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AIDA has grown to an international federation and is the single largest organizer of international freediving competitions, rules and regulations. Rules and regulations are discussed and improved continuously and every day around the world new students are trained and earn their certificates. Sport and education, promoting the joy of freediving are key concerns of a sports federation. However – AIDA freedivers also participate in scientific studies on breath hold diving to further the understanding of the human body’s reaction to deep diving and thus improving safety guidelines and regulations. Also environmental protection and research and sustainable development are key concerns of AIDA. But we are not just a sports federation! AIDA is an organization all about freediving and about helping its development. A big part of this work is demonstrating to the world that freediving is safe, fun, challenging and a fantastic blend of inner peace, concentration, technique, training, friends and team work. Freediving is sometimes misunderstood as an extreme and dangerous sport for thrill seekers. Nothing could be further from the truth! Today AIDA is the bond that unites freedivers across the planet. "By freedivers for freedivers" really sums up well what AIDA is.

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AIDA 1 - INTRODUCTION TO FREEDIVING $100

This course is designed for complete beginners and offers a basic knowledge of freediving and introductory skills such as relaxation of body and mind, finning techniques, duck dives and equalisation.

Course can be done in a pool as well as open water.

AIDA 1 done in open water allows you to go up to 10 meters maximum.

 

PREREQUISITES

To enroll in the AIDA1 Introduction to freediving course, an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years with parent or guardian consent)

  • Be able to swim at least 100m non-stop

  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form

  • Have completed the Liability Release

 

COURSE FORMAT:

1 Theory Session, 1 Breathold Session, 1 Dive Session.

 

On the successful completion of the course, you will receive an AIDA 1 certification.

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AIDA 2 - RECREATIONAL LEVEL $245 

The AIDA 2 covers the basic skills and knowledge for a recreational freediver to safely freedive. For those who are already confident in the open water, this course is your starting point. The goal of the AIDA2 Freediver Course is to allow you to gain a good understanding of freediving. From the duck dive, over finning technique to equalisation – you will learn all basic skills, step by step. The course will cover breath holding techniques, physiology, underwater physics, safety, techniques, equipment for freediving.

You will be taught proper breathing techniques and the skills and knowledge to participate in freediving to depths of up to 20 meters.

 

PREREQUISITES

To enroll in the AIDA2 Freediver Course, an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent/guardian consent)

  • Be able to swim at least 200m non-stop without fins OR at least 300m non-stop with mask and snorkel

  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form

  • Have completed the Liability Release

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the AIDA 2 would require the student to demonstrate:

2 minute breathold

40m long dynamic apnea

12m comfortable depth swim (Max of 20m)

written exam

These requirements can be completed within 1 year from taking the course.

 

CLASS FORMAT

The course takes two and a half (2.5) days and is composed of:

2 Theory Sessions

Breathold (Static)

Dynamic Apnea

3 Open Water Session

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AIDA 3 - ADVANCED FREEDIVER $405

The course is designed to further develop skills from previous levels, develop new skills and

a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques for freediving such as Free

Falling, Frenzel Equalizing, Training Tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing

pressure and how to minimize these risks.

PREREQUISITES

To enroll in the Advanced Freediver Course, an individual must:

● Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)

● Have completed the AIDA Medical Form

● Have completed the Liability Release

● Have completed the AIDA2 Freediver course

● Or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another

freedive agency or having other adequate freediving experience.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the AIDA 3 would require the student to demonstrate:

2:45 minute breathold

55m long underwater swim

24m depth swim (Max of 30m)

and a written exam

CLASS FORMAT

Course format

3 days, break into:

Three theory / 1 exam

Breathing and relaxation

Two confined water (STATIC & DYNAMIC)

Four open water

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