If you’re already a Freediver Instructor, the crossover requirements are straight forward. You must be equivalent to an Intermediate level freediver*, hold an instructor rating equivalent to Freediver*, and be able to demonstrate all the required skills that a PFI Freediver Instructor would have mastered.
The PFI Crossover requires the following for all applicants:
- Submit a completed crossover application and all required supporting documents, such as your freediver level cards, instructor cards, student count report, CPR/First Aid, Insurance, etc.
- Complete the crossover eLearning
- Complete the crossover orientation via webinar or in-person with a PFI or International Training representative
- Completed Freediver and Intermediate Freediver eLearning (if available in your region/language)
The PFI Crossover may also include the following after reviewing your application:
- Headquarters review of video taken by a PFI or International Training representative of:
- Academic presentation
- Confined and or Open Water Presentation
- Capacity dives
- Static and dynamic apnea safety and performance
- Rescue scenarios in Confined and or Open Water
- Demonstration quality skill circuit including 20 meter / 66 feet constant weight bi-fins and free immersion dives
- Watermanship and Stamina performances of:
- 400 meter non-stop swim in under 10 minutes
- 800 meter snorkel in under 16 minutes
- 15-minute tread
- 100 meter egress with non-stop basic life support
*Contact our training department for a list of recognized training agencies.
|You May Qualify to Crossover to PFI Assistant Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings…||You May Qualify to Crossover to PFI Freediver Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings…||You May Qualify to Crossover to PFI Intermediate Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings…|
|PADI Basic Freediver Instructor||PADI Freediver Instructor||PADI Master Freediver Instructor|
|SSI Basic Freediver Instructor||SSI Level 2 Instructor||SSI Level 3 Instructor|
|NAUI Assistant Instructor||NAUI Freediver Instructor||NAUI Intermediate Freediver Instructor|
|FII Assistant Instructor||FII Level 1 Instructor||FII Level 2 Instructor|
|AIDA Level 2 Instructor||AIDA Level 3 Advanced Instructor|
|Apnea Academy Freediver Instructor||Apnea Academy Freediver Instructor Level 3|
|Molchanov Wave 1 Instructor||Molchanov Wave 2 Instructor|
If you do not see your training organization listed, not to worry – there are still options available for you! Fill out the form below to receive more information from our Training Department.