Freediver Course: APR 30-May 2* + May 30*

Details and REgistration form below:

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APR 30 - MAy 2


Included in all course costs: Instruction, Online Course Book for Course Use, Bottom Dwellers Course Shirt, Pool Bookings.

*Not Included: Boat Fees, Accommodation or Rental Equipment. Students will be required to settle boat fees with Tofino Resort and Marina (TRM) upon arrival/check-in. Accommodations may be booked through TRM to have you on site for your course package and make your stay more comfortable and convenient. Rental equipment for certain items such as Wetsuits can be arrange with Chris Adair at Bottom Dwellers Freediving. For rentals or any other gear related questions for your course, do not hesitate to ask*


In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving. You will learn freediving skills and techniques 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 being at depth. The PFI Freediver course will allow you to reach depths of up to 20m/66' deep during our open water sessions. In confined water sessions the PFI Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

Focus of instructional material in the PFI Freediver course will be on:

  • Proper safety practices and procedures as well as rescue and risk management

  • Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving and Snorkelling

  • 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, including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...

  • Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

Course Schedule: (updated Apr 18)

OW = Open Water / GP = Group / CW = Confined Water

APR 30(GP1&GP2): Class (TRM): 8am-230pm / CW 1 (West Coast Fitness Centre): 4pm-8pm
May 1 (Kennedy Lake): CW 2 (GP 1 & GP 2): 8am-1030am / OW 1 (GP1): 1130am-330pm
May 2 (Boat - Lemmens Inlet): (GP1) Open Water 2: 7am (departing dock) - 11am
May 29th (Kennedy Lake): OW 1 (GP2) 8am-12pm Kennedy Lake / Open Water 2 (GP2) - 1pm-4pm

To hold a spot in the course, the form below must be filled out in full along with paying either a 50% deposit of the course fee or paying the course in full. Your spot in the course will not be held until both this form and the course deposit or full payment have been received by Bottom Dwellers. 

Payments may be made by arranging it with Bottom Dwellers directly, over the counter at HtO Surf Shop Uptown, or at our Online Store Here. Please be sure to fill out the required registration form below as well as making a full or deposit payment to reverse your seat in the class.

*IF A COURSE IS FULL and you are still interested in taking it, please feel free contact Bottom Dwellers by filling out the respective form for the course to be put on a wait list for that course. If a spot comes available, Bottom Dwellers will reach out to that wait list first to fill the course.

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

For more Information on the Freediver courses for such things as EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS and other important details please follow the course description link here:

Please complete the form below in full
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if you are not taking a Freedive-Harvester Package click "Not Applicable"
If not registered for a harvester course, please select "Not Applicable"
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Bottom Dwellers has 6.5mm Oceaner Freediving Wetsuits for rent (Not Included in Course Package). If you're interested in renting a wetsuit, please leave Height and Weight in field below and this wetsuit rental can be arranged. Wetsuit Only - Does not include Boots and Gloves.
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I Agree to the Refund and Cancelation Policy *
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I have reviewed the required Medical Form *
I have read and understand the Equipment Requirements for the course(s) in-which I am enrolled . *
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If not registered in a Freedive-Harvester Package select 'Not Applicable'
Do you have any Allergies? *

*To participate in any of Bottom Dwellers' courses you must meet the requirements of the medical form provided by Performance Freediving International. Bottom Dwellers instructs the Performance Freediving International System which upholds the highest standards of educational foundation in our attempts to provide the safest and most efficient learning environment for our students. To consult this form, please follow the link below.

Before singing up for a course with Bottom Dwellers, please consult our Refund and Cancellation Policy Here