What is freediving?
Freediving is the practice of diving underwater without the use of breathing equipment. This activity is meant to push your boundaries both physically and mentally; it is also incredibly enjoyable. Plunging deep into the water and feeling the strength of your body and mind is often a surreal experience that everyone must try at least once in their lives. Freediving has many health benefits, it can be enjoyed casually or competitively, and it is an inclusive activity that anyone can succeed in.
Chicago Freediving has been safely helping people discover the beauty of this sport and get into the best diving shape for 3 years, and we would love to guide you on your journey through the deep!
Check out the Experiences enjoyed by our students and information about our wonderful Instructors below!
Why get certified?
Taking a certification course will allow you to:
Learn fundamental freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of 20m/66ft
Practice static apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort
Meet awesome new people and become a part of the freediving community
Book a class
Whether you are a beginner or veteran freediver, you will find the perfect amount of guidance and support at Chicago Freediving!
Select from our stand-alone courses or save money by bundling and saving!
Check out our course descriptions and certification options by clicking Ready to Book!
RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS
To maintain reasonable pricing for the certification classes, and to promote respect and fairness to your fellow freedivers' time and efforts, we have a strict cancellation policy:
A cancellation two or more weeks prior to a class: refund of the tuition fee minus $25 administration fee.
A cancellation less than 10 days before the class - No refund, but credit for a future class with $50 administration fee.
A cancellation less than 72 hours before the class / NO SHOW - No refund, No credit except with proof of a medical or family emergency; in such a case, credit for a future class is allowed with $50 administration fee.
CHICAGO FREEDIVING CANCELLATIONS
There are times when it is not safe to dive due to adverse weather conditions (like thunderstorms, strong winds, extreme temperature, etc.) When a class is canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond Chicago Freediving instructor control we try our best to accommodate the needs of the students. We offer the option to pay $25 in order to hold a dive spot in upcoming class (as the numbers permit). When the availability is open you are welcome to pay the $25, and join for any open water class you need in order to complete your certifications.