Freediving Courses

NAUI has partnered with Performance Freediving International (PFI) to offer the most cutting-edge and safest training standards in the sport. Freedive training teaches the techniques to allow you to comfortably enjoy the underwater world and improve your breath-holding ability.

Given our shared commitment to quality instruction, NAUI aligned with PFI to ensure our students receive the best and safest freediving instruction available.

When it comes to training, experience counts! As one of the oldest and most respected scuba certifying agencies in the world, NAUI has long been recognized as the leader in diver training, offering both skin diving and scuba diving courses to the general public since 1960.

In 2015, NAUI and PFI announced an alliance to offer freediving training courses to a growing audience of freediving enthusiasts and competitors. Performance Freediving International (PFI) is a pioneer in the world of freediving education. PFI is the longest operating Freediving Certification agency in North America and second oldest worldwide, dedicated solely to freediving instruction. PFI's safety and instructional standards are the most respected in the sport.

Because individuals have different levels of ability and interests, NAUI and PFI offer a variety of training programs at all levels to include recreational and competitive training goals. All NAUI freediving courses are taught by PFI-certified instructors trained to PFI standards. To learn more, visit specific course pages for additional information.


Featured Courses

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    This entry-level program is designed to educate snorkelers on the skills and knowledge to safely observe underwater attractions from or near the surface of the water.

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    Safe Buddy

    The Safe Buddy program is designed to train uncertified freedivers, and other aquatic enthusiasts, in the safety and rescue techniques necessary act as a safe buddy for breath-holding activities.

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    The Freediver course educates divers on the skills, safety and problem management to allow you to comfortably enjoy the underwater world and improve your breath-holding techniques.

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    Freediving Specialties

    Take your freediving experiences to a whole new level in a Freediving Specialty program. Each course focuses on the specific skills and knowledge needed to safely increase your adaptation and performance underwater.