Freediving Level 1

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.

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What Will You Learn?

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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The SSI Freediving Level 1 Course consists of three main phases:

  • Four Academic Sessions (Independent study or in a classroom)
  • Two Pool / Confined Water Sessions
  • Two Open Water Dives- Where its time to use the knowledge and skills you acquired, in the open ocean to complete the SSI Freediving Level 1 Course

What Will You Do?

  • Complete academic sessions and assessments as outlined in the instructor manual for Freediving Level 1.
  • Complete the program’s final exam.
  • Complete at least one (1) breathing session as outlined in the instructor manual for Freediving Level 1.
  • Complete at least two (2) pool/confined water sessions as outlined in the instructor manual for Freediving Level I.
  • Complete at least two (2) open water sessions as outlined in the instructor manual for Freediving Level 1.

Course Schedule

Recommended hours for completion: 16-20. The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on student needs, student ability and water conditions.

Course Price

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Student Learning Materials Price

INR 10,050

Course Prerequisites

Minimum Age: 12 Years
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 2
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: 20 meters / 60 feet
Suggested Duration: 16-20 Hours

Equipment Requirements

Unless the program-specific instructor manual states otherwise, each freediving student must be equipped with a properly fitted Total Freediving System, including:

• Mask

• Snorkel

• Bi-fins(standard length or long freediving fins)

• Exposure suit appropriate for the environment

• Weight System

• Logbook

Students are required to wear a freediving safety lanyard if any of the following conditions apply:

• Level 2 Freediving programs and higher

• Vertical visibility is less than 10 meters

• The planned freedive is deeper than 20 meters in depth

• On any site where the natural bottom depth is 30 meters or deeper

*Equipment will be provided by your Dive Centre. We recommend that you should get your own gear once you become a certified diver.

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