Freediving Education & Training

The latest features on education and training for Freediving

SSI Appoint Lotta Ericson as Freediving Training Director

Lotta Ericson SSI Training Director

SSI has announced that Lotta Ericson will take over from Mike Wells as their Global Freediving Training Director. Lotta and her business partner Linda Paganelli run the Freedive Dahab and Blue Immersion group of Freediving Schools with subsidiaries in Egypt, Thailand and Tanzania.  Both were some of the first Instructor Trainers to move over to […]

Mermaid Linden Reaches Kickstarter Campaign Goal


Children’s ocean “edutainer” and swimming safety advocate (and Friend & Contributor) Mermaid Linden has reached her Kickstarter goal to fund a second season of her popular “Mermaid Minute” web series. A very excited Mermaid Linden tells Today is a mermaid milestone in my life as a children’s ocean educator. I am overwhelmed in […]

Freediving Planet to Host Guillaume Nery Freediving Clinics in Philipines


Freediving Planet, the Freediving School based on Cebu Island in the Philippines, has announced that Guillaume Nery will be working with them to host a 3 day Freediving Clinic between 17th – 20th October 2014. The Early Bird booking price of €700 is available till 15th July and includes: Welcome pack 3 full days of […]

Mermaid Linden Launches Online Campaign For Kid’s Ocean Education

The Mermaid Minute

Children’s ocean “edutainer” and swimming safety advocate (and Friend & Contributor) Mermaid Linden has just launched her very first Kickstarter campaign to support Season 2 of her YouTube exclusive web series, Mermaid Minute, which teaches kids about a variety of ocean topics one minute at a time. Her campaign is live now, and ends […]

RAID International Announces Mike Wells To Join Team

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RAID International, the diver training agency making big strides in the last year, has announced that Mike Wells (formerly SSI’s International Training Director of Freediving) will be joining them from July 1st. Wells helped bring to life by conceptualizing and writing SSI’s Freediving program –  generally regarded as the first Freediving Education system by a […]

Insurance Now Available For AIDA-Certified Freediving Instructors

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AIDA-certified freediving instructors in the United States, Canada (not including Quebec), and the Caribbean can now obtain insurance, according to insurance firm Willis Co. “We have been leaders over the past 20 years in developing new insurance products by listening to our clients and responding to the needs of the sport diving industry,” the company’s […]

The 4D Freediving Education System – SSI Launch Educational DVD

SSI Freediving DVD

SSI has launched a DVD education system specifically around Freediving.  Shot on-location in Egypt at the Only One Apnea Centre and Freedive Dahab, featuring Andrea Zuccari, Lotta Ericson, Mike Wells, Hatem Walid, Poala –  The Educational DVD projects a fun and interactive experience that builds on the system of the SSI Freediving Manual, covering the […]

One Breath Freediving Jamboree – Days 2 to 5

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The One Breath Freediving Jamboree is in full swing in Tulamben, Bali.  Catch up with all the happenings in our report on days 2 to 5 direct from the Jamboree! Day 2 Second day of the Jamboree, and it’s been another exciting one!  Today started with a peaceful early Yoga session led by Kate Middleton, […]