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

For bookings and more info, call the store:

To reserve a place in an upcoming class, you may select your next available date and proceed with your course fee payment. Please note that the schedule will depend on pool and instructor availability. Our training team will follow up with you to schedule your course dates. They can be reached at

Before Class

Before attending your class you will need to complete some paperwork. The links to the documents are under the “Class Forms” section of this page. These forms must be completed prior to your session and contain important information.

Pay close attention to the medical form as you may also require a physician’s approval before we can let you into the water.

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.

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