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With no heavy equipment, freediving lets you move underwater with ease. It is the purest form of diving and gives you an incomparable feeling of oneness with the water. The SSI Try Freediving program allows you to go freediving in confined water and discover why freedivers genuinely love their sport. Join us today and discover your inner freediver!

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Facts and Training Standards

Minimum Age

 

10

Amount of Academic Sessions

 

3

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

 

1

Maximum Training Depth

 

5 m / 15 ft

Suggested duration (h)

 

2-3

Certification Prerequisites

 

Fit to swim, No certification prerequisites

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New World, One Breath

Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:

Learn to hold your breath with comfort

Discover your true breath-holding potential

Explore the world underwater in a single breath

Get Certified as a Freediver

You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your life. Becoming a freediver is the first step on a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater environment, interact with incredible marine life, and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface. We recommend you start your freediver training right away by shooting for the SSI Freediver course, your entry ticket to dive the world’s best dive sites.

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Training Prerequisites

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:

Swim Assessment

Survival Float

Technical Requirements

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.

Students can also change affiliation or choose to affiliate with multiple Training Centers in their user profile. When affiliating with a Training Center online or via the MySSI App, a Privacy Policy Agreement will be processed to comply with GDPR regulations.

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 Code

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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

Certification

Learn to Dive with SSI

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. We want you to be a safe and confident freediver who can explore underwater environments with ease, and our training reflects that. With our uncompromising methodology, SSI freediving certification programs are always of the highest standard, helping you become the best freediver possible. We know many dive sites require different skills, knowledge, experience, and equipment and we have a range of SSI freediving certification levels to meet those needs.

There is an SSI freediving course for nearly every dive environment and personal passion you might have. We work closely with our instructors, training centers, and resorts around the world, to ensure you get the best possible freediving experience wherever you choose to freedive. Are you ready to start the adventure of a lifetime? Our freediving learning materials are available online and in more than 30 languages. Start your freediving journey with us today.

1

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.

2

In-Water Training

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.

3

Certification

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.

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