Freediver Course - May 2019 - course full

Learn the fundamentals of Freediving in a safe & controlled environment with Bottom Dwellers Freediving! Also join the Freedive Harvester course for the ultimate Tide to Table Dining Experience in partnership with Tofino Resort + Marina.


May 03 - 05, 2019


Bottom Dwellers Freediving


634 Campbell St,
Tofino BC


Registration is now full. There are still spaces available in the May 31 - June 2nd course.

In this course you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience first hand how these will benefit you within an aquatic environment.

You will learn about the physics and physiology of freediving and how your body adapts to being at depth. The PFI Freediver course will allow you to reach depths of up to 20m/66' deep during open water sessions.

In confined water sessions the PFI Freediver course will also have you explore and practice Static Apnea with the goal of increasing your breath-hold capabilities and learning to better manage your body for freediving.

Focus of instructional material in the PFI Freediver course will be on:

  • Proper safety practices and procedures as well as rescue and risk management
  • Proper Surface prep and Recovery Breathing Techniques for Freediving and Snorkelling
  • Open-water and Confined-water skills development. Take what you learn in the classroom to the pool, and from the pool to the ocean. Learn and improve proper freediving techniques and skills, including, but not limited to: safety procedures, breathing techniques, entry techniques, constant weight and free immersion techniques, equalization techniques, emergency procedures ...
  • Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

Also available from May 4 - 6 is the Freedive Harvesting Course. This course bridges the gap for the 'certified freediver' allowing you to grow as a safe and competent freediver, adapting to safe, efficient and conscientious Freedive-Harvesting and Spearfishing methods and practices. Combine this harvesting course with your Freediver Course to create the ultimate Tide to Table Experience. Learn more about adding on this experience here.

All Course and Package instruction and activity will occur at or depart from Tofino Resort + Marina via TRM’s Sprinter Van or by Boat. To make your course and stay easy, comfortable and convenient if you’re in need of accommodation, follow this link to see what is available on site during the period of your course.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Koreski 


Swimming or snorkling experience Good bill of health and fitness 19 years of age minimum 12-19 years of age with guardian permission (subject to discretion of Bottom Dwellers)

Course fee:

$595 + GST (refer to Bottom Dwellers course registration form for more information)

How to register: