Become a certified Freediver

Are you ready for the ultimate way to explore underwater? Learn to freedive and experience the ocean in an exciting new way as you explore beautiful dive sites on a single breath. With no heavy equipment, you will move underwater with ease and find a complete sense of becoming one with the ocean. Earning an SSI freediving certification is much easier than you think with our wide range of recreational freediving programs for all ages. SSI offers different freediving certification levels to suit every water enthusiast’s needs and interests. You will be able to explore the underwater world in many different ways and learn about the different types of unique equipment freedivers use to achieve their diving goals. Create a free mySSI account and start your freediving journey online today!

Get certified as a freediver

The SSI Freediver program is the best first step to take and certifies you to freedive with a buddy in open water to a depth of 20 meters. If you do not have time for our Freediver program, join the SSI Basic Freediver program and get certified to freedive safely with your buddy in a pool or confined water up to a depth of five meters. You can upgrade easily to the Freediver certification at any time. If you love freediving, which we know you will, continue your journey with our freediving specialty programs and discover competitive freediving and more.


Learn how to snorkel with the SSI Snorkel Diver program. Discover all you need to go snorkeling and experience the wonders of the ocean! Get started with SSI today!

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Try Freediving

The SSI Try Freediving program gives you a fun, quick glimpse into the world of breath-hold diving. While freediving with an SSI Professional in confined water, you will discover what this exhilarating sport is all about. Start your journey to become a freediver today!

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Basic Freediver

Discover the freedom and tranquility that keeps freedivers returning to the water. In the SSI Basic Freediver course, you will learn why freediving is quickly becoming one of the most popular watersports worldwide. Your journey to becoming a freediver begins here!

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Join the SSI Freediver course and learn how to freedive with a buddy in open water environments to a depth of 20 meters. Your global freediving adventures begin here!

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Featured Destinations ideal for Freediving Beginner

Check out MyDiveGuide - the world’s largest dive site database of more than 10,000 dive sites, including wildlife maps and thrilling specialist dives. Discover idyllic destinations where you can start freediving and get certified as a freediver. Combine a holiday with your training and create a lifetime experience you will never forget. Start planning today!


The world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is the essence of diving in Australia.

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A historically rich country in Southeast Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is called “the country of a thousand islands”.

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Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world and thus offers some of the best dive sites in the world.

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Expect colorful coral reefs only a short swim from land and abundant underwater life in Curacao.

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Some of the best diving in the Caribbean can be done in the Cayman Islands offering countless impressive dive sites.

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Bonaire is filled with striking natural beauty and pristine waters, making it an ideal diving destination.

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