Further Your Breath Holding Training with SSI Advanced
Many freedivers share a passion for diving deeper. The SSI Progressive Freediver program will teach you everything you need to know to increase your average dive time by advancing your freediving breath holding training. SSI Progressive Freediver teaches you the concept of efficiency when freediving, making your body stronger and more effective in the water. Discover the exciting freefall and Frenzel techniques, refined buddy system skills, and more. Sign up in your MySSI account and get started online today!
SSI Advanced Freediving
Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970 and today we are the name to trust in the freediving industry. We represent more than 3,500 training centers and resorts in over 150 countries and have over 100,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. The experience that SSI has built in the last 5 decades of training divers has resulted in the most sophisticated and effective freediving education system there is. Our progressive and personalized training approach, combined with in-water practice sessions, ensures you have the skills and experience needed to reach your full potential. SSI’s globally recognized certifications are the best way to continue your lifelong freediving adventures.
There is an SSI freediving course for nearly every dive environment and personal passion you might have, and our freediving learning materials are available online, in more than 30 languages. By working closely with our instructors, Training Centers, and resorts around the world, we ensure you get the best possible freediving experience wherever you choose to freedive. Continue your freediving journey with us today.
Digital Learning & Academics
SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.
You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience and your selected Training Center will schedule your review and in-water training sessions.
During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.
Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.
We congratulate you on your accomplishment and welcome you to SSI’s global diving community.
Facts and Training Standards
Amount of Academic Sessions
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions
Amount of Open Water Sessions
Maximum Training Depth
30 m / 100 ft
Suggested duration (h)
Fit to swim, 6 logged Freediving sessions, Freediver (or equivalent)
Extend Your Limits
Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:
Discover the magic of freefalling
Enhance equalization techniques
Learn to plan and safely organize freediving sessions
Register for free and start training right away!
To get started, simply create a free user profile at my.divessi.com/register or directly through the MySSI App and you will get immediate access to SSI’s free trial programs. During registration you will need to select an SSI Training Center to affiliate with to guide you through the training process. Just check the Center Locator for your Center of choice, their upcoming training schedule, travel, and social events, and much more.
Simply download the MySSI App from your preferred app store, set up your profile, and discover the world of diving with the following benefits:
Continue Your Training and Earn Free Recognition
Upgrade your freediving training experience by taking more Specialty Programs. These are a perfect match to your current training! When you complete a certain number of Specialty Programs and Logged Dives, you will also automatically earn these SSI Recognition Ratings: SSI Specialty Freediver, SSI Progressive Freediver, and SSI Master Freediver. Continue your SSI specialty training right away and earn recognition as you become a safer, more comfortable diver!
Learn exercises to do at home and in the water to progress faster in your freediving training. Discover your strengths and weaknesses and create a personalized training plan to better your performance. Join the SSI Training Techniques specialty!
Discover your inner dolphin. Enjoy the increased speed, power, and confidence that comes with monofin swimming. The SSI Monofin freediving specialty will teach you how to maximize your underwater efficiency and enjoy better freediving performance. Get started online today!
Freediving Assistant Instructor
Become an SSI Freediving Professional. If you are an experienced SSI Freediver and have completed the Training Techniques specialty, you can take the first step toward your professional freediving career by becoming a Freediving Assistant Instructor.
SSI Entry-Level Programs – Open Water Diver, Freediver, or Mermaid require students to complete a water fitness evaluation prior to open water training. The goal of this evaluation is to determine a comfort level baseline consisting of:
To start training, students must create a MySSI profile. This can either be done via the SSI website at www.divessi.com/register or by installing the MySSI App.
Simply download the app for either iOS or Android, set up the user profile, and access the world of diving in minutes! The MySSI App safely stores everything in one place, online or offline – training materials, logbook, and certification cards. This includes Recreational Scuba, Extended Range, Freediving and Mermaid.
Training Center Selection & Affiliation
Every student must select an SSI Training Center as their “Training Partner” during the course registration process. Affiliation ensures personalized service and a high-quality training experience.
Medical & Administrative Requirements
Each student or candidate must complete the required SSI Training Record Forms prior to participating in any SSI training program. The forms for minors must be reviewed and signed by a parent or guardian.
Responsible Diver CodeSSI Responsible Diver Code - Scuba DivingSSI Responsible Diver Code - FreedivingSSI Responsible Diver Code - Extended Range Diving
Diver Medical Statement & Questionnaire or Physician’s Approval to Dive (where required)
Training Assumption of Risk, Liability Release, & Liability Release, & Hold Harmless Agreement (where required / not applicable within the European Union)
Program-specific Completion Record (done by the Instructor prior to certification)
Training Course Costs
Training consists of various components which are either charged singly or as a package depending on the selected Training Center. The components are:
Training Materials / Digital Kit
Tuition for Academics and In-Water Training
Open Water Training Dives
Featured Destinations Ideal for Advanced Freediving Training
Become a stronger, more experienced freediver – take an advanced SSI freediving certification. You will improve your freediving skills, try different techniques, discover new freediving disciplines, and progress to deeper levels of this sport! Explore your passion today!