Safe Buddy

Safe Buddy

The Safe Buddy program is designed to train uncertified freedivers, and other aquatic enthusiasts, in the safety and rescue techniques necessary for breath-holding. This program increases safety awareness during recreational breath holding/freediving activities.

During your Safe Buddy certification course you will learn about safety and problem management for apnea training, and how to respond to Near Blackout, as well as how to safely manage a Blackout. There are no prerequisites for this course except being in good health.

Get Started

NAUI Freediving courses are offered by NAUI Instructors who have completed additional training through Performance Freediving International (PFI) to teach freediving. Individuals in good physical condition and who meet the minimum age requirements may enroll in Freediving courses. To begin your training, contact your local NAUI Dive Center or use our convenient Locator tool to find a NAUI Dive Center or Instructor offering Freediving instruction near you.

What’s Next?

Continue your adventure as a NAUI Freediver to safely complete dives to 66 feet (20 meters).