30+
11
250+
Yrs  Experience
Freedive / Safety Certifications
Ft  Freediver

WELCOME TO GO NATIVE FREEDIVING

.....Freedive Instructor / Competitive American Freediver / Freedive Advocate.....

Forrest Simon has combined decades of ocean experiences, multiple Freedive certifications, competitive freedive training / experiences, innovation and his professional skills in curriculum developement to bring the Freedive Community a "One of a Kind" approach to Freedive Instruction. 

Freediving is more then just swimming up and down a line while holding your breath.  It's about the experience.... the underwater journey we embark on when we spearfish,  take UW photos, explore, or simply just the joy of being underwater, breathless, disconnected from the air filled world above. 

Through the use of PADI Freediver Courses, Forrest combines his underwater passion with top notch freedive safety / rescue / and performance techniques to leave each student with a positive and confident experience..... And as a 250+ ft freediver and 7:30+ min breath holder, Forrest brings abilities and experience to teach the Skills / Techniques that will ensure you take your Recreational  Freediving to the next level!!  

  


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About
Freedive Courses
The FACILITY
South Florida Native , Forrest grew up a 3rd generation Oceanman.   Utilizing freediving for uw photography,hunting, recreation and exploration, Forrest has spent decades as a "student" to Mother Nature.   In 2002 he began his journey of Freedive safety Advocacy and continues to promote Freedive safety through courses, public speaking, and Freedive events throughout Florida.  This amazing path set Forrest on a quest to learn as much as possible, taking as many Freedive courses as he could get his hands on, leaving no stone unturned, thirtsy to constantly improve and gain as much knowledge / skills as possible.   This QUEST led to learning from instructors from multiple agencies as well as World class Freedivers, , thus giving him a well rounded multi faceted set of skills and freedive knowledge. 
 Then came a childhood dream, the  world of Competitive Freediving, where in 2015, and in his first Freedive Competition , Forrest surpassed the depth of 60 meters / 200+ ft while using traditional Spearfishing / Freediving gear.....  Mask, snorkel, and bi-fins.  Then in 2016 Forrest set a Personal Best of 78 Meters/ 257 ft with Bi FIns.  Few Americans have accomplished such depth in the manner Forrest did.  How was this accomplished?  By utilizing techniques learned in the classroom, in the water and from countless incredible freedivers/ world class athletes and freedive instructors..... these same skills and techniques are what Forrest uses in each and every freedive course he teaches.    Want to learn more ?!  Give Forrest a call and see for yourself how you can turn your freediving dreams into REALITY!!
COME LEARN with us, and dive the incredible Florida Springs at one of North Americas PREMIER Freedive Facilities! PERFECT Dive conditions year round.  Amazing location and an experience to remember!

Go Native Freediving teaches PADI Basic Freediver,PADI Freediver, PADI Advanced Freediver, PADI Master Freediver, and PADI Freediver INSTRUCTOR courses.  AGES 12+

  PADI's focus on SAFETY and PERFORMANCE driven curriculum touches on all aspects of Freediving.   
And with a student to teacher Ratio of 4:1 , as well as Multiple Open Water sessions, PADI assures MORE time per student/instructor as well as more time in the water Developing valuble skills.


PADI COURSE COSTS

BASIC FREEDIVER   1 Day Class      $189
FREEDIVER  55ft Max Depth  2 Full Day   $399 
ADVANCED  80ft Max Depth  2 FullDay  $549
MASTER   132ft  Max Depth   3 Day   $799 FREEDIVE INSTRUCTOR COURSE   4 Days $1400

DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP  $950

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

**Prerequisites must be met for for Advanced ,Master, and INSTRUCTOR class***


!!!! NO BOAT FEES !!!!!

 COURSE REGISTRATION 
786-205-9706

2017 SCHEDULE

JANUARY 3-5 OCALA TRAINING CAMP
JANUARY 6-7 OCALA Freediver
JANUARY 20-22 OCALA Advanced/Master
JANUARY 23-26 INSTRUCTOR COURSE
JANUARY 28-29 OCALA Freediver

FEBRUARY 1-2 KEY LARGO Advanced
FEBRUARY 4-5 OCALA 2-day TRAINING
FEBRUARY 6-7 OCALA Freediver
FEBRUARY 11-12 OCALA Freediver
FEBRUARY 17-19 OCALA Advanced/Master
FEBRUARY 23-24 OCALA Freediver
FEBRUARY 25-26 SPRINGFEST

 MARCH 3-5 OCALA TRAINING CAMP
MARCH 7-8 OCALA Freediver
MARCH 10-12 OCALA TRAINING CAMP 
MARCH 13-14 OCALA TRAINING
MARCH 17-19 OCALA Advanced/Master
MARCH 20-21 OCALA Advanced
MARCH 23-25  TRAINING
MARCH 27-31 TRAINING

COURSE REGISTRATION
786-205-9706

APRIL 1 OCALA BASIC Freediver
APRIL 1-2 OCALA Freediver
APRIL 7 HOUSTON TX Basic Freediver 
APRIL 8 BEUMONT TX Basic Freediver
APRIL 8-9 BEUMONT TX Freediver
APRIL 14-16 OCALA TRAINING CAMP
APRIL 18-19 TRAINING DAYS
APRIL 21-23 BLUE WILD EXPO
APRIL 26-27 TRAINING DAYS 
APRIL 28-30 OCALA Advanced/Master
APRIL 29  OCALA Basic Freediver
APRIL 29-30 OCALA Freediver

MAY 2-4 OCALA TRAINING DAYS
MAY 9-11 OCALA TRAINING DAYS
MAY 12 OCALA BASIC Freediver
MAY 12-13 OCALA  Freediver
MAY 15-17 KEY LARGO Advanced/Master
MAY 18-21 OCALA TRAINING DAYS
MAY 26-28 OCALA DEEP TRAINING CAMP 


COURSE REGISTRATION
786-205-9706

JUNE 1-30 INSTRUCTOR CAMP

JUNE 3 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 3-4 OCALA Freediver
JUNE 6-7 OCALA Advanced 
JUNE 9-11 DEEP TRAINING CAMP
JUNE 10 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 10-11 OCALA Freediver
JUNE 17 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 17-18 OCALA Freediver
JUNE 16-18 OCALA Advanced / Master
JUNE 21-25 TRAINING DAYS
JUNE 26-30 INSTRUCTOR COURSE


JULY 1 OCALA Basic Freediver
JULY 1-2 OCALA Freediver
JULY 7 ALL WOMENS BASIC Freediver
JULY 7-8 PADI WOMEN's freediver
JULY 9-12  INSTRUCTOR COURSE
JULY 15-16 PADRE ISLAND TX Freediver
JULY 17-20 TeXas INSTRUCTOR
JULY 21-23 PADRE ISLAND TX Adv/Master
JULY 28-30 OCALA ADV/MASTER

AUGUST 4 OCALA Freediver
AUGUST 5 OCALA BASIC Freediver
AUGUST 5-6 OCALA Freediver
AUGUST 12-13 TAMPA Freediver
AUGUST 14-15 OCALA Freediver
AUGUST 16-18 OCALA DEEP WATER CAMP
AUGUST 19-21 OCALA COMBO
AUGUST 25-27 OCALA ADV/MASTER


SEPTEMBER 2-4 OCALA COMBO CLASS 
SEPTEMBER 7-9 ORLANDO SURF EXPO
SEPTEMBER 16-19 INSTRUCTOR COURSE
SEPTEMBER 21-27 BARBADOS/GRENADA

CALIFORNIA

SEPT 30-OCTOBER 1 So CAL Freediver
OCTOBER 2 So CAL Basic Freediver
OCTOBER 3 So Cal Basic Freediver
OCTOBER 4-6 SoCAL Adv/MASTER
OCTOBER 10-11 NORTH CAL Freediver
OCTOBER 13-15 NORTH CAL ADV/MASTER
OCTOBER 17-20 CAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE


NOVEMBER 4-5 OCALA Freediver
NOVEMBER 10-12 OCALA DEEP CAMP


COURSE REGISTRATION
786-205-9706


INTERESTED IN A DATE NOT SHOWN?  CONTACT US AND WE CAN CREATE A CLASS DATE AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE!
  
 
-PRIVATE CLASSES AVAILABLE-

Come LEARN at North America's PREMIER Freedive Facility!!  NO BOAT FEES!!  Crystal Clear Freshwater Springs, unlimited DEPTH, on-site cabins/rooms, and PERFECT conditions ALL YEAR LONG!!  NO cancelled classes due to poor conditions!!!  Join us for a guaranteed amazing Freedive Experience!!

Go Native Freediving is proud to use some of the finest Freedive / Spearo GEAR on the market.   While we endorse and promote freedivers developing and honing their skills and techniques , we also stress the importance of reliable, comfortable, well performing dive gear.  For these reasons we use RIFFE International Freediving gear.   The performance, durability and value of Riffe International is top notch!  Each and every Go Native Freediving student will have the oppurtunity to DEMO the same products their instructor uses in class.



DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP DATES
3 DAYS HOTEL INCLUDED $950    *LIMITED TO 4 FREEDIVERS*
*
2 DAYS HOTEL INCLUDED $775    *LIMITED TO 4 FREEDIVERS*

   !!!   SIGN UP WITH A BUDDY AND GET $100 off EACH   !!!



                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   JANUARY 3-5     * SOLD OUT*

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   FEBRUARY 4-5   * SOLD OUT*

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   MARCH 3-5         *SOLD OUT*

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   MARCH 10-12      *SOLD OUT*

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   APRIL 14-16         * SOLD OUT*

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   MAY 26-28           * SOLD OUT *

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   JUNE 9-11             * SOLD OUT *

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP   JULY  28-30           * SOLD OUT*

                     OCALA DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP  AUGUST 16-18         * 2 spots remaining*


                     

                                                        INTERESTED IN A WEEKDAY OR PRIVATE CAMP?? 

                  CALL 786-205-9706 and lets discuss your FREEDIVE goals and make them happen!
TOTAL IMMERSION
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

JUNE 1-30 *sold out* 
 

Go Native Freediving is proud to offer North America's 1st Freedive Instructor Development Camp of it's kind!  This month long program will run you through all levels of the PADI Freediver program, PADI Basic, Freediver, Advanced and Master Courses.  As well as the  PADI Freediver Instructor Course and EFR Instructor Course.   This  Program will also include a month of unlimited Freedive Training along side Go Native Freedive Instructors/students.  You will live on site at the Go Native Facility, learn the in's and out's of a succesfull freedive business, assist with Freedive Courses and leave this program ready to start your own Business as Certified Freedive Instructor. 

CAMP Tuition $3800
*includes Cabin Accomodations*