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Level 2 Freediving Course

Take your freediving to the next level

Level 2 Freediver

Take your freediving to the next level with FII instructor and US National record holder Chris Funada. If you've completed the level 1 freediver course this is your chance to learn how to freedive deeper in beautiful Kona Hawaii. Due to our stellar conditions almost year around this is THE place to learn the specifics of deep diving. Your FII instructor will take you through the necessary training tips and  freediving techniques for achieving greater depths safely and effectively. The course will troubleshoot depth-related hurdles such as deep equalization and provide key training techniques to avoid possible injuries applicable to diving within the depth zone of 66 feet/20 meters to 132 feet/40 meters.

Level 2 Freediver | What you Will Learn

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  • Safety and Problem Management Revision

  • Specific Techniques for Triggering and Developing the Mammalian Dive Reflex

  • Equalization

  • Breathing Exercises and Breathing Technique Development

  • Physics and Physiology of the Level 2 Freediver

  • Open-Water Freediving Technique Development

  • Pool Training Drills to Enhance Depth Comfort

  • Self-Evaluation Techniques

Your Instructor

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Chris Funada
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Chris is an accomplished freediving Instructor, competetive freediver, spearfisherman, and all around interesting human.

He holds multiple freediving records for static and depth. He is one of the only instructors able to teach Level 1, Spearfishing, Junior Freediver and Level 2 Freediver certifications.

Chris is an active participant in the Big Island Freediving Community that enjoys anything underwater related. On his down time Chris also enjoys freediving photography. Check out his instagram to see what he's been up to.

At his day job Chris spends time hypoxic training on top of the world's largest mountain working at the world's largest telescope.

Freediving Class Details

During this course you will use the following equipment:

Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, long-fins, weight belt, weights (1 lb & 2 lbs) and freediving computer (available for rent)

Provided Learning Materials

FII Level 2 Freediver manual and workbook. All course materials are provided by the instructor at the beginning of each course

Minimum age requirement
Participants must be 16 years or older

Instructor/Student Ratio

Maximum 4 students per course

Course Duration
3-day program. Minimum 7 hours of academic classroom work, 2.5 hours of confined water training, and 4.5 hours of open water depth training (varies per class depending on class size).

Frequently Asked Questions

How deep do you have to dive to pass this course/What's a successful level 2 freediving depth?

Fii (Freediving Instructors International) courses are not based on hitting specific metrics like time or depth. They are skills based. So it's only necessary to demonstrate the required skills to pass the course. Being a competent and safe freediver means applying the freediving techniques taught in the course. These skills and practices will build a solid foundation for acheiving greater depths and longer times underwater in a safe and disciplined way.

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