Our Programs

Join us for a freediving safety program in your area!

To combat the rise of freediving and spearfishing related deaths, FreediveSafe! Hawaii launched a community initiative to ensure everyone has access to essential freediving training.

Our goal is to ensure that every diver returns home safely and our programs are open to freedivers, spearfishers, watermen and waterwomen of all skill levels. Whether you have been spearfishing with your family for decades, or you’ve recently discovered the sport of freediving, if you hold your breath and swim underwater, you are invited to join our FREE public training made possible by our donors and volunteers.

The training we provide is proven to save lives, allowing us all to enjoy the freediving/spearfishing lifestyle responsibly.

Basic Freediving Safety Program

Our team of professional, highly trained, certified freediving instructors provide the highest level of freediving safety training available.  The Basic Freediving Safety course introduces students to proper freediving supervision and basic safety and rescue procedures used in recreational freediving and speafishing. This program should be viewed as a minimum requirement for everyone participating in any form of freediving. It could save your life or the life of your dive buddy one day.

Program details:

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • 2 hours in class
  • 2 hours in confined water
  • Minimum age: 12+ years old

Gear requirements:

  • Mask – Any style is OK
  • Snorkel – Any style is OK
  • Fins – Snorkel fins, freediving fins, dive fins but no bodyboarding fins
  • Wetsuit – Don’t have one? No problem! Let us know and we’ll get you set-up.

All participants must pre-register for the FreediveSafe! program.

Junior Freediver Program (Available January 2021)

This course sets the next generation of freedivers/spearfishermen on the best and safest path to enjoy this sport. Students will build protective habits, advance their watermanship skills and knowledge, and learn how to be responsible freedivers and spearfishermen.

Program details:

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Fun, easily digestible curricula adapted by grade school teaching professionals
  • Games and activities that teach freediving skills and key safety protocols
  • Training to dive a maximum depth of 50 feet (15 meters)
  • Maximum 4:1 student-instructor ratio

This training is a must for your child to have the most effective experience in learning proper freedive safety techniques. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

FreediveSafe! Presentations

A professional freediving instructor will provide groups with an educational presentation customized to the needs of the group.

Presentation details:

  • Duration: 40 minutes + 15 minute Q&A
  • Learn risks associated with breath-hold related activities
  • Learn how risks are mitigated with formal training
  • Learn the correct approach for divers and communities to safely enjoy freediving/spearfishing
  • Available to any club, school, or community group
  • Adapted to group and age level

Aiming to reach every diver in every local community, we believe no one is too young or too old to learn from this information.