More free to swim in the world of freediving. SSI Freediving Level 1 course is designed for those with little or no freedive experience.

This course will enable you to use proper breath holding in safety and feel comfortable when freediving to depths of up to 20 meters. Sound like difficult to achieve but you will suprised after experienced with our Proffessional SSI Freediving Instructor in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Our unique breathing techniques together with effective structure of the course program in the online class and water sessions creates a fun educative environment and a successful freddiving experience.


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You can begin your studies for free by registering on the SSI web pages

Who can take this course?

  • Minimum age 12 years old

  • Non Diver / Scuba Diver / Swimmer

  • If you clear the medical questionnaire with only “NO” answers, you can sign up. Please consult your physician if you get any “YES” answers before diving

Download the medical form


  • MYR 1400.00 [min. 2]

  • MYR 1650.00 [VIP]

If you appreciate a personal touch and a possibility to learn at your own pace, the VIP Freedive Course is the choice for you.


Course Duration

  • 4 hours [Online]

  • 3 hours [Pool]

  • 1 day [Island]



Price Includes

  • Online Class theory session [4 hours]
  • 2 pool sessions & 2 open water training
  • Freedive equipment rental
  • SSI Freediving Instructor
  • E-learning; Online access to the digital training materials lifetime
  • Set lunch
  • Light refreshments... tea, water, fruits
  • Digital log book & certification card
  • Island Entrance fees, Pool Facilities
  • Hotel pick up (roundtrip within town area)
  • Boat transfer (Shangri La to Sepanggar Island)
  • Dive insurance free of charge, READ INSURANCE POLICY.

Payment Method

E-wallet Transfer

OPTION A ~ Course

Deposit: MYR300.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st Pool class

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Myr 300

Installment Plan

OPTION D ~ Course & Equipment

Pay Up to 12 months

[MYR1400 + MYR340] - 10% 

= MYR130.50 x 12 months

Price quoted on SSI Freediving L1

with VDIVE Mask & Snorkel

10% discount entitled for Malaysian only


Myr 130.50

Monthly Installment

OPTION B ~ Course

Pay Up 6 to 12 month


= MYR116.90 x 12 month


Myr 116.90

Cash or Card

OPTION E  ~ Course

Deposit: MYR300.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st Pool class


Myr 300

Online Banking

OPTION C ~ Course

Deposit: MYR300.00

Balance: Pay Upon 1st Pool class


ACCOUNT NO. : 8005-6561-03



Myr 300

Online Training ~ 

elearning Access Benefits

  • Online & Offline access to the e-learning
  • Lifetime access to MySSI app
  • Downloadable to 3 different devices
  • All-in-1 solution: freedive courses, logs, E-cards
  • Scales to fit any device - IOS and Android
  • Offered in ALL major languages
  • Available digital bookmark & notes 


  • Flying / Climbing after diving

    According to our current SSI Flying After Diving guidelines – you are allow go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) after freedive.

  • Course


    Minimum age of 12 years old and above, min training depth is 10 meter, max depth allow dive up to 20 meters.

    No requirement to proof you are Scuba Diver

  • Method of Assessment

    Knowledge mastery is assessed using knowledge reviews, video in MYSSI app and final exam with a minimum score of 80%.


    Skills mastery is assessed by student demonstration of skill proficiency and competency in water.

  • Things to bring


    Change of clothes, sun lotion, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication.

  • Package


    Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, items not explicitly stated





Online Class at Home

beginning stage


10:00 | Session 1 & 2 [2 hour]

12:00 | Lunch break [1 hour]

13:00 | Session 3 & 4 [2 hour]



14:00 | Session 1 & 2 [2 hour]

16:00 |Take a  break [30 minutes]

16:30 | Session 3 & 4 [2 hour]

  1. Choose your preferred schedule

  2. Make an appointment to dive center

  3. Be ready in 5 minutes before class start

The above dive schedule is for reference

Pool Training

middle stage

09:30 | Hotel pick up

09:40 | Registration & Meet Instructor

10:00  | Preparing equipment

10:15   | Briefing & Stretching

11:00   | 1st Pool Session

12:00  | Tea Break

12:20  | 2nd Pool Session

13:15   | Wash & Pack equipment

13:30  | Set lunch & drinks

14:30  | Sign dives log, 

15:00  | Transfer back to hotels 

The above dive schedule is for reference

2 Open Water Dives

Final stage

08:00 | Hotel pick up

08:15  | Meet Instructor

09:00 | Preparing equipment

09:30 | Briefing & Stretching

10:00 | 1st Open Water dive

11:30  | Set lunch & drinks

13:00 | Briefing 

13:30 | 2nd Open Water dive

14:30 | Wash & Pack equipment

15:00 | Sign dives log, Exam

16:00 | Leaving from island

16:20 | Transfer back to hotels 

The above dive schedule is for reference

SSI Freediving Course ~

How to complete in Sabah


By taking the SSI Monofin Freediving Specialty program, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to maximize your underwater efficiency by diving with a monofin.


Diving without fins is often considered the purest form of freediving. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely conduct freedives without fins, in both confined and open water environments.


This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 30 meters. After this course and some additional training, you can continue your study on Freediving Level 2.
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Reviews from freedive students


Q1  Why using dive computer is so important during freedive course/training?

It's much more safer to use dive computer for each freediver to help measure dive time and surface interval time in a simpler way, which helps freedivers stay safe in the water .

Q2  Does it require attend theory class for SSI Freediving Pool or Level 1 Course?

Yes, SSI freedive instructor conduct theory briefing with students / divers throught connect by video ZOOM at home, so you may able to continue study e-learning at MYSSI app before proceed to water training with our SSI Freedive Instructor.

Q3  Is the dive instructor able to speak English or Chinese?

Yes, Like Scuba Center's dive instructor able to speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay language. We are born in Sabah, Malaysia. We are able to communicate with you through ZOOM. Enriched your dive knowledge at home, sharpen your freedive skills at the island

Q4  Can i take SSI freediving course if i am not scuba diver?

Yes, you are allow to take freediving course.

Q5  What is the best recommendation dive program to continue dive education after complete freedive level 1?

SSI Freediving Level 2

Q6  What is the Minimum & Maximum training depth in SSI Freediving Level 1 course?

Below 5 meter in Pool

Minimum 10 meter, Maximum 20 meter in sea

Q7  Is it must be a good swimmer before take freedive course?

At least know how to swim but not afraid of water, doesn't require must be a best swimmer. However, you shall perform freedive finning a lot, this is not a swimming course.

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