April 27, 2017, 8:00 am - F.I.I. Status: ACTIVE
Kelsey Dickinson FII #148
- Level 1 Instructor
- SI-Basic Freediving Safety
- Assistant Instructor
633 Northlake Blvd
Lake Park, FL 33408
My name is Kelsey Dickinson, and I love to freedive! My husband, Jonathan is the one who got me interested in it when we decided to buy Florida Freedivers in June 2012. Little did I know, it happens to be the largest freediving and spearfishing shop in the US.
I had been a very happy snorkeler my whole life, but I didn't know what I was missing out on! The weekend before we bought the shop I took the Fii Level 1 Course and was blown away. I've been able to learn so much more about freediving since which has just made the passion grow even deeper. I've enjoyed spearfishing in places like the Bahamas, Fort Myers, and Palm Beach, but I've also been able to get behind a camera which I think can be even more fun sometimes. Jonathan is an avid spearfisherman, so I enjoy getting to go out with him and get some good shots of him in action. That's my perfect date. =)
I've always loved teaching, so combining these two hobbies is a perfect fit for me. I've experienced challenges and learning curves when it comes to freediving, but what I love so much about the Fii curriculum is that it gets broken down to an easily manageable system for anyone to be able to learn. I know what it's like to start at the beginning, and now I know what it's like to have some experience under my belt too.
Jonathan and I were blessed with our first son, Cruz, in May 2015, which is just another reason why I find it so important to take these courses. There is so much safety to be learned, and I really take pride in being able to promote the safe practices and techniques that come along with these courses. We all have family and friends who care about us, which is why we live to dive another day.
I hope to meet you in the shop or get to dive with with some time soon in my next course (or in the Bahamas- that's good too). Let's get out there, have lots of fun, and do some learning all at the same time! =)