30+
12
250+
Yrs  Experience
Freedive / Safety Certifications
Ft  Freediver

WELCOME TO GO NATIVE FREEDIVING

.....Freedive Instructor / Competitive American Freediver / Freedive Advocate..... 22

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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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  2 Day NOW ONLY $350  
ADVANCED  80ft Max Depth  2 FullDay  $549
ADV/MASTER COMBO 132ft  Depth 3 Day   $799

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ALL LEVELS 4 Day COMBO COURSE  132ft  $899


FREEDIVE INSTRUCTOR COURSE   4 Days $1500

DEEP WATER TRAINING CAMP  $950
​(includes accomodations)

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

**Prerequisites must be met for for Advanced ,Master, and INSTRUCTOR class UNLESS taking a Combo Course***


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

 
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2018 SCHEDULE


JANUARY 4 OCALA Freediver
JANUARY 5-7 OCALA ADV/MASTER COMBO
JANUARY 8-12 OCALA INSTRUCTOR COURSE
JANUARY 13 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JANUARY 13-14 OCALA Freediver
JANUARY 20 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JANUARY 20-21 OCALA Freediver
JANUARY 22-23 OCALA Freediver


FEBRUARY 3 OCALA BASIC Freediver
FEBRUARY 3-4 OCALA Freediver
FEBRUARY 3-5 OCALA ADVANCED combo
FEBRUARY 10-11 Mdeira Beach DIVE FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 15-16 OCALA Freediver
FEBRUARY 17-18 SPRINGFEST EVENT
FEBRUARY 23-25 OCALA DEEP CAMP
FEB 26-MARCH 1 OCALA INSTRUCTOR COURSE

MARCH 3 OCALA BASIC Freediver
MARCH 3-4 OCALA Freediver
MARCH 9-11 OCALA ADV/MASTER
MARCH 17 OCALA BASIC Freediver
MARCH 17-18 OCALA Freediver
MARCH 24 OCALA BASIC Freediver
MARCH 24-25 OCALA Freediver

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APRIL 2-3 WEST PALM Freediver
APRIL 8-9 OCALA MASTER
APRIL 9-12 OCALA INSTRUCTOR Course
APRIL 14-15 BLUE WILD EXPO
APRIL 20-22 OCALA DEEP CAMP
APRIL 28 OCALA BASIC Freediver
APRIL 28-29 OCALA FREEDIVER
APRIL 29-MAY 1 OCALA ADV/MasterCombo
APRIL 28-May 1 OCALA ALL LEVEL COMBO 

MAY 11-13 OCALA DEEP CAMP
MAY 19 OCALA BASIC Freediver
MAY 19-20 OCALA Freediver 
​MAY 19-22 OCALA ALL LEVEL COMBO
​MAY 20-22 ADV/MASTER Combo


JUNE 1-30 TOTAL IMMERSION PROGRAM

SPEND THE WHOLE MONTH WITH US  AND LEAVE with EVERY LEVEL CERTIFICATION AND AS A CERTIFIED FREEDIVE INSTRUCTOR!!

JUNE 2 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 2-3 OCALA Freediver
JUNE 7 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 7-8 OCALA Freediver
JUNE 7-10 OCALA  ALL LEVEL COMBO
JUNE 8-10 OCALA ADV/MASTER COMBO
JUNE 12-14 OCALA COMBO CLASS
JUNE 15-17 OCALA ADV/MASTER COMBO
JUNE 18-21 OCALA INSTRUCTOR COURSE
JUNE 23 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 23-24 OCALA Freediver
JUNE 26 FREE CLASS
JUNE 30 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JUNE 30-JULY 1 OCALA Freediver

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JULY 14 OCALA BASIC Freediver
JULY 14-15 OCALA Freediver
JULY 15-17 OCALA ADV/MASTER COMBO
JULY 14-17 OCALA ALL LEVEL COMBO
JULY 24-26 OCALA INSTRUCTOR COURSE
JULY 27-29 OCALA DEEP CAMP 


AUGUST 4-5 OCALA Freediver
AUGUST 5-7 OCALA ADV/MASTER COMBO
AUGUST 10-12 OCALA ADV/MAST COMBO
AUGUST 22-24 OCALA DEEP TRAINING 
AUGUST 25-26 SUMMER DEPTH JAM COMP


AUG 30- SEPT 2 OCALA INSTRUCTOR COURSE
SEPTEMBER 3-6 OCALA ALL LEVELS COMBO
​​SEPTEMBER 7-9 OCALA DEEP CAMP
SEPTEMBER 14-16 PANAMA 
SEPTEMBER 22-23 OCALA FREEDIVER
SEPTEMBER 28-30 OCALA DEEP CAMP

MORE DATES TBA!!!  WANT US TO PUT A DATE ON THE SCHEDULE?  GIVE US A SHOUT AND WE WILL CREATE A COURSE BASED ON YOUR SCHEDULE!


DECEMBER 

DECEMBER - TOTAL IMMERSION COURSE!
 SPEND THE WHOLE MONTH WITH US  AND LEAVE with EVERY LEVEL CERTIFICATION AND AS A CERTIFIED FREEDIVE INSTRUCTOR!!


MORE DATES TBA !!


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

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-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 and C4 Carbon Fins.   The performance, durability and value of these Brands are top notch!  Each and every Go Native Freediving student will have the oppurtunity to DEMO the same products their instructor uses in class.




         1ST ANNUAL END of SUMMER 
                         DEPTH JAM 
                          AUG 22-26

                  DEPTH TRAINING
            w/ Amateur Competition
                       
   JOIN US FOR 5 DAYS OF FREEDIVING MADNESS! THIS LIMITED SPACE EVENT STARTS WITH 3 DAYS OF UNLIMITED     DEPTH TRAINING AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A 2 DAY AMATEUR DEPTH COMP  
     COME EXPERIENCE FL'S PREMIER DPTH FACILITY, PERFECT CONDITIONS    INCREDIBLE SAFETY, AND A WEEK OF MAKING NEW FREEDIVE FRIENDS     FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND SEEING WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF                  IN THE SAFEST WAY!

   COST IS ONLY $699 AND INCLUDES   ACCOMODATIONS, FACILITY FEES,
EVENT SWAG, INCREDIBLE GEAR RAFFLE, AND AN EXPERIENCE TO LAST                         A LIFETIME! 

             FOR MORE INFO CONTACT FORREST @ 786-205-9706
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 $150 off EACH   !!!
                                          FEBRUARY 23-25 DEEP CAMP  OCALA * SOLD OUT *

​                                          APRIL 20-22 DEEP CAMP OCALA *SOLD OUT*

                                           MAY 11-13 DEEP CAMP OCALA *SOLD OUT*

​                                       JULY 27-29 ELITE DEEP CAMP OCALA *3 SPOTS LEFT*

                                       AUGUST 22-24 PRE COMP DEEP CAMP OCALA

​                                     SEPTEMBER 7-9 ELITE DEEP CAMP OCALA *4 SPOTS LEFT*

                                     SEPTEMBER 28-30 ELITE DEEP CAMP OCALA * SOLD OUT*

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                                                        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

DECEMBER *2 spots* 
 

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 and transportation*