Aida Freediving Courses 2018-05-31T11:50:06+00:00

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Aida Freediving Courses

What its AIDA ?

AIDA International Freediving

From Competitons to Education

  • AIDA is one of the first worldwide freediving organization and actually the most reknown.
  • Set up in France more than 20 years ago by freedivers for freedivers.
  • AIDA, it is also a high quality Educational Program.
  • AIDA organizes courses from beginner to Instructor levels.
Since 1992, AIDA promotes competitive Freediving worlwide, setting rules for competitions and records. AIDA also trains International Judges who are present at every competition to validate every single performances made by the freediving athletes, verifying that the AIDA International Regulations are respected by all.

At the first AIDA World Championships in France, in 1992, the winner realised an amazing 52 meter in the Constant Weight discipline.

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Only 20 years after, in 2012, the winner of the Vertical Blue competition dove to 128m in the same discipline.

Over the last decade, AIDA also got highly involved in the Freediving Education. Several courses and training have been developed under the highest safety standards.

What has changed in 20 years?

  • The knowledge about freediving and the physiology of the freediver at depth;
  • The equipment, more and more technical and performant;
  • The increasing number of freedivers in the world;
  • The training techniques.

What remains the same and will be forever?

  • The passion about this amazing sport;
  • The well being and procured pleasure;
  • The Blue, my friends! Only the blue…

AIDA 1

No matter what your background in diving is, the AIDA 1 Freediver Course will open your mind to a whole new underwater experience.

In AIDA 1 Freediver Course, you will learn the very basics theory of Freediving. What is Freediving? What kind of equipment is needed? How to prepare yourself for a breathhold dive including breathing, duck dive, finning, buddying and safety techniques? What are the main risks and dangers and how to counter them? You will learn the basics of freediving in a confined water (usually pool) as well as open water (sea or lake). AIDA 1 is recommended for students with either no previous freediving experience or who would like to try freediving over one day and still get a qualification. Think of the AIDA 1 course as a freediving foundation course.

AIDA 1 course consists of:

  • one theory session
  • one breathing and relaxation session
  • one confined water session (usually swimming pool)
  • one open water sessions

Details of the course:

– During the theory session:

  • Equipment for freediving
  • Breathing for freediving
  • Equalisation technique
  • Safety for freediving
  • Freediving and Scuba Diving

– During the breathing and relaxation session:

  • How the breathing can help you to get relax
  • Recovery breathing

– During the Confined Water session:

  • Static apnea training
  • Experiencing some contractions
  • Safety and buddy

– During the Open Water session:

  • Using equipment
  • Duck diving
  • Body positioning
  • Free Immersion and Constant Weight
  • Finning style
  • Safety and Buddying
  • Dives will be at 10m maximum depth

There are no minimum requirements to pass the course. 

Your Freediving Instructor will guide you through this journey of well being and Fun.

Once completed you can sign up for the AIDA 2 Freediver at a later date or even the day after.

Prerequisites: 18 years of age (16 with guardian’s consent), be able to swim 100 meters.

Paperworks: complete the AIDA Medical Form and the AIDA Liability Release

Course duration: Usually 1day.

Price

without equipm.  – 6 k PHP
with equipm.      – 6,5 k PHP

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AIDA 2

Our AIDA 2 Freediver course is for confident snorkelers or swimmers who want to learn all the basic theory and techniques of freediving. This is probably the most challenging and rewarding AIDA course. For those who are already confident in the open water this course is your starting point. Our course builds a foundation of good technique and safety so that you can buddy with other AIDA 2 freedivers.

AIDA 2 course consists of:

  • two theory sessions
  • one breathing and relaxation session
  • two confined water sessions (usually swimming pool)
  • three open water sessions
  • one exam to pass at the end
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Details of the course:

– During the theory sessions:

  • You will learn the basics of Freediving physics and physiology
  • Breathing and relaxation for freediving
  • How to prevent blackout and LMC
  • How to rescue a freediver in trouble; how to safely improve your dives

– During the  static apnea session:

  • Our instructor will teach you advanced breathing and relaxation techniques
  • So you will be able to extend your breath-hold times easily and safely

– During the dynamic apnea session:

  • You will learn what is the correct weighting to use
  • And you will receive precious advices on your finning technique and body position

– During the open water sessions:

  • You will practice Frenzel equalization
  • Our instructor will help you to improve your technique in Free Immersion and Constant weight: duck dive – Body and head position – streamline position during the descent – Finning technique
  • You will practice Safety and Rescue procedures from the depth and at the surface
  • You will learn how to use the safety lanyard
  • How to freedive close to the reef
  • Progressive adaptation to the depth.

To successfully complete the AIDA 2 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes breath-hold, swim 40m in Dynamic Apnea with fins and freedive to 16m in open water. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably to depths of 15/20 meters. 

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age (16 with guardian’s consent);
  • be able to swim at least 200m non stop without fins and at least 300m non stop with mask, fins and snorkel.
  • Be an experienced scuba diver (a minimum of 25 scuba dives), or an experienced spearfisher (diving already to a minimum of 10m), or experienced in any underwater sports.

Paperworks: complete the AIDA Medical Form and the AIDA Liability Release

Price

without equipm.  – 14 k PHP
with equipm.      – 15 k PHP

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AIDA 3

our are already a cetified freediver with some good experience.

You are interested to go deeper, or stay longer in Static Apnea, and improve your freediving technique?

Our AIDA 3 Freediver course is designed for the most demanding freedivers.

This course goes with more details into the theory and training concepts of Freediving which will allow you to understand the physiology and techniques behind deep freediving. Our Instructors will help you to improve safely your Freediving performances whilst advancing your safety, buddy and rescue skills.

Our AIDA 3 is an intermediate course which builds on the skills learnt in the AIDA 2 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.

Our course is also designed to 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.

AIDA 3 course consists of:

  • three theory sessions
  • breathing and relaxation sessions
  • two confined water sessions (usually swimming pool)
  • four open water sessions
  • one exam to pass at the end

Details of the course:

  • You will learn what happens to the body (and lungs) when the surrounding pressure becomes greater and how the body adapts to this (mammalian dive reflex).
  • You will learn more about equalization techniques and how to perform or master the Frenzel technique.
  • The confined water sessions (usually pool) will allow you to practice O2 and CO2 tables, learn training concepts for static and how to prepare a maximum attempt.
  • We will refine your swimming and diving technics, improve your streamlining position, and  perform Frenzel equalisation efficiently while freediving. You will learn and practice the free falling and how to be very relax when performing a freedive at depth.
  • More rescue scnerarios at depth and on the surface will be practice.

To successfully complete the AIDA 3 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes 45 seconds breath-hold, swim 55m in Dynamic with fins and freedive to 24 meters in the Constant Weight discipline. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably with an experienced buddy to depths of 25/30 meters.

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age (16 with guardian’s consent);
  • Have completed the AIDA 2 Freediver course or a qualifying certification from another freediver organization – cross over evaluation will be perfom and it is not included in the course fee.

Paperworks: complete the AIDA Medical Form and the AIDA Liability Release

Course durationUsually 3 days. We will use video analysis to help you improve your technique.

Price

without equipm.  – 20 k PHP
with equipm.      – 21 k PHP

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