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PFI Courses

Performance Freediving International

PFI offers recreational, professional and skill development courses to fit all freediving abilities, goals and needs. Whether you have no water experience or decades of it, we guarantee that taking a PFI course will make you a more efficient, and more confident diver.

PFI has instructors all over the world but maintains the highest standards for divers and professionals, that’s why you see so many world records and active freedivers with PFI certifications. As our list of instructors grows internationally, rest assured that you’re working with instructors of the highest calibre who adhere to the strictest industry training standards and methods. We strongly believe in what we educate, ensuring all of our instructors have routine check-ins and are actively participating in ways to further their safety education.

PFI’s training philosophy and goals are summed up in its original motto: Safety Through Education.

A diver with safety in mind is a good diver–with safety at the forefront, you can truly enjoy the amazing experiences and challenges that freediving brings into your life Our Mission

U.S. Special Forces, Red Bull extreme athletes, big wave surfers, Tom Cruise, David Blaine, Margot Robbie, and James Cameron…what do they all have in common? When they needed the world’s top freediving instruction they made one call–to Kirk Krack, founder of PFI.

When you won’t settle for anything but the best in your freediving education, you have one choice: Kirk and his team of first-rate professionals. Experience matters.

Since our formation in 2000, PFI instructors have taught more than 10,000 people just like you to freedive safer, longer, and deeper. Whether you’re new to freediving or you’re an experienced water enthusiast, we are the only source you need for freediver courses, instructor certification, elite specialized training, and competition events. We are on a single-minded mission to give you the most cutting edge scientific and training information coming out of the sport today.

What We Believe In

We believe in quality over quantity. Grabbing the biggest market share of the industry has never interested us. That’s why our instructor certifications are uncompromising and our rigorous safety standards and protocols continue to evolve with one thing in mind: your well-being. When you feel safe in the water, you’ll be blown away by what you can achieve. Taking a course with us means a PFI Instructor will be within 15ft/5m of you on every single dive. When you come to the surface, you’ll be coached through your recovery with the calm, relaxed, confident state of mind that our instructors convey throughout all their teachings. The PFI dive mindset gets results.

PFI-trained divers have set 23 world records and dozens of national records. But freediving is more than competition—it’s a journey inward to see what you’re made of…to discover the potential inside yourself and infuse it into your whole life, both in and out of the water.

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