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PFI Intro

The PFI Introduction to Freediving course is an experience program that educates curious audiences on safety and problem management of freediving and breath-holding. This program does not include specific skills development or certification, but provides a foundation for people who want to understand the benefits of freediving before taking a recreational freediving course. This course teaches:

  • Safety and Problem Management for Apnea Training
  • Near Blackout and Blackout Management
  • Introduction to Static Apnea (maximum 2:00)
  • Introduction to Dynamic Apnea (maximum 25m/82’)


  • Minimum age of 16-years-old
  • Comfortable in water
  • Good health (please take a look at the PFI medical form for any contradictions).
  • There is no Open-Water training in this course.
  • The schedule and layout/order of these sessions varies slightly by location. The program is typically run over a 1/2 day.