Join the ranks of elite freedivers with SSI

If you are a passionate, experienced SSI Performance Freediving Instructor, you are ready to advance to the ultimate level of instructor training. Make your mark by creating the top SSI freediver instructors in the industry. Just as your SSI freediving instructor trainer influenced you to become your best, now is your chance to influence others and teach the highest levels of breath-hold training.

Learn to run professional courses, crossovers, and specialty seminars. Start your freediving career today!

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Start teaching to further your career

Learning never stops! Continue your career by qualifying further in other training categories like Mermaid, Swim, Lifeguard and/or Scuba Diving. Additional qualifications will provide you with more diversity and flexibility as well as at the same time opening up new income options.

Facts and Training Standards

Amount of Academic Sessions



Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions



Amount of Open Water Sessions



Maximum Training Depth


25 m / 75 ft

Suggested duration (h)



Certification Prerequisites


Complete Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation, Performance Freediving Instructor, 100 Freediving certifications issued, 50 Pool Freediver or Freediver certifications issued, 25 Advanced Freediver certifications issued, 5 Performance Freediver certifications issued

SSI Standards



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