Safety Freediver, Freediver Supervisor Suite

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PFI SAFETY FREEDIVER COURSE
Learn to safety freedive beyond recreational limits of 40m/132 feet!The PFA Safety Freediver course instructs competent and comfortable freedivers who have successfully achieved the PFI Intermediate Freediver certification or equivalent from a recognized agency with having passed the PFI Intermediate Freediver Crossover Exam. The course teaches advanced safety and problem management for freedives past recreational limits of 40m/ 132feet. Divers will also learn how to respond to emergency situations utilizing First Aid, CPR, Neuro, and marine life injury training.

Your Safety Freediver course will cover topics such as:

  • Safety and Buddy Procedures for Advanced Freediving
  • Equipment for performing safety beyond 40m/132’ such as lanyards and counterbalance systems
  • Psychological Aspects of handling emergency situations
  • Basic Life Support Training: Complete BLS for adults, children, and infants, including two person CPR, use of a bag valve mask, suction, oxygen provider for injured divers, neurological assessment, hazardous marine life injuries
  • Mastering the roles of primary and secondary safety freedivers
  • Learning to manage active and passive freediver retrieval system set-up and use

Is this course for you?

  • You’re an experienced comfortable freediver and have completed the PFI Intermediate Freediver course
  • You’ve completed an Intermediate Freediver level course with another recognized agency PLUS have completed the PFI Freediver Crossover Exam
  • You’re interested in a program with a high level of focus on safety
  • You want to become a professional level freediver

Format/Duration

This course is taught by highly trained PFI Instructors at locations all over the world. The PFI Intermediate Freediver course includes, at a minimum:

  • Classroom Sessions
  • Confined Water sessions
  • Open Water sessions
  • The schedule and layout/order of these sessions vary slightly by location. The program is typically run over 2 days. Click the link on any particular course to find the exact schedule for that program

What can I expect to learn?

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform at the end of the PFI Intermediate Freediver course are:

  • Working in a safety team
  • Adequate safe buddy skills, performing a rescue to PFI standards
  • Prepare gear without help of instructor
  • Safety freedivers in confined and open water situations

Prerequisites

  • PFI Intermediate Freediver certification or equivalent with PFI Crossover Exam
  • You’re comfortable with intermediate level freediving depths, anywhere from 25–40m/82–132 ft
  • You have a static breath-hold time of three minutes or longer
  • Good health and fitness—check the PFI Medical Form
  • 16 years of age with guardian permission

Course Components

Classroom

  • Learn the techniques philosophies of safety for depths that push human limits
  • Attend all classroom teaching sessions
  • Complete all quizzes in manual
  • Complete pre learning quiz before class
  • Pass final with 80 percent or more
  • First Aid, CPR, O2 Provider, Neuro, and Marine Life Injuries certification

Watermanship & StaminaDAN life basic life support for freediving

  • Prepare freediving equipment without instructor assistance
  • Proper entry procedure (select best local option)
  • 200-meter continuous swim without fins, snorkel, wetsuit, or flotation
  • Minimum of ten-minute tread

Confined Water

  • Recovery breathing and coaching
  • Manage LMC, blackout on surface and underwater – identifying telltale signs that a problem is about to occur, then demonstrate how to handle the situation safely, effectively, and efficiently
  • Finding blackout diver on surface
  • Demonstrate how to identify and respond to an active and passive panicked drowning persons
  • Demonstrate how to remove an injured person from the water

Open Water

  • Recovery breathing and coaching for buddy
  • Emergency rescue and problem management (rescue scenarios), surface and underwater individually and in a team setting
    • Including LMC, blackout at surface and underwater
  • Act as primary, secondary, on-deck, clutch, and timekeeper in deep recreational, training, and competition situations.
  • Perform hands on rescue scenarios for dives up to 60m/197feet as a team

Equipment Used:

  • Low Volume Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Full Hooded Wetsuit (3mm for warm water locations; 5-7mm for cold water locations)
  • Rubber weight belt and weights in .5-1Kg/1-2lb increments
  • Freediving bi-fins
  • Freediving computer plus an additional waterproof timing device
  • Lanyard—suggested but not require

PFI FREEDIVER SUPERVISOR

Are you interested in working as a Supervisor during Freediver, Intermediate, and Advanced Freediver training? Do you want to lead guided freedives for individuals and groups by shore or boat? How about lending your skills and experience as a safety freediver for world champion freedivers during competitions and record attempts? Maybe you just want to be more self-sufficient and responsible when freediving offshore and easy ambulance or paramedic support is far away. Where can you learn these skills? What’s involved in the training?

Who this course is for:

This course if for any freediver ready to take the step into sharing their passion through the professional world of freediving. The freediver supervisor program is the introductory professional level course that teaches rescue, supervision and assistance techniques to the budding professional.

Course prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age
  • Above average swimming skills
  • PFI Intermediate Freediver
  • PFI Safety Freediver
  • Be an active status CPR, first aid and AED provider with a program that include marine life injuries and neurological assessments
  • Be certified to administer O2 for dive related injuries

What you can expect to learn:

  • Supervisor roles and responsibilities
  • Standard operating procedures for classes and competitions
  • Student, contestant and team control techniques
  • Rescue techniques