Written by PADI Regional Training Consultant, Junya Kato.
Since the PADI Freediver program launched in November 2015, we have received many PADI Freediver Instructor applications with the programs gaining in popularity around the world.
As a PADI Regional Training Consultant and PADI Professional, I have been engaging in continuing education such as PADI TecRec programs, becoming full trimix diver on both open circuit and closed circuit rebreather, enjoying deep lying wrecks for many years.
I completed the basic PADI Freediver course last year and got hooked with silent diving (different level from CCR silence), and the mental and physical challenges of freediving. Recently, I had an opportunity to complete the PADI Freediver course with Adam Stern, 3 x Australian freediving record holder and PADI Freediving Instructor Trainer. Since then, I have been freediving whenever I have chance! This includes additional training with Hanako Hirose, current Japanese record holder and PADI Master Freediver Instructor in October.
Freediver Program Information
You can find a wide range of information regarding the PADI Freediver program in the PADI Freediver Toolbox.
If you are interested in becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor, please read the FAQ in Training Essentials and PADI Freediver Program Instructor and Instructor Trainer Prerequisites information on the 4th Quarter 2015 Training Bulletin – Freediver section.
If you have a Freediver certification from an organisation other than PADI, please refer to the PADI Freediving Program – Qualifying certifications from other freediving organizations.
We have following products available for PADI Freediver program. Products 70770-1, 70345 and 60404 are required materials for the PADI Freediver Instructor. Please make sure that you have own those materials when you apply for PADI Freediver Instructor.
For the Diver
- 70770-1 Freediver Touch
For the Professional
- 10131 PIC Online – Freediver ala carte (for the 2nd and 3rd Levels)
- 70345 Freediver Instructor Guide
- 60404 Freediver Instructor Cue Cards
For the PADI Instructor Trainer
- 70535 Freediver Instructor Trainer Guide
- 71820 Freediver Instructor Exam
You can find the product prices in the most current PADI Price List, available on the home page of the PADI Pros Site.
If you have any questions about PADI Freediver courses, or PADI Freediver Instructor applications and products, please contact your Regional Training Consultant.