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Freediving Training and Class

Jessea Lu PhD.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM (HST)

Freediving Training and Class

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Freediver Certification Sep 17-18, 2016 Ended $395.00 $9.95
Intermediate Freediver Certification, Oct 6-9, 2016 Ended $795.00 $9.95
Freediver Certification, Nov 14-15, 2016 Ended $395.00 $9.95
Intermediate Freediver Certification, Dec 13-16, 2016 Ended $795.00 $9.95
Half-day Private Course (Web Special) Dec 31, 2017 $295.00 $0.00

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Private Course and Coaching Session

Regular scheduled programs do not always work well for everyone. Maybe it’s a tight schedule or maybe you just have a group of good friends that want to do it together. Whatever the reason we offer private courses and coaching sessions at all levels. The format and content can be tailored to your specific needs, whether it being taking your 1st freediving class, improving breath-hold time, equalizing to dive deeper, learning the proper monofin or no-fin technique etc.

To inquire price and availability, please contact Jessea at, or by phone +1-(317)-702-6679 

While a private course does mean more flexibility, there are general course standards that need to be met in order to ensure that your dives are safe and enjoyable. If you are interested in getting certified, please read more details below for certification programs.


2-Day Freediver Certification Course 

This course is for you if you're new to Freediving or typically dive in the shallows and want to dive deeper and stay longer. You will learn proper Freediver level safety, practice Static Apnea and Constant Ballast Dives to allow you to comfortably enjoy in the aquatic world to depths of 20 meters / 66 feet.

Typical Results? Most divers leave the class with breath holds around 2:00 - 3:00 minutes and dives of around 60 feet!

Day 1

    • Classroom:      8:00am – 11:30am
    • Pool:                12:00pm –2:00pm
    • Ocean:            3:30pm – 6:30pm

Day 2

    • Pool:                8:00am – 11:00am
    • Classroom:     11:30am –1:00pm
    • Ocean:            3:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Celebration

The schedule above is subject to change and weather permitting.

Pool Certification course does not include ocean sessions.


4-Day Intermediate Freediver Certification Course 

Whether you have years of experience or have just started Freediving, this course will greatly improve your diving depth and time and teach you proper safety techniques. Max depth for this course is 40 meters / 132 feet. This program will have you take part in classroom sessions, 6 hrs pool training and 3 open water diving sessions. There is no pre-requisite for this course.

Typical Results? Most divers come in with breath holds of about 1 minute and dives of about 40 feet. At the end of 4 days they are doing 3:00 - 5:30 minute breath-holds and dives of 100-132 feet!

Day 1

  • Classroom:      8:00am – 11:30am
  • Classroom:     12:30pm –2:30pm
  • Pool:                3:00pm – 6:00pm

Day 2

  • Pool:                8:00am – 11:00am
  • Classroom:     12:00pm –1:00pm
  • Ocean:             3:00m – 6:00pm

Day 3

  • Classroom:      8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Ocean:             2:00pm – 6:00pm

Day 4

  • Ocean:             8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Celebration

 The schedule above is subject to change and weather permitting.



Classroom location:78-6629 mamalahoa highway, Holualoa, 96725.

Open Water Diving location: (1) Big Island: Honaunau bay, good consition all year around. (2) Oahu: Shore dive sites include Shark’s Cove pupukea beach, Haleiwa beach, Makua beach, and Lanai Lookout. Boat dive is most suitable for Intermediate Freediver courses. We have a selection of dive sites around the island, and so cancellation due to weather is highly unlikely.



Why choose PFI?

Performance Freediving International (PFI) formed in January 2000 with the objective ‘safety through education’. Since then we’ve trained thousands of people over the world to be better and safer freedivers. PFI has also organized world record events as well as training many world and national record athletes, including your instructor Jessea Lu. All PFI Instructors and Assistant Instructors have proven themselves in a rigorous and thorough training program. PFI believes that instructors should not only be great Freedivers but incredible Instructors with a high degree of professionalism. This is evidence as PFI is the company of choice for US Naval Special Warfare Groups, US Army Special Forces, Red Bull Olympic Athletes. Learn from the company that continues to lead the way in developing the sport of Freediving and helping divers “Explore their Potential".


What is included in this course ?

2-day course: Training with National Freediving Record Holder - Jessea Lu • 2 classroom, 2 pool and 2 ocean sessions • Book: PFI Freediver Manual • Small class size: Maximum 5 students per ocean session

4-day course: In addition to the above, 4 days of diving and training with Jessea Lu; Video footage from class; PFI Intermediate Freediver Manual


What will I learn in the classroom lecture ?

Example topics:

• How to get a much bigger breath than you can right now

• How to become a more confident and comfortable freediver by adding a minute or two to your breath hold

• How to conserve energy using proper entry technique without wearing excessive weight

• How to descent straight down and increase your bottom time

• What is a blackout & how to recognize and correctly respond to a blackout as a safety buddy

• How to breath when you surface to minimize the risk of a blackout


What will I recieve upon successful completion of this course ?

• PFI Certification Card

• Membership to PFI online training tools and professional materials

• Membership to a Yahoo forum for all PFI graduates. A great way to meet like-minded friends, ask questions and organize dive events.


Are there any prerequisite or an age limit?

• Swimming or snorkeling experience

• Good health and fitness

• 12 years of age with guardian permission


What dive gear do I need to bring to the class?

You will need to bring the following dive gear in one form or another: (Freediving specific gear is recommended)

• Mask, snorkel and fins

• Wetsuit

• Weights and weight belt

• Depth and/or timing device


Is my ticket transferable?

Yes. You can give your ticket to another person for the same course dates.


What is your refund and cancellation policy ?

Student Reschedule or Cancellations • More than 60 days notice: you will recieve a refund with only a $25 administration fee. • Less than 60 days but more than 14 days notice: you can move to another course date with only a $75 administration fee. • Less than 14 days but more than 7 days notice: you can move to another course date with an administration fee of 50% of the total course cost. • Less then 7 days notice or no notice: you may lose your full course payment.

Jessea Diving Cancellations We will do everything possible to avoid having to cancel or postpone our courses. There are a few times when this will be unavoidable. If a course date needs to be cancelled or postponed due to poor weather or reasons beyond our control, then we will substitute pool sessions for the ocean sessions and you will be given the option to finish any missing course segments at another date for only $25/day.

If you need to finish missing course segments for reasons other than weather cancellations you can do so for $75/day during a future course date.


How can I contact the organizer if I have additional questions ?

Please feel free to email, or call Jessea at 317-702-6679 

Have questions about Freediving Training and Class? Contact Jessea Lu PhD.

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Holualoa, HI 96725

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM (HST)

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Jessea Lu PhD.

Freedivng Instructor and Coach (PFI)
Professional Freediving Athlete

20-time National Record Holder (Chinese Records All-around)

8:01 Static Apnea
200m Dynamic Apnea
80m Constant Weight - Monofin
60m Constant No-fin

Gold Medalist at Lanhu International Pool Competition 2016, Beijing
Gold Medalist at Deja Blue VII 2016, Grand Cayman
Silver Medalist at Vertical Blue 2016, Bahamas
Gold Medalist at Freedive Paradise 2015, Hawaii
Silver Medalist at Deja Blue VI 2015, Grand Cayman
Bronze Medalist at Pan Pacific Pool Championship 2015, Australia

PhD. Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

English , Chinese Mandarin 普通话

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