Basic Freediving Safety Program – Kauai High School, Lihue (FULL)

This course is full but our waiting list is open and its not unusual to receive last minute cancellations.

Team: Jonathan Barretto, Neil Tyagi, Daniel Gillen, Tyler Roberts, Crystal Okamoto and Niki Stepanek

This is a one day program teaching you how to:

  • Ensure you and your diving buddy come home alive
  • Freedive/spearfish following standardized safety protocals
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a freediving related hypoxic event
  • Effectively manage a freediving related hypoxic event
  • Minimize the chance of freediver blackout or LMC (loss of motor control)
  • Be a Safe! buddy for your friends and family members


Saturday, September 24th, 2022

8:45am – Student Intake at Kauai High School

9:00am – 12pm – Classroom Instruction

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Break

1:00pm – 4pm – Practical Safety Training and Final Course Overview


What to bring:

  • Mask, fins, snorkel, full length wetsuit, weight belt, weights, pen and paper (we can provide anything you don’t have, just let us know!) All items are mandatory for attendance.

Minimum age to attend:

  • 12-years-old or older (12-17 year olds require both parents/guardians to complete the Liability Release and Medical Release)


  • Classroom will be hosted at Kauai High School, Lihue
  • Practical Session will be hosted at Kauai High School, Lihue

Additional info:

  • Upon completion students will receive a certificate of completion with the option of taking a short knowledge test for the FII Basic Freediving Safety certification.


  • Due to limited positions, all participants must pre-register.


Contact Niki Stepanek at


Interested in this attending this event? Please register each person individually and we'll be in touch! We look forward to working with you.

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