take the Snorkeler course with Bottom Dwellers you must be a minimum of 6 years of age with competent swimming skills.


Performance Freediving International Courses offered by Bottom Dwellers Freediving provide the students within its courses with 'DAN's Student Medical Expense Coverage'

Course Format:

Classroom: 1.5 hours
Confined Water: 1.5 hours
Open Water: 2.0 hours (*Optional and not included in every Snorkeler Course. Please refer to your specific snorkeler course for these details.)

Equipment Requirements:

As part of the PFI Snorkeler course with Bottom Dwellers you will learn to select, manage and maintain your personal equipment for snorkelling. (All equipment must be appropriate for the local environment in which the course will be taught)

  • Full Wetsuit (5-7mm for cold-water locations, with a strong recommendation of a 7mm freediving suit or at a minimum 5mm open-cell freediving suit)

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Fins

  • Weight-belt and weights (optional but recommended)

  • Snorkel Vest (optional)

If you're interested in taking a Snorkeler Course with Bottom Dwellers and you don’t see one posted in our calendar or you’d like to organize a private, please contact us by following the link below.

If you’re looking for a more advanced snorkeler course, check out our “Advanced Snorkeler Package” which will get you spending more time under the surface and mastering freediving and surface safety protocols.