Become A Freediving Instructor

Share your passion for exploring the underwater world and the abilities of human physiology. Your journey to become a PFI Instructor starts with us!


ith being a competent freediver. Start with a strong foundation and coaching sessions to increase your personal abilities and then learn the safety techniques with Safety Freediver . Once you’re personally competent and have the skills to help others it’s time to take the first level of professional freediving, Freediver Supervisor, where teaching techniques and supervision are introduced. After earning the Freediver Supervisor rating the Assistant Freediving Instructor program qualifies you to assist in courses to gain experience before earning the elite PFI Freediver Instructor Rating.

Already a Scuba Instructor?

If you’re already an educator that’s taken into account. While you’ll still need to prove competency as a freediver, the instructor program is abbreviated to give you credit for you existing knowledge while still honing freediving specific teaching techniques.


If you’re already a Freediver instructor the crossover requirements are straight forward.  You must be a Freediver equivalent* instructor and hold all required prerequisites** of a PFI Freediver Instructor.

The PFI crossover is four simple steps:

  1. In-water skills evaluation
  2. In-water safety protocol evaluation
  3. Complete diver level elearning courses
  4. Complete crossover orientation and agency familiarization

*Contact our training department for a list of recognized training agencies.
**Any missing prerequisites can be included in the crossover process.

You May Qualify to Crossover to PFI Assistant Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings… You May Qualify to Crossover to PFI Freediver Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings… You May Qualify to Crossover to PFI Intermediate Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings…
PADI Basic Freediver Instructor PADI Freediver Instructor PADI Master Freediver Instructor
SSI Basic Freediver Instructor SSI Level 2 Instructor SSI Level 3 Instructor
NAUI Assistant Instructor NAUI Freediver Instructor NAUI Intermediate Freediver Instructor
FII Assistant Instructor FII Level 1 Instructor FII Level 2 Instructor
AIDA Level 2 Instructor AIDA Level 3 Advanced Instructor
Apnea Academy Freediver Instructor Apnea Academy Freediver Instructor Level 3
Molchanov Wave 1 Instructor Molchanov Wave 2 Instructor

If you do not see your training organization listed, not to worry – there are still options available for you! Email us directly for more information