Florida Dive Co

440 N. Volusia Ave, Orange City, FL 32763

Florida Dive Company - Adventure Guides & Training

Learn To Freedive

PFI is the most well respected freediver training organization in the world and the most modern! We make it simple to get started with your training through our online learning platform.


Learn to freedive down to a maximum depth of 20m/66 feet!

This program teaches fundamental freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of 20m/66ft. You will also practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort.

Your PFI Freediver course will cover fundamental topics such as:

• Essential safety procedures for breath-holding at Freediver Level
• Proper breathing techniques for freediving and snorkeling
• Confined water skill development
• Open water skill development
• Equalization for depth diving
• Equipment for freediving and snorkeling
• The fundamental physics and physiology of freediving

Is this course for you?

• You’re interested in learning the fundamental techniques of freediving
• You’re new to freediving
• You typically dive in the shallows
• You want to hold your breath longer
• You want to dive deeper


This course is taught by highly trained PFI Instructor. The PFI Freediver course includes, at a minimum:

• Classroom sessions
• Confined Water sessions
• Open Water sessions


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

  • Safety skills as a buddy
  • Perform a 1:30 static breathhold in the pool with opportunity to increase to maximum capacity
  • Dive with proper technique to 10 meters constant weight and free immersion with proper recovery breathing


  • Swimming or snorkeling experience
  • Good health and fitness
  • 10 years of age with guardian permission

Course Components


  • Complete the manual or eLearning Program.
  • Attend all classroom teaching sessions
  • Stretching and equalizing workshops
  • CO2 and O2 workshops

Watermanship and Stamina

  • Swim test
  • Survival float
  • Snorkel

Confined Water

  • Minimum of four consecutive static breath-holds without any hypoxic symptoms minimum 1:30
  • Recovery breathing and coaching
  • Optional: Three dynamic performances
  • Optional: Complete a minimum 25m dynamic apnea
  • Manage LMC, blackout on surface and underwater

Open Water

  • Recovery breathing and coaching
  • Six target constant ballast dives reaching minimum 10m/33 feet
  • Four free immersion dives to a minimum depth of 10m/33 feet
  • Emergency rescue and problem management (rescue scenarios)
  • Managing an LMC and blackout on surface and underwater blackout
  • Full mask flood and ascent from depth

Equipment Used:

  • Low Volume Mask, Basic J-Snorkel, Fins
  • Appropriate exposure protection
  • Weight system
  • Timing device or freedive computer

The Florida Dive Company Difference:

We offer smaller class sizes than a typical dive shop. This means you receive the added benefit of a semi- private class at no additional cost. Our reduced class size allows our students to have direct experience with our Instructors which we believe produces a more knowledgeable, safe and confident diver. We do not rush you or your training as we understand the natural progression of learning as each individual learns at different speeds.

We take pride in our instructional methodology and adhere to our course standards all while providing a safe, fun, and memorable learning experience that will last a lifetime.

Florida Dive Company offers e-Learning options with our all inclusive package pricing. No Hidden Fees! (Tipping is not included) Just bring your mask, fins and snorkel and let’s start your next adventure.


  • Semi-Private Class (4 MAX)
  • Entry fees to dive locations
  • e-Learning Material
  • Same Instructor throughout course
  • Confined Water Training
  • Open Water Training
  • Certification Processing
  • Certification Hard Card
  • Digital Certification Card
  • Gear Discounts
  • Dive Club Entry

What is not included:

  • Tips: (Boat Crew, Instructor and/or Dive Master)
  • Personal Gear: Low Volume Mask, Basic J- Snorkel, Freedive Long Fins (Discount Gear Package Pricing Available At Our Shop)
  • Transportation to Training Locations or Dive Sites