Become an SSI Basic Freediving Instructor 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 Freediver 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!

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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, while opening up new income opportunities. Becoming a Freediving Instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway. 

Facts and Training Standards

Amount of Academic Sessions

 

6

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

 

1

Maximum Training Depth

 

10 m / 30 ft

Suggested duration (h)

 

8-12

Certification Prerequisites

 

Complete Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation, Assistant Instructor (Recreational Scuba)

SSI Standards

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