Together, We Can Prevent Freediving Related Deaths in Our Ocean Communities.

Freediving and spearfishing accounted for 50 percent of all fatal ocean incidents involving Hawai’i residents between January and July 2020 (State of Hawai’i, Department of Health).

Our Mission and Vision

FreediveSafe! Hawai’i is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization founded in August 2020 by a team of freediving and spearfishing industry leaders to improve the safety of the spearfishing and freediving communities in Hawai’i and worldwide. As the sport continues to grow in popularity, it becomes more urgent to make this safety training accessible to everyone.

To combat the rise of freediving and spearfishing related deaths, FreediveSafe! launched a free community program to ensure everyone has access to essential freediving/spearfishing safety training. FreediveSafe! is the only freediving and spearfishing safety nonprofit organization addressing this need in our community. The training we provide is proven to save lives, allowing us to enjoy the freediving and spearfishing lifestyle responsibly.

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Programs

Join a FreediveSafe! program and learn how to spearfish safely for your family, your friends, and your community.

Volunteer

Join us in preventing freediving and spearfishing deaths and improving ocean safety.

Donate

By donating to our cause, you help give more people access to our FREE lifesaving training.

Learn To FreediveSafe! For Your ’ohana And Your Community.

Being a Safe! freediver/spearfisher is not about being a strong swimmer, an experienced waterman/women or spearfisher with years of experience. It’s about understanding proper freediving supervision and basic safety and rescue procedures to minimize the risks involved in freediving activities. This essential ocean safety training is proven to save lives and it’s a must for anyone participating in these activities.

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Upcoming Events

Our FREE ocean safety programs are open to freedivers, spearfishers, watermen and waterwomen of all skill levels. Interested in attending a program? Please complete the REGISTER form with your preferred program, date and location. We’re excited to meet you at a 2024 FreediveSafe! program statewide.

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Meet Our Team

We are a team of passionate freediving and spearfishing professionals who care about our community. Our sole goal is to ensure that important modern spearfishing/freediving safety training – proven to mitigate the dangers of this sport – is available to everyone who needs it.

JUSTIN LEE

Spokesperson/USA Spearfishing National Champion/Youth Program Leader and Mentor

NIKI STEPANEK

Founder/CEO/NZ Freediving Record Holder

TABITHA PUPUHI

Board of Directors

JENNIFER BIEN

Board of Directors

JENNIFER BRANT

Board of Directors/Secretary

MICHAEL JUTT

Lead Ocean Safety Educator

DYLAN CURRIER

Program Development/Lead Educator

DANIEL KOVAL

Education Outreach O’ahu/USA Freediving National Champion

GARRETT MOSS

Education Outreach Maui

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Contact Us

Use the contact form to drop us an e-mail. Old fashioned phone calls work too ~ 808 900-3331.