Freediver Course - May 2024

Join Bottom Dwellers to learn about the fundamental building blocks of Freediving!


May 08 - 19, 2024


Bottom Dwellers Freediving


Tofino & Ucluelet
Kennedy Lake



  • Thursday, May 8, 2024 / 6 PM - 9 PM (*online)
  • Friday, May 9, 2024 / 6 PM - 9 PM (*online)
  • Monday, May 18, 2024 / 8:30 AM - 4 PM (Kennedy Lake)
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2024 / 8:30 AM - 4 PM (Kennedy Lake)

If you're looking to take your freediving to the next level; want to learn to freedive safely and become a good 'Safe Buddy' diver; want to dive deeper and have longer breath holds; or simply want to learn about the basics and foundations of good, safe freediving practices. Bottom Dwellers Freediving's PFI Freediver level course is for you.

In this course, you will be taught the fundamental building blocks of Freediving. You will learn freediving skills and techniques and experience firsthand 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 the aquatic environment. The PFI Freediver course will allow you to reach depths of up 20m/66' deep during our 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.

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

  • Proper Safety Practices and Procedures
  • 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, and emergency procedures ...
  • Learn about proper freediving equipment: why it works and how to maintain it.

To learn more about what is included in the cost of the course, equipment requirements, and more, visit 


Have a full understanding the Bottom Dwellers Liability Release found in the link of the waiver set below. Acknowledge your understanding and agreement to this liability release and its terms by completing the Adobe Sign contract presented digitally by Bottom Dwellers prior to payment. Fully read and understand the terms of the Medical Form and make any arrangements required for doctor’s stamp and signature prior to course. Swimming or snorkelling experience Good bill of health and fitness - (see attached medical form) 16 years of age minimum for full certification 10-16 years of age with guardian permission (subject to discretion of Bottom Dwellers) for junior certification

Course fee:

$800 incl GST (deposit $400)

How to register:

Follow the link below!