PADI Freediver Instructor Application Information

9 Nov

Written by PADI Regional Training Consultant, Junya Kato.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you have any questions about PADI Freediver courses, or PADI Freediver Instructor applications and products, please contact your Regional Training Consultant.

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