Freediving Level I

Freediving is more than just an adventure. It is a lifestyle choice and the most wonderful journey of your life. The SSI Freediving Level 1 program gives you all the training and knowledge you need to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments.

Learn how to freedive with SSI and start your freediving adventures now!


When you become an SSI Level 1 freediver, you open the door to worldwide freediving opportunities. Learning to freedive with SSI is easier than you think. In this program, online training, pool/confined water sessions and open water dives are combined to help you become a confident and safe freediver in no time. Once certified, you can freedive with a buddy in open water up to a depth of 20 meters and explore a variety of stunning underwater ecosystems around the world.

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Minimum Age for Participation 12
Amount of Academic Sessions 4
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 2
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth 20m / 60ft

Become a freediver with SSI Freediving Level 1



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Certification options for Freediving Level 1 material

If your plans change and you cannot complete your Freediving Level 1 certification, you can credit your learning towards the SSI Pool Freediving certification.

The Pool Freediving program provides you with all the skills and knowledge you need to go freediving to a depth of 5 meters with a buddy in a pool/confined water environment.

It is easy to upgrade to a Freediving Level 1 certification when you are ready. All you need to do is complete some additional training.

Upgrade your Training

Upgrade your training experience with a perfect match! SSI Freediving Level 2 and the following programs can be combined with your SSI Freediving Level 1 training. Skills and experience are your tickets to dive the world’s best dive sites.

When you complete a certain number of Specialty Programs and Logged Dive Sessions, you will also automatically earn the SSI Recognition Ratings – SSI Specialty Freediver, SSI Advanced Freediver and SSI Master Freediver.

Start your SSI Specialty training right away and earn recognition as you become a safer and more comfortable freediver!

Start Freediving with SSI

Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970 and today we are the name to trust in the freediving industry. 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.

We want you to be a safe and confident freediver who can explore underwater environments with ease, and our training reflects that. With our uncompromising methodology, SSI freediving certification programs are always of the highest standard, helping you become the best freediver possible. We know many dive sites require different skills, knowledge, experience and equipment and we have a range of SSI freediving programs to meet those needs.

There is an SSI freediving course for nearly every dive environment and personal passion you might have. We work closely with our instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world, to ensure you get the best possible freediving experience wherever you choose to freedive.

Are you ready to start the adventure of a lifetime? Our freediving learning materials are available online and in more than 30 languages. Start your freediving journey with us today.

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Check out MyDiveGuide; the world’s largest dive site database of more than 10,000 dive sites, including wildlife maps and thrilling specialist dives. Discover idyllic destinations where you can start freediving and get certified as a freediver. Combine a holiday with your training and create a lifetime experience you will never forget. Start planning today!