Start your Performance Freediving course today
Get closer to making your ultimate freediving goals a reality with the SSI Performance Freediver certification program. This is the highest level of non-professional freediving course SSI offers and will help you discover your true freediving potential. Using an in-depth combination of online learning and in-person freediving sessions, you will maximize your skills and learn the techniques used in the competitive freediving world.
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.
SSI’s globally recognized freediving programs are thought to deliver the best freediving experiences to create the best recreational freedivers. By working closely with our freediving professionals and training centers around the world, we ensure you get the best training to become a freediving instructor. There is an SSI freediving course to suit nearly every freediving discipline, dive environment, and passion out there. SSI Training offers freediving learning materials online in more than 30 languages, so your students can start learning right away! We look forward to welcoming you to the SSI freediving instructor community with our uncompromising standards and methodology. Your new career starts here. Join SSI and become a freediving instructor 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
40 m / 130 ft
Suggested duration (h)
Fit to swim, 30 logged freediving sessions, Advanced 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:
Become a Professional
Continue your freediving career by becoming a Freediving Instructor. Are you ready for a harder challenge both physically and mentally? Then take the next step and enroll in an Advanced Freediving Instructor course today. Becoming an instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway.
Advanced Freediving Instructor
Become an SSI Advanced Freediving Instructor and help your customers advance their freediving certification. You will step into an exciting new professional career with opportunities worldwide and train freedivers the skills needed to start competitive freediving. Join SSI today!
Freediving Assistant Instructor Trainer
Join one of the most elite groups in SSI training as a Freediving Assistant Instructor Trainer. Spark passion in new freediving instructors as you help conduct some of the highest-level SSI courses. Enjoy global career opportunities - start your Freediving Assistant Instructor Trainer course today!
Freediving Instructor Trainer
Spark passion in every new SSI freediver by achieving the highest level in breath-hold training – an SSI Freediving Instructor Trainer. Join an elite group of exceptional freedivers and enjoy global job opportunities. Start your SSI Freediving Instructor Training course today!
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
Do you want to share your passion for freediving? SSI is looking for new freediving instructors to spread the joy and freedom of freediving worldwide. If you are interested in training freediving to underwater enthusiasts, become an SSI Freediving instructor now!