Freediver: Cost $450 ($225 Refresher)
This program teaches fundamental Freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of 20m / 66ft. You will also practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort.
Your NAUI/PFI Freediver course will cover fundamental topics such as:
• Essential Safety procedures for Breath-Holding at Freediver Level
• Proper Breathing Techniques for Freediving and Snorkeling
• Confined-Water skill development i.e. Static Apnea
• Open-Water skill development i.e. technique for Deep Diving!
• Equalization for Deep Diving
• Equipment for Freediving and Snorkeling
• The fundamental Physics & Physiology of Freediving—what happens to your body at depths!
Level 1 Safety & Problem Management
Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
Freediving Technique Development
Correct Breathing for Freediving
Breathing and Breath-Hold Technique Development
Intermediate Freediver: Cost $750 ($375 Refresher)
Learn to freedive down to a maximum depth of 40m/132 feet!
The NAUI/PFI Intermediate Freediver course instructs competent and comfortable freedivers in essential safety and problem management for breath-hold diving, with a high emphasis on proper technique development. This program also includes details on training and equipment for diving to depths of 40 meters/132 feet. Instructors will cover the following topics:
There are many skills which will be practiced repeatedly, simulated, and taught throughout the duration of every course. It should be noted that in order to pass course, a student must complete all the classroom sessions as well as the pool and ocean sessions. In accordance with participation, a student will receive a certificate based on the skills and objectives they complete, even if it is lower than the course they are currently taking. There are pool and ocean qualifications to pass each NAUI/PFI course. If a student only wants to pass the pool section, the instructors at NAUI/PFI are happy to accommodate but will need to be informed before the class begins. At the end of the Intermediate Freediver course, a student will be able to perform:
This course is taught by highly trained PFI Instructors at locations all over the world.
The PFI Intermediate Freediver course includes:
The schedule and layout/order of these sessions vary slightly by location. The program is typically run over 4 days.
For this course, each diver is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment:
Spearfishing 1: Cost $100 ($130 w/optional pool session)
An introduction to the world of spearfishing. This class will discuss how to safely and legally start harvesting food from our oceans. You will get familiar with all of the gear and how to use/care for it and then go out and practice shooting targets and re-rigging your setup.
Take your skills to the next level. Learn alternate ways to run your setup, from tying your own bands to rigging breakaways for your next tuna adventure. This class focuses on safety and will give you time in the classroom rigging gear and time in the water putting it to use harvesting fish!
The PFI Introduction to Freediving course is an experience program that educates curious audiences on safety and problem management of freediving and breath-holding. This program does not include specific skills development or certification, but provides a foundation for people who want understand the benefits of freediving before taking a recreational freediving course. This course teaches:
Is this course for you?
This entry level certification course is for individuals wishing to learn the basics of surface snorkeling or limited skin dives for the purpose of enjoying the underwater realm in a safe, knowledgeable and comfortable manner.
The objective of this course is to train individuals in the benefits, skills, techniques and safety & problem management for snorkeling to depth no greater than 5m / 16’.
The PFI Safe Buddy program is designed to educate uncertified Freedivers, and aquatic minded persons, in the Safety and rescue techniques necessary for Breath-holding. This program will help to increase safety awareness during recreational breath-holding/freediving activities. This course does not include any instruction on increasing Freediving performances or improving personal freediving technique. This course teaches:
The following classes are available by appointment or request:
Because The Oregon Freediving Company has the highest commitment to quality courses with small instructor to student ratios, we book our instructors in advance and are unable to issue refunds for cancellations on the course. However, we can issue a credit on account (with administration fees) if you need to reschedule your course date. The fee schedule is as follows:
If you are registered for a course that requires additional fees (such as hotel and travel for the Catalina trips for the Malibu and Newport Beach locations) and we are not given at least 2 weeks notice of change, then such fees may be deducted from your course deposit as well as any change fee.
Your credit will be with the instructor through which your original course was booked.