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SSI Basic Freediving Instructor Course

£ 400

Wraysbury

SSI Basic Freediving Instructor Course
Minimum age: 18
Wraysbury
Cancellation: Flexible
£ 400

Activity Highlights:

As an instructor, you will help others learn to freedive through the Snorkel Diver, Try Freediving, and Basic Freediver courses. This entry-level instructor rating provides a solid foundation for advancing your freediving instructor career. Start your journey with us and inspire others to explore the underwater world!

Key Details

  • Course Level: Entry-level Instructor
  • Duration: Flexible, with online and in-person components
  • Minimum Age: 18

Key Skills

In this course, we will cover:

  • Teaching basic freediving techniques
  • Explaining the science of freediving
  • Managing freediving equipment
  • Safety procedures and rescue techniques
  • Conducting beginner-level freediving courses

Course Breakdown

Theory:

Access to online learning materials from SSI, including videos and texts available offline. Complete these at your own pace before the in-person sessions.

Practical Sessions:

  • Pool Based Sessions are held at at Hatfield Swim Centre (London).
  • Open Water Sessions are generally helf at Wraysbury Dive Centre (near Heathrow, London) or Deep Spot, Poland

What You’ll Learn to Teach:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Entering the water smoothly
  • Clearing your snorkel
  • Breathing and breath-holding techniques
  • Efficient movement with fins
  • Rescue procedures for blackouts
  • Ear equalisation
  • Diving techniques and safety
  • Record keeping and review

Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • SSI Scuba Assistant Instructor qualification
  • Ability to swim 400 metres non-stop without buoyancy devices

Why Choose Us

We offer high-quality, personalised instruction from experienced professionals. Our founder, Adam, UK Men’s Pool Champion Freediver, ensures that you receive top-notch training in a supportive environment. Our small group sizes guarantee personalised attention, helping you develop the skills and confidence needed to become an effective freediving instructor. Join us and take the first step towards a rewarding career in freediving instruction.

Ready to inspire others and become an SSI Basic Freediving Instructor? Book your course with us today and start your professional freediving journey!

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What's Included:

  • SSI Basic Freediving Instructor certification
  • Comprehensive theoretical and practical instruction
  • Access to SSI online learning materials 
  • In-water and classroom training sessions

What's Not Included:

  • Basic freediving equipment (mask, fins, wetsuit, weights, safety equipment)
  • Equipment hire available on a first-booked, first-served basis

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The SSI Basic Freediving Instructor Course is an entry-level programme designed to certify individuals to teach freediving. As a Basic Freediving Instructor, you will be qualified to instruct Snorkel Diver, Try Freediving, and Basic Freediver courses. This certification lays the foundation for advancing your career in freediving instruction.

To enrol in this course, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Hold an SSI Scuba Assistant Instructor qualification.
  • Be able to swim 400 meters non-stop without buoyancy devices.

During this course, you will learn:

  • Basic freediving techniques and how to teach them.
  • The science of freediving and how to explain it to students.
  • How to manage and care for freediving equipment.
  • Safety procedures and rescue techniques.
  • Skills in relaxation, snorkel clearing, breath-holding, efficient movement with fins, and ear equalisation.
  • Record-keeping and reviewing student progress.

The course fee does not include equipment. Required equipment includes mask, fins, wetsuit, weights, and safety equipment. If you don’t have your own gear, equipment can be hired on a first-booked, first-served basis.

Upon successful completion, you will receive the SSI Basic Freediving Instructor certification. This certifies you to teach Snorkel Diver, Try Freediving, and Basic Freediver courses, and qualifies you to advance your career in freediving instruction.

Extras / Options

To rent our freediving kit, please add this when you book. The cost is £35 per person.

Includes:

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit
  • Rash vest
  • Weight belt
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  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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