Founders Freediving Program


Next Dive Class Dates: TBA

Freediving Flyer

Islamorada, Village of Islands
Founders Park
305-853-1685

Founders Freediving
Level 1 Freediver Course
Now offered at Founders Park!
at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center

Whether a complete beginner or an informally trained freediver/spearfisherman with years of experience, this course will set you on the right path to eliminate bad habits and show you the most efficient and safe freedive techniques.
During this two day course students train on the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format operating between the classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters.

Course Syllabus:
  • Level 1 Safety & Problem Management
  • Freediving Equipment
  • Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Breath-Hold/Static Apnea Technique Development
  • Freediving Technique Development

Course Fees:
$100 Deposit/Boat Fee plus $400 Course Fee

Contact Certified Instructor Mike Walsh at 305-394-5690 or mike@othersideboardsports.com to register!

Participants must be 16 years or older


This program is open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this program because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event.