Free Diver

NAUI Freediver Course Overview

Explore your abilities as a Freediver to experience the underwater world like never before! The NAUI Freediver course educates divers on the skills, safety and problem management to allow you to comfortably enjoy the underwater world and improve your breath-holding techniques.

The NAUI Freediver certification course trains divers to a maximum depth of 66 feet (20 meters). You will practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and comfort in the water. Prerequisites include good health and swimming ability, and a minimum 12 years of age.

During your NAUI Freediver certification course you will learn about the fundamental physics and physiology of freediving, essential safety procedures for breath hold diving, proper breathing techniques for freediving and snorkeling, equalization for deep diving, and master the open water skills for freediving to specific depths.

Get Started

NAUI Freediving courses are offered by NAUI Instructors who have completed additional training to teach freediving. Individuals in good physical condition and who meet the minimum age requirements listed above may enroll in NAUI Freediving courses. To begin your training, contact your local NAUI Dive Center or use our convenient Locator tool to find a NAUI Dive Center or Instructor offering freediving instruction near you.

What’s Next?

NAUI has partnered with Performance Freediver International (PFI) to offer the most cutting edge and safest training standards in the sport. PFI offers a full range of recreational, competitive and instructor development programs for freedivers looking to improve their skills. NAUI Freedivers may enroll in a PFI Intermediate Freediver course to increase their knowledge, skill and range to 130 feet (40 meters).