PFI intermediate freediving class
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November 11-14th

- Learn to freedive down to a maximum depth of 40m/132 feet! -

experienced freediving class
National Record Holder - Shell Eisenberg

The PFI Intermediate Freediver course instructs competent and comfortable freedivers in essential safety and problem management for breath-hold diving, with a high emphasis on proper technique development. This program also includes details on training and equipment for diving to depths of 40 meters/132 feet. Your instructor will thoroughly cover the following topics:

  • Intermediate Safety and Buddy Procedures

  • Proper Ventilation (breathing) for Gas Saturation and Volume

  • Equipment for Performance Freediving

  • Psychological Aspects of Freediving

  • Detailed Physics and Physiology of Freediving

  • Confined-Water Static Apnea Development

  • Open-Water Constant Weight Development

  • Techniques for Intermediate Freediving


  • You have basic experience in Freediving and/or Spearfishing

  • You’re interested in freediving in the 25-40m/80-132 feet range

  • You’d like to learn to hold your breath between 3-5 minutes!

  • You’re not sure of extended freediving physiology or the physics that affect you during your freedives and want to know the details

  • You want to learn how to deep dive Safely

Download and review the medical form - If you say YES to any questions it is necessary to get a doctors approval to take part in the course. Email if you have any questions about the medical form.


This course has been taught by highly trained PFI Instructor Shell Eisenberg at locations all over the world. The PFI Intermediate Freediver course includes:

  • Classroom Sessions

  • 2 Confined-Water sessions

  • 3 Ocean sessions

  • Intermediate Freediving Manual


  • Basic Freediver or equivalent experience with Freediving, spearfishing or scuba diving (general comfort in the water)

  • You’re comfortable with basic freediving and achieve depths anywhere from 6–30m/20–99 feet with relative comfort

  • You have a breath-hold time of around 1 minute or longer

  • Good health and fitness—check the Medical Form

  • 12 years of age with guardian permission

  • Constant Ballast (unassisted freedive) of 6 meters / 20 feet


For this course, each diver is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment. Equipment is also available for rent

  • Mask & Snorkel

  • Full Wetsuit (3mm)

  • Weight-Belt

  • Fins

  • Timing device or Dive Computer

  • All freedivers must have access to their own transportation and be prepared to drive up to 45 minutes to dive sites


$745 + tax. The tuition price covers the following:

  • Personalized instruction from a highly trained freediving specialist and national record holder Shell Eisenberg

  • 1 Instructor/Assistant :  5 student divers ratio (in-water)

  • ‘Intermediate Freediver Student Manual’

  • Classroom Sessions with detailed knowledge development taught by an experienced freediving expert

  • Confined-Water Sessions

  • Open-Water Sessions

  • Certification Card