|Become a Facility|
Freediving Instructors International (FII) is the fastest growing freediving educational program in the world. Founded by Martin Stepanek, 13-time world record holder and freediving pioneer, FII has trained thousands of freedivers – from recreational to competitive – across the globe.
Now, dive facilities can increase business and expand services utilizing Martin’s proven freediving curriculum. As an FII Academy Network facility, you will have the opportunity to open the world of freediving to existing clients and bring new customers to your facility for training. Either way, freediving will add depth to your business and profits to your bottom line.
FII brings world class, professional standardization to the freediving industry. FII Academy Network affiliates also have access to a variety of new and innovative classes that broaden the spectrum of potential students and increase profits. These are some of the most innovative class offerings seen in this industry.
FII Academy Network facilities receive everything needed to promote and train freediving in a robust benefit package that includes:
Marketing strategies and materials to promote freediving at your facility
Guidance from FII in maximizing your freediving business
E-learning convenience (future)
Discounts on advertising, travel and merchandise
Freediving Professional Liability Insurance
Promotion on www.freedivinginstructors.com
Complete store merchandising package
Training program and webinar updates
Certification card processing
Innovative new classes and revenue opportunities
Marketing assistance and support
To become an FII Academy Network facility requires you to fulfill certain obligations to assure that your facility will provide the highest standards of freediving education and support as well as effectively grow and represent the freediving community. Requirements for acceptance include:
Facility must be in business for a minimum of 12 months and have no FII quality assurance violations or open inquiries for at least 12 months prior to application
To have at least one active Level 1 and Level 2 instructors on staff
To sell and properly display a full range of FII recommended freediving equipment
Agreement not to conduct, sponsor or advertise any non-FII freediving training activities
To conduct regular non-training freediving activities such as, but not limited to, practice sessions, freediving travel excursions and competitions
To teach a minimum of five Level 1 and two Level 2 courses per year
To distribute regular communication designed to recruit and retain freediving customers
To have all require governmental licenses and permits and comply with all labor laws
To have a professional image in retail sales, rentals and service and repair. Maintain a neat, clean and attractive facility.