SSI Freediving Level 1 (Full course @ Straddie)

April 18, 2020
April 19, 2020 (All day)
132 Dickson Way, Point Lookout QLD 4183   View map


The SSI Freediving Level 1 course is the perfect way to start your freediving journey. It gives you the skills to safely dive with a buddy in open water environments. At Encounter Freediving, we pride ourselves on having knowledgable instructors who are patient and encouraging. This is a full two-day course, based at beautiful North Stradbroke Island, and includes ferry transfers and accommodation.


For a full SSI Level 1 course, hire gear selected on the pool day will also be available on the ocean day.

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Event Details

To enrol in an SSI Freediving Level 1 course you must be at least 12 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with freediving is required.
What’s included in the course:
  • mySSI App online learning materials
  • Pool session (approx. 1/2 day)
  • Open water sessions (completed in 1 day)
  • Certification if successful in completing course requirements
  • Use of float and rope for depth session
  • Return ferry transfer to North Stradbroke Island
  • Accommodation in 4-person dorm accommodation at Manta Lodge (upgrade is available at additional cost)
What’s not included in the course:
  • Personal equipment (equipment can be hired)
  • Additional pool or open water sessions if required if course performance requirements are not met during standard sessions. Additional open water sessions are charged at our depth training & fun dive price.

What to bring*: Swim wear, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights (if you have them – let us know if you need to borrow weights), sun protection (sometimes we use an outdoor pool), water, snacks if required

*Please note that specialised freediving equipment is not required (e.g. snorkelling fins, SCUBA mask, or surfing wetsuit should all be fine).

Payment and cancellation policy
A non-refundable deposit of $100 per participant is required to reserve your place in the course and gain access to the SSI e-learning materials. Full course payment is required at least 1 week prior to the course starting. You may change the date of your course up to 1 week before your scheduled course date at no additional cost. If you cancel your course more than 1 week prior to the scheduled start of the course, you will be refunded any payment less the non-refundable $100 deposit. If you cancel your course less than 1 week in advance you will not receive any refund.
Due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond the control of Encounter Freediving, we may on occasion have to reschedule the date/time of open water or pool sessions or change the location. If this occurs, we will reschedule an alternate date agreed to by yourself and Encounter Freediving. If you are travelling to the region and will not be able to complete the course at a later date, then we suggest you take out travel insurance to cover any losses.