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Lake Jocassee Freediver August 2-4

August 2 - August 4

level 1 freediving course diver at plate dives down line



Freediver Course

  • 2 classroom sessions
  • 1 static breathold session 
  • 1 dive session 
  • Max depth: 66’
  • Max static: 4:00

Prerequesites: None, although some water experience is recommended.  If you are unsure about which PFI course is best for your level, email us with any questions and we will get you sorted out.

  • Perfect For:
  • Becoming a safe freediver
  • Learning both competitive and spearfishing diving techniques
  • Getting deeper
  • Developing vital skills for both freediving and spearfishing
  • Improving your static or dynamic skills
  • Learning to better manage your air while SCUBA diving
  • Becoming more comfortable in the water
  • Sample Schedule:
  • Day 1 classroom 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Day 2 classroom 9:00am-2:00pm, confined water 3:00pm-5:30pm
  • Day 3 open water 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Schedule may vary depending on boat cost and conditions at specific locations
  • Open water sessions will be held at Lake Jocassee in Devil’s Fork State Park. Admission Fees: $8 adults; $5/ SC seniors (age 65 & older); $4 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.

Recommendations: We do not encourage people to purchase a new set of freedive gear for this course as we will discuss proper freediving gear at length in class. Bring whatever you already have, whether it’s Scuba gear, freedive gear, snorkel gear, or backyard swimming pool gear.  Though freedive specific gear will best suit the maximum depth allowance for this course, it is not necessary for successful completion.

  • Required Gear:
  • mask
  • fins
  • snorkel
  • wetsuit (3mm in NC, variable in other locations)
  • weight belt/weights
  • timing device (dive computer or cheapo watch with stopwatch)

Gear rental is available through both Evolve Freediving and Reef Runner Dive and Spearfishing.  An opportunity to procure all needed gear will be offered during our Saturday session.

We also recommend you bring a bathing suit, towel and writing utensil for the lectures.


Location information for Lake Jocassee can be found here.


August 2
August 4
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