Intermediate Freediver Course - Tampa February 2019

Feb 16
Feb 19

Tampa, Florida

About The Event

NAUI Intermediate Freediver Course

Date: February 16-19, 2019

Course Fee: $750 USD
Price includes: Course materials, Instruction, Pool rental, Certification
Price does not include:  Any boat fees, NAUI dues, Travel, Lodging

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

The NAUI 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. These courses provide comprehensive training using NAUI’s Freediving standards, which have been developed in partnership with Performance Freediving International (PFI). This program also includes details on training and equipment for diving to depths of 40 meters/132 feet. Instructors will cover the following topics:

  • Intermediate Safety and Buddy Procedures
  • Proper Ventilation 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 Ballast Development
  • Techniques for Intermediate Freediving


  • You have basic experience in scuba, 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 safely deep dive

To secure your spot in a course or workshop, NAUI needs to receive your registration and either a 50% deposit or full payment. Any outstanding course balance is due by the start of the course.

Questions regarding training or to register should be directed to Dan Semrad, NAUI Freediving Director, at

Students will be responsible for providing their own:

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Weights/weightbelt
  • Wetsuit
  • Timing device