Project Description

We are Boston’s premier diving education center for Freediving Classes and other diving lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:


Level 2 Freediving will equip you with further knowledge of the mammalian diving reflex and how to initiate the best response for Freediving. You will learn new advanced equalization techniques and apnea training methods to carry you past 60 ft. (20 meters) and develop the skills necessary to freedive to depths up to 99 ft. (30 meters.)

To find out more about the online signup process click around the tabs above. Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at and we’ll do our best to help!

Before Class

Note- All the paperwork you’ll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab

Before you can start class you’ll need to fill out some paperwork. Most of this can be done ahead of time, but some of it will have to be done in the shop. The only piece that MUST be completed at the shop is a folder provided by SSI. You will need to fill this particular folder out in the shop as we keep it for our records. You can do this before class – just remember to show up 30 minutes early if you haven’t filled it out yet!

What to do before class

Risk Awareness Videos

There are a couple of forms that can be done ahead of time. Most important is the medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors’ sign-off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors’ note is in the same file as the medical – Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors’ note BEFORE getting in the pool.



Check over the schedule to make sure you’ll be able to attend all the class sessions


Level 2 freediving consists of classroom at East Coast Divers, Pool at the Walter Brown Arena and open water dives which are usually held in Gloucester or Rockport.

Private Courses

As our freediving department is still growing, and many of our instructors are seasonally available the private sessions are best set up through emailing our training director Kim. We are more than happy to offer help wherever we can and always will do our utmost to help those interested in Private courses. For more information, or if you have any questions about the private course please email Kim at

Equipment & Gear Rentals

It is best to complete Freediving Level 2 in personal gear.  We do NOT rent mask fins and snorkels. Please make arrangements to bring your personal gear. If you have any questions or concerns about equipment for the class please send us an email at

*Certain gear is REQUIRED to be owned for our programs. This equipment is specifically needed for the type of diving that you will be embarking upon post certification. Please see the “Required equipment” tab for a full list of the gear you need to own. We offer a 10% discount to all of our students who purchase this equipment through us as well as our famed 60 day return policy that will ensure that you happy with everything that you buy. We appreciate your support of your local dive shop, which allows us to continue operations and offer the services that we do today****


  • Be able to swim 400m.
  • Be a Level 1 Freediver or equivalent.
  • Be certified in first aid and CPR prior to final certification.
  • Be at least 15 years of age.
  • Provide fitted mask, fins and snorkel.
  • Must have a clear medical history (medical statement) or doctor sign off.

Pool & Class Checklist:

  • Advanced Freediving Equipment.
  • Advanced Freediving Physiology.
  • Proper stretching for freediving.
  • Proper Freediving breathing.
  • Post dive recovery.
  • Black out and loss of motor control theory and safety.
  • Static apnea performance and safety.
  • Dynamic apnea performance and safety.
  • Mammalian dive reflex.
  • Student materials.
  • 1:4 instructor to student ratios.

Open Water Dives Checklist:

  • In water safety and rescue.
  • Target dives up to 100ft/30m.
  • 7-8 hours of dive time.
  • 1:4 instructor to student ratios.
  • Certification card.

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