Immersion Freediving PFI Freediver Course Feb 10-12, 2012 Fort Laud
Immersion Freediving will be holding a PFI Freediver class Feb 10-12, in Fort Lauderdale. You can find details about the class here.

Cost of course is $345.

Course consist of 6 hours of classroom, two 3 hour pool sessions, and two ocean session typically 3 hours plus spent in water.

The average student does a 2-3 minute breathhold in the pool.
The average student does a 60 foot freedive in the ocean.

Boat trips are $60 and paid the day of the trip.

See upcoming course schedule


Why choose Immersion Freediving?
  • Maximum class is 5 people, no 25 person classes.

  • Skype equalizing session with students before the start of class.

  • Classes held on Immersion Freediving private boat, run by a coast guard captain, with first aid and DAN Oxygen Kit.

  • You will get much longer time in the water. We will get back on the boat when we are finished not when the dive boat captain tells us to.

  • Immersion Freediving has gear for rent or for sale.

  • All classes taught by PFI Intermediate Freediving Instructor and US Freediving National Recorder holder Ted Harty




Video from latest Immersion Freedivng PFI Freediver Course.



Short Video of Immersion students discussing their experience with the class.



Breathing techniques


  • How to get a much bigger breath than you can right now.
  • How to breathe to maximize bottom time.
  • How to breathe when you surface to increase safety.


Static apnea (Holding your breath face down in the pool)

  • Average student completes course with a 2:00-3:00 minute breath hold
  • How to practice static apnea in a safe manner with a trained buddy.
  • Become a more confident and comfortable freediver by adding a minute or two to your breath hold.


Freediving Safety

  • How to provide proper freediving safety as a buddy.
  • How to weight yourself properly to ensure safety and maximize performance.
  • What a blackout is, how as a buddy you would recognize it before it happens, and how to deal with it.
  • How to deal with a underwater blackout.


Kicking and Entry Techniques

  • How to kick properly so you are not wasting energy getting to the bottom.
  • How to kick straight down to bottom without your typical 30-degree angle on descent.
  • How to make an efficient entry without wearing excessive weight.
  • Reduce your oxygen consumption and increase your bottom time by making these modifications to your entry method and kicks


Freediving Equipment Lecture

  • Why a freediving mask is superior to a scuba mask for freediving.
  • Why a freediving-specific wetsuit is better than a scuba wetsuit.
  • What type of snorkels are good; what types you should avoid.
  • Are your $150 dollar scuba split fins great for freediving or terrible for freediving?
  • Modifications you can make to existing gear to increase performance.
  • This lecture will turn you into a much more informed consumer when purchasing gear.


Streamlining Techniques

  • Proper hand position for freediving and why it matters.
  • Proper head position for freediving. Ever wonder why most freedivers and spearfishermen never kick straight down? This is why.
  • How to reduce surface area as you are pushing through water. This makes the same dive require less energy, which leads to increasing your bottom time.


Hands-on equalizing workshop

We will discuss proper equalizing techniques for freediving. Believe it or not, it’s not the same as equalizing for scuba. If you’ve ever had to turn around and head up to the surface because you couldn’t equalize while freediving, this is the answer.

We will explain the difference between the Valsalva and Frenzel equalization method. The Valsalva method of equalization is taught in scuba courses. It is basically pinching your nose and blowing. The proper equalization method for freediving is the Frenzel technique. We will discuss how to find out which method you are using and how to switch you over to the right method. You will also receive homework assignments to give you the tools to practice at home and perfect the techniques.


If you have any questions feel free to give me a call at 954-324-4444 .