Professional Freediving Instructor 2017-12-27T10:46:04+00:00

Professional Freediving Instructor

Professional Freediving Instructor. Emma Farrell buddying Helena Bourdillon in Red Sea, Egypt

Take your freediving journey to the ultimate level with our professional courses that equip you with the tools to teach others and share your love for our thrilling sport

We have been training instructors for over a decade and look forward to sharing with you the wealth and breadth of our experience and giving you the confidence to teach freediving.

The RAID Freediving Instructor course will equip you to teach the next generation of freedivers and share your passion for this amazing sport. Open to RAID Master Freedivers, SSI Level 3 freedivers, AIDA 4-star freedivers or equivalent, as well as scuba diving instructors (who also have the RAID Advanced Freediver qualification or equivalent), this course is the ultimate for preparing you to be a freediving instructor.

On the course you’ll learn the RAID freediving system and how to present it, as well as the theoretical and in-water teaching skills you need in order to be a confident and competent freediving 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.

If you’d prefer to do an instructor course with AIDA or SSI, this can also be arranged – please contact You may also wish to do a crossover course so you can also teach with AIDA or SSI. Please see our Instructor Crossover course for more details.

Course details

Your Professional Freediver 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 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 Terms and Conditions and medical statement

What’s included

  • Pool hire
  • Theory material and certification dependent on performance
  • Tuition
  • Lifetime guarantee*

Not included

  • Equipment hire (all instructor candidates should have their own professional equipment
  • Vobster Quay entry fees (details)
  • Travel and subsistence
  • RAID membership fee (£120 approx)

* 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.



As a professional freediving instructor you are expected to have your own instructor standard equipment. If you wish to purchase these from us then you can take advantage of our bundle special offers.


Dates for 2018 coming soon


Midsomer Norton Sports Centre, Gullock Tyning, Midsomer Norton, Bath, BA3 2SU
Vobster Quay, Upper Vobster, Radstock, BA3 5SD

Please note: The course will only run with three or more students. If there are less then there is the option to pay a supplement to ensure the course proceeds.

To take part in our Professional Freediver Instructor course you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to swim 100m unaided
  • RAID Master Freediver qualified or be a current scuba instructor from a recognised training agency in good standing and are RAID Advanced Freediver qualified
  • First aid qualified

You will be required to complete this self-certifying medical form before the course. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the conditions listed you must get approval from your GP.

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