Freediving Courses

Freediving in Myrtle Beach
Photo by Tony Dooley

It’s only natural!

Try a freediving course to experience an exciting and very natural way of diving!

Freediving has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world! It allows divers to explore the beauty of the underwater world in one breath! Freediving forces us to be present in the moment, and when you slide underwater, your “land life” is put on hold, and the instant calming effect of a quiet mind becomes convincingly obvious. Not sure it’s for you? Almost anyone can learn to freedive! Why not learn in the Myrtle Beach – Murrells Inlet area?

FII Freedive Instructor International Rami Zaki, will host classes together with Express Watersports & Cressi this season in Murrells Inlet, SC.  FII has identified the core skills needed for effective freediving, which are carefully implemented into the curriculum to offer students the most effective learning experience enabling them to freedive confidently and safely in a matter of days.

Learn more about the training and specific classes available at FII Rami Zaki     to register for upcoming classes here at Express Watersports, go to the Link above FII Rami Zaki “course registration” and sign up to book your spot.  Private courses are available for groups.


During this course students train the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format operating between the classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters.

Course Syllabus

  • Level 1 Safety & Problem Management
  • Freediving Equipment
  • Physics and Physiology for the Level 1 Freediver
  • Correct Breathing for Freediving
  • Breath-Hold/Static Apnea Technique Development
  • Freediving Technique Development

To pass this course level, students must attend all sessions and demonstrate mastery of the F.I.I. Level 1 Freediver skills and knowledge.

Students have 12-months to complete the course at no additional tuition cost under any F.I.I.-certified instructor.


Course Duration:
2-day program. Minimum 4 hours of academic work, 3 hours of confined water training, and 1.5 hours of open water depth training (varies per location and class).

Competent swimming skills and comfortable in open water.

Age Requirement:
Participants must be 16 years or older!

Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, weights and timing device

Learning Materials:
FII Level 1 Freediver manual and workbook. All course materials are provided by the instructor at the beginning of each course.

Learn more about the training and specific classes available at FII Rami Zaki
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