Freediving Level 1 Part 2
(open water dives – 20m)

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Once you book your course, our team will register you for class materials. You will receive an email with a link to your materials from the agency (SSI or SDI/TDI). Our training team can be reached at if you have any questions about the course.

Before Class

Before attending your class you will need to complete some paperwork. The forms will be emailed to you for your review and can be completed by DocuSign prior to your class.

Before enrolling in a class, you should take time to read and review the Diver Medical Statement Participant Questionnaire. The first page has If you have any YES answers on that page, review the associated section on the Diver Medical Statement | Participant Questionnaire Continued. If you have any YES responses on this form – you’ll just need to get a doctors’ sign-off on the Physicians Approval to Dive form before you can participate in ANY in-water activities. It’s important to note if a physician’s signature is required, only a medical doctor’s (MD) signature will be accepted.

This class also has a helpful online training component hosted by SSI. Please complete your online training prior to your classroom session. If you have not already registered with SSI, look for an email from You can access online training materials, certification cards, and more at or the MySSI app on your iPhone or Android.

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If you have any questions give us a call at the store on 617-277-2216 or shoot us an email

  • Be able to swim 200 yards.
  • Be able to tread water for 10 minutes.
  • Be at least 10 years of age.
  • Provide a fitted mask, fins, and snorkel.
  • Must have a clear medical history (medical statement) or doctor sign off.

Miss the chance to jump into an existing class? Grab a couple of friends and sign up for a private course!

Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!

You’ll be doing all of your scheduling through the ECD Training Team. They will be in contact as soon as you sign up for the class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send an email to Please contact us for pricing and sign-up information.

It is best to complete the freediving course in dedicated freediving gear. As you will learn in your first class session there are fins, masks, and snorkels designed to give freedivers the least amount of drag and make them extremely efficient in the water. If you are curious about what gear is the best fit for you, feel free to swing by the shop to chat with one of the staff members, or ask your freediving instructor, either will be more than happy to talk through the options with you. For the open water work, you’ll want to look into getting a freediving wetsuit as well. Local divers typically use a 5mm or 7mm suit while tropical divers often select a dive skin or 3mm suit depending on their cold tolerance.

  • Two days of open water instruction.
  • In water safety and rescue.
  • Target dives up to 66ft/20m.
  • 4-6 hours of dive time.
  • 1:4 instructor to student ratios.
  • Certification card.

Ask about the availability of Freediving Boot Camps (or check out the travel page on this site) for opportunities to complete open water dives in the picturesque cenotes of Tulum or another tropical location.

Class Forms

Below you will find links to REQUIRED class forms. These forms must be reviewed in their entirety before participating in any ECDivers in-water program. Arrival to class with incomplete documents may result in a forfeiture of that class date. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the class forms please email our training department at