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FREEDIV EXPERIENCE NEW ADVENTURES AND EXPLORE UNDISCOVERED WORLDS! Have you ever dreamed of swimming like a dolphin or wondered what it feels like to glide through the ocean just holding your breath? Then, you owe to yourself to find out more about SSI and freediving, “The Ultimate Freediving Experience!” As one of the fastest growing water sports in the world today, Freediving is much easier than you might think! The Freediving philosophy is appealing! It promotes health and fitness that anyone can embrace and benefit from while enjoying the amazing views and serenity of the underwater world. Whether its 15 ft. (5 meters), or well beyond, Freediving is accessible to all water sport enthusiasts. Freediving gives you total freedom underwater to move like a fish in a completely natural way. It even allows you to get closer to the marine life, to swim and interact with dolphins in a way you could only dream of before. From clear inland lakes, to the warm crystal clear waters, Freediving will allow you endless opportunities for underwater exploration and offers everything from heart-pumping action to quiet relaxation. Whichever experience you are looking for, SSI will prepare you for “The Ultimate Freediving Experience!”

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SSI´S SIGNATURE WATER TRAINING METHOD IS THE DIFFERENCE There are only two ways people learn – shock and repetition. Shock is not a good way to learn anything, especially Freediving. That leaves repetition. Do you remember when your mom or dad said, “Practice makes perfect?” Well they were right and that’s exactly how we will teach you to freedive. And the only way to do that is for you to become truly comfortable with your knowledge, skills and equipment. We call that the Diver Diamond. The Diver Diamond is the cornerstone for all SSI education programs. It emphasizes the four ingredients required to become a diver, instead of just learning to dive: proper knowledge, proper skills, proper equipment and proper experience. The SSI Diver Diamond sets the foundation for “The Ultimate Diving Experience.”.

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SSI Freediving Instructors make learning come alive with personalized instruction that will put your skills to the test in reality-based training. Our signature water training method is known as, “Comfort through Repetition.” By practicing each skill you’ve learned throughout each level of your training, your actions become conditioned responses – second nature! SSI training ensures you retain what you’ve learned, while you continue to learn more. As a result, you will become a confident and comfortable freediver. When you finish your SSI training and become a certified SSI Freediver, you’ll truly be ready to begin the adventure of your dreams!


QUALITY & ACCOUNTABILITY SSI takes the quality of our training very seriously. Our quality assurance program ensures that you will receive the best training possible: • S  SI requires that instructors affiliate with full-service authorized Freediving centers. • S SI is focused on providing you the best experience possible. This is reinforced through our quality assurance program (MAP) that uses feedback from students, instructors and dive centers to ensure high quality training. • S  SI Dive Centers have been adhering to the highest level standards for over 40 years.

THE ULTIMATE FREEDIVING EXPERIENCE Becoming a SSI Freediver is the best way to start your underwater adventure! We make sure you are truly comfortable with the skills and equipment you will use. Getting started is easy! Sign up for a Freediving Level 1 program or get your feet wet with the SSI Freediver Basic program. SSI Training is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. We will support you with colored manuals and review questions to make sure you retain your training. For your pool and open water training, your instructor will personally fit you with your freediving equipment. You will get enough practice time to adapt yourself to the underwater environment before you move to the open water. Once you have completed your initial training you will be a certified SSI Freediver. SSI certification is recognized world wide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

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Freediving (Level 1)

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The introduction to the purest form of diving. Learn proper breathing techniques, familiarize yourself with diaphragm breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before. In the SSI level 1 Freediving course you acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in Freediving to depths of 60 ft. (20 meters) in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. You will develop the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your Freediving to the next level.

Level 1

Freediving (Level 2)

30m

Level 2 Freediving will equip you with further knowledge of the mammalian diving reflex and how to initiate the best response for Freediving. You will learn new advanced equalization techniques and apnea training methods to carry you past 60 ft. (20 meters) and develop the skills necessary to freedive to depths up to 90 ft. (30 meters.).

Level 2

FREE DIVING

Freediving (Level 3)

40m

The apex of the SSI Freediving Program, Level 3, will take you to depths of 120 ft. (40 meters.) Freediving well below the residual volume of the lungs, this is the specialist deep diving course and will equip you with the proper knowledge to take you into the deep blue and beyond.

Level 3

The fun doesn’t need to stop here! Check out all of the exciting specialty programs you can get involved in like Digital Underwater Photography and Mono Fin or check out a professional career as a Freediving Instructor. It’s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. SSI will be a reliable buddy accompanying you on your way. Start Your Adventure Today! For more information regarding your Freediving Training or personal career options contact one of the over 2,600 SSI Dive Center and Resort locations worldwide or visit www.diveSSI.com to find the SSI Freediving Center near you.


Dive Online — FREE To make sure all of your diving experiences are the best no matter where you are around the world, SSI has created a variety of user-friendly online services. They have been created to provide you with access to valuable resources and to stay connected with your dive buddies in order to share your diving adventures 24/7, ABSOLUTELY FREE! No matter where you are, all you need is an active internet connection and your personal login code.

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my myProfile: Store your photo, address, and contact information, as well as view your most current certification data. You can also share your profile with dive buddies and the SSI Dive Center(s) or Dive Resort(s) you want to work with during your diving career. myC-Cards: View and print out all of your SSI Certification Cards. Forgot, misplaced, lost or you simply don´t have your certification card? No problem. This area displays all of your training achievements. myDocuments: Store the various documents you may need during your dive travels. All types of documents can be stored here so that you will have access to this information whenever you need it. myPictures: Share pictures with your dive buddies and your SSI Dive Center. With your help, your Dive Center will soon have its own image gallery. You can store your favorite pictures here and share them with other divers or allocate them to the dives in your logbook. myDiveLog: Fill your profile with life! Record all or your best dives in digital format and share your diving dreams with your dive buddies or your SSI Dive Center/Dive Resort. Have your logbook online with you anytime, anywhere. This is your “SSI Worldwide Log”.

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myNewsCenter: Keep your knowledge current! Check here for the latest trends, products and news from the SSI World. myEquipment: Enter all the pieces of your Total Diving System. For each item you can enter the purchase dates, serial numbers and the authorized Dealer address you purchased the item from. The system can then remind you when it is time to have a specific part serviced. You can also share this information with your SSI Dive Center so they are ready to take care of you. myEvents: Travel, Courses, Training, Events or simply a GetTogether at the Dive Center—Check myEvents for all activities globally! Not just about, but always related to, diving. Visit us at www.diveSSI.com and choose from a variety of events and travel options. There will be something for you!

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myControlCenter: Only the Information you want! You will not be bothered with information you do not need! You decide what you want to receive! You get to choose the newsletters from different partners you would like to receive. Cancelling them is as easy as ordering. myQuality: We Love Diving! Therefore we want your feedback to make sure the quality we provide is at the level you deserve! Send us your experiences and your opinion regarding your training and SSI Services. We are looking forward to receiving your comments to make sure we continue to provide The Ultimate Dive Experience. myJobs: Want to live your dream and work as a Dive Guide or Instructor? Check the job opportunities on the SSI Website. You will find a lot of interesting offers from all around the world. Visit myJobs and find “Your Dream Job” with a few mouse clicks. myBuddies: Use to store the addresses of your favorite dive buddies. Keep the contact information current and email your buddy any time you want to plan a dive with them.


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