Become a PADI Freediver™ Instructor

To apply for and qualify as a PADI Freediver Instructor, you must meet certification and training requirements for one of the following options:

OPTION 1 - PADI MEMBERS

I’m a PADI Member and I meet the following three criteria:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • Be a PADI Advanced Freediver or hold a qualifying certification from another organization* and have freediving experience that allows me to make multiple free dives over a short period, such as when accompanying/supervising student freedivers during open water training (a brief description of experience required on application)

  • Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor or hold a qualifying instructor certification from another organization*

 OR

I’m a PADI Member and I meet the following five criteria:

  • Be a PADI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor

  • Be a PADI Master Freediver or hold a qualifying certification from another organization*

  • Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor or hold a qualifying instructor certification from another organization*

  • Have completed a PADI Freediver Instructor Training Course

  • Have a current medical statement signed by a physician within the previous 12 months

OPTION 2 – NOT YET A PADI MEMBER

I’m not yet a PADI Member and I meet the following six criteria:

  • Hold a qualifying freediver instructor level certification from another organization*

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be PADI Advanced Freediver or hold a qualifying certification from another organization*

  • Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor or hold a qualifying instructor certification from another organization*

  • Have completed a PADI Freediver Instructor Orientation

  • Have a current medical statement signed by a physician within the previous 12 months

 OR

I’m not yet a PADI Member and I meet the following five criteria:

  • Be a PADI Master Freediver or hold a qualifying certification from another*

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor or a qualifying instructor certification from another organization*

  • Have completed a PADI Freediver Instructor Training Course

  • Have a current medical statement signed by a physician within the previous 12 months

To apply and qualify as a PADI Advanced Freediver Instructor, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be a PADI Freediver Instructor OR have a qualifying freediver instructor rating from another organization* and have completed a PADI Freediver                    Instructor Orientation

  • Be a PADI Master Freediver OR hold a qualifying certification from another organization*

  • Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor or hold a qualifying instructor certification from another organization*

  • Have issued 25 PADI Freediver certifications or 25 qualifying freediver certifications from another training organization**

To apply and qualify as a PADI Master Freediver Instructor, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Freediver Instructor OR have a qualifying advanced freediver instructor rating from another organization* and have completed a PADI Freediver Instructor Orientation

  • Be a PADI Master Freediver or hold a qualifying certification from another organization*

  • Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor or a qualifying instructor certification from another organization*

  • Have issued 50 PADI Freediver certifications (or qualifying freediver certifications from another training organization)*, with at least 10 Advanced PADI Freediver certifications (or qualifying advanced freediver certifications from another training organization)**

To apply for and qualify as a PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be a current PADI Course Director

  • PADI Master Freediver Instructor

 

 OR

 

  • Have completed a PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course

  • PADI Master Freediver Instructor

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