Start Your Professional Freediving Career Today

Freediving is the world’s fastest-growing underwater sport. Get in on the action and become a Basic Freediving Instructor! As a Basic Freediving Instructor, you will help others learn to freedive with the Snorkel Diver, Try Freediving and Basic Freediving courses. Gain experience with this entry-level instructor rating. Once you get comfortable teaching the basics of freediving, take the next step to advance your freediving instructor career. Get started today!

Start your diving career

SSI started in 1970 with a vision of making it possible for anyone to learn to dive. With more than 3,300 Training Centers in over 130 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to make a career with SSI wherever you choose. SSI is the name to trust in the diving industry as an RSTC founding member and globally ISO certified.

A progressive approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible. SSI´s Professional network is growing every day. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Facts and Training Standards

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Minimum Age

6

Amount of Academic Sessions

1

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

10 m / 30 ft

Maximum Training Depth

8-12

Suggested duration (h)

Languages

cn
dk
nl
fr
de
gr
il
it
jp
kr
ru
es
se
tr
ua

Register free and start training right away!

To get started, simply create a free user profile at www.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:

Instant free access to SSI’s trial programs and Blue Oceans

Lifetime access to your digital training materials and certifications

Digital logbook with thousands of dive sites around the world and potential wildlife sightings

Latest events, news, videos and much more

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Start teaching to further your career

Start teaching Freediving and Ecology Programs to collect valuable teaching experience and generate more income as an SSI Professional! But remember, learning never stops, so continue your professional freediving career by attending an Freediving Instructor Training Course (FITC) to qualify as an SSI Freediving Instructor. Additional Specialty Instructor qualifications will provide you with more diversity and flexibility, whilst opening up new income options. Becoming a Freediving Instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway. 

Explore career opportunities for dive professionals worldwide

Stop waiting, start exploring the world and turn your passion into a career! MyDiveGuide is a unique dive site database with over 16,000 dive sites, thrilling specialist dives and featured destinations. These are the places where scuba instructors and divemasters have great job opportunities! Ready to live your ultimate dream? Check out MyDiveGuide and start your diving career today with SSI!

The Sunshine State Florida offers many great and divers dive sites from the tropical Florida Keys to deep shipwrecks and crystal clear freshwater springs.

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Every possible type of adventure can be found in ’tropical paradise’ Hawaii including dramatic jagged cliffs, active volcanoes and clear turquoise waters.

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Greece makes for an excellent diving location where you can explore waters with incredible visibility, see a whole variety of marine life and discover wrecks.

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Mozambique has amazing offshore marine parks such as Quirimbas National Park

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The Philippines is an archipelago composed of over 7,000 islands in three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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The archipelago of Fiji is as the Soft Coral Capital of the World, for its 80 different soft coral species that can be found by divers from all over the world.

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Federated States of Micronesia

Divers and Snorkelers from all around the world come every year to visit these picturesque islands, Micronesia.

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From the cool Atlantic waters of the Bay of Biscay in the north, to the warmer Mediterranean Sea to the south, Spain is perfect for year-round diving.

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One of the most exotic and favorite diving destinations is Malaysia.

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