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PADI Freediver Instructor Course


Freediver Training

Turn your freediving passion into a profession! The PADI Freediver Instructor Course (FDIC) is for the avid freediver who spends a lot of time thinking about freediving and sharing details of their latest adventures.

If you’re an avid freediver, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about freediving, talking about freediving and sharing the details your latest freediving adventures. Becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor lets you take your passion for freediving to the next level and allows you to do what you enjoy as a profession.

You must earn the PADI Freediver Instructor rating, but you gain a job that lets you share incredible underwater achievements with others – transforming their lives for the better while enriching yours.

To enroll in a PADI Freediver Instructor Training Course, you must be at least 18 years old, have a PADI Master Freediver certification (or have a qualifying certification), be a current Emergency First Response Instructor (or qualifying CPR/first aid instructor) and present a medical statement signed by a physician within 12 months.

Here is the program schedule:

Day One

  • Course Orientation
  • Learning and Instruction
  • PADI Freediver Course – Overview and Standards
  • Teaching Skills and Supervising Freedivers
  • Confined Water Workshop 1
  • Confined Water Workshop 2

 

Day Two

  • Open Water Workshop 1
  • Freediving Physiology and Psychology
  • Teaching Skills and Supervising Freedivers
  • Confined Water Workshop 3
  • Teaching Skills and Supervising Freedivers

 

Day Three

  • Open Water Workshop 2
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Care for the Environment
  • Organizing and Marketing Freediving
  • Teaching Skills and Supervising Freedivers

 

Day Four

  • Open Water Workshop 3/Rescue Evaluation
  • Teaching Skills and Supervising Freedivers
  • PADI Freediver Instructor Exam

 

The PADI Freediver Instructor Course can be completed by anyone certified as PADI Divemaster or above and can easily be completed in conjunction with your Divemaster or Instructor Internship. This not only strengthens your skill sets both in and around the water; but dramatically increases your employability and potential job opportunities.

Freediving Instructors separate themselves from the competition as they make skilled Snorkel Guides and effective Surface Support divers. This is extremely attractive to employers as they know the Divemaster/Instructors they choose to employ is capable of so much more. They really are getting more bang for their buck.

Divemaster/Instructors who complement their training by completing the PADI Freediver Instructor course go own to take great positions in the dive industry around the world. It’s also important to remember that any centre that doesn’t currently have the PADI Freediver program as part of its teaching schedule actually gains this opportunity when they choose to employ you. You come to them with the ability to enrich their business! Once again, a huge bonus towards the development of a career in diving.

During the PADI Freediver Instructor Training, candidates learn advanced equalisation techniques, they learn to move efficiently in the water whilst their fitness and personal attitude is shaped by meditation and personal discipline. Candidates learn patience and an appreciation for their personal limits. All of this helps to shape a diver into the best professional they can be.

Freedivers are strong both mentally and physically, great traits when a situation arises for a steady hand, calm mind and fit and prepared bodies. In the PADI Freediver Course, we introduce these concepts to make you better equipped to enter the water. Whenever we enter the water, be it in SCUBA or Freediving we confront the deep instinctual fear of drowning; that’s why students bolt to the surface or can’t breathe from the regulator without their masks on. It’s hard-wired into our psychology; Freediving teaches you to retrain that fear, to acknowledge it and most importantly say… Not today, not ever.

 

 

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