Professional Freediving Assistant Instructor

Are you interested in helping the next generation of freedivers without the pressure of instructing on your own?

On the Professional Freediving Assistant Instructor course you’ll learn the RAID freediving system and how to present it. You’ll learn the theoretical and in-water teaching skills you need in order to be a confident and competent freediving assistant instructor. You’ll learn how to understand and recognise the problems beginners face and how to help your students overcome them, and you’ll also get a deeper knowledge of all the other aspects related to teaching freediving such as legalities, business and marketing.

You’ll complete the entire instructor course, minus the depth requirements and the course is open to RAID Master Freediver qualifed freedivers or equivalent and higher, and SSI Scuba dive control specialists and higher (with the level 2 freediving cert). Assistant instructors can teach the snorkelling programs, freediving basic course and assist on the freediving level 1 course.

Please note that there is a fair amount of pre-course homework that needs to be completed prior to the course so it is suggested that you sign up at least 1 month beforehand so we can send your pack out to you and give you time to prepare.

Course details

Your Professional Freediver Assistant Instructor course begins when you book your place. We’ll email you an information pack containing everything you need to know about the course, our suggestions for preparing, as well as information about accommodation and logistics.

We’ll also send you a link to the Professional Freediver Assistant Instructor theory materials and course handbook, which is provided online by RAID. All of your course materials are accessed online and they’re kept up-to-date by RAID, so that after your course you’ll have lifetime access to the very latest guidance and information. Home study means you can familiarise yourself with the basics at your own pace and will mean more time for you in the water over the weekend of the course.

You must complete the theory and pass the final exam before the date of your booked course or you will not be allowed in the water.

Before booking please make sure you read our cancellation policy and medical statement

What’s included

  • Pool hire
  • Theory material
  • Tuition
  • Lifetime guarantee*

Not included

  • Wetsuit hire
  • Vobster Quay entry fee (details)
  • Food and refreshments
  • Transfer between venues
  • Overnight accomodation

* Lifetime guarantee details
For as long as Go Freediving is trading, we will happily answer your questions and provide advice via email, telephone or in person about freediving (within the scope of your course). So if you have any queries about kit, training, where to go freediving abroad, or how to improve your technique, we’ll be there for you.


Wetsuit hire is not included in the price of your course. If you own a scuba wetsuit you can use that – we recommend a minimum suit thickness of 5mm. Triathlon wetsuits are not suitable as they tend to be too thin and usually don’t include a hood.

Freediving wetsuits can be hired for £15.00 a day from Vobster Quay. If you’d like to reserve one, email with your height, weight and build (slim, average or large).

These people loved it!

There was such a relaxed atmosphere on the course. We discussed about other topics and this helped to get a bigger picture of the freediving world!
Simona L
I loved the calmness of the instructors, their good humour, laid back approach and professionalism!
George C
“I don’t think you guys realise how much you give to people. I just want to make sure you know that YOU (you and David and the whole gang) have already made a huge impact on my life.”
Nora G