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AIDA CERTIFICATIONS

AIDA is the worldwide rule and record-keeping body for competitive freediving events.
It aims to set standards for safety, Official World Record attempts, and freediving education.

AIDA 2 Star

From $490

For those who are already confident in the open water, snorkelers and/or swimmers,this course is a good starting point.

We build on a foundation of the basic techniques and safety so
that you can explore the reef and deeper waters.

Consists of: 2x Theory, 2x Pool, 3x Open water, and 2x yoga/breathing sessions.

Training depth range: 4-20m.

Includes:

  • High-Quality Freediving Gear (excl. Wetsuit)
  • Maximum 3 students per line
  • At least 9 dive attempts per session per student
  • Super comfortable conditions & logistics
Aida 2: Prices + Details

ABOUT AIDA 2 STAR COURSE

THEORY FUNDAMENTALS

 

The AIDA 2 Star Course aims to teach you the fundamentals of breath-hold diving. The course content focuses on the basic physiology of freediving, breathing cycle and techniques, equalization, finning and posture technique and safety practice & procedures. A complete and updated digital manual is included as well, covering the following content:

 

  • Introduction to AIDA as an organization
  • Freediving breathing cycle
  • Basic physiology of freediving
  • Equalization: physiology & techniques
  • Freediving techniques (duck dive, kicking, posture, turns)
  • Safety: prevention, procedures, physiology
  • Equipment for freediving
  • Freediving disciplines


The AIDA 2 Star Course concludes with theory exam to evaluate your knowledge.

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POOL & BREATHING SESSIONS


Pool Sessions: Breathing and Yoga exercises are taught to improve your breathing performance and relaxation skills. Safety and buddy procedures will be also performed.


Static Apnea Session: Your instructor will guide you to reach optimal relaxation and explore step by step your breath old performance. You will learn and practice the breathing cycle, relaxation and deal with contractions. You will learn how to train with a partner, how to breathe before and after the breath hold. Minimum performance required to pass the course: 2 minutes.

 

Dynamic Apnea Session: The student will learn how to prepare the equipment for pool practice. Finning technique, safety procedures, posture and basic buoyancy management for hydrodynamic movement will be demonstrated and practiced. Minimum performance required to pass: 40m dynamic with fins.

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OPEN WATER SESSIONS


3 training sessions where you will practice fundamental skills like duck dives, equalization, finning technique & rhythm, hydrodynamic posture, descent-turn-ascent, surface & recovery, the buddying system, and rescue procedure. The sessions include free immersion and constant weight disciplines. Each session last for 1-2h depending on group size.


Progressively you will gain confidence to improve yourself in depth, time, relaxation and proper technique during the Open Water Sessions. In these training sessions, you will start to learn to fly into ‘liquid space’, understanding how to orientate and move in the underwater world.

 

Your instructor will show you how to dive and you will imitate. Dive by dive, session by session you will redefine your limits. Minimum performance required to pass: -16m in constant weight.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

 

DAY 1:


08:30 – Welcome, Paperwork & Theory 1

10:30 – Yoga warm up & Pool 1

12:15 – Lunch Break

15:30 – Pool 2

19:30 – Theory 2

 

DAY 2:


09:00 – Yoga/Pranayama, Depth Session 1

12:00 – Lunch Break

15:00 – Depth Session 2

19:00 – Theory 3

DAY 3:


08:30 – Yoga/Pranayama & Depth 3 & 4

12:30 – Lunch Break

15:30 – Theory Exam & Review

AIDA 2 Star Course

Description: 

For those who are already confident in the open water, snorkelers and/or swimmers, this course is a good starting point.
We build on a foundation of the basic techniques and safety so that you can explore the reef and deeper waters.

Consists of: 2x Theory, 2x Pool
3x Open water, and 2x yoga/breathing sessions.

The schedule normally runs like this: 09:00-12:00 lunch break, 16:00-17:00

Course Includes:

  • High-Quality Freediving gear (Excl. Wetsuit)
  • Training depth range: 4-20m
  • Maximum 3 students per line
  • at least 9 dive attempts per session per student

$490p.p.

(2-3 students)

AIDA 3 Star

From $550

This is the core of more advanced freediving, it teaches you the techniques and physiology behind diving deeper.

It will help to improve your confidence, performance and safety skills.
Consists of: 3 Theory, 2 Pool, 4 Open water and 3 Yoga-pranayama sessions.

Depth range: 16-30m.

AIDA2 certification required

Includes:

  • High-Quality Freediving Gear (excl. Wetsuit)
  • Video Analysis
  • Super comfortable conditions & logistics
Aida 3: Prices + Details

ABOUT AIDA 3 STAR COURSE

THEORY SESSIONS

 

In this Course you will learn how to train like a freediver to improve yourself, achieving new levels, also you will dive deeper into the knowledge of your physiology, which allows us to reach impressive depths & adaptations.  Now you will start to understand how to expand, how to boost your capabilities & performances in a safe and progressive way.

Content:

  • Freedive physiology
  • Equalization: improve your technique
  • Hyperventilation: disadvantages, analysis
  • Barotrauma, causes, and prevention
  • Lungs: volumes, pressure
  • Lung Barotrauma (Lung Squeeze), prevention, symptoms
  • Buoyancy, free falling
  • Hypoxia, Black Out, and concepts
  • Training: warm-ups, maximum attempt,  tables
  • Mammalian dive response

 

AIDA3 include 3 theory sessions, video technique analysis, and exam.

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POOL SESSIONS


This Course includes 2 pool sessions, and yoga/pranayama practices. Pranayama and yoga exercises are fundamentals to improve your breathing performance, relaxation skills and adaptation to new depths. The safety procedures and buddy system will be practiced as well.


Training Tables: you will perform a training table where you feel the CO2 & Lactic Acid increase. That experience and the Theory Class about training concepts will help you to understand and design your own training tables to gradually adapt your body to tolerate higher CO2 levels and improve your O2 efficient use. The training tables are fundamental keys to your performance evolution.

 

Maximun Performance:your instructor will show you how to warm up and set your new maximun performances in Static Apnea (STA) and Dynamic (DYN). AIDA3 Course minimun requirements are STA: 2min 45sec and DYN: 55m with fins.

OPEN WATER SESSIONS


This is the AIDA Intermediate Level Freedive Course. It includes 4 Open Water (depth) training sessions where you will develop skills like set a proper neutral buoyancy for your dives, energy managing during your dives, free falling. Improving: duck dive, finning, posture, equalization technique, lanyard use and breathing cycle.


Learn how to improve your flexibility and how to move in the depths to keep relaxed to avoid lung squeeze are key points in this Course as well. You will learn how to do the safety dives for your partner and manage a possible BO.

 

You will learn how to warm up for Maximum Performance, trying CWT dives between 24-30m depths. The 4 OW sessions include Free Immersion (FIM) and Constant Weight (CWT) practices.

 

Each session last 75-12minutes, depending how many students we have in your group.During this course you will achieve new comfort & confidence levels enjoying the free falls.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

 

DAY 1:


18:00 – Welcome, Paperwork, Theory 1

 

DAY 2:


09:00 – Yoga/Breathing, Pool Sessions 1 & 2

12:15 – Lunch Break

15:00 – Open Water Session 1

19:00 – Theory Session 2

 

DAY 3:


09:00 – Yoga/Breathing, Open Water Sessions 2

11:30 – Lunch Break

15:00 – Open Water Session 3,

17:00 – Theory Exam & Review

AIDA 3 Star Course

Description: 

This is the core of more advanced freediving, it teaches you the techniques and physiology behind diving deeper. It will help to improve your confidence, performance and safety skills.

Consists of: 3 Theory, 2 Pool, 4 Open water and 3 Yoga-pranayama sessions.

The schedule normally runs like this: 09:00-12:00 lunch break, 16:00-17:00

Course Includes:

  • High-Quality Freediving gear (Excl. Wetsuit)
  • Depth range: 16-30m.
  • Video Analysis

$550p.p.

(2-3 students)

AIDA 4 Star

From $650

Reach a whole new level of mastery in your freediving.

Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but you will also learn more about conditioning your body for apnea training & performance.

AIDA 4 is the highest level a recreational freediver can achieve (AIDA) and will push your freediving skills to the limit.
CPR and AIDA3 Certification required.

Depth range: 24-40m.

AIDA3 certification required

Includes:

  • High-Quality Freediving Gear (excl. Wetsuit)
  • Video Analysis
  • Super comfortable conditions & logistics
AIDA 4: Prices + Details

AIDA 4 Star Course

Description: 

Reach a whole new level of mastery in your freediving. Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but you will also learn more about conditioning your body for apnea training & performance.

AIDA 4 is the highest level a recreational freediver can achieve (AIDA) and will push your freediving skills to the limit.

CPR and AIDA3 Certification Required

Course Includes:

  • Depth range; 24-40m
  • Video Analysis

$650p.p.

(2-4 students)

AIDA 4 Course (1 person)

AIDA 4 Course (2 or more students)

HD Video Footage

Professional Photo Session

$550

AIDA 4 STAR Price Calculator

AIDA INSTRUCTOR

From $1500

This intensive course runs over a 9-14 day period and involves nearly 40 hours of instruction.

You will have to prove your endurance and be able to comfortably dive to 40 meters and hold your breath for over 4 minutes.

But the key skills are communication, teaching, being a role model for new students in the water and the classroom.
Becoming a Freedive Instructor with Deepsea School means to learn from one of the freediving’s legends Carlos Coste.

AIDA4 certification required

AIDA Instructor: Prices + Details

AIDA Instructor Course

Description: 

This intensive course runs over a 9-14 day period and involves nearly 40 hours of instruction. You will have to prove your endurance and be able to comfortably dive to 40 meters and hold your breath for over 4 minutes.

But the key skills are communication, teaching, being a role model for new students in the water and the classroom. Becoming a Freediving Instructor with Deepsea School means to learn from one of the freediving legends; Carlos Coste.

CPR and AIDA4 Certification Required

  • Depth range: 40m+

$1500p.p.

(2-4 students)

AIDA Instructor Course (1 person)

AIDA Instructor Course (2 or more students)

HD Video Footage

Professional Photo Session

$1350

AIDA Instructor Course Price Calculator

To enroll in an AIDA course, you must be at least 16 years old and physically fit to freedive, as indicated by the AIDA Medical Medical Statement. Since the AIDA Education system is based on a gradual progression both in performance, in-water ability but also in theoretical knowledge, each course builds on the knowledge you learned at the previous level. It is, therefore, necessary to have successfully completed the previous level in order to enroll in a subsequent AIDA Course. Thus, the more advanced courses (AIDA 4* freediver and AIDA Instructor) also require the student to be certified in First AID/CPR.

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