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Perpetuate the spirit generational responsibility by participating in a FreediveSafe! Hawaii program.

Who Should Register

FreediveSafe! events are open to all freedivers or spearfisherman. If you hold your breath and swim underwater, you are invited to join our program! These are free programs to the public paid for by donations. We provide formal freediving safety training to everyone. Our team of professional, highly trained, certified freediving instructors with Freediving Instructors International (F.I.I.) lead our programs and ensure all participants receive the highest level of freediving safety training.

What to Expect

FII Basic Freediving Safety program is conducted over four hours with a minimum of four participants. The curricular includes a two hour freediving safety presentation and two hours of confined water practical training. Students will need to bring a mask, snorkel, wetsuit and fins for the practical training. We are happy to provide any of the gear for you, just let us know! Minimum age is 12-years-old and older.

Freediving Safety presentations are available to any club, school or community group. Our professional freediving instructor will provide your group with a 40 minute presentation on the risks associated with breath-hold related activities (spearfishing, freediving, surfing), how to minimize these risks and learn the correct approach for divers and communities to safely enjoy freediving/spearfishing. Presentations are adapted to group and age level and we believe no one is too young or too old to hear this information.

Register for an event

Interested in taking one of our safety programs, or requesting one in your area? Fill out the form below and we will get in touch. Mahalo!

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All participants must pre-register for FreediveSafe! programs. Please fill out the registration form with your preferred event date and we will respond to complete your registration. Programs will be coming soon to Kauai, Molokai and Maui! Don’t see a date or location that works for you? Submit a registration form and we will work hard to bring one to your area.

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.

How to register:

  • All participants must pre-register for the FreediveSafe! program. View our upcoming dates in “EVENTS”, then go to “REGISTER” complete the registration form with your preferred event date and we’ll be in touch! Any questions? Call us on 808-900-3331 or e-mail info@freedivesafe.org.

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

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

How to register:

  • Request a presentation for your group! Click on “REGISTER” complete the registration form, in the “Course Requested” box use the drop-down menu to select “FreediveSafe! Presentation” and we’ll be in touch! Any questions? Please call us on 808-900-3331 or e-mail info@freedivesafe.org.