AIDA COURSES

The most important Freediving Association

AIDA COURSES

Association Internationale pour le Développement de l'Apnée

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.
AIDA COURSES

AIDA 1* 230usd

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

Prerequisites:

Be 18 years of age or older (16 years old with parent or guardian consent)
Be able to swim at least 100m non-stop

Requirements: none

AIDA2 FDB

AIDA 2** 365usd

Static and dynamic sessions in confined water & basic skills of open water freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming, body positioning, turns and use of buoyancy

Prerequisites:

Be 18 years of age or older (16 years old with parent or guardian consent)
Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins and at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel

You will be able to: hold your breath 2 minutes; swim horizontally 40 meters under water, dive to 16 meters depth, theoretical exam.

AIDA*** ADVANCED 465usd

The course is designed to further develop skills from previous levels, to acquire new skills and gain a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques

Prerequisites:

Be 18 years of age or older (16 years old with parent or guardian consent)
Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins and at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel
Have completed the AIDA2 course or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency

You will be able to perform: 2:45 minutes STA; 55 meters DYN, 24 meters CWT, theoretical exam

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