Learn to Freedive

Please note: between COVID, and the fact we recently added on a number of freediving instructors, our freediving program is in flux. We’ve been grateful to be participating in a massive surge in Alaskan freediving, but as with all things that grow quickly, we’ve been ironing out exact details regarding pricing of courses and schedules with pools. We love you all, and thank you for your patience.

As Alaska’s first training and retail center supporting Alaskan freediving and spearfishing, we’re excited to share the beauty and scope of Alaska’s waters with locals and visitors alike. Alaska boasts some of the most stunning cold-water freediving in the world, and whether you’re looking to spear a world-record king salmon, or just want to see what’s over that ledge beneath your boat, some of the most stunning underwater experiences in the world are just one breath away!

First off, we love diving in Alaska, and will unashamedly encourage you to pursue your full certification locally. That said, we understand that sometimes it’s easier to finish your certification while on vacation, or in a way that fits your schedule. Which brings us to the two options that you can become a diver!

Basics of Freediving:

This option allows you to begin your training here in Alaska with evening or weekend classes which include classroom sessions and pool sessions. Once you have completed this portion, we can start the process of “referring” you to a freediving instructor/center at your travel destination and you can (and should) progress to Level 1 Freediver right here in Alaska!

The tuition for this course varies depending on the size of the class, and involves and SSI Basics of Freediving e-learning program.

Required materials: SSI e-learning materials, mask, snorkel.

Level 1 Freediving:

Level 1 Freediving introduces divers to their first exposure to the beauty of Alaska’s oceans and freshwater lakes. Experiment with perfecting your kicks and technique, learn basic rescue techniques and team communication, and start exploring today! This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 20 meters. You will earn the SSI Level 1 Freediving certification after completing this program.

The tuition for this course varies depending on the size of the class, and involves and SSI Level 1 Freediving e-learning materials.

Freediving gear is incredibly personal, and will stay with you throughout your freediving career while you explore underwater. Because of this, divers enrolling in Level 1 courses should begin considering purchasing their Total Freediving Equipment, so we can train together in your gear that you’ll be using when we go diving outside of class!

Required materials: SSI e-learning materials, Total Freediving Equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight and weight belt).

Level 2 Freediving:

Ready to go deeper, longer? Perfect your technique? Experience free fall, improve your Frenzel, and commit to your apnea exercises? Level 2 Freediving provides provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 30 meters. You will earn the SSI Level 2 Freediving certification after completing this program.

The tuition for this course varies depending on the size of the class, and involves and SSI Level 2 Freediving e-learning materials.

Required materials: SSI e-learning materials, Total Freediving Equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight and weight belt).

Schedule:

We offer total flexibility with our schedules. Primarily, our classes are scheduled for two nights a week and last for about 2 weeks. If you are a slope worker or have a schedule that will not allow you to attend one of our regularly scheduled classes, we’re happy to customize a course for your schedule.

Call us or stop by with your schedule to discuss options and pricing for your own private scuba class.

Seriously Fun, Seriously Diving:

We believe that teaching someone to hold their breath and dip below the surface of some of the biggest and most pristine water in the world is a huge privilege and responsibility.

With this responsibility comes the benefit of learning to dive from committed and thorough instructors who care about your safety, enjoyment, and having fun! We’re not training students or customers; we’re training the dive buddies that we’re going to go diving, exploring, spearfishing, and traveling together with.

When you learn to dive in Alaska, not only do you have bragging rights for the rest of your diving career, you earn your diving certification.

Where to start:

To enroll in a Dive Alaska class, the very first thing you need to do is come in and fill out a student folder (even for e-learning). This allows us to put you on the class roster and answer any questions or concerns you might have. This is also a good time to pick up your crew pack so you can be ready for your first day of class.

Please note: If you don’t see the class you’re looking for, feel free to contact us and arrange a course that fits your schedule! We offer a huge variety of courses, and our instructors can teach a massive range of scuba and freediving courses (and even a couple that we’ve made ourselves)!

 

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