By Mandy-Rae

Performance Freediving International (PFI) and Divers Alert Network (DAN) announce educational alliance to improve Freediver safety.

“Freediving is an exciting and invigorating activity, and freedivers are a growing part of the diving community that DAN serves,” said William Ziefle, President and CEO of Divers Alert Network. “As with any underwater activity, there are risks and safety concerns that are best addressed through research and the dissemination of accurate information. PFI has been a leader in the development of freedive safety education and training in risk mitigation techniques, and their experience in the field over two decades provides an excellent foundation for our collaboration.”

“We are very proud to work with Divers Alert Network toward our joint goal of improving safety in freediving,” said Kirk Krack, the founder and CEO of Performance Freediving International. “The service DAN has provided to the diving community is immeasurable and their medical courses have long been a requirement for our professional instructors. We look forward to working closely with DAN’s excellent medical and research staff to share our expertise.”

About DAN: DAN is the largest dive safety association of recreational scuba divers in the world. Since its inception in 1980, DAN remains committed to helping divers in need of medical emergency assistance and promoting dive safety through research, education, products and diving services. For more information, or to become a DAN member, explore

About PFI: Performance Freediving International (PFI), formed in January 2000, has been a pioneer in the sport of freedive education, training and safety. With certified instructors worldwide, its goal is to help students “Explore Your Potential Safely Through Education.” For more information, visit