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Certification Levels

 

FII core certification courses offer students the opportunity to become certified up to their level of training. To pass an FII course students are required to master certain skills and academics taught throughout their course. FII courses are not performance based, this proven curriculum focuses on mastering the correct freediving specific techniques with a high emphasis on safety and comfort. Upon becoming certified, students receive an FII certification card and optional wall certificate.

FII strongly believes in keeping your newly attained information current as opportunities for depth and pool training are made available through our instructors and facilities on a regular basis.

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Junior Freediver Course

This class is for participants 12-15 years old.

This 2 day program offers junior freedivers the opportunity to master the fundamentals of the FII freediving techniques in a relaxed, fun, safe environment.

The academics of this course have been specifically adapted by grade school teaching professionals to be both easily digestible and fun.  The junior freediver practical curricula offer students fun games and activities that cleverly integrate the fundamental skills and key safety protocols. During this course, students are trained up to a maximum depth of 50 ft/15 meters. The junior freediver course has a maximum student – instructor ratio of 4-1 so our professional instructors can provide the safest learning experience for our new generation of freedivers.  As a parent, this course is a must for your son/daughter to learn the proper freedive safety techniques! It saves lives!

Upon successful completion of the Jr. Freediver course and reaching the minimum age of 16 year old (with parent consent) participants will then be able to enroll directly into the FII Level 2 course.

Throughout the FII Junior Freediver course you will learn:

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  • Jr. Freediver Safety Problem Management for Freediving
  • Jr. Freediver Confined and Open Water Rescue
  • Introduction to Freediving Specific Equipment
  • Basic Physics and Physiology for the Jr. Freediver
  • Freediving Technique Development
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Equalization Techniques for the Jr. Freediver
  • Open Water Rescue Skills, Buddy Supervision and Self Evaluation

 

Student Learning Materials:

Junior Freediver Student Manual and Workbook,

Junior Freediver Academic Review

 

As a F.I.I. Junior Freediver you will use the following equipment:

Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit, Weights, Weightbelt, Fins and Timing device.

 

Certification:
Participants will be encouraged to take a 30 minute test on course completion to gain Jr. Freediver certification card. This is required to advance in further freediving training.

 

Course Duration: 2 day course

 

Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years old

 


 

Level 1 Freediver Course

The Level 1 course is an introduction to the FII education system.  It covers everything from safety & problem management, breathing techniques, & equipment selection to correct freediving methods for gradual depth progression. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to master the correct basic freediving techniques of our system enabling you to confidently freedive to depths up to 66 feet/20 meters. We highly recommend taking the Level 1 Freediver course before proceeding onto the Level 2 course.

Throughout the FII Level 1 Freediver course you will learn:

  • Level 1 Safety & Problem Management for Freediving
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  • Level 1 Confined Water Rescue and Buddy Supervision Techniques
  • Introduction to Freediving Specific Equipment
  • Basic Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
  • Freediving Technique Development
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Equalization Techniques for the Level 1 Freediver
  • Open Water Rescue Skills, Buddy Supervision and Self Evaluation

 

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Student Learning Materials:

Level 1 Student Manual and Workbook,

Level 1 Academic Review

 

As a F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver you will use the following equipment:

Mask, snorkel, min. 3mm wetsuit, weights, weightbelt, fins, timing device.  Basic snorkel/scuba style equipment is OK for the Lvl 1 course.

 

Certification Level: Level 1 Freediver. Students are not required to dive the maximum depth of the course for certification. FII certification tests are based on the skills and knowledge you will master throughout your course.

 

Course Duration: 2 day course

 

Minimum Age Requirement: Participants must be 16 years or older

 


 

Level 1 Freediver Pool Only Course

The pool only course offers the complete first day of the FII Level 1 course. Participants are invited to attend any future FII Level 1 Freediver open water (second day) to attain the full Level 1 Freediver certification. This course option was designed for inland locations or cold climates where open water training is not available.

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  • Level 1 Safety & Problem Management for Freediving
  • Introduction to Freediving Specific Equipment
  • Basic Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
  • Freediving Technique Development
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Level 1 Confined Water Rescue and Buddy Supervision Techniques
  • Breath-Hold Technique Development (Static Apnea)

 

Student Learning Materials:

Level 1 Student Manual and Workbook

Level 1 Academic Review

 

As a F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver you will use the following equipment:

Mask, snorkel, min. 3mm wetsuit, selection of weights (small 1-2lbs), weightbelt, fins, timing device. Basic snorkel/scuba style equipment is OK for the Lvl 1 Freediver course.

 

Certification Level: Level 1 Freediver - Pool Only. FII certification tests are based on the skills and knowledge you will master throughout your course.

 

Course Duration: 1 day course

 

Minimum Age Requirement:    Participants must be 16 years or older

 


 

Level 2 Freediver Course

During this course you will be introduced to your natural inborn aquatic abilities and instructed on specific techniques to unlock them. You will also learn of limitations the human physiology and physics the underwater environment impose on freedivers, how to recognize these thresholds and how to avoid crossing them.

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Throughout the FII Level 2 Freediver course you will learn:

  • Level 2 Safety & Problem Management for Freediving
  • Basic Breathing Techniques Development
  • Confined Water Rescue and Buddy Supervision Techniques
  • Freediving Specific Equipment for the Level 2 Freediver
  • Physiology of the Level 2 Freediver
  • Physics in Freediving
  • Open Water Freediving Technique Development
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Student Learning Materials:

Level 2 Student Manual and Workbook,

Level 2 Academic Review

 

As a F.I.I. Level 2 Freediver you will use the following equipment:

freediving mask, snorkel, 3mm spearfishing/freedive wetsuit, 1lb-2lb weights, rubber weightbelt, freediving fins, freediving computer (such as Aeris F10)

 

Certification Level: Level 2 Freediver. Students are not required to dive the maximum depth of the course for certification. FII certifications are based on the skills and knowledge you will master throughout your course.

 

Course Duration: 3 day course

 

Minimum Age Requirement: Participants must be 16 years or older

 


 

Level 3 Freediver Course

This high intensity course arms participants with the knowledge to attain personal goals by utilizing freediving training techniques developed by F.I.I. founder and Freediving World Champion, Martin Stepanek. This advanced program will open up a whole new realm of freediving techniques and training knowledge. Whether you’re a  recreational freediver, competitive spearfisherman or simply a freediving enthusiast, this course will help you develop an understanding of advanced freediving techniques, the demanding physiological aspects of freediving, diet and nutrition, advanced safety and self rescue techniques, and other depth-specific training practices such as FRC (Functional Residual Capacity) dives. All techniques are used by the leading athletes in the sport of freediving and spearfishing. The F.I.I. Level 3 course is guaranteed to take you to the next level and beyond!

Throughout the Level 3 course you will be instructed in the following:

  • Understanding and Application of Training Principles
  • Training Techniques and Skills Specific to Freediving Fitness and Performance
  • Dietary Needs of the Freediving Athlete
  • Advanced Breathing and Stretching Exercises
  • Advanced Freediving Technique Development
  • Advanced Safety Techniques for Supervision and Self Rescue, including counter ballast operations.
  • Freediving Psychology

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  • Deep Equalization Techniques

 

Student Learning Materials:

Level 3 Student Manual and Workbook,

Level 3 Academic Review

 

As a F.I.I. Level 3 Freediver you will use the following equipment:

Freediving mask, snorkel, wetsuit, 1lb-2lb weights, rubber weightbelt, freediving fins/monofin, freediving computer, lanyard

 

 

Course Duration:  4 day course

 

Minimum Age Requirement: Participants must be 18 years or older

 

 

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