AIDA Freediving Courses

We offer AIDA 1 Star Freediver Course (Intro), AIDA 2 Star Freediver Course (Beginner) and AIDA 3 Star Freediver Course (Advanced). All the necessary equipment (wetsuit, fins, mask, snorkel, weight belt) can be rented at additional charge. If you have your own equipment you are welcome to use it.

AIDA 1 Star Freediver Course (Try Freediving Intro)

Are you curious about freediving but have not yet decided to do a full course? Take the AIDA 1 course - an introduction to freediving for the complete beginner.

AIDA 1 is a basic one day course for those who have never freedived before and would like to sample the world of freediving and discover all the treasures of the underwater world.

This course aims to help you to develop basic skills and knowledge necessary to enjoy freediving safely within the limits of your experience.

Course price
€100
Course with photo
€150
Duration
1 day
AIDA 1 Star Freediver Course (Intro)

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AIDA 1 course consists of:
  • Short basic theory session. You will learn the very basics of physiology, breathing, relaxation and rescue techniques.
  • 'Dry' breathing and relaxation practice session. You will learn and put into practice breathing and relaxation techniques needed for freediving.
  • Open water session.

There are no requirements in the course, so just come around, relax and have fun!

If you enjoy your experience during the AIDA 1 Course you can proceed with AIDA 2, which can be continued the next day.

To enrol in the AIDA 1 Freediver Course (Intro), you should:
  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
  • Be able to swim at least 100 m non stop

There are two price options of the course: with or without underwater photos. Choose whichever you like.

Certification is included. Equipment rental is not included into the price.

AIDA 2 Star Freediver Course (Beginner)

The AIDA 2 Star Freediver course is the foundation freediving course. It is designed to be a beginners course for students who are already confident and happy in the water.

The course is covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a non competitive recreational freediver to safely freedive with or without a line.

The purpose of the course is to familiarise you with the skills, knowledge, safety procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of breath hold freediving. You will be introduced to the basic disciplines of freediving: Static Apnea (STA), Dynamic Apnea with fins (DYNB) and Constant Weight with fins (CWTB).

Course price
€300
Course with photo
€350
Duration
3 days
AIDA 2 Star Freediver Course (Beginner)

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AIDA 2 course consists of:
  • Theory sessions. You will be introduced to the various aspects of freediving knowledge such as equipment, physics and physiology, pressure and equalization, breathing and relaxation, buddy system and safety procedures.
  • 'Dry' session. During the session you will learn and put into practice the techniques of proper breathing, relaxation and equalization for freediving.
  • Confined water sessions. The static and dynamic sessions where you will learn and demonstrate breathing, relaxation, finning, turns and safety techniques.
  • Open water sessions. In the open water sessions you will use the breathing and relaxation skills you have learned in the confined water sessions which you will combine with the basic skills of OW freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming, body positioning.
To enrol in the AIDA 2 Freediver Star Course (Beginner), you should:
  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
  • Be able to swim at least 200 m non stop without fins and at least 300 m non stop with mask, fins and snorkel

There are two price options of the course: with or without underwater photos. Choose whichever you like.

Certification is included. Equipment rental is not included into the price.

AIDA 3 Star Freediver Course (Advanced)

The AIDA 3 Freediver Star Course is an intermediate course which builds on the skills learned in the AIDA 2 Freediver Star Course.

The aim of the course is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and participate in freediving activities with similarly experienced freedive buddies.

The course is also designed to develop new skills and a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques for freediving such as free falling, Frenzel equalization, training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and how to minimize these risks.

Course price
€380
Course with photo
€430
Duration
4 days
AIDA 3 Star Freediver Course (Advanced)

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AIDA 3 course consists of:
  • Theory sessions. You will be introduced to the deeper aspects of freediving knowledge such as physiology and Frenzel equalization technique, buoyancy, proper weighting and free falling, using tables to improve CO2 tolerance and performance, advanced safety procedures.
  • 'Dry' sessions. During the sessions you will learn and put into practice the Frenzel equalization technique, full body stretching and diaphragmatic stretching techniques for freediving.
  • Confined water sessions. During the sessions you will improve your Static, Dynamic and rescue skills and put into practice the CO2 table.
  • Open water sessions. During the sessions you will improve your depth and rescue skills, master Frenzel equalization and Freefall technique, and learn proper buddy system.
To enrol in the AIDA 3 Star Freediver Course (Advanced) course, you should:
  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
  • Have completed the AIDA 2 Star Freediver Course

There are two price options of the course: with or without underwater photos. Choose whichever you like.

Certification is included. Equipment rental is not included into the price.

AIDA Crossover Evaluation

Freedivers who already completed freediving courses with another freedive agency can crossover to the AIDA Education system.

We are offering crossover evaluation to AIDA 2 and AIDA 3 levels.

We will conduct personal evaluation sessions with each student wishing to enrol on a course of the next level. For example, to participate in an AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver Course, freedivers who are crossing over from SSI 1 need to be evaluated on skills of AIDA 2.

AIDA 2 Evaluation
€100
AIDA 3 Evaluation
€150
Duration
1 day
AIDA Crossover Evaluation

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The Evaluation consists of:
  • Knowledge assessment by a written exam with passing rate of 75%.
  • Assessment of all Confined Water and Open Water Skills.

A certification may be issued on the assessed course level, but it is not a prerequisite to join a course of the next level.

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AIDA 2 Star Freediver
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AIDA 3 Star Freediver
€580
Duration 7 days

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