Training Techniques

Take holding your breath to the next level with the SSI Training Techniques Specialty. This freediving course teaches you special breath-holding exercises that can be done both at home and in the water.

In this Training Techniques course, you will discover your strengths and weaknesses, and create a personalized training plan to better your freediving performance.

What Will You Learn?

The SSI Training Techniques course will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses, and create a personalized training plan to better your freediving performance. Progress faster in your freediving by becoming more efficient and learning tips and tricks of the pros to holding your breath longer.

SSI’s Training Techniques freediving course will help you discover the next level in breath-holding training and earn your Training Techniques Specialty certification today.

The SSI Training Techniques Course consists of two main phases:

  • Four Academic Sessions (Independent study or in a classroom)
  • Two Pool / Confined Water Sessions – Where its time to use the knowledge and skills you acquired, in the open ocean to complete the SSI Training Techniques Course.

What Will You Do?

  1. Complete the Digital Learning materials found in this manual. These materials are self-paced, and you can complete them anywhere, anytime, once you download them to your MySSI app
  1. Complete the Academic Sessions
  2. Complete the Pool / Confined Water Sessions

Course Prerequisites

Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 2
Open Water Dives: NA
Maximum Training Depth: NA
Suggested Duration: NA

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

• 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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