Freediving Instructor Level I

SSI Freediving Instructors are the industry’s best in freediving training. Create lifelong water enthusiasts and introduce them to the world of breath hold training in a fun, safe environment with SSI’s innovative training techniques. Join SSI to create new freedivers and build strong freediving communities as an SSI Freediving Level 1 instructor today!

Facts and Training Standards

Do you dream of a career in freediving training? Spread the adventurous, exciting SSI freediving lifestyle as a new Freediving Level 1 Instructor. SSI Freediving instructors are the industry’s best in freediving training, utilizing innovative training techniques to introduce new freedivers to the world of breath hold diving. As a certified SSI Freediving Level 1 instructor, you can teach all entry-level programs along with the SSI Free Immersion and Training Techniques specialties.

Minimum Age for Participation 18
Available as Junior Program No
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 8
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 3
Amount of Open Water Dives 3
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 90ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 70-85 h



SSI Freediving Level 1 Instructor Certification Options

We understand that, at times, plans change. If you are unable to complete the requirements of your Freediving Level 1 Instructor course, you can credit your achievements towards the SSI Freediving Assistant Instructor rating, then upgrade at any time. SSI Assistant Freediving Instructors can teach entry-level programs up to Freediving Level 1 and lead certified freedivers to new adventures. You can upgrade your professional level once you feel ready for the Freediving Level I instructor requirements. Sometimes, all you need is a little teaching experience before stepping up to the next level.

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Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970, and today, we are the name to trust in the freediving industry. It is easy to go freediving with SSI wherever you choose. We represent more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in over 130 countries and have over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. The experience that SSI has built in the last 5 decades of training divers has resulted in the most sophisticated and effective freediving education system there is. Our progressive and personalized training approach, combined with a scientific education system, ensures you have the best foundation as a freediving instructor in the industry. SSI’s globally recognized freediving programs are thought to deliver the best freediving experiences to create the best recreational freedivers. By working closely with our freediving professionals and training centers around the world, we ensure you get the best training to become a freediving instructor.

There is an SSI freediving course to suit nearly every freediving discipline, dive environment, and passion out there. SSI Training offers freediving learning materials online in more than 30 languages, so your students can start learning right away! We look forward to welcoming you to the SSI Freediving Instructor community with our uncompromising standards and methodology. Your new career starts here. Join SSI Training and become a Freediving Instructor today!