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!
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
10 m / 30 ft
Maximum Training Depth
Suggested duration (h)
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:
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.
Freediving Level II
Discover exciting freediving breathing techniques, go open water freediving to 30 meters and improve your breath-hold time with the invaluable SSI Freediving Level 2 course. Get started online today!
Freediving Specialty Instructor
SSI Freediving Specialty Instructors introduce students to advanced training programs to further their freediving training and improve technique. Help progress students faster by teaching fun programs and introducing them to new freediving equipment.
Freediving Assistant Instructor Trainer
Spark passion in every new SSI freediver by achieving the highest level in freediving instructor training. Join an elite group of exceptional freedivers and enjoy global job opportunities. Start your SSI Freediving Instructor Trainer course today!