PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course in Cebu

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PADI is pleased to announce a PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course, scheduled from 13 – 18 May 2019, in Cebu, Philippines.

The course will help current PADI Master Freediver Instructors transition to PADI Freediver Instructor Trainers, which involves broadening instructional and mentoring skills, plus expanding communication abilities. 

If you are interested in this course, please start the procedure by downloading the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Fact Sheet. This will give you an idea of the requirements and procedures involved and will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

To apply for the course, download the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Application Form. The application form should be submitted electronically to instdev@padi.com.au. The deadline for submitting your application is 5 April 2019.

If you would also like to attend the EFR Instructor Trainer Course (scheduled for 12 May 2019), please register here.

Note that even though these programs are hosted by PADI Asia Pacific, they are open to members from any PADI Regional Headquarters. 

Updates for PADI Freediver Instructors and Trainers

We have some great news for PADI Freediver Instructors and Trainers we wanted to share with you.

First, as you have probably read already in the First Quarter 2018 Training Bulletin, you can now teach several PADI Standardised Specialties to your Freediver students. Additionally, you can also write your own Distinctive Specialties that PADI does currently not offer, such as Monofin, Safety Diver, Surf Survival or Mermaid Diver. Please see the relevant Training Bulletin for more information.

Secondly, we have also scheduled a PADI Freediver Update Webinar for current PADI Freediver Instructors and PADI Freediver Instructor Trainers! This webinar will provide you with the latest information in regards to the PADI Freediver program, current trends and PADI marketing efforts to support the program and our members.

The webinar is scheduled for Monday 26 March 2018 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEST. Please click below to register.

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Last but least, we are pleased to announce the 2018 PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course, scheduled from 21 May 2018 – 25 May 2018 in Cebu, Philippines. If you are interested in this course, please start the procedure by downloading the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Fact Sheet. This will give you an idea of the requirements and procedures involved and will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

To apply for the course, download the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Application Form. The application form should be submitted electronically to freediver@padi.com.au.

The deadline for submitting your application is 4 April 2018.

2017 Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Graduates

First Ever PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course in Asia Pacific

Most people that will try freediving for the first time will be immediately hooked.

Freediving not only allows you to discover the underwater world without much equipment and only on a single breath, but it will deepen your understanding of physics and physiology that will eventually allow you to extend your personal limits in a gentle manner.

To help train future instructors that can teach the sport of freediving to a rapidly growing market, PADI Asia Pacific conducted its first ever PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course in Cebu, Philippines. This international program brought together 14 candidates from 7 different countries and was translated into Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Due to consistent PADI training standards worldwide that differ only in style, technique and application, the Freediver Instructor Trainer Course is a fantastic networking opportunity to gain insight into how standards are adapted and applied internationally. One primary benefit of a multi-national program is the opportunity it creates for the candidates and staff to establish business relationships and exchange ideas. The participants, experienced PADI Master Freediver Instructors, were selected from a number of applicants. The Freediver Instructor Trainer Course focused on PADI philosophy, instructor candidate counselling, instructor-level presentations and evaluation as well as marketing for instructor development programs.

Interested in becoming the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer?

This was the first, but it certainly won’t be the last – PADI Asia Pacific will run these PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer courses from time to time. To apply, candidates will need to be renewed and in teaching status as a PADI Master Freediver Instructor, certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer and have experience teaching all PADI Freediver program levels beyond those required for the PADI Master Freediver Instructor level.

In addition, applicants will need to have experience staffing PADI Freediver Instructor training courses and not have had any verified Quality Management complaints in the last 12 month prior to the course date.

For further information about the Freediver Instructor Trainer Course, its prerequisites, requirements and future programs, please contact your Regional Headquarters.

PADI Freediver Instructor Application Information

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.