AIDA Freediving Courses

AIDA **Beginner Freediver Course


A perfect start for beginners, the AIDA** courses are one of the most comprehensive introduction programs to the world of Freediving.




A great way to start your freediving experience, our AIDA ** Freediver course is the foundation freediving course, covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a non competitive, recreational freediver to safely freedive with or without a guide line. It is designed to be a freediving beginners course for students who are already confident and happy in the water.

The purpose of the course is to familiarise the student with knowledge, practical skills, dive planning, organisation, safety procedures, techniques, awareness of potential problems and natural hazards and of course the enjoyment of breath hold freediving. Students will be introduced to the basic disciplines of freediving; Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea and Constant Weight freediving.



Lets get started

Your Freediving course begins when you book your place by either paying a deposit or for the course in full.

First we will email you an information pack containing everything you need to know about the course as well as information about possible locations and logistics.

Once your booking has been secured, we will send you a link to the AIDA**, (SSI Level 1 or PADI Freediver) theory materials, which are provided online.

All of your course materials are accessed online and they’re kept up-to-date by AIDA (SSI & PADI) so that after your course you’ll have lifetime access to the very latest guidance and information. You will need to register yourself with the appropriate organisation.

Home study means you can familiarise yourself with the basics at your own pace and will mean more time for you in the water over the weekend of the course.


What to expect

Day1

We begin with a theory over-view and in-depth discussion, where we aim to answer and clarify any areas that need a further explanation, this takes place first. During the day we cover all aspects of the beginner or intermediate level Freediving, from the disciplines, anatomy, techniques and safety. This is followed by pool/confined water practical’s, safety and assessments. Please bring a bottle of water to drink.

Day2

We will meet up and discuss all the skills required for depth and refresh the depth related theory and then begin open water practical’s and skills relevant for depth. Please bring a bottle of water to drink.
By the end of the weekend you could be diving to depths up to 20m in the most relaxed and safe manner possible..

Equipment

(Not included in the price of the course) Mask - Fins - swim wear (aqua-skins / triathlon / wet suit / rash-vests are recommended) We can provide masks and fins for hire - although we have limited stock, it will be a 'first booked first secured' basis
Scuba fins, snorkel fins, masks and drysuits are not suitable for freediving, please do not bring these!
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Prerequisites

To enrol in the AIDA ** Freediver course, an individual must: • Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
• Be able to swim at least 200m non stop without fins and at least 300m non stop with mask, fins and snorkel
• Have completed the AIDA Medical Form
• Have completed the Liability Release

Duration

2 Days

Pool based courses will be held at any of the following locations

London (Kentish Town )
Hertford (Hertfordshire)
Bracknell (Berkshire)
Frome (Sommerset)
Plymouth (Devon)


Open water Courses at the following locations

Wraysbury Dive Centre (London near Heathrow )
Vobster (Sommerset)
Plymouth (Devon)

Course Price: £ 295.00

Bring a friend to a course and you receive 10% off

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AIDA *** Advanced Freediver Course


COURSE PURPOSE


The AIDA *** is an intermediate course which builds on the skills learnt in the AIDA ** course. It is designed to cover the necessary skills and knowledge for a recreational freediver to be able to safely freedive with or without a guideline. 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 equalising, training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and how to minimise these risks.
At the end of our courses you will receive a handout to take home.

PREREQUISITES

To enrol in the AIDA *** Freediver course, an individual must:
• Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
• Have completed the AIDA ** Freediver course or equivalent, or have participated in 5 AIDA ranked comps, within the last 6 years with AIDA ranked results of at least 35m CWT, 3.45min static and 75m DYN and have passed the AIDA** Exam.
• Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
• Have completed the Liability Release.

What to expect


Theory takes place first, during the day we cover all aspects of beginner or intermediate level Freediving, from disciplines, anatomy, techniques and safety. followed by pool practicals, safety and assessment. There is time to eat your packed lunch during the theory lectures, please bring a bottle of water.
What to bring Mask - Fins - swim wear (aqua-skins / triathlon / wet suit / rash-vests are recommended) We can provide masks and fins for hire - although we have limited stock, it will be a 'first booked first secured' basis
Scuba fins, snorkel fins, masks and drysuits are not suitable for freediving, please do not bring these!

EQUIPMENT


(Not included in the price of the course) Freediving Equipment – mask, fins or monofin, snorkel, appropriate exposure protection(Freediving Wetsuit), weight-belt, lanyard

Duration

3 DaysFor Equipment please Click Hire
​​ Course Price: £ 330.00

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AIDA ****Master Freediver Course


Become Proffesional

COURSE PURPOSE

The AIDA **** course is an advanced freediving course, designed to continue a freediver’s training beyond the level of AIDA *** Freediver. It aims to meet the needs of those freedivers who want to continue freediving beyond a recreational level. Students will be familiarised with the techniques, knowledge and safety procedures for deep freediving, such as exhale diving and mouth fill. They will develop their skills within the main categories of freediving; Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Constant Weight, Free Immersion and Variable Weight, even though the main focus is on Constant Weight. Besides the in water skills, the students will be introduced to full body stretching, lung stretching including cross training and diet that will benefit their freediving development. This qalification will allow you to become an fully qualified assistant on Freediving Courses To successfully complete the AIDA 4 star freediver course you will have to perform a 3 minute 30 second breathold, swim 70 m underwater with fins and dive to 32 meters in the open water .
At the end of our courses you will receive a handout to take home.


PREREQUISITES
To enrol in the AIDA **** Freediver course, an individual must:
• Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
• Have completed the AIDA *** Freediver course or equivalent.
• Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
• Have completed the Liability Release.
• Have completed a course in First Aid with CPR within the last two years.
(We can arrange EFR (First Aid) courses to all our students at discounted rates)What to expect
theory takes place first, during the day we cover all aspects of beginner or intermediate level Freediving, from disciplines, anatomy, techniques and safety. followed by pool practicals, safety and assessment. There is time to eat your packed lunch during the theory lectures, please bring a bottle of water.
EQUIPMENT
(Not included in the price of the course) Freediving Equipment – mask, fins or monofin, snorkel, appropriate exposure protection(Freediving Wetsuit), weight-belt, lanyard For Equipment please Click Hire
​​ Course Price: £ 425.00

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